Leiden University

I am a PhD student working with Vincenzo Vitelli at the Lorentz Institute for theoretical physics, Leiden University, The Netherlands.


Research interests

Liquid crystals. Fracture. See my research page.


Selected publications

Stable nematic droplets with handles
E. Pairam, J. Vallamkondu, V. Koning, B.C. van Zuiden, P.W. Ellis, M.A. Bates, V. Vitelli, A. Fernandez-Nieves
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, 9295-9300 (2013); arXiv:1212.1771

Frustrated nematic order in spherical geometries
T.Lopez-Leon, V.Koning, S.Devaiah, V.Vitelli, A.Fernandez-Nieves
Nature physics 391-394, 7 (2011)

Contact details

+31-71-527-5517
koning@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl
Instituut Lorentz
Leiden University
The Netherlands