Our research is focused on topics in theoretical soft matter physics,
such as colloids, liquid crystals, granular matter, and liquid crystal
elastomers. The approaches include macroscopic phenomenology (Landau-de Gennes,
Leslie-Ericksen, and similar), topology, and microscopic molecular modeling
(lattice and off-lattice Monte Carlo).
Topological defect cores in thin nematic shells surrounding colloidal particles.
Cross-talk between topological defects in different fields revealed by nematic microfluidics in PNAS.
Žiga Kos receives Best Poster Award at 14th European Conference on Liquid Crystals.
Hidden topological constellations and polyvalent charges in chiral nematic droplets in Nature Communications.
Fractal nematic colloids in Nature Communications.
Sensing surface morphology of biofibers by decorating spider silk and cellulosic filaments with nematic microdroplets in PNAS.