1. Balls, beams and blocks: In situ observation of colloidal particles in confinement and under electron irridiation (not available till November 2018)
    Wessel S. Vlug, November 2017, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2017)
  2. Active matter in silico: phase  behaviour of attractive, repulsive and anisotropic self-propelled particles
    Vasileios Prymidis, September 2017, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2017)
  3. Quasi-periodic and periodic photonic chrystals: A simulation study of their self-assembly, stability and photonic properties
    Harini Pattabhiraman, July 2017, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2017)
  4. Point Defects in 2D and 3D Nanomaterials: A Density Functional Theory Exploration
    Wun-Fan Li, May 2017, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2017)
  5. Plasmonics and Thermal Stability of Anisotropic nanoparticles: Heating and Fs-Laser Excitation
    Wiebke Albrecht, April 2017, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2017)
  6. Phase behaviour of colloidal molecules with anisotropic interactions
    Guido Avvisati, March 2017, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2017)
  7. How surfaces determine the properties of Nanomaterials: A Density Functional theory study (not available till November 2018)
    Rik Koster, February 2017, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2017)
  8. Directed Assembly of Colloidal Rods, Spheres and their Mixtures
    Henriëtte Bakker, February 2017, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2017)


  1. When shape is enough: from colloidal spheres to twisted polyhedra, from icosahedral to chiral order
    Simone Dussi, PhD Thesis, June 2016, Utrecht University (2016).


  1. Experiments in which oil, water and colloidal particles meet
    Nina Elbers, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2015)
  2. Towards Directional Colloidal Interactions
    Marlous Kamp, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2015)
  3. Self-assembly of faceted colloidal particles
    Anjan Prasad Gantapara, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2015).


  1. Towards crystals of crystals of nanocrystals: A self-assembly study
    Bart de Nijs, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2014).
  2. Self-assembly of colloidal spheres and rods in external fields
    Thijs Besseling, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University (2014).
  3. Monodisperse elastic shells: a 3D study of jammed granular matter and microencapsulation
    Jissy Jose, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2014.


  1. Many-body effects in anisotropic colloids: polarization, electrostatic interactions, and Van der Waals forces
    Bas Kwaadgras, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2013.
  2. Phase behavior of colloidal dimers and hydrodynamic instabilities in binary mixtures
    Kristina Milinković, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2013.
  3. Long-range repsulsive charged colloids in and out of equilibrium
    Marjolein van der Linden, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2013.
  4. Control over colloidal particle morphology by dispersion polymerization
    Bo Peng, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2013.


  1. Entropy-driven phase transitions in colloidal systems
    Ran Ni, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2012.
  2. Anisotropic Nanocolloids: Self-Assembly, Interfacial Adsorption, and Electrostatic Screening
    Joost de Graaf, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2012.
    Supplemental Information (thesis of Joost de Graaf)
  3. Complex colloidal structures by self-assembly in electric fields
    Hanumantha Rao Vutukuri, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2012.
  4. Fluorescent colloidal silica rods – synthesis and phase behavior
    Anke Kuijk, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2012.
  5. Clustering and self-assembly of colloidal systems
    Frank Smallenburg, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2012.


  1. Using light scattering to track, characterize and manipulate colloids
    Peter van Oostrum, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2011.
  2. Self-assembly in colloidal hard-sphere systems
    Laura Filion, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2011.


  1. Oppositely charged colloids out of equilibrium
    Teun Vissers, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2010.
  2. Hard spheres out of equilibrium
    Michiel Hermes, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2010.
  3. Anisotropic colloids: synthesis and phase behavior of eccentric, dimer and string-like colloids
    Ahmet Faik Demirörs, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2010.


  1. Anisotropic colloids: bulk phase behavior and equilibrium sedimentation
    Matthieu Marechal, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2009.


  1. Manipulation of colloidal crystallization
    Esther Vermolen, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2008.
  2. Anisotropic Model Colloids
    Carlos van Kats, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2008.


  1. Characterization of photonic colloidal crystals in real and reciprocal space
    Job Thijssen, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2007.
    Supplemental movies: fluc_speckles.avistat_speckles.avi, switching.avi
  2. Control over colloidal crystallization by shear and electric fields
    Yu Ling Wu, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2007.
  3. Manipulating colloids with charges & electric fields
    Mirjam Leunissen, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2007.
  4. Bulk and confinement-induced phase transitions in colloidal suspensions
    Andrea Fortini, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2007.


  1. Hollow colloidal particles by emulsion templating – from synthesis to self-assembly
    Carmen Zoldesi, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2006.
  2. Colloidal suspensions in shear flow – a real space study
    Didi Derks, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2006.
  3. High-refractive index particles in counter-propagating optical tweezers – manipulation
    and forces

    Astrid van der Horst, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2006.
  4. Tunable plasmon resonances in anisotropic metal nanostructures
    Joan Penninkhof, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2006.
  5. Structure and phase behavior of colloidal rod suspensions
    Svyatoslav Savenko, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2006.


  1. Binary colloidal crystals
    Christina Christova, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2005.
  2. Phase behavior of charged colloids and the effect of external fields
    Antti-Pekka Hynninen, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2005.


  1. Optical tweezers in concentrated colloidal dispersions
    Dirk Vossen, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2004.


  1. Colloidal Epitaxy. A Real-Space Analysis
    Jacob Hoogenboom, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2002.
  2. Towards a Complete Photonic Band Gap in the Visible
    Krassimir Velikov, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2002.