Group members

Dr. Sara Jabbari-Farouji (Principal Investigator)

I am interested in various problems in the domain of soft matter physics. My aim is understand the link between the underlying structure of soft materials and their dynamics and mechanical properties by employing coarse-grained models. In my research, I combine computer simulations with statistical physics theory to a variety of soft matter problems related to experiments.

Dr. Federico Fadda (Postdoc)


Joint postdoctoral associate with Prof. Rene van Roij

Project: Chemotactic and phoretic active matter

Mohammad Fazelzadeh (PhD candidate)


Project: Hydrodynamics of soft active matter

Maria Kelidou (Master Student)


Project: dense active matter

Bauke van der Vorm (Bachelor Student)


Project: active polymers in a periodic lattice of obstacles

Alumini & visiting fellows

Dr. Tapan Chandra Adhyapak


Previous : Postdoctoral researcher in the group 2016-2018.
Current : Assistant professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati.

Dr. Fabian Koessel


Previous : PhD student in the group 2015-2019.
Current : Consultant at Deutsche Banh.

PhD thesis:

Emerging patterns from the collective dynamics of microswimmers in an external field

Matthias Nebouy

Previous : Visiting research fellow (2019)
Current : PhD student at INSA Lyon, France

Ata Madanchi

Previous : Visiting research fellow (2019)
Current : Research Scientist at Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, Canada

Marcelo Guzman Jara

Previous : Visiting research fellow (2018 & 2019)
Current : PhD student at ENS Lyon, France

Reinier van Buel

Previous : Visiting research fellow (2016 & 2017)
Current : PhD student at TU Berlin, Germany