Researchers at UCD


Vladimir Lobaskin

Associate Professor

School of Physics
Science Centre North
UCD, Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162432


Education / Degrees

DSci / Habilitation (Chelyabinsk Sate University, Russia): "Modelling of Interparticle Interactions in Colloidal Dispersions" (2005)
PhD (Urals State Technical University, Russia): "Molecular Mechanisms of Phase Separation in Nonionic Micellar Solutions" (1994)
First Class Honours Degree in Condensed Matter Physics (Chelyabinsk State University, Russia) (1989)


Lecturer (UCD) from August 2008
Member of (Moscow State University, Russia) from 01.2010
Adjunct Professor, Chair of Condensed Matter Physics (Chelyabinsk State University, Russia) from 09.2008
Research and Teaching Assistant (Technical University of Munich, Germany): 08.2005 to 07.2008
Postdoctoral Researcher (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany): 10.2002 to 07.2005
Research and Teaching Assistant (University of Fribourg, Switzerland): 09.1999 to 09.2002
Postdoctoral Researcher (Lund University, Sweden): 09.1997 to 08.1999
Lecturer (Chelyabinsk State University, Russia): 1995 to 1997




Association: German Physical Society, Function/Role: Member

Conference Contributions

Lobaskin, V.; Kapral, R. (2010) CECAM-ACAM, ESF SimBioMa Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Dynamics of Bacteria and Microswimmers, Dublin , 17-MAY-10 - 19-MAY-10.
Lobaskin, V.; Netz, R.; Bocquet, L. (2007) CECAM Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Modelling and computer simulations of microswimming and bacterial motility, Munich, Germany , 17-SEP-07 - 19-SEP-07.
Lobaskin, V.; Karttunen, M.; Espanol, P. (2010) CECAM Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Dynamic coarse-graining: Towards quantitative mesoscale modeling of complex fluids, Dublin , 19-MAY-10 - 21-MAY-10.
Lobaskin, V.; Lyubartsev A.; Mac Kernan; D. Quirke, N. (2014) CECAM Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Molecular and coarse-grained modelling of interactions at bio-nano interface, Dublin , 22-SEP-14 - 24-SEP-14.
Hardy, B.; Dawson, K.; Lobaskin, V.; Jennings, P.; Whelan, M. (2015) EU FP7 OpenTox. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], OpenTox Euro 2015, Dublin , 30-SEP-15 - 02-OCT-15.
Lobaskin, V.; Ihle, T. (2015) CECAM Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Collective dynamics in physics, biology and social sciences, Dublin , 20-MAY-15 - 22-MAY-15.
Puzyn, T.; Tran, L.; Lobaskin, V.; Haase, A.; Hardy, B; Banares, M.; Hoet, P.; Notredame, C.; Rallo, R.; Korenstein. R (2015) EU Nanosafety Cluster Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], CompNanoTox: European Conference on Computational Nanotoxicology, Nerja, Malaga, Spain , 04-NOV-15 - 06-NOV-15.
V. Lobaskin, R. Golestanian (University of Sheffield); (2009) ACAM-CECAM-ESF Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Driven Microfluidic Systems, ACAM, Dublin , 20-MAY-09 - 22-MAY-09.


Committee : European Materials Modelling Council
Committee : Dissertation Council in Condensed Matter Physics (Chelyabinsk State University, Russia)





Book Chapters

H. Lopez, E. Brandt, A. Mirzoev, D. Zhurkin, A. Lyubartsev, and V. Lobaskin (2017) 'Multiscale modelling of bionano interface' In: L. Tran, M.A. Banares, R. Rallo (eds). Modelling the Toxicity of Nanoparticles. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. , pp.173-206 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lobaskin, V and Linse, P; (2000) 'Monte Carlo simulation of solutions of like-charged colloidal particles' In: Griebel, M and Johnsson, L and Hammill, M and Short, F (eds). Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering: Simulation and Visualization on the Grid. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. , pp.165-180 [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

T. Puzyn, N. Jeliazkova, H. Sarimveis, RL. Marchese Robinson, V. Lobaskin, R. Rallo, A-N. Richarz, A. Gajewicz, MG. Papadopulos, J. Hastings, M.T.D. Cronin, E. Benfenati, A. Fernandez (2017) 'Perspectives from the NanoSafety Modelling Cluster on the validation criteria for (Q)SAR models used in nanotechnology'. Food and Chemical Toxicology, X :1-17. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
A. Kabedev, M. Ross-Lonergan, V. Lobaskin (2017) 'Hydrodynamic lift forces on solutes in a tilted nanopillar array: A computer simulation study'. Electrophoresis, 38 (16):1-9. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M Bañares, A Haase, L Tran, V Lobaskin, G Oberdörster, R Rallo, J Leszczynski, P Hoet, R Korenstein, B Hardy & T Puzyn (2017) 'CompNanoTox2015: novel perspectives from a European conference on computational nanotoxicology on predictive nanotoxicology'. Nanotoxicology, X :1-7. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
V. Lobaskin, R. R. Netz (2016) 'Diffusive-convective transition in the non-equilibrium charging of an electric double layer'. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 116 :58001. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
T. Molotilin, V. Lobaskin, O. Vinogradova (2016) 'Electrophoresis of Janus particles: A molecular dynamics simulation study'. Journal of Chemical Physics, 145 :244704. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
L Coburn, H Lopez, BJ Caldwell, E Moussa, C Yap, R Priya, A Noppe, AP Roberts, V Lobaskin, AS Yap, Z Neufeld, and GA Gomez (2016) 'Contact inhibition of locomotion and mechanical cross-talk between cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesion determine the pattern of junctional tension in epithelial cell aggregates'. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 27 (22):3436-3448. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lopez, H; Lobaskin, V. (2015) 'Coarse-grained model of adsorption of blood plasma proteins onto nanoparticles'. Journal of Chemical Physics, 143 :243138. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
M. Romenky, D. Scholz, V. Lobaskin (2015) 'Hysteretic dynamics of active particles in a periodic orienting field'. Interface, 12 (108):0015. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
S. R. Maduar, A. V. Belyaev, V. Lobaskin, and O. I. Vinogradova (2015) 'Electrohydrodynamics Near Hydrophobic Surfaces'. Physical Review Letters, 114 :118301. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
P. Romanczuk, M. Romensky, D. Scholz, V. Lobaskin, L. Schimansky-Geier (2015) 'Motion of Euglena gracilis: Active fluctuations and velocity distribution'. European Physical Journal: Special Topics, 224 (7):1215-1229. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
M. Romensky, V. Lobaskin (2015) 'Orientational hysteresis in swarms of active particles in external field'. European Physical Journal: Special Topics, 224 (7):1359-1376. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M. Romensky, V. Lobaskin, T. Ihle (2014) 'Tricritical points in a Vicsek model of self-propelled particles with bounded confidence'. Physical Review E, 90 :063315. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
S. R. Maduar, V. Lobaskin, O. I. Vinogradova (2013) 'Electrostatic interaction of heterogeneously charged surfaces with semipermeable membranes'. Faraday discussions, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Vladimir Lobaskin, Maksym Romenskyy (2013) 'Collective dynamics in systems of active Brownian particles with dissipative interactions'. Physical Review E, 87 :052135. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M. Romenskyy, V. Lobaskin (2013) 'Statistical properties of swarms of self-propelled particles with repulsions across the order-disorder transition'. European Physical Journal B (EPJ B), 86 (3):91. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
I. Semenov, S. Raafatnia, M. Sega, V. Lobaskin, C. Holm, and F. Kremer (2013) 'Electrophoretic mobility and charge inversion of a colloidal particle studied by single-colloid electrophoresis and molecular dynamics simulations'. Physical Review E, 87 (2):022302. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Vladimir Lobaskin, Artem Bogdanov, Olga Vinogradova (2012) 'Interactions of neutral semipermeable shells in asymmetric electrolyte solutions'. Soft Matter, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Vinogradova, O.I. and Bocquet, L. and Bogdanov, A.N. and Tsekov, R. and Lobaskin, V; (2012) 'Electrostatic interaction of neutral semi-permeable membranes'. Chemical Physics, 136 (3):034902. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Castaneda-Priego, R and Lobaskin, V and Mixteco-Sanchez, JC and Rojas-Ochoa, LF and Linse, P; (2012) 'On the calculation of the structure of charge-stabilized colloidal dispersions using density-dependent potentials'. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 24 :065102. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
C Gutsche, M M Elmahdy, K Kegler, I Semenov, T Stangner, O Otto, O Ueberschär, U F Keyser, M Krueger, M Rauscher, R Weeber, J Harting, Y W Kim, V Lobaskin, R R Netz and F Kremer; (2011) 'Micro-rheology on (polymer-grafted) colloids using optical tweezers'. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 23 (18):184114. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kim, Y. W. and Lobaskin, V. and Gutsche, C. and Kremer, F. and Pincus, P. and Netz, R. R.; (2009) 'Nonlinear Response of Grafted Semiflexible Polymers in Shear Flow'. Macromolecules, 42 (10):3650-3655. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Rojas-Ochoa, L. F. and Castaneda-Priego, R. and Lobaskin, V. and Stradner, A. and Scheffold, F. and Schurtenberger, P.; (2008) 'Density-dependent interactions and structure of charged colloidal dispersions in the weak screening regime'. Physical Review Letters, 100 :178304. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
V. Lobaskin, D. Lobaskin, I.M. and Kulic (2008) 'Brownian dynamics of a microswimmer'. The European Physical Journal - Special Topics, 157 (1):149-156. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Duenweg, B. and Lobaskin, V. and Seethalakshmy-Hariharan, K. and Holm, C.; (2008) 'Colloidal electrophoresis: scaling analysis, Green¿Kubo relation, and numerical results'. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 20 (40):404214. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Holm C, Lobaskin V, Dunweg B, Medebach M, Palberg T (2007) 'Electrophoresis of colloidal dispersions in the low-salt regime'. Physical Review Letters, 98 (17). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lobaskin, V. and Netz. R. R.; (2007) 'Ground state structure and interactions between dimeric 2D Wigner crystals'. Europhysics Letters, 77 :38003. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Vinogradova OI, Kim BS, Lobaskin V, Tsekov R, ; (2007) 'Dynamics and stability of dispersions of polyelectrolyte-filled multilayer microcapsules'. Chemical Physics, 126 (24). [DOI] [Details]
R. Castañeda-Priego, L. F. Rojas-Ochoa, V. Lobaskin, and J. C. Mixteco-Sánchez (2006) 'Macroion correlation effects in electrostatic screening and thermodynamics of highly charged colloids'. Physical Review E, 74 (5):051408. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Stukan MR; Lobaskin V; Holm C; Vinogradova OI (2006) 'Spatial distribution of polyelectrolyte and counterions in nanocapsules: a computer simulation study'. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 73 :021801. [DOI] [Details]
Kulic IM; Mohrbach H; Lobaskin V; Thaokar R; Schiessel, H (2005) 'Apparent persistence length renormalization of bent DNA'. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 72 :041905. [Details]
Lobaskin, V and Dunweg, B; (2004) 'A new model for simulating colloidal dynamics'. New Journal of Physics, 6 :54. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
V. Lobaskin, K. Qamhieh (2003) 'Effective macroion charge and stability of highly asymmetric electrolytes at various salt conditions'. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 107 (32):8022-8029. [DOI] [Details]
Romer, S and Urban, C and Lobaskin, V and Scheffold, F and Stradner, A and Kohlbrecher, J and Schurtenberger, P; (2003) 'Simultaneous light and small-angle neutron scattering on aggregating concentrated colloidal suspensions'. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 36 :1-6. [DOI] [Details]
Lobaskin, V and Brunner, M and Bechinger, C and von Grunberg, HH; (2003) 'On the nature of long-range contributions to pair interactions between charged colloids in two dimensions'. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 15 (40):6693-6699. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Stradner A., Thurston G., Lobaskin V., Schurtenberger P.; (2004) 'Structure and interactions of lens proteins in dilute and concentrated solutions'. Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science, 126 :173-177. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Egelhaaf SU; Lobaskin V; Bauer HH; Merkle HP; Schurtenberger P (2004) 'Structure of peptide solutions: a light scattering and numerical study'. European Physical Journal E, 2 (NA):153-164. [DOI] [Details]
M. Brunner, C. Bechinger, W. Strepp, V. Lobaskin, and HH von Grunberg (2002) 'Density-dependent pair interactions in 2D colloidal suspensions'. Europhysics Letters, 58 (6):926-932. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Klein, R and von Grunberg, HH and Bechinger, C and Brunner, M and Lobaskin, V; (2002) 'Macroion shielding and state-dependent pair potentials in colloidal suspensions'. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 14 (33):7631-7648. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
V. Lobaskin, A. Lyubartsev, P. Linse (2001) 'Effective macroion-macroion potentials in asymmetric electrolytes'. Physical Review E, 63 :020401. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lobaskin, V and Linse, P; (2000) 'Electrostatic attraction and phase separation in solutions of like-charged colloidal particles'. Chemical Physics, 112 (8):3917-3927. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Linse. P and Lobaskin, V.; (1999) 'Electrostatic attraction and phase separation in solutions of like-charged colloidal particles'. Physical Review Letters, 83 :4208. Available Online [Details]
Lobaskin, V and Linse, P; (1999) 'Simulation of an asymmetric electrolyte with charge asymmetry 60 : 1 using hard-sphere and soft-sphere models'. Chemical Physics, 111 (9):4300-4309. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lobaskin, V.; Linse, P. (1998) 'Accurate simulation of highly asymmetric electrolytes with charge asymmetry 20:1 and 20:2'. Journal of Chemical Physics, 109 :3530-3541. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Chernov, V.; Valeev, R.; Lobaskin, V. (1997) 'Nuclear magnetic relaxation near the nematic-to-isotropic transition in micellar systems'. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 299 :467-476. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lobaskin, P.; Pershin, V.K. (1995) 'Pair Interaction Potential for Nonionic Micelles in Aqueous Media'. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 260 :585-594. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lobaskin, V.; Pershin, V.K (1994) 'A phenomenological equation of state for a nonionic micellar solution'. Zhurnal Fizicheskoj Khimii, 68 :920-924. [Details]
Lobaskin, V.; Pershin, V.K. (1993) 'INTERMICELLAR INTERACTIONS IN SOLUTIONS OF NONIONIC SURFACTANTS: A HARD SPHERE MODEL'. Zhurnal Fizicheskoj Khimii, 67 :311-314. [Details]
Pershin, Vl.K; Pershin, V.K; Lobaskin, V. (1993) 'Critical exponents in the single-parameter highest catastrophe theory'. Phase Transitions, 46 :1-12. [DOI] [Details]
Pershin, V.K.; Pershin, Vl.K.; Konoplev, V.A.; Lobaskin, V.A.; Khomenko, A.V. (1992) 'ELEMENTARY CATASTROPHE THEORY AND STABILITY OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMS'. Zhurnal Fizicheskoj Khimii, 66 :246-273. [Details]
Lobaskin, V.; Linse, P. (2000) 'Computer simulation of highly asymmetric electrolytes with charge asymmetry 60:1 and 60:2'. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 84 :131-139. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Pershin, Vl.K.; Pershin, V.K.; Lobaskin, V. (1992) 'Universal relations for parameters of generalized Landau potential in the critical region'. Zhurnal Fizicheskoj Khimii, 66 :2564-2566. [Details]

Published Reports

Lobaskin, V.; Lyubartsev, A; Quirke, N; Rabinovich, A. (2015) Periodic Report Summary 1 - MEMBRANENANOPART (Modelling the mechanisms of nanoparticle-lipid interactions and nanoparticle effects on cell membrane structure and function). European Commission, CORDIS, Brussels. Available Online [Details]
Lobaskin, V.; Lyubartsev, A.; Quirke, N.; Rabinovich, A. (2015) Modelling the mechanisms of nanoparticle-lipid interactions and nanoparticle effects on cell membrane structure and function. European Commission, CORDIS, Brussels. Available Online [Details]


Research Interests

My research interests lie in the area of theory and simulation of nanostructured biosystems. My main scientific contributions are related to structure and interactions in charged colloidal dispersions, colloidal dynamics, mechanics of biomolecules, and flocking of active particles. I contributed to the development of multiscale simulation techniques and computational packages for soft matter research: MOLSIM and ESPResSo.
A long paper describing our multiscale methodology for modelling of the bionano interface is published by Springer. Full text is available at arxiv.
Three new papers came in the autumn of 2016: a long paper on cell motility and tissue mechanics, summarising a chapter of Luke Coburn's thesis 'Contact inhibition of locomotion and mechanical cross-talk between cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesion determine the pattern of junctional tension in epithelial cell aggregates', has been published in Molecular Biology of the Cell. Another paper is a collaboration with Taras Molotilin and Olga Vinogradova from Frumkin Institute in Moscow on electrophoresis of Janus particles. The article appeared in The Journal of Chemical Physics. A paper on diffusive-convective transition in driven electrolytes in collaboration with Roland Netz was published in Europhysics Letters.

H2020 project SmartNanoTox started on March 1. The project consortium had a kick-off meeting in UCD on March 22-23, 2016. For further information, please visit the project website

Ongoing Projects:  

Active motion and flocking: theoretical study of mechanisms of self-propulsion on the microscale, cell motility, and cooperative phenomena in ensembles of active objects (swarming, collective migration, opinion dynamics).

Sponsor: HEA, IRCSET
Start Date : 01-SEP-11

Nanostructured Interfaces and Microfluidics: 
design of functional interfaces, block-copolymer self-assembly, flow control on the micro and nanoscale.

Sponsors: IRC/Intel
Start date: 01-MAY-2013

Modelling of biointerfaces and their protective function, nanoparticle toxicity: computer simulation study of nanoparticle-protein and nanoparticle-lung membrane interactions. We work in collaboration with teams from UCD - Systems Biology Ireland; Stockholm University, German Research Centre for Environmental Health; Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment - NRCWE; French National Research and Safety Institute for the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases - INRS; Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia; Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine; University of Lorraine, France; Dassault Systemes Biovia; Finnish Institute of Occupational Health - FIOH. Project website:
Sponsor: EU H2020
Start date: 01-MAR-2016

Research Projects

Sponsor : Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Title : Quantitave Study Of Bionano Interface
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-16 / 31-AUG-17
Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Smart Tools for Gauging Nanodangers (SmartNanoTox)
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-16 / 29-FEB-20
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
CF Pharma Ireland Ltd
Title : Telenostics ¿ on-field diagnostic tool in veterinary parasitology
Start Date / End Date : 22-JUN-15 / 01-DEC-16
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Modelling of assisted block-copolymer self-assembly
Start Date / End Date : 04-JAN-16 / 03-JAN-20
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Modelling of Nanoscale Processes in Food
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-16 / 30-NOV-17
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Multiscale modelling of complex flows past nanostructured surfaces
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-13 / 29-FEB-16
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : (MembraneNanoPart) Modelling the mechanisms of nanoparticle-lipid interactions and nanoparticle effects on cell membrane structure and function
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-15
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: SimSci - Split Accounts School of Mathematical Sciences
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Computational modeling of bacterial swarming
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-09 / 30-NOV-12

Recent Postgraduates

Maksym Romenskyy, PhD, 2013
Luke Coburn, PhD, 2016

Current Postgraduate Students

David Power, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Shada Alsharif, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Bikramjit Bhattacharjee, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Aleksei Kabedev, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor


Teaching Philosophy

I believe that in the time of availability of vast information on any subject my role as a teacher is to guide the students by structuring their learning, engaging them with the material, developing the critical thinking, and demonstrating them the best practices in problem solving.

Innovation & Leadership

Head of Theoretical Physics Degree Programme (DN200) and responsible for 3rd year physics teaching.


Internal Collaborators

Dr Stefano Poggio (Postdoc)
Aleksei Kabedev (IRC/Intel funded PhD student)
Bikramjit Bhattacharjee (IRC/Intel funded PhD student)
Shada Alsharif (Saudi Govt. funded PhD student)
David Power (EC funded PhD student)
Aimeric Landou (visiting student, Grenoble Univ.)

Prof. Dimitri Scholz (Conway Institute)
Prof. Boris Kholodenko (Systems Biology Ireland)
Dr. David Gomez (Systems Biology Ireland)

External Collaborators

Theory and Simulation

Prof. Thomas Ihle, Physics Dept., University of Greifswald (Germany)
Prof. Burkhard Dünweg, Theory Group, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz,Germany)
Prof. Christian Holm, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Prof. Roland Netz, Theoretical Physics, Free University Berlin (Germany)
Prof. Per Linse, Physical Chemistry, Lund University (Sweden)
Prof. Alexander Lyubartsev, Arrhenius Lab., Stockholm University (Sweden)
Prof. Alexander Rabinovich, Institute of Biology KRC, Russian Academy of Sciences (Petrozavodsk, Russia)
Prof. Ramon Castaneda-Priego, Physics Dept., University of Guanajuato (Leon, Mexico)
Prof. Olga Vinogradova, Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)
Prof. Lutz Schimansky-Geier, Theoretical Physics/ Stochastic Processes, Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)
Prof. Nick Quirke, Physical Chemistry, Imperial College (London, UK)

Experimental Groups

Prof. Peter Schurtenberger, Physical Chemistry, Lund University (Sweden)
Prof. Thomas Palberg, Physics Dept., University of Mainz (Germany)
Prof. Friedrich Kremer, Dept. of Physics and Geology, University of Leipzig (Germany)
Dr. Luis Rojas, CINVESTAV (Mexico)