Roel Dullens

PCSM Chair

Roel completed his PhD in 2005 in the Van ’t Hoff Laboratory for Physical and Colloidal Chemistry at University of Utrecht under the supervision of Prof. Willem Kegel. He then joined the group of Prof. Clemens Bechinger at the University of Stuttgart as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow. In 2007 he took up a lectureship at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Oxford and a Fellowship at Lincoln College. In 2014 he became an associate professor and was promoted to full professor in 2016. In August 2021 he took up a new position as professor of physical chemistry of soft matter at the Institute of Molecules and Materials at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.

Roel’s research interests cover a wide range of topics in soft condensed matter, including two-dimensional systems, grain boundaries and other defects in colloidal crystals, interfaces in colloidal systems and driven colloidal systems in external fields such as optical or magnetic fields. Outside of the lab, Roel enjoys hiking, sports, playing table tennis (which is also a sport yes), travelling and listening to Tool (and other progressive metal/rock bands).