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.
5 PIs within TPS address this challenge from complementary angles and backgrounds. Together, we cover the full spectrum of length and time scales, from atom to organism. We develop and use a broad range of analytic and numerical tools: statistical mechanical calculations both in and out of equilibrium, and simulations using e.g. Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Lattice Boltzmann, and energy landscape techniques.
Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter comprises 5 subgroups.
Self Assembly in Soft- and Biomatter
Multiscale Simulation of Polymer Dynamics
Nonequilibrium Soft Matter
Responsive Soft Matter
Work with us!
Please check out the TU/e Vacancies page for further opportunities within our group.
All positions are open from May 15, 2019, and are open only to female candidates in the framework of the new Irène Curie Fellowship program of TU/e. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt, and continue until the positions are filled, with the last date for applications being November 15, 2019.
Meet some of our Researchers
Paul van der Schoot
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Charge delocalization effects on Nafion structure and water /proton dynamics in hydrated environmentsFluid Phase Equilibria (2020)
Self-organization of tip-functionalized elongated colloidal particlesPhysical Review E (2019)
Active glassesJournal of Physics Condensed Matter (2019)
Geometric localization in supported elastic strutsProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences (2019)
Tailoring the mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites via interfacial engineeringPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2019)