To push artificial materials closer to the complexity of biological systems, we must venture beyond equilibrium self-assembly.
To make and understand functional self-assembled materials possessing unique life-like properties, by exploiting non-equilibrium conditions.
We think that a multidisciplinary approach is the only way to understand complex phenomena.
The research at the NESSA-Lab relies on four main activities:
Making building blocks, devising reaction cycles
Spectroscopic and physicochemical study of self-assembly
Kinetics of reaction cycles and self-assembly by solving ODEs
Making reactors, in-situ detection, microfluidics