1. dr. Marius Hatlo
  2. dr. Matthew Dennison

Ph.D. students

  1. Niels Boon MSc                 ----porous silica spheres in oil, nonlinear screening theory, heterogeneous screening
  2. Joost de Graaf MSc           --- particle-adsorption to liquid-liuid interfaces, effective interactions, packing of odd-shaped bodies
  3. Bas Kwaadgras MSc         --- phase behaviour and polarisability of nanoparticles
  4. Simone Belli  MSc              --- phase behaviour and dynamics in liquid crystals
  5. Thomas Troppenz MSc    --- liquid crystals of polarisable rods in emulsion droplets

Master students 

  1. Kasimir van Rijn                --- ionic screening of patchy surfaces

Bachelor students -




  1. Kostya Shundyak, 24-05-2004, Interfacial phenomena in hard-rod fluids
  2. Bas Zoetekouw, 08-09-2006, Phase behavior of charged colloids
  3. Aldemar Torres, 09-06-2008, Statistical Thermodynamics of charge-stabilized colloids
  4. Jos Zwanikken, 29-06-2009, Looking deeper into emulsions and suspensions: ionic screening, fractionation, and adsorption
  5. Eelco Eggen, 24-02-2010, Orientational ordering of charged colloids


  1. Ko Sanders, 17-06-2002,
  2. Rutger Hermsen, 25-06-2003,
    Interfacial phenomena in a model hard-rod fluid: The effect of a finite length-to-diameter ratio
  3. Jos Zwanikken, 25-06-2005,
    Sedimentation Equilibrium of Mixtures of Charged Colloids (pdf)
  4. Michiel Hermes, 19-01-2006,
    Phase behaviour of colloidal rods- the effect of charge and linkers (pdf)
  5. Petra van der Meijs, 20-04-2007,
    Phase behaviour of colloidal rods under the influence of charge and flexibility (pdf)
  6. Andrei Mlynarchyk, 29-08-2007,
    Electrostatics and stability of self-assembled hollow polyoxometalate shells (pdf)
  7. Niels Boon, 31-01-2008,
    Screening effects and charge in suspensions of colloidal spheres (pdf)
  8. Joost de Graaf, 23-06-2008,
    Ions Near Curved Oil-Water Interfaces: Towards a Microscopic Theory for Pickering Emulsions  
  9. Dorien van der Lans, 02-03-2009
    Sensing mechanisms of nanowire biosensors
  10. Arnold Jansen, 26-06-2009
    Dynamics of charged particles in an electrolytic cell
  11. Bas Kwaadgras, 31-08-2009
    Charge-patterned walls in contact with an electrolyte
  12. Maarten Verdult,  04-04-2010
    A microscopic approach to the Van der Waals interaction: the Coupled Dipole Method
  13. Ioana Garlea, 19-08-2010
    Dynamics of charged particles in an electrolytic cell with an oil-water interface
  14. Aikaterini Ioannidou, 24-08-2010
    Spontaneous Emulsification of Pickering Emulsions
  15. Marleen Kooiman, 04-07-2011
    Empowering Blue Energy


  1. Joost de Graaf, 28-06-2006,
    Bidisperse mixtures of colloidal rods in a dipolar external field
  2. Matthijs van Dorp, 05-07-2006,
    Bidisperse solutions of polarizable colloidal rods in an external field
  3. Linda Plantagie & Maarten Verdult
  4. , 31-08-2007,
    Adsorption to a wall
  5. Mischa Spelt & Yasha Oloumi & Arjen Baarsma, 31-08-2007,
    Distribution of ions and charged colloids in stable oil-water emulsions
  6. Maarten Kater, 28-02-2008,
    Numerical study of the isotropic-nematic transition of flexible colloidal rods
  7. Stephan Zheng &  Elma Carvajal Gallardo, 12-10-2008
    Nonlinear multipole screening effects for Janus particles


  1. dr. Catalin Tanase (2004-2006)
  2. dr. Markus Bier (2006-2008)