Microfluidics and Soft Matter

We develop and use simple experimental tools - often based on microfluidic devices - for studying the physical mechanisms that govern the properties and behavior of soft materials. 

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Insight into even the most complex materials or problems can often come from surprisingly simple experiments.

A particular focus of our activities is the measurement of mechanical properties of soft objects such as hydrogels, microgels, or biological cells. We are developing dedicated techniques for studying the viscoelastic response of microscopic soft objects, fluid transport in hydrogels and other porous materials, or swelling-deswelling processes in hydrogel materials.

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  • Visiting address

    Gemini-Zuid 3.127 (Building15)
    De Rondom 70
    5612 AP Eindhoven
    Netherlands
  • Postal address

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    P.O. Box 513
    5600 MB Eindhoven
    Netherlands
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