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Active Matter

Active matter is characterised by persistent out-of-equilibrium behaviour, lack of detailed balance and of time-reversal symmetry, nonlinearity, and multibody interactions.

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Microfluidics

The flow behavior of complex fluids in microfluidic systems is often determined by confinement effects of individual macromolecules and cells.

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Amphiphiles

Amphiphiles are molecules that contain both a hydrophobic and a hydrophylic part.

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Colloids


Colloidal suspensions consist of a medium in which particles are dispersed which have a typical size within the range of 10-1000 nm.

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Membranes

Membranes are thin two dimensional sheets of which the conformation is determined by the curvature and shear elasticity.

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Hydrodynamics Simulation

Hydrodynamic flows play an important role in the dynamics of soft matter systems.

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Polymers

Polymers are large linear, branched or ring-like molecules which are build up from a repeating sequence of building blocks.

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Blood Flow

Blood is a very special fluid, consisting of blood cells and plasma. Its motion and flow properties are governed by the elasticity of the cells and their interactions.

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Microswimmers

The motion of biological (e.g. bacteria, sperm, algae) and synthetic (e.g. nanorods, Janus colloids) microswimmers is governed by low Reynolds-number hydrodynamics.

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Cells

Cells are complex micromachines, with an active cytoskeleton and many metabolic processes. They excert forces on their environment, migrate, and react to external stimuli.

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Research Videos

Here is a selection of our research videos illustrating some of our current projects.

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