• P.O. Box, Department of Applied Physics

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Enabling a sustainable, functional and resource-efficient next generation of materials by uncovering the physical mechanisms underlying the behavior of soft and biological matter. 

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Materials you can trust with your life

Organisational profile

We study the fundamental processes that organize the assembly, the structure and the mechanical properties of biological and other soft materials. Fundamental and applied research reinforce each other: We figure out how these materials work, and use these insights to develop bio-inspired design strategies to improve and disrupt the development of man-made materials.

5 PIs within TPS address this challenge from complementary angles and backgrounds. Together, we cover the full spectrum of length and time scales, from atom to organism. We develop and use a broad range of analytic and numerical tools: statistical mechanical calculations both in and out of equilibrium, and simulations using e.g. Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Lattice Boltzmann, and energy landscape techniques.

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    Research Output

    Charge delocalization effects on Nafion structure and water /proton dynamics in hydrated environments

    Pant, R., Sengupta, S., Lyulin, A. V. & Venkatnathan, A., 15 Jan 2020, In : Fluid Phase Equilibria. 504, 6 p., 112340.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    Dissipative particle dynamics modeling of polyelectrolyte membrane-water interfaces

    Sengupta, S. & Lyulin, A., 14 Apr 2020, In : Polymers. 12, 4, 17 p., 907.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
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    Excited-state electronic structure of molecules using many-body Green's functions: Quasiparticles and electron-hole excitations with VOTCA-XTP

    Tirimbò, G., Sundaram, V., Caylak, O., Scharpach, W., Sijen, J., Junghans, C., Brown, J., Zapata Ruiz, F., Renaud, N., Wehner, J. & Baumeier, B., 21 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 152, 11, 14 p., 114103.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    NWO START-UP Award : Understanding asthma by studying glass

    L.M.C. Janssen (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: NWOSTART-UPScientific

  • NWO Veni Award : How like charges attract?

    W.G. Ellenbroek (Recipient), 25 Nov 2010

    Prize: NWOVeniScientific

  • Student theses

    Active particles on a sphere

    Author: Morren, M. C., 2019

    Supervisor: Janssen, L. M. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    An analytical approach to the solution of a model for one-dimensional persistence-driven durotaxis

    Author: Tumelaire, J., 2020

    Supervisor: Storm, C. (. (Supervisor 1) & Fai, T. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    Binding kinetics in tethered particle biosensors

    Author: Almass, H., 2018

    Supervisor: Ellenbroek, W. G. (Supervisor 1) & Zijlstra, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor