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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.
July 2022: Giovanna Bruscia is back! She is starting a PhD in composite materials together with Clemens Dransfeld at Aerospace Engineering! Good luck Giovanna and welcome back!
July 2022: Nitin Rajendra joins the group for his Master research project. Welcome Nitin!
June 2022: Silvana successfully defended her master thesis project on active colloid! Congratulations Silvana!
June 2022: Allan Barbosa successfully defended his master thesis project on composite materials. Congratulations Allan!
June 2022: New article published in Science Advances! Check out the press release here.
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.