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We work at the interface of chemistry, physics and engineering to design complex colloidal particles for self-assembly of novel functional materials. In specific, we focus on the development of novel techniques for the preparation of colloids with unusual functionalities with an emphasis on magnetic colloids. The goal is to gain fundamental understanding of in- and out-of-equilibrium assembly of colloidal particles and use this knowledge to prepare new materials with specific mechanical, optical and therapeutic properties
The Rossi group is part of the Soft Matter division of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology.
June 2022: New article published in Science Advances! Check out the press release here.
May 2022: Giovanna Bruscia succesfully defended her thesis at Politecnico di Milano. Congratulations Giovanna!
April 2022: Alexander Auwerda joins the group for his Bachelor research project. Welcome Alexander!
October 2021: Silvana Caipa joins the group for her master research project. Welcome Silvana!!
September 2021: The opinion piece by Laura was published in Sept 24 issue of Science Magazine. Read it here!
September 2021: Giovanna Bruscia joins the group as visiting student from the Politecnico di Milano. Welcome!
Want to know more?
Here is a link to a EU Research magazine article on the research work we do in the group "The building blocks of new materials".
Below you can see a movie of the group's efforts explained to the general public.