Dr. Laura Filion

Leonard S. Ornstein Laboratory, room 0.21
Princetonplein 1, 3584 CC Utrecht
P.O. Box 80 000, 3508 TA Utrecht
The Netherlands
phone: +31 (0)30 253 3519
secretariat: +31 (0)30 253 2952
e-mail: l.c.filion@uu.nl
Curriculum Vitae: link


Current Group Members

Post Docs

  • Giovanni Del Monte

PhD students

  • Rinske Alkemade
  • Alptug Ulugöl
  • Marjolein de Jager

Bachelors students

  • Marijke Veneklaas
  • Alessandro Salo

Former PhDs

Former Postdocs

Former Bachelors and Masters Students

  • Felix Verbiest, Bachelors Student
    Project: Elastic constants of hard polyhedra: Predicting the elastic constants of hard hexagonal prisms
  • Arjen van Mullem, Bachelors Student
    Project: Learning the interaction force profile from colloidal trajectories using graph neural networks
  • Haadi Naqvi, Bachelors Student
    Project: Shape induced auxeticity: measuring the elastic constants of crystals of hard squares
    Co-supervisor: Frank Smallenburg, CNRS, Orsay, France
  • Rebecca Smaal, Bachelors Student
    Project: Direct coexistence simulations in NVT ensembles for Weeks Chandler Andersen particles
  • Dinja Sanders, Masters Student
    Project: Measuring anisotropic interaction potentials by trajectory analysis on simulated and experimental colloidal systems
    Co-supervisor: Alfons van Blaaderen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Vera Belde, Bachelors Student
    Project: The elastic properties of simple cubic crystals of hard cubes
  • Nena Slaats, Bachelors Student
    Project: The onset of crystal nucleation for hard triangular prisms
  • Lotte Meilof, Bachelors Student
    Project: Sedimented Monolayers of Binary Hard Spheres: A Search for Quasicrystals
    Co-supervisor: Roel Dullens, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Noor ten Veen, Masters Student
    Project: Self-assembly of colloidal nanorods inside polygonal prisms
    Co-supervisor: Frank Smallenburg, CNRS, Orsay, France
  • Eline Kempkes, Masters Student
    Project: Beyond Crystals: Computing the Free Energies of Quasicrystals
    Co-supervisor: Frank Smallenburg, CNRS, Orsay, France
  • Robert Hardeman, Masters Student,
    Project: Open boundary simulations of a square, triangle, and rhombus dodecagonal quasicrystal
    Co-supervisor: Frank Smallenburg, CNRS, Orsay, France
  • Rinske Alkemade, Masters Student,
    Project: Exploring the link between glassy dynamics and structure using machine learning,
    Co-supervisor: Frank Smallenburg, CNRS, Orsay, France
  • Geert Schulpen, Masters Student,
    Project: Nematic liquid crystal for a 2-dimensional colloidal soft crystal
    Co-supervisor: Lisa Tran (UU)
  • René Moesbergen, Masters Student
    Project: Diffusion and diffusion-like effects of energy in lanthanide-doped nanocrystals
    Co-supervisor: Freddy Rabouw (UU)
  • Rein Perton, Masters Student
    Project: Defects in Crystals of Hard Polyhedra
  • Coen Hoogeveen, Bachelors Student,
    Project: Exploring Four-point Correlation Functions in Glass Formers,
    Co-supervisor: Frank Smallenburg, CNRS, Orsay, France
  • Bas Doorenbos, Masters Student
    Project: On the structure and optical properties of quasicrystals,
    Co-supervisor: Matthias Schlottbom, Twente University
  • Duncan de Vos, Masters Student
    Project: Using Neural Networks to Predict Bond Breaking and Forming Events in Patchy Systems,
    Co-supervisor: Frank Smallenburg, CNRS, Orsay, France
  • Eline Kempkes, Bachelors student
    Project: Machine Learning the Boltzmann Distribution: Exploring how different training strategies affect the performance of Boltzmann Generators,
  • Hanne Leeuwis, Bachelors student
    Project: Active passive mixtures on the surface of a sphere
  • Paul Moses, Bachelors student
    Project: Extracting interactions between colloids via particle trajectories,
    Co-supervisor: Frank Smallenburg, CNRS, Orsay, France
  • Noor ten Veen, Bachelors student
    Project: Diffusion of point defects in crystals of point Yukawa particles
  • Marjolein de Jager, Masters student
    Project: Defects in Crystals of Soft Particles
  • Frank Otto, Bachelors student
    Project: Phonon contribution to the entropy in colloidal hard-sphere crystals
  • Joris de Jong, Bachelors student,
    Project: Vacancies in colloidal crystals of Hertzian spheres
  • Ruud Nimour, Masters student
    Project: Nucleation of colloidal cubes using Monte Carlo simulations
  • Nina Bezem, Masters student
    Project: The development of a model for deformable spheres and its application to studies of phase behaviour
  • Meike Bos, Masters student
    Project: Spherical Dipolar Colloids in Experiments and Simulations
  • Rinske Alkemade, Bachelor’s student
    Project: Point defects in crystals of point Yukawa particles
  • Jillis Schokking, Bachelor’s student
    Project: Crystal phases of polymer coated colloids in 2d: A
    zoo of crystals
  • Sandra Hollander, Bachelor’s student
    Project: Vacancy Behaviour for Hard Polyhedra Crystals
  • Michel Ram, Master’s student,
    Project: Developing neural network based order parameters for distinguishing binary crystal structures
  • Steyn van Leeuwen, Bachelor’s student
    Project: Phase diagram of a binary system of hard spheres and hard spheres with a square well
  • Mayke Ploeger, Masters student
    Project: Elasticity and Vacancy Behaviour of Crystals of Hard Cubes
  • Robin van Damme, Master’s student
    Project: Phase and vacancy behaviour of hard slanted cubes: A quantitative analysis on the influence of shape
  • Marinda Tervoert, Bachelors Student
    Project: Phonons in a face-centered-cubic crystal of hard spheres
  • Jasper Munnichs, Bachelors Student
    Project: Cell theory simulations on hard sphere crystals
  • Paul Renes, Bachelors Student
    Project: Direct measurement of the free energy from hard-sphere configurations using the
    free-volume method
  • Jolien Marsman, Masters Student
    Project: Modelling the Self-Assembly of Organic Molecules on a Weakly Interacting Surface
  • Fons van der Laan, Bachelors Student
    Project: A mixture of active and passive attractive disks
  • Jette van den Broeke, Bachelors Student
    Project: Colloidal Systems of Hard “Tilted” Cubes
  • Mark Verkoulen, Bachelors Student
    Project: Direct Coexistence Simulations of an Interstitial Solid Solution
  • Harmen Sielcken, Bachelors Student
    Project: Structures in Active Lennard-Jones Systems
  • Emma Lathouwers, Bachelors Student
    Project: Diffusion in hard sphere interstitial solid solutions
  • Serwan Asaad,  Bachelors Student
    Project: Self-Assembly of Octahedral Patchy Particles
  • Sebastian Oude Voshaar, Masters Student
    Project: Nucleation of nanoparticles in a coarse-grained fluid using OpenCL

Former Internship Students

  • Aimee Kok, Wageningen University
    Project: An analysis of perpendicular space during the self-assembly of colloidal dodecagonal quasicrystals