Research Group Peter Schall

Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam


Prof. Dr. Peter Schall
Chair Soft Condensed Matter Physics
Room C4.228
Tel. +31 20 525 6314


Dr. Yingying Tang (Postdoc)
Nanocrystal Synthesis and Assembly
Room C4.234b

Dr. Ankit Goyal (Postdoc with Dr. K. Newell)
Silicon Nanocrystals, ball milling, laser ablation
Room C4.234b

Dr. Arnon Lesage
Nanocrystal foils for light conversion
Room C4.234b

Dr. Maryam Mohammadi
Perovskite nanocrystal assembly for devices

PhD students

Piet Swinkels (PhD student)
Assembly of colloidal molecules from patchy particles
Room C4.234
Tel. +31 20 525 5627

Ellen Zheng (PhD student)
Active chains and colloidal superstructures
Room C4.234

Marco van der Laan (PhD student)
2D materials for photovoltaics
Room C4.234b

Nick Koppasis (PhD student)
Active colloidal architectures
Room: C4.232
E-mail: n.oikonomeaskoppasis – at –

Susan Rigter (PhD student, shared with Prof. E. Garnett, Amolf and Dr. K. Newell, UvA)
Assembly of perovskite nanocrystals for photovoltaic films
Room: C4.234b
Email: S.Rigter – at-

Nelson de Gaay Fortman (PhD student, shared with Prof. F. Koenderink, Amolf)
Active optical metasurfaces

Fuzhen Zhou (fellowship PhD student, with Prof. K. Velikov)
Microscopy of protein-based pickering emulsions
Room: C4.234b

Master Students

Anoek Stofberg (MSc student)
Production of spectral conversion layers

Edwin Heemskerk (MSc student)
Production of spectral conversion layers

Daniel van Grinsven (MSc student)
Impact of spectral conversion layers on algae growth

Alparslan Gunaydin (MSc student)
Epitaxial nanocrystal deposition by critical Casimir forces


  • Joep Rouwhorst, PhD “Nonequilibrium network
    formation in soft materials” (2020)
  • Simon Stuij, PhD “Colloidal Design: Building, Bending and Breaking” (2019)
  • Emanuele Marino, PhD “Assembling nanocrystal superstructures“, now postdoc at U Penn (Chris Murray group)
  • Dr. Laura Rossi, Veni postdoc, Designer magnetic colloids, now Assistant Professor at TU Delft
  • Dr. Thomas Kodger, Postdoc, Colloidal physics, now Assistant Professor at Wageningen University
  • Dr. Dolf Timmermans, Postdoc, Optoelectronic properties of quantum dots, now PI at Osaka University.
  • Dr. Benjamin Bruhn, Postdoc Colloidal quantum dots, now Manager at PwC accounting
  • Dr. Dmitry Denisov, Postdoc Complexity: Granular avalanches and Traffic Modelling, now Credit Risk Modeller at Rabobank.
  • Truc Anh Nguyen, PhD Self Assembly of Anisotropic Particles with
    Critical Casimir Forces
  • Dang Minh Triet, PhD Non-equilibrium transitions in
    colloidal glasses and gels
    , now Assistant Professor at Can Tho University.
  • Daniel Miedema PhD Transport in Complex Driven
    , now Postdoc at Amsterdam UMC.
  • Dr. Sandra Veen, Postdoc Colloidal aggregation in microgravity, now Senior Research Scientist at Electric Ant Lab.
  • Yasser Rahmani, PhD Micromechanics and rheology of hard and soft-sphere colloidal glasses, now R&D Director at O2G.
  • Duc Nguyen PhD Phase transitions and interfaces in temperature-sensitive colloidal systems, now Data Scientist at Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science.
  • Dr. Kinga L√∂rincz Postdoc Critical scaling in granular matter, now Head Of Content at Enlight Ed.
  • Chantal Carpentier PhD Three-dimensional visualization of contact networks in granular material (joint with Molecular Photonics Group), now Restaurator Paintings (Amsterdam).
  • Vijayakumar Chikkadi, PhD Spatial correlations and deformation
    modes in sheared colloidal glasses
    , now Assistant Professor at IIser Pune.

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