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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.
April 2021: Anne Stehouwer joins the group for her bachelor research project.
February 2021: Joe's article (and first group paper) has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano!
January 2021: Laura's review article on hematite microparticles has been accepted in Soft Matter! Link here.
October 2020: Joe's article on Magnetic coupling in colloidal clusters for hierarchical self-assembly is available on ArXiv
September 2020: Lex de Haan joins the group for his master research project. Welcome Lex!
August 2020: Donna Roozen and Gouri Nayanar join the group for their master research project. Welcome Donna and Gouri!
May 2020: Sophie van Kleef joins the group for her bachelor research in a join project with Ruud van Ommen.
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.
Delft University of Technology
Van der Maasweg 9, Room D2.180