(blauer Kasten) Dynamics of macromolecules in equilibrium, and non-equilibrium phenomena (phase separation kinetics, shear flow, electric fields, thermodiffusion, and confinement).
-Dynamics of macromolecules in equilibrium, like diffusion of spherical and rod-like particles, and spheres in rod-networks.
-Phase separation kinetics, like spinodal decomposition and crystallization in shear flow.
-Response of several types of macromolecular systems to external fields: shear flow (rheology and shear-banding), electric fields (field-induced phases in suspensions of rods), thermodiffusion (spherical and rod-like charged colloids), and confinement (diffusion near a solid wall)..
Education / Research experience
|since 2001||C4 Professor an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany|
|since 2000||Director at the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Complex Systems, ICS-3|
|1987-2000||University of Utrecht as an associate professor in the group of Prof. H.N.W. Lekkerkerker|
|1985-1987||Post Doc at the University of Konstanz, Theoretical Physics Group of Prof. R. Klein in Konstanz (Germany) as a post doc|
|1981-1985||I finished my PhD on the subject “Multiple light scattering from colloids” at the van’t Hoff laboratory at the University of Utrecht, with Prof. A. Vrij.|
|1971-1975||I followed a study for laboratory chemist during the years 1971-1975, and then went to the university of Utrecht (The Netherlands) to study chemistry.|