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Life-Like Materials 


We aim to develop chemistry that introduces life-like behavior in synthetic matter. We study self-organization processes that take place at the 0.1 – 10 mm length scale and emerge from combinations of molecular assembly, chemical reaction networks and physicochemical phenomena such as surface tension gradients. Currently, we are exploring how self-organization of amphiphile networks open new pathways in reconfigurable matter and neuromorphic systems.

We are a team of scientists located at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). Our lab is embedded in the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM).

Autonomous mesoscale positioning emerging from myelin filament self-organization and Marangoni flows

Orbiting self-organization of filament-tethered surface-active droplets

Quorum Sensing in Emulsion Droplet Swarms Driven by a Surfactant Competition System


Reconfigurable Droplet–Droplet Communication Mediated by Photochemical Marangoni Flows


Dr. ir. Peter A. Korevaar

Physical-Organic Chemistry | Life-like Materials
Institute for Molecules and Materials

Radboud University
Heyendaalseweg 135 | 6525 AJ Nijmegen | The Netherlands

Our labs and offices are located in the Huygens building

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