Experimental Soft Matter Physics

Move to Luxembourg

Since March 1st 2014 the “Soft Nano- and Microstructures Group” at Seoul National University ceased to exist and it is replaced by the “Experimental Soft Matter Physics” group at the University of Luxembourg, where Jan since this date is full professor in physics, at the Physics & Materials Science Research Unit. This web site will eventually be updated to reflect the new situation and the changes it will entail. Our current main research foci (on functional composite fibers produced by electrospinning; on liquid crystalline shells [low molar mass and elastomeric]; and on liquid crystalline self-assembly of cellulose nanocrystals) will remain and we are still very interested in transdisciplinary research, although there will be an increased focus on physics with more room for fundamental research than what the situation in Korea allowed.

Adjunctive professor of SNU Physics Department

On the 17th of December Jan got the official notification that he is now adjunctive professor of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the SNU.

Habilitation degree

In the end of November Jan successfully defended his habilitation thesis (you can download it here) and gave his test lecture at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Halle, Germany, and on the 14th of December the faculty board officially gave him the title Dr. rer. nat habil and the venia legendi for physical chemistry.