Als u wijzigingen in Pure hebt gemaakt, zullen deze hier binnenkort zichtbaar zijn.

Persoonlijk profiel


“Non-Equilibrium Soft Matter research is fascinating as it allows us to discover completely new areas of physics that represent a departure from classical statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Applications range from creating self-healing plastics to cancer research to revolutionizing computer memory storage.”

Research profile

Liesbeth’s research describes materials that are far from thermodynamic equilibrium, ranging from non-crystalline polymers and colloidal glasses to living cell models. The Non-Equilibrium Soft Matter group studies the structural, dynamical, and mechanical properties of such materials using a combination of statistical-mechanical theory, analytical modeling, and computer simulations. This research provides new insights into the relation between the microscopic structure and the emergent dynamics of soft and living matter, and may lead to, for example, smart materials that are capable of adapting to their surroundings.

There are three key research areas: glass formation, which looks at amorphous non-crystalline solids, covering a wide range of substances, from gels to granular materials. The second area is active materials, which are composed of particles that can convert energy into autonomous motion. This requires development of new statistical physics. Potential applications range from bio-sensing to targeted drug delivery. The third area, bio-inspired and living materials, combines elements of the previous two. Studying the physical principles underlying responsive behavior in living systems may result in design and control of bio-inspired and smart materials.

Academic background

In 2012, Liesbeth received her PhD in Theoretical Chemistry (cum laude) from Radboud University Nijmegen, where she also received her MSc in Chemistry in 2008. She has previously worked in the field of molecular quantum physics, focusing on quantum-mechanical first-principles treatments of molecular photodissociation, scattering processes in an external field, and ultracold controlled chemistry. She joined the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2017.

Affiliated with

· DESY, Hamburg (Mildred Dresselhaus Guest Professorship)

Vingerafdruk Verdiep u in de onderzoeksgebieden waarop Liesbeth M.C. Janssen actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen uit het werk van deze persoon. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Netwerk Recente externe samenwerking op landenniveau. Duik in de details door op de stippen te klikken.


  • 411 Citaties
  • 22 Tijdschriftartikel
  • 2 Artikel recenseren
  • 1 Commentaar/Brief aan de redacteur
  • 1 Dissertatie 4 (Onderzoek NIET TU/e / Promotie NIET TU/e)

Microscopic dynamics of supercooled liquids from first principles

Janssen, L. M. C. & Reichman, D. R., 9 nov 2015, In : Physical Review Letters. 115, 20, 5 blz., 205701.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
  • 19 Citaten (Scopus)
    42 Downloads (Pure)

    Aging and rejuvenation of active matter under topological constraints

    Janssen, L. M. C., Kaiser, A. & Löwen, H. W., 18 jul 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 13 blz., 5667.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • 21 Citaten (Scopus)
    101 Downloads (Pure)

    Directly probing anisotropy in atom-molecule collisions through quantum scattering resonances

    Klein, A., Shagam, Y., Skomorowski, W., Zuchowski, P. S., Pawlak, M., Janssen, L. M. C., Moiseyev, N. G., van de Meerakker, S. Y. T., van der Avoird, A., Koch, C. P. & Narevicius, E., 5 jan 2017, In : Nature Physics. 13, 1, blz. 35-38 4 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • 45 Citaten (Scopus)

    Quantum-state resolved bimolecular collisions of velocity-controlled OH with NO radicals

    Kirste, M., Wang, X., Schewe, H. C., Meijer, G., Liu, K., van der Avoird, A., Janssen, L. M. C., Gubbels, K. B., Groenenboom, G. C. & van de Meerakker, S. Y. T., 23 nov 2012, In : Science. 338, 6110, blz. 1060-1063 4 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

  • 82 Citaten (Scopus)

    Active glasses

    Janssen, L. M. C., 18 dec 2019, In : Journal of Physics Condensed Matter. 31, 50, 21 blz., 503002.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftArtikel recenserenAcademicpeer review

  • 2 Citaten (Scopus)


    NWO START-UP Award : Understanding asthma by studying glass

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

    Prijs: NWOSTART-UPWetenschappelijk

  • Cursussen

    Biomolecules and soft matter

    1/09/15 → …



    Active particles on a sphere

    Auteur: Morren, M. C., 2019

    Begeleider: Janssen, L. M. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor


    Collective cell dynamics in cancer metastatsis

    Auteur: Debets, V. E., 2019

    Begeleider: Storm, C. (. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Janssen, L. M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Saric, A. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Effects of attractive forces on the structure and dynamics of supercooled liquids

    Auteur: van der Heijden, B., 2019

    Begeleider: Janssen, L. M. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Ciarella, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor


    Mathematical analysis of generalized mode-coupling theory and numerical exploration of super-strong glass formation

    Auteur: Biezemans, R. A., 9 jul 2018

    Begeleider: Baumeier, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Iapichino, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Caylak, O. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Janssen, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Ciarella, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor


    Simulations of supercooled liquids through swap Monte Carlo

    Auteur: Bonné, G. E., 2019

    Begeleider: Janssen, L. M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Ciarella, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Luo, C. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor