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.
Another important activity is the study of phoretic forces in colloidal suspensions, including our recent unraveling of the physical origins of so-called exclusion zone (EZ) formation, where colloidal particles in aqueous suspensions are observed to be repelled from certain surfaces over long distances.
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Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Effect of microchannel structure and fluid properties on non-inertial particle migrationSoft Matter (2019)
Effects of surfactant and urea on dynamics and viscoelastic properties of hydrophobically assembled supramolecular hydrogelMacromolecules (2018)
Monodisperse micro-shell structured gelatin microparticles for temporary chemoembolizationBiomacromolecules (2018)
Diffusing-wave spectroscopy in a standard dynamic light scattering setupPhysical Review E (2017)
Compression and reswelling of microgel particles after an osmotic shockPhysical Review Letters (2017)
Visiting addressGemini-Zuid 3.127 (Building15)De Rondom 705612 AP EindhovenNetherlands
Postal addressDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringP.O. Box 5135600 MB EindhovenNetherlands