Imaging colloids – focus on temperature

Webinar VAHEAT colloids stage top incubator Interherence

Webinar, Wednesday, November 10th, 4p.m. CET

Natural world is temperature dependent. Processes in colloids, such as self-assembly and phase transitions, can be steered by very small changes in temperature. Therefore, it is important to perform such experiments on colloids and active matter with precise thermal control.

In this webinar, Dr. Jaroslav Icha from Interherence will briefly introduce our miniaturized stage top incubator VAHEAT that can stabilize the temperature directly in the field-of-view. Our two academic speakers will introduce their research focused on colloids.

Dr. Dumanli-Parry’s talk talk will cover the interesting phenomenon of anisotropic self-assembly to produce optically chiral active matter and fabrication tools in developing structurally coloured materials. Dr. Ravensteijn’s talk will focus on synthesis of colloidal and macromolecular systems through self-assembly processes.

Dr. Ahu Gümrah Dumanli-Parry (University of Manchester):

Soft matter self-assembly for sustainable, biomimetic and functional materials

She is the first recipient of the bp-ICAM Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellowship, which she has taken on at the University of Manchester, Department of Materials. Her work focuses on understanding colloidal self-assembly to develop advanced materials for sensing, light harvesting and surface texturing of materials as well as developing scaffolds for tissue engineering. In her research group (BioFuM) they focus on tailoring shape, size and surface chemistry of nanoparticles (mainly produced from natural and sustainable sources like cellulose). Tuning the self-assembly of nanoparticles and fibrillary structures is very interesting in itself in understanding the materials organization in nature but also has potential applicationin energy harvesting and sensors. Dr. Dumanli-Parry studied in polymer chemistry in Hacettepe University, Ankara and finished her PhD in Sabanci University in Istanbul in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and prior to her current position she worked at the University of Cambridge and Merkle Institute in Fribourg, Switzerland and Imperial College London as a post-doctoral and teaching fellow. 

Dr. Bas van Ravensteijn (Utrecht University):

Characterization and Assembly of Stimuli-Responsive Colloidal Particles

He is an assistant professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics, University Utrecht. His long term research interest lies in understanding the unifying physical mechanisms, driving forces, and dynamics of self-assembly processes of (pharmaceutically relevant) colloidal and macromolecular systems. His current research focuses on developing new synthetic routes towards drug delivery vehicles and enhancing their performance by using the principles of super-selectivity. Dr. van Ravensteijn studied at the TU Eindhoven and Utrecht University and prior to his current appointment he worked at the University of California – Santa Barbara, TU Eindhoven and at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research.


The number of live attendees is limited.
The event is free.