Highlights of the Likos group

  • 2020-07-14: Press report of the University of Vienna on the work of Emanuele Locatelli on "Designer protein assemblies with tunable phase diagrams in living cells" published in "Nature Chemical Biology"
  • 2019-10-07: Ph.D. Defense with highest marks for the freshly anointed Dr. Weiß. Congratulations, Lisa!
  • 2018-11-01: Dr. Jan Smrek has obtained a Lise-Meitner-Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) to work in the group on topics related to the dynamics of active ring polymer melts. Congratulations, Jan!
  • 2017-10-19: Prestigious uni:docs 2017 Fellowship for Maximilian Liebetreu
    Max will study the "Influence of Polymer Topology on Polymer Rheology" under the supervision of Christos Likos. In 2017, Max presented the results of his master thesis "Conformations and dynamics of polymers of different topologies under shear" supervised by Christos Likos at the "DPG Spring Meeting" (Dresden, Germany) and the international conference "Liquids" (Ljubljana, Slovenia) uni:docs fellowship programme
  • 2017-01-18: Press report of the University of Vienna on the new Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network NanoTRANS, which involves ten universities and research organizations, as well as two industrial companies across Europe. The principal inestigator of the sub-project "Transport of ring polymers in microfluidic channels" is Christos Likos from the Faculty of Physics, Lisa Weiß is Early Stage Researcher and goes towards a doctoral degree (PhD).
  • 2016-08-19:
    Proceedings of the 193th Enrico Fermi School published
    The Proceedings of the prestigious Enrico Fermi Course on Soft-Matter Self-Assembly have just been published by the Italian Physical Society. The School was funded by the EU-Network COLLDENSE, which is coordinated by Sofia Kantorovich of the Faculty of Physics, and co-organized by Christos Likos together with Francesco Sciortino and Emanuela Zaccarelli (Rome), and Primoz Ziherl (Ljubljana).
  • 2016-06-01:"Erwin-Schrödinger Society (ESG) for Nanosciences-Prize" for Dr. Lorenzo Rovigatti
    During the 2nd Erwin Schrödinger Symposium 2016, organised by the Erwin Schrödinger Society for Nanosciences, Dr. Lorenzo Rovigatti, Lise Meitner Fellow at the Faculty of Physics, was awarded the 2016 ESG-Nano Prize. He received the award for his publication: L. Rovigatti, B. Capone, and C. N. Likos, Soft self-assembled nanoparticles with temperature-dependent properties published recently in "Nanoscale" on the cover page.
  • January 2016:
    "Sofronios-Elias Papadopoulos" Prize of the National Technical University of Athens for Prof. Christos Likos
    Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christos N. Likos has been awarded the newly-established "Sofronios-Elias Papadopoulos" prize of the Department of Physics, in the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences of the National Technical University of Athens. In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the foundation of the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Prof. Christos Likos has been selected as the inaugural awardee of this prize, which honors the memory of a great colleague and teacher. The prize recognizes the impact of Prof. Likos' continuous scientific research efforts, as well as his devotion and commitment to academic excellence in the field of Condensed Matter Physics. The open ceremony was held on Friday the 4th of December 2015 at the National Technical University of Athens.
  • January 2014:
    Dr. Lorenzo Rovigatti has obtained a Lise-Meitner Fellowship from the FWF and will join the group in March 2014
    Lorenzo's research focuses on the investigation of star polymers with a temperature dependent valence. Dr. Rovigatti studied at the Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy) and obtained his PhD in Material Science in 2012. He continued his research as a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Prof. F. Sciortino (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy). Dr. Rovigatti was a visiting scientist at the Université Montpellier 2, France (group of: W. Kob), Oxford University, UK (group of J. P. K. Doye) and an HPC-Europa visitor at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • December 2013:
    APART grant of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) for Dr. Barbara Capone

    Creating novel building blocks, which allow for an easy and large scale fabrication of complex materials, is a central goal in material science. Barbara Capone will investigate how to induce and control the crystallization process of Telechelic Star Polymers.
  • 2013-07-19:
    Proceedings of the 184th Course of the Enrico Fermi Summer School
    The Proceedings of the highly prestigious Enrico Fermi Summer School on Physics of Complex Colloids have just been published by the Italian Physical Society. The book consists of 14 extended chapters, written by leading experts who have been lecturers of the Summer School, and it offers an in-depth coverage of modern topics in Soft Matter Science, ranging from synthesis and experiments to theory and simulation. The Summer School has taken place in Varenna, Italy, July 3-13, 2012, and it has been organized by the ITN-COMPLOIDS.
  • 2013-02-21:
    Prediction of cascade of isostructural critical points confirmed

    Theoretical work by Tim Neuhaus and Christos Likos published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, and highlighted as Lab Talk there, has put forward the prediction of the existence of an infinity of critical points, in which cascades of isostructural fcc-fcc transitions terminate, for a generic class of models of cluster-forming crystals. Recently simulation work by Nigel Wilding and Peter Sollich, published in Europhysics Letters, has fully confirmed this conjecture. Hereby, a novel type of low-temperature phase behavior of crystals has been discovered, which is characteristic for a broad class of physically realizable model systems.
  • 2013-02-08:
    Work on microfluidics featured at the cover of Soft Matter
    The flow of colloidal particles in structured microchannels is a topic bearing both fundamental interest and impact on many modern microfluidic applications. Recent work by Arash Nikoubashman and Gerhard Kahl (TU Wien) in collaboration with Christos Likos has shed light into the flow patterns of colloidal transport through structured channels, and it has been featured in the cover page of the prestigious Journal "Soft Matter".  ⇒article
  • 2013-01-17: Press report of the University of Vienna on the work of Barbara Capone, Ivan Coluzza, Ronald Blaak, Christos Likos, and Federica Lo Verso (University of Mainz) "Telechelic star polymers as self-assembling units from the molecular to the macroscopic scale" published recently in Physical Review Letters.
  • 2013-01-07: Nature article highlights Viennese research
    Physicists around Christos Likos published in December 2012 an article in Physical Review Letters, in which a new form of self-assembly of soft matter has been demonstrated. The work has been highlighted in a Nature article.
  • 2012-10-24: Press report of the University of Vienna on the work of Richard Matthews and Christos Likos, "Influence of fluctuating membranes on self-assembly of patchy colloids" published in Physical Review Letters. See also the corresponding newspaper article in the daily Der Standard of Oct. 26, 2012.
  • 2011-10-05: Dr. Richard Matthews has obtained a Lise-Meitner-Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Congratulations, Richard!
  • 2011-08-08: Press report of the Unversity of Vienna on the article Cluster Crystals under Shear by Arash Nikoubashman, Gerhard Kahl and Christos Likos, published in Physical Review Letters. See also the corresponding press release of the Vienna University of Technology.
  • 2011-06-02: The article: Phonon dispersion of cluster crystals [Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 23, 234112 (2011)] is highlighted as a Lab Talk on the Journal's website.
  • 2010-08-08: An interview of Prof. Likos with the Greek daily Kathimerini (you must know Greek to read this).
  • 2010-07-26: Prof. Likos has been elected to serve a three-year term at the Editorial Board of Soft Matter.
  • 2010-07-02: The article: The effects of pH, salt and bond stiffness on charged dendrimers [Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 22, 232101 (2010)] is highlighted as a Lab Talk on the Journal's website.
  • 2010-04-28: Prof. Likos has been elected to the five-member Scientific Advisory Committee of the EU-wide Soft Matter Infrastructure Initiative EFAST, coordinated by Prof. Jan Dhont (Jülich Research Center).