Welcome to our new post-doc Rijeesh (left) and phd Nikolay (right) who have joined our team. Rijeesh will be working on making cholesteric LC shells for reflector tags. While Nikolay will aim to generate tube-shaped liquid crystal elastomer actuators for biomedical applications.
Welcome to our new short term intern - Cyrine Charni!
She will work alongside Anshul in attempting to advance the chemistry regarding our groups' ideas on LCE synthesis
Welcome to our new masters student - Lionel!
He is still checking out our labs and deciding what research project he will contribute to (might be leaning more towards working with Manos & Benjamin on CNC droplets however).
Welcome to our new bachelors student - Joana!
She will be learning microfluidic LC shell production and be working with Rao for the next few months
For the first time in several years, the Bandol Summer School on Liquid Crystals took place again in the end of September - beginning of October. Jan was one of the teachers and JungHyun and Zory took part as students. We had a great time with a curious and imaginative group of students (and teachers), making the school as nice an experience as it was during previous years.
Jan gave the first lecture in his course on Soft Matter Nanotechnology today. It will run every Tuesday and Thursday during the spring semester (until June 9th). For more information, see the course homepage