Division of Complex Materials
The goal of our research is to develop new understandings of basic physical properties and processes in soft and complex matter.
One physical model system researched within the division is nano-layered silicate patchy particles, or in other words clay.
Examples of possible applications emerging from our research include: CO2 capture and retention by natural and nature-inspired materials, next generation electronics, smart materials, complex photonic materials, soft scaffolds for bioengineering, new composite cementious eco-materials.
We study the physics of soft and complex matter, i.e. composite or non-composite materials with easily deformable nano-, mesostructures by application of external fields, such as mechanical stress, electric or magnetic fields or by thermal fluctuations.