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Colloids, i.e. micro- and nanoparticles, are not only the building blocks of a plethora of industrial products (e.g., paint, concrete, emulsions, soft armors), but also versatile playgrounds to mimic the properties of atomic (crystals and glasses) and biological (bacteria, algae and living cells) systems.

Our research focuses on the experimental characterisation of colloidal matter out of thermodynamic equilibrium. We are particularly interested in colloids under shear flows, particles driven by optical forces, and synthetic active matter (self-propelling colloids).

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