• 6412 Citaten
1972 …2018
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“The role of theoretical physics in application-inspired research is in placing the practical problem in a more general context, thus clarifying and addressing it via its essential physics.”

Research profile

Thijs Michels is emeritus professor of Theoretical and Polymer Physics at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) and founded there the group Polymer Physics, later named Theory of Polymers and Soft matter. His general research interest lies in relating, through new and fundamental theory, the properties of disordered and microstructured media to generic physical phenomena. His work has always focused on bridging the fields of theoretical and statistical physics with experiment, with other disciplines and with application. These applications have been very broad, covering e.g. polymer synthesis and mechanical properties, oil processes and products, and conductive polymers such as used in organic electronic devices and solar cells. Since his retirement in 2012 his main field of interest is complexity and critical dynamics as in the rheology of structured fluids and in induced earthquakes.
Key words in his research are: polymer microstructure-dynamics-properties; percolation, scaling and fractals; transport in disordered media; conductive polymers, charge mobility and variable-range hopping; discotic ordering; glassy dynamics and rigidity percolation; pattern formation and criticality in flow and fracture.

Academic background

Thijs Michels studied Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained his PhD with honours in 1976. Following post-doc positions at Imperial College (on liquid crystals) and in Amsterdam (on field-theoretical perturbation theory), he joined the Royal Dutch/Shell Research Laboratory Amsterdam (KSLA) in 1979. In 1990 he became part-time professor of Theoretical Physics in Relation to Industry at the TU/e. In 1998, Thijs Michels became professor of Theoretical and Polymer Physics. In this year, he also became Programme Manager Functional Polymer Systems at the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), of which he was Scientific Director between 2004 and 2006. He has been active in several national and EU committees on materials research.

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Polystyrenes Chemische stoffen
jamming Fysica en Astronomie
polymers Fysica en Astronomie
polystyrene Fysica en Astronomie
Polymers Chemische stoffen
molecular dynamics Fysica en Astronomie
elastomers Fysica en Astronomie
shear Fysica en Astronomie

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Onderzoeksoutput 1972 2018

39 Citaties (Scopus)
106 Downloads (Pure)

Rheology across the zero-temperature jamming transition

Paredes Rojas, J., Michels, M. A. J. & Bonn, D., 2013, In : Physical Review Letters. 111, 1, blz. 1-5 5 blz., 015701.

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jamming
rheology
exponents
temperature
scaling laws
54 Citaties (Scopus)
138 Downloads (Pure)

Time scales and mechanisms of relaxation in the energy landscape of polymer glass under deformation: direct atomistic modeling

Lyulin, A. V. & Michels, M. A. J., 2007, In : Physical Review Letters. 99, 8, blz. 085504-1/4 4 blz.

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glass
polymers
compressing
energy
histories

Wanorde en structuren

Michels, M. A. J., 2012, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 32 blz.

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Eindhoven
2 Citaties (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Crossover between athermal jamming and the thermal glass transition of suspensions

Dinkgreve, M., Michels, M. A. J., Mason, T. G. & Bonn, D., 28 nov 2018, In : Physical Review Letters. 121, 22, 5 blz., 228001.

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jamming
crossovers
glass
curves
osmosis
30 Downloads (Pure)

How polyethene came about

Michels, M. A. J., 2018, In : Europhysics News. 49, 4, blz. 19-22

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thermodynamics
polymers
products

Scriptie

(Ultra-) Small angle X-ray scattering on asphaltenes : mathematical modelling and physical conclusions

Auteur: Markvoort, A. J., 30 apr 1997

Begeleider: Michels, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Hilbers, P. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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A molecular dynamics study of the Gibbs elasticity of interfaces

Auteur: van Noije, T., 31 aug 1995

Begeleider: Michels, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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Brownian dynamics simulation of charged and uncharged dendrimers

Auteur: Evers, L., 30 jun 2002

Begeleider: Michels, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Lyulin, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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Brownian dynamics simulation of hyperbranched polymers

Auteur: Mulder, T., 31 aug 2003

Begeleider: Michels, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Lyulin, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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De vorm van een nematische druppel vloeibaar kristal in een vloeibare isotrope fase

Auteur: Prinsen, P., 31 jan 2003

Begeleider: Molenaar, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Michels, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van der Schoot, P. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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