Physical Chemistry

Lund University

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Jerome Crassous, Guest Researcher

Jérôme Crassous has a researcher position since 2013 at the Division of Physical Chemistry at Lund University, Sweden. He got his M.Sc. in Material Science at INSA-Lyon (University of Lyon, France) in 2003 and his PhD at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Matthias Ballauff in 2009 at the Department of Physical Chemistry I on the "Structure, Dynamics and Association of Thermoresponsive Core-Shell Particles" ( He was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Peter Schurtenberger at the Adolphe Merkle Insitute (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) in 2009 and then moved in 2011 to Lund University, Sweden. His research interests are focused on complex directed self-assembly processes mostly based on responsive colloids and on the physical properties of dense colloidal dispersions. As one of the Co-PI's of the Aniforce project (project grant KAW 2014.0052) founded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, he is currently leading an independent research group consisting of 2 postdocs.

Technical expertise

  • Neutron, X-Ray and Light Scattering
  • Rheology
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM), Transmission Electron Microscopy
    (TEM, cryo-TEM)
  • Synthesis of colloids

Curriculum Vitae


 Janne-Mieke Meijer

Carola Müller (Aniforce, Design of multiresponsive colloids)

Selected publications

1. Crassous, JJ; Mihut, AM; Månsson, LK; Schurtenberger, P: "Anisotropic responsive microgels with tuneable shape and interactions", Nanoscale, 7, 15971 (2015)

2. Månsson, LK; Immink, JN; Mihut, AM; Schurtenberger, P; Crassous, JJ: “A new route towards colloidal molecules with externally tunable interaction sites”, Faraday Discuss., 181, 49 (2015) (invited article for special issue on Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly)

3. Crassous, JJ; Mihut, AM; Wenersson, E; Pfleiderer, P; Vermant, J; Linse, P; Schurtenberger, P: “Field-induced assembly of colloidal ellipsoids into well-defined microtubules”, Nat. Commun. 5, 5516 (2014)

4. Crassous, JJ; Mihut, AM; Dietsch; H; Pravaz, O; Ackermann-Hirshi; L; Hirt, A; Schurtenberger, P: “Advanced multiresponsive comploids: from design to possible applications”, Nanoscale 6, 8726 (2014)

5. Mihut, AM; Dabkowska, A; Crassous, JJ; Schurtenberger, P; Nylander, T: “Tunable Adsorption of Soft Colloids on Model Biomembranes”, ACS Nano 7, 10752 (2013)

6. Crassous, JJ; Casal-Dujal, L; Medebach, M; Obiols-Rabasa, M; Vincent, R; Reinhold, F; Boyko, V; Willerich, I; Menzel, A; Moitzi, C; Reck, B; Schurtenberger, P: “Structure and Dynamics of Soft Colloidal Suspensions in the Vicinity of the Glass Transition”, Langmuir 29, 10346 (2013)

7. Crassous, JJ; Millard, PE; Mihut, AM; Wittemann, A; Drechsler, M; Ballauff, M; Schurtenberger, P: “Self-Assembly of Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolyte Brushes and Gold Nanoparticles into Giant Hollow Fibers”, Soft Matter 9, 9111 (2013) (front cover of the journal, themed collection: Directed self-assembly)

8. Paloli, D; Mohanty, P; Crassous, JJ; Zaccarelli, E; Schurtenberger, P: “Fluid-Solid Transition in Soft-Repulsive Colloids” Soft Matter 9, 3000 (2013) (front cover)

9. Crassous, JJ; Dietsch, H; Pfleiderer, P; Malik, V; Diaz, A; Ackermann Hirshi, L; Drechsler, M; Schurtenberger, P: “Preparation and characterization of ellipsoidal-shaped thermosensitive microgel colloids with tailored aspect ratios” Soft Matter 8, 3538 (2012) (inside front cover

10. Zaccone, A; Crassous, JJ; Béri, B; Ballauff, M: “Quantifying the reversible association of thermosensitive nanoparticles”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 168303 (2011)

11. Crassous, JJ; Rochette, CN; Witttemann, A; Drechsler, M; Schrinner, M; Ballauff, M: “Quantitative Analysis of Polymer Colloids by Combining Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy with Small Angles X-Ray Scattering”, Langmuir 25, 7862, (2009)

12. Crassous, JJ; Siebenbürger, M; Ballauff, M; Drechsler, M; Hajnal, D; Henrich, O; Fuchs, M: “Shear stresses of colloidal dispersions at the glass transition in equilibrium and in flow”, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 204902 (2008)

13. Crassous, JJ; Ballauff, M; Drechsler, M; Schmidt, J; Talmon, Y: "Imaging the volume transition in thermosensitive core-shell particles by cryo-transmission electron microscopy", Langmuir 22, 2403 (2006)