- Experimental soft matter physics, fundamental and applied, with strongly interdisciplinary character.
- Materials in focus: colloids, liquid crystals, polymer solutions, nanoparticle suspensions.
- Expertise in polarizing microscopy, ordered fluids and topological defects, physics and chemistry of self-assembly, thermodynamics of phase transitions.
Major material / Production technologies projects
In our applied research we target tomorrow’s soft, flexible, light-weight high-performance and responsive materials, currently with three main foci: wearable technology (sensors, adaptive textiles), soft robotics (soft actuators) and bioinspired nanocomposites (construction by self-assembly).
Optical microscopy, microfluidics, electrospinning, ultrasound processing, dielectric spectroscopy.
Collaborations with universities in Europe, USA, South Korea and Japan, interacting with scientists, artists and architects. Industry collaboration with Merck (UK).Print this page Send by email
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Public Research Organisation