• Het Kranenveld, Helix, STO 2.48

    5612 AZ Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • Postbus 513, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Research at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry focuses on relating macroscopic phenomena - such as phase behaviour, morphology formation or wetting - to mesoscopic and molecular properties. 

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Polymeric and colloidal liquids, and advanced surfaces

Organisational profile

By combining experiment and theory, the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry contributes to the understanding of the physical properties of matter and of (chemical) processes. Within this broad field, the group is in particular interested in polymeric and/or colloidal liquids, and in (modified) advanced surfaces. The group focuses on relating macroscopic phenomena such as phase behavior, morphology formation or wetting to mesoscopic and molecular properties. Main topics are the phase behavior and dynamics of colloid-polymer mixtures; the modification and functionalization of surfaces; the self-assembly of complex systems; and the physical chemical properties of eutectic solvents.

In experiments our group applies X-ray, neutron and light scattering; electron, confocal and light microscopy; polymer and colloid synthesis; rheology; interfacial methods (surface tensiometry); melt and solution polymerization; solid-state modification; SEC, HPLC, MALDI-ToF-MS, NMR, FT-IR, TGA, DSC and DMTA. Theoretical methods in use are mean-field computational methods for the phase behaviour and structural thermodynamic interfacial and bulk properties; liquid state theory; and hydrodynamics and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations. We collaborate with groups that can do soft matter computer simulations (Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, Brownian Dynamics).

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Research Output 2010 2019

Activity modelling of the solid-liquid equilibrium of deep eutectic solvents

Kollau, L. J. B. M., Vis, M., van den Bruinhorst, A., de With, G. & Tuinier, R., 21 May 2019, In : Pure and Applied Chemistry. 91, 8, p. 1341–1349

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Eutectics
Liquids
Melting point
Binary mixtures
Activity coefficients
10 Citations (Scopus)

A search for natural hydrophobic deep eutectic solvents based on natural components

van Osch, D. J. G. P., Dietz, C. H. J. T., van Spronsen, J., Kroon, M. C., Gallucci, F., van Sint Annaland, M. & Tuinier, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 7, 3, p. 2933-2942

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Eutectics
Thymol
Menthol
Riboflavin
Water
2 Citations (Scopus)

A unified view on nanoscale packing, connectivity, and conductivity of CNT networks

Gnanasekaran, K., Grimaldi, C., de With, G. & Friedrich, H., 4 Feb 2019, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 29, 3, 6 p., 1807901

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes
carbon nanotubes
conductivity
aspect ratio

Prizes

NWO Veni Award : Balancing with proteins

Ilja Voets (Recipient), 25 Nov 2010

Recognition: NWOVeniScientific

Proteins
Research

NWO Veni Award : Mixed Macromolecular Interfaces: Structure and Stability

Mark Vis (Recipient), Jul 2017

Recognition: NWOVeniScientific

Paint
Macromolecules
Pigments
Phase separation
Polysaccharides

NWO Vidi Award : Adaptive materials with molecular light switches

Ilja Voets (Recipient), 2014

Recognition: NWOVidiScientific

Switches
Transparency
Elasticity

Research areas

Colloid-polymer mixtures

Remco Tuinier (Researcher)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Eutectic mixtures

Remco Tuinier (Researcher)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Macromolecular interfaces

Mark Vis (Researcher)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

Amphiphilic block copolymers in complex solvents: understanding phase behaviour to control their self-assembly

Author: Ding, Z., 30 Aug 2017

Supervisor: de Carvalho Esteves, C. (Supervisor 1), Ianiro, A. (Supervisor 2), Tuinier, R. (Supervisor 2) & Sommerdijk, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Chemical and catalytic control over the in situ netwok formation kinetics in PBT vitrimers

Author: van den Bergen, S., 28 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Heuts, J. (Supervisor 1), Zhou, Y. (Supervisor 2), Sijbesma, R. (Supervisor 2) & de Carvalho Esteves, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Complex coacervate core micelles containing poly(vinyl alcohol) for anti-icing applications

Author: Sproncken, C., Apr 2017

Supervisor: Voets, I. (Supervisor 1), Suris Valls, R. (Supervisor 2) & Tuinier, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master