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
Soft Matter and Biological Physics comprises 5 subgroups.
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
Effects of branching and polydispersity on thermal conductivity of paraffin waxesInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2022)
Molecular-Dynamics Modeling of Nafion MembranesMacromolecular Symposia (2022)
Controlled gel expansion through colloid oscillationPhysical Review E (2022)
Many-Body Correlations Are Non-negligible in Both Fragile and Strong GlassformersPhysical Review Letters (2022)
Effect of Solvent Removal Rate and Annealing on the Interface Properties in a Blend of a Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Polymer with FullereneJournal of Physical Chemistry B (2022)