Dr. Ivo Buttinoni

Colloidal microswimmers

Active colloids are self-propelled micro- and nanoparticles that convert uniform sources of fuel into directed motion. They hold tremendous promise as model systems of living microorganism or as drug delivery vehicles. I will show some complex phenomena in artificial active matter, focusing on how liquid interfaces can be used as confining platforms to fabricate novel 2D active materials and as tools to assemble versatile active “molecules”.

Overview D-MATL Seminar