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Personal profile

Academic background

Mark Vis completed his BSc in chemistry in 2009 at Utrecht University (cum laude). He followed the master program 'Nanomaterials: Chemistry & Physics', conducted an internship at the University of Gothenburg, and graduated at Utrecht University in 2011 (cum laude). In 2012 he commenced his PhD work on the Interfacial Thermodynamics of Coexisting Aqueous Polymer solutions (link) at the Physical and Colloid Chemistry group at Utrecht University, which he finished in 2015 (cum laude). He joined the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry at TU/e as a postdoctoral researcher in 2016 and received a Veni grant in 2017.

Research profile

Mark Vis is a Veni laureate at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry. His research focuses on the structure and stability of macromolecular mixtures that form the basis of water-in-water emulsions, which can be used as texturizers in food and for encapsulation. Understanding the structure of interfaces in these mixtures and the effects of charge is of particular interest, to enable novel applications through the rational design of effective stabilizers. He is also interested in gaining a fundamental understanding of the properties of deep eutectic solvents/systems.

Education and Teaching

Mark is involved in teaching Advanced Thermodynamics, Physical Chemistry, and Polymer & Colloid Science.


My aim is to gain fundamental insights on problems in physical chemistry through combination of theory and experiments.

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 26 Citations
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

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
Melting point
Binary mixtures
Activity coefficients

On the description, quantification, and prediction of deep eutectic mixtures

Kollau, L., 22 May 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 171 p.

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


Interactions between amphoteric surfaces with strongly overlapping double layers

Vis, M., Tuinier, R., Kuipers, B. W. M., Vrij, A. & Philipse, A. P., 28 May 2018, In : Soft Matter. 14, 23, p. 4702-4710 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
contact potentials
Poisson equation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Interfacial tension of phase-separated polydisperse mixed polymer solutions

Vis, M., Blokhuis, E. M., Erné, B. H., Tromp, R. H. & Lekkerkerker, H. N. W., 5 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 122, 13, p. 3354-3362 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Polymer solutions
Surface tension
interfacial tension

Isostructural solid–solid coexistence of colloid–polymer mixtures

García, Á. G., Opdam, J., Tuinier, R. & Vis, M., 1 Oct 2018, In : Chemical Physics Letters. 709, p. 16-20 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access


NWO Veni Award : Mixed Macromolecular Interfaces: Structure and Stability

Mark Vis (Recipient), Jul 2017

Recognition: NWOVeniScientific

Phase separation


Physical chemistry

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Polymer and colloid science

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Press / Media

Fat-free mayonnaise due to tension in boundary between water and water

Mark Vis


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment


Macromolecular interfaces

Mark Vis (Researcher)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)