In the Responsive Colloidal Systems group of Dr. Joris Sprakel, we work on the preparation and study of new materials based on colloidal building and conjugated polymer building blocks. Our work ranges from the molecular engineering of semiconducting polymers, development of new chemical strategies to prepare functional colloidal building blocks, to the study of concentrated polymeric and colloidal systems and the development of optical methods to do so.   

Within this huge playground of soft matter science, with one foot in both chemistry and physics, we focus on three main themes:

  1. Colloidal glasses and crystals
  2. Soft conjugated polymer materials for self-assembled optoelectronics
  3. Non-equilibrium dynamics in colloidal suspensions

Current Research Topics

Crystal of monodisperse particles

Pickering Emulsion

Colloidal Particles at an anisotropically curved interface