Soft Condensed Matter Group

Soft condensed matter systems are materials which deform easily under the influence of external fields such as electric fields, shear or gravity. They contain structures with length scales that are much larger than atomic or molecular dimensions, and display dynamics that are much slower. Nevertheless, their structure and dynamics are still governed by thermal fluctuations.
We study the physics of soft matter model systems and, using these insights, fabricate new mesostructured materials from them. Our research tools consist of confocal microscopy, scattering methods, colloid synthesis, computer simulations, and theory.



The SCM group is part/member of:



Utrecht University
Department of Physics





Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science






Network of Excellence



We form one group with Molecular Biophysics