About me 
    I am interested in the synthesis of molecular/colloidal systems for the formation of new materials via a bottom-up approach. I believe that combining synthetic polymer chemistry and physical chemistry will lead to development of engineered building blocks that provide the basis for new (colloidal) assemblies. The strong combination of chemistry and physics allows for fundamental understanding of self-assembly processes as well as the creation of new hybrid functional materials. For example, in my Ph.D. project I employed controlled radical polymerizations to tune interactions between colloidal particles for self-assembly purposes and developed scalable routes towards chemically reactive patchy colloids. 
News & Events
  1. New Challenging Research Position @ TNO
    November 1, 2018
    As of last week I started a new research position at the Materials Solutions division of the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
  2. 2 New Articles Published!
    December 21, 2018
    2 manuscripts from my UCSB time were accepted: Making triple function lubricant additives (ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces) + Star polymers (Macromolecules) Check out the 'Publication' page!