Soft Materials Laboratory

We are part of the Institute of Materials (IMX) at EPFL and conduct fundamental and applied research in the field of soft matter. We introduce bio-inspired drop-based processes to fabricate capsules that serve as building blocks of macroscopic soft materials with well-defined structures and locally varying compositions. These materials can selectively release reagents on demand and adapt their mechanical properties in situ in response to external stimuli such that they can be used, for example, as soft actuators.