Prof. R.P.A. Dullens (Roel)

Professor - Physics & Chemistry of Soft Matter

Prof. R.P.A. Dullens (Roel)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 135
Internal postal code: 23

Postal address

Postbus 9010

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Our research interests lie in the field of soft matter, at the interface of chemistry, physics and materials science, with an emphasis on colloidal systems, in which small micrometre-sized particles are dispersed in a (usually liquid) medium. We combine the development of new colloidal particles using synthetic chemistry with microscopy and optical tweezer experiments to study a wide range of fundamental and complex problems in condensed matter science. Examples include banana-shaped liquid crystals, the development of antimicrobial colloidal nanocrystal clusters, grain boundaries in crystals, two-dimensional melting and synchronisation in driven colloidal systems.

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