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Laboratory of Soft Materials

Welcome to the webpages of the Soft Materials laboratory of the ETH Zürich. We are part of the department of Materials (D-MATL) and affiliated with the insitute of polymers. Our research interests relate to soft materials and have as a common theme understanding and exploiting the link between the unique microstructures that develop in these materials and their (often highly non-linear) properties. Materials classes belonging to soft matter range from polymers, colloids over surfactive active components and mixtures thereof.

The experimental facilities of the laboratory include state of the art rheological and rheo-optical equipment, equipment for characterization of soft matter, and small-scale processing setups.

In these webpages you should be able to discover who we are, what we do and what we find to be exciting and interesting about our work.

On behalf of the Soft Materials group, I wish you enjoyable reading.

Jan Vermant.


Check out the Soft Materials @ ETH  Youtube channel : Both movies for teaching and highlights from our research.


05.17 Call for abstracts: Soft matter interfaces: from biology to engineering applications in the fantastic conference center of the ETH domain in Monte Verita, 2017, 5.11-10.11, organized by the Soft Materials group in collaboration with other groups at ETH Zurich!  

05.17. new paper: nice collaboration between postdocs of the complex and softmaterials groups: Colloidal Switches by Electric and Magnetic Fields, Ahmet Demirors, Peter. J. Beltramo and H. Rao Vutukuri, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (20), pp 17238–17244

04.17 New paper : Interfacial Rheology of Sterically Stabilized Colloids at Liquid Interfaces and Its Effect on the Stability of Pickering Emulsions. Rob van Hooghten, Victoria E. Blair, Anja Vananroye, Andrew B. Schoffield, Jan Vermant, and Job H.J. Thijssen Langmuir, 33, 4107-4118 (2017)  

03.17 New paper :  Adsorption of Ellipsoidal Particles at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces. Stijn Coertjens, Raf de Dier, Paula Moldenaers, Lucio Isa, and Jan Vermant, Langmuir, 33, 2689-1697 (2017)


Bachelor and Master Thesis Topics

Whereas these can be obtained by directly talking to the group members,a list of possible topics can be found under the tab research (nethz id required). 

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