Research at the Soft Matter Group

Our research topics cover an extensive range of subjects in Soft Matter ranging from salt crystalisation to the impact droplets.

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Sublimation of pointy ice drops

Getting to the point of
ice sublimation.

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Droplet Splashing on Dry Surfaces

Investigation of splashing using high speed imaging.

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Fragmentation of Liquids and Solids

Breaking materials
in the name of science.

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Visualisation of Friction using rigidochromic molecules.

Shedding a light on friction
at a molecular level.

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Shear Thickening of Granular Suspensions

Unraveling the secrets of non-Newtonian behaviour.

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Flow behaviour of Jamming Fluids at Microscale levels.

Solving traffic jams
in fluids.

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Crystallisation Activities

Growing
salt crystals
in and out of confinement.

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Effect of Gravity on Crystal Nucleation in Colloidal Hard Spheres

Closing the gap between experiments and simulations.

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Eddy Currents as Non-destructive testing

Non-destructive mapping of cracks on a metal surface.

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Size-dependent reinforcement of soft-hard composites.

Determining if size matters.

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Colloidal Silica Clusters.

Relating the influence of the particle size to the cluster geometry.

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Emulsion Destabilisation by mechanical stress.

Pushing emulsions to the limit.

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Evaporation versus Spreading.

Exploring the intricasies of wetting liquids dynamics.

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Assembly of complex colloidal structures using critical Casimir forces.

Colloidal building blocks for complex colloidal structures.

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