• 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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Polymers Chemical Compounds
organic semiconductors Physics & Astronomy
Molecular dynamics Chemical Compounds
polymers Physics & Astronomy
Semiconducting organic compounds Engineering & Materials Science
Computer simulation Chemical Compounds
Polystyrenes Chemical Compounds
simulation Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 1985 2020

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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

hydronium ions

Formation of watermark defects during immersion lithography

He, B., 9 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Geometric percolation of hard nanorods: The interplay of spontaneous and externally induced uniaxial particle alignment

Finner, S. P., Pihlajamaa, I. L. & van der Schoot, P., 14 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 152, 6, 11 p., 064902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access


NWO START-UP Award : Understanding asthma by studying glass

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

Prize: NWOSTART-UPScientific

human body
liquid phases

NWO Veni Award : How like charges attract?

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

Prize: NWOVeniScientific

computerized simulation

Student theses

Cellular transport: a queueing systems analysis

Author: Jenneskens, T. C. W., 15 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Boxma, O. (Supervisor 1) & van der Schoot, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Collective cell dynamics in cancer metastatsis

Author: Debets, V. E., 2019

Supervisor: Storm, C. (. (Supervisor 1), Janssen, L. M. (Supervisor 2) & Saric, A. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Connectedness percolation of rods in two dimensions and in the smectic phase

Author: de Bruijn, R. A., 2019

Supervisor: van der Schoot, P. (Supervisor 1) & Finner, S. P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master