I am intrigued by functional soft materials whose properties can be controlled by external stimuli. Why? Because of (i) scientific curiosity, and (ii) the belief that the disruptive technologies of tomorrow are ultimately driven by the development of advanced and creative materials concepts. In scientific research, I believe in
(i) interdisciplinarity: we need both physicists and chemists to understand new materials!
(ii) collaboration: together we are stronger!
(iii) basic science: by laying the foundations properly, technological advancements will follow!
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