Materials you can trust with your life
We study the fundamental processes that organize the assembly, the structure and the mechanical properties of biological and other soft materials. Fundamental and applied research reinforce each other: We figure out how these materials work, and use these insights to develop bio-inspired design strategies to improve and disrupt the development of man-made materials.Read more
Our PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS
Soft Matter and Biological Physics comprises 6 sub groups.
Colloidal Soft Matter
The colloidal soft matter group of Janne-Mieke Meijer focuses on complex colloids and their self-assembly to understand how building block...
Multiscale Simulations of Polymer Dynamics
Dr. Alexey Lyulin performs Multiscale Simulations of Polymer Dynamics at the Soft Matter and Biological Physics research group
Non-Equilibrium Soft Matter
The Non-Equilibrium Soft Matter group of Liesbeth Janssen focuses on the behavior of materials that are inherently out of thermodynamic...
Responsive Soft Matter
The Responsive Soft Matter group of Wouter Ellenbroek is devoted to theoretical research (including computer simulations) of responsive soft...
Self Assembly in Soft- and Biomatter
Meet some of our Researchers
Paul van der Schoot
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Acoustic Crystallization of 2D Colloidal CrystalsAdvanced Materials (2023)
Dynamical susceptibilities near ideal glass transitionsPhysical Review E (2022)
Active glassy dynamics is unaffected by the microscopic details of self-propulsionThe Journal of Chemical Physics (2022)
Active glassy dynamics is unaffected by the microscopic details of self-propulsionJournal of Chemical Physics (2022)
Cooling-Rate Computer Simulations for the Description of Crystallization of Organic Phase-Change MaterialsInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences (2022)