network / Prof. René van Roij

Prof. Dr. R. van Roij   studied (theoretical) physics at UU and performed his PhD research at FOM-AMOLF in Amsterdam, completing it in 1996 (cum laude). After postdocs at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon (France) and at Bristol University (UK) he joined the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) of UU, first as a research fellow and later as permanent staff. Since 2013 he has occupied the chair of Soft-Matter Theory. His research is concerned with the (thermo)dynamic and structural properties of dense liquids and self-assembling soft-matter systems, which recently also extends to devices for harvesting and storing energy. He (co-)authored more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers, supervised 11 PhD students to a completed PhD thesis and is currently supervising 2 postdocs and 7 PhD students.