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Lydéric Bocquet

Lydéric Bocquet is an expert in the field of Nanofluidics and is renowned not only for his knowledge in this field, but also for his great presentations and his captivating articles about the physics of everyday life. Currently he teaches at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris,  In the past he has worked closely with the Physics of Fluids group and with Cristophe Clanet, who was at the University of Twente recently to discuss the physics of sports. His work is mainly curiosity driven, in which he combines theory, experimentation and simulation to explore his research field. This is why we believe he is an excellent addition to the S.V. Arago symposium.

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Marileen Dogterom

Marileen Dogterom is a speaker who specialises in Bionanoscience at the University of Delft. In her research she focuses on the cytoskeleton, which gives cells their shape and mechanical function and also enables successful cell division. Her research is an important start to the development of artificial cells, which is why we are convinced that she will be an outstanding speaker at our symposium.

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Alfons van Blaaderen

Alfons van Blaaderen performs fundamental research regarding (soft) condensed matter at the University of Utrecht. He is renowned for his expertise in the field of colloidal systems and their self-assembly. Van Blaaderen uses his fundamental knowledge regarding this self-assembly for designing new materials with extraordinary properties. His leading role in colloid research and his experimental approach to making materials makes him a great choice as a speaker for the symposium.

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René van Roij

René van Roij is himself a professor ‘Soft-Matter Theory’, making him an excellent choice as speaker for this theme. He is an expert in many different research areas, including statistical physics, soft matter, liquid crystals and one of the recent hot topics: blue energy. This blue energy could potentially be used to supply a substantial amount of the Dutch energy demand.

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Alvaro Marin

Alvaro Marin is an assistant professor at the University of Twente, who works for the Physics of Fluids group. He is specialised in Microfluidics, Drops and Microparticles, furthermore he is involved in teaching ‘Dynamics’ to first-year Applied Physics students. His experience concerning speaking to audiences and his research area make him an excellent addition to this symposium.

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Kirsten Harth

Kirsten Harth is a postdoc at the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente. Her main fields of interest are pattern formation, hydrodynamics and granular matter. Her current research focuses on studying drop impact, for which complex optical measuring methods are required.

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Master of ceremonies:

  • prof.dr. S.G. Lemay
    Chair of Nanoionics, department of Science and Technology, University of Twente

Committee of recommendation:

  • Onno van Veldhuizen
    Mayor of Enschede
  • dr. M.H.G. Duits
    Associate professor at Physics of Complex Fluids, department of Science and Technology, University of Twente
  • dr. S.J.A. de Beer
    Assistant professor at Materials Science and Technology of Polymers,  department of Science and Technology, University of Twente
  • prof.dr. M.M.A.E. Claessens
    Chair of Nanobiophysics, department of Science and Technology, University of Twente
  • prof.dr. J.H. Snoeijer
    Professor at Physics of Fluids, department of Science and Technology, University of Twente



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