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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.
August 2020: Donna Roozen joins the group for her master research project. Welcome Donna!
May 2020: Sophie van Kleef joins the group for her bachelor research in a join project with Ruud van Ommen.
May 2020: Laura gives an online presentation at the i-PCG Webinar series. Watch the recording here!
May 2020: Laura gives a talk at the HYBER Symposium in Helsinki. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic.)
March 2020: Laura gives a talk at the SPC 1st Lustrum symposium at TU/e.
March 2020: Tommaso joins the group as visiting PhD student from the University of Milan. Welcome!
February 2020 Laura gives a talk at the KNCV career event. She talk about the ups and downs of choosing an academic career path.
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".
Here is a link to a webinar I have given in May 2020 on our work with magnetic colloids.
Below you can see a movie of the group's efforts explained to the general public.
Delft University of Technology
Van der Maasweg 9, Room D2.180