PhD defence

Adhesion, Wetting, and Capillary Interactions

PhD candidate mr. M (Maarten) van Heek MSc
Promotor prof.dr.ir. JHB (Joris) Sprakel
Co-promotor prof.dr.ir. J (Jasper) van der Gucht
Organisation Wageningen University, Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter
Date

Tue 10 November 2020 13:30 to 15:00

Venue Aula, gebouwnummer 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592

Summary:

The first part of this thesis on soft matter at interfaces describes the effects of patterning on adhesive properties at the interface between a solid and a gel, or soft solid.

The second part describes our work on the wetting at the liquid/gas and liquid/liquid interface of very soft solids with different surface chemistries. 

In the third part, we investigate the capillary interactions that arise from colloids being deposited at anisotropically curved interfaces.