About me

I am a soft matter physicist. I am interested in studying the effects of particle shape and interactions on structure, dynamics and mechanical properties of soft materials using coarse-grained models. In my research, I combine computer simulations with statistical physics theory to a variety of soft matter problems linked to experiments. My research interests include collective behavior of active matter, structure and mechanics of amorphous and semicrystalline polymers, self-assembly and charged anisotropic colloids.

Short Biography

Sara Jabbari-Farouji received her Masters diploma in Physics from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. In 2003, she joined Soft matter group at university of Amsterdam and studied the aging dynamics and fluctuation-dissipation theorem in colloidal gels and glasses. Sara received her PhD from the university of Amsterdam in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, she worked in Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter group at Eindhoven University of Technology where she developed coarse-grained models for description of self-assembly in bio-mimetic supramolecular polymers. Subsequently, Sara moved to Laboratory of Theoretical Physics and Statistical Modelling at the University of Paris 11 (2009-2012) where she obtained her own funding via French and European fellowships including the individual Marie-Curie grant. She continued her research in Statistical Physics and Modeling group at the Laboratroy of interdisciplinary Physics, in Grenoble on the topic of amorphous and semicrystalline polymers. In 2015, she joined Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany as a TRR146 junior group leader to create her own research group in "Modeling & Simulations of Soft matter". Since mid October 2019, she joined the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam as a faculty member.

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- Oscar Wilde.