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Laboratory of Polymer and Soft Matter Dynamics

Laboratoire de Dynamique des Polymères et de la Matière Molle

last update 01.09.17


01.09.17 PRL published our paper on the equilibration of thin polymer films

01.03.17 The review paper of SN on the glass transition of polymers has been featured on the cover of Reports of Progress in Physics

06.01.17 Science published a Perspective by SN on how fundamental studied on confinement effects helped solving a long-lasting problem of applied electronics is online

01.10.16 David Nieto Simavilla joins our group as a postoctoral researcher

14.09.16 Brussels won the bid! SN will chair the next meeting of the International Dielectric Society.

30.09.15 Physics published a Viewpoint of SN on the dynamics of ring polymers trapped in a tube of linear macromolecules

14.07.15 Check the new book edited by SN on Non-equilibrium Phenomena in Confined Soft Matter

18.06.15 Congratulations to Jean Spièce for publishing his first paper. Check his work on the impact of nanoscopic confinement on the glass forming ability of thin films of PLLA. The artwork of Daniel E. Martinez Tong (our current header image) got to the cover of Soft Matter

09.04.15 An open position for a postdoctoral researcher – starting 01.10.15 (filled!)

10.04.14 Physical Review Letters has publisshed a paper of Qiyun Tang, Wenbing Hu and SN on a new confinement effect observed in the physical aging of thin polymer films

15.09.14 SN got tenured, he’s now an Associate Professor

25.06.13 Discover our Colloquium paper on “Glassy dynamics of soft matter under 1D confinement” on EPJE

04.12.12 Nature Communications has published a paper of SN on the presence of medium-range order in supercooled liquids and its impact on the glass transition

29.11.12 The last chapter of the Master Thesis of SN has been finally published in a paper recently appeared on Nanotechnology, here’s the press release (in Italian)

05.09.12 SN received the Peter Debye Prize for Young Investigators for Excellence in Dielectric Research, established to encourage and support young scientists (< 36 yo) to continue research in Dielectric Spectroscopy and its applications.

18.05.12 Congratulations to Marie-Luise Braatz for defending her Bachelor Thesis on the impact of annealing on the Tg of supported films of PS, with the maximum score!

15.09.11 SN started an appointment as Assistant Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)