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Erik Luijten

Professor Luijten’s research focuses on the statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of materials, with a strong emphasis on complex fluids, such as polymeric systems, colloids, and electrolytes. These systems are studied predominantly by means of computer simulations, through which we aim to realize our primary goals: first, to understand experimentally observed phenomena from the underlying microscopic features of a system, and second, to test the predictive value of analytic theories describing these systems. The insight thus gained allows the prediction of yet unknown properties of materials and the design of new materials.