Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics of Colloids & (Bio)Interfaces

Environmental Physical Chemistry

Current research topics:
  • Mechanistic analysis of the response of bioluminescence-based bacterial metal sensors.
  • Thermodynamics & kinetics of metal speciation/complexation by molecular and (nano)particulate ligands.
  • Reactive transfer of metals to metal-accumulating biointerfaces: metal bioavailability and lability of metal complexes.
  • Assessment of nanoparticles-bacteria interactions from the molecular to mesoscopic scale, applications in ecotoxicology.
  • Electrokinetics and electrohydrodynamics of (bio)particles and interfaces.
  • Molecular determinants of bacterial adhesion to biotic and abiotic surfaces, homotypic and heterotypic cell interactions.
  • Biophysical chemistry of bacterial interfaces.