• 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

    (Homo)polymer-mediated colloidal stability of micellar solutions

    González García, Á., Ianiro, A., Beljon, R., Leermakers, F. A. M. & Tuinier, R., 14 Feb 2020, In : Soft Matter. 16, 6, p. 1560-1571 12 p.

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    Architecture-dependent interplay between self-assembly and crystallization in discrete block co-oligomers

    Petkau-Milroy, K., Ianiro, A., Ahn, M. M. L., Magana, J. R., Vleugels, M. E. J., Lamers, B. A. G., Tuinier, R., Voets, I. K., Palmans, A. R. A. & Meijer, E. W., 21 Jan 2020, In : ACS Macro Letters. 9, 1, p. 38-42 5 p.

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    Crystallization by particle attachment is a colloidal assembly process

    Mirabello, G., Ianiro, A., Bomans, P. H. H., Yoda, T., Arakaki, A., Friedrich, H., de With, G. & Sommerdijk, N. A. J. M., Apr 2020, In : Nature Materials. 19, 4, p. 391-396 6 p.

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  • Prizes

    NWO Veni Award : Balancing with proteins

    I.K. Voets (Recipient), 25 Nov 2010

    Prize: NWOVeniScientific

  • NWO Veni Award : Mixed Macromolecular Interfaces: Structure and Stability

    M. Vis (Recipient), Jul 2017

    Prize: NWOVeniScientific

  • NWO Vidi Award : Adaptive materials with molecular light switches

    I.K. Voets (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: NWOVidiScientific

  • Research areas

    Colloid-polymer mixtures

    Remco Tuinier (Researcher)

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    Eutectic mixtures

    Remco Tuinier (Researcher)

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    Macromolecular interfaces

    Mark Vis (Researcher)

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    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

    Behaviour and morphology of self-assemblies of pH-responsive polyurethane ionomers

    Author: Song, S., 29 Nov 2017

    Supervisor: Voets, I. K. (Supervisor 1), Sahebali, S. (Supervisor 2), Tuinier, R. (Supervisor 2) & Sijbesma, R. P. (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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