Dr. E. Eiser

Reader, BP Institute and Physics


  • 2008 - Lecturer at the Cavendish Laboratory (Biological and Soft Systems) and BP Institute, Cambridge (UK)
  • 2000 - 2008 Assistant Professor (UD) Chemical Engineering/Chemistry, University of Amsterdam (NL)
  • 1999 - 2000 Postdoctoral research, European synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, ID1)
  • 1997 - 1999 Postdoctoral research, University Montpellier II
  • 1992 - 1997 PhD Physical Chemistry, Weizmann Institute
  • 1988 - 1992 Masters degree, Physics, University of Konstanz (research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • 1986 - 1988 BA, Physics, University of Konstanz (Germany)



  • Self-assembly of metalo surfactants with optical and catalytical activity (patent application with D. Domingues-Gutierrez and C.J. Elsevier, Univ. Amsterdam).
    Experimental and numerical studies on structure and phase behaviour of micellar triblock-copolymer solutions.
  • X-ray and rheology studies of hexagonal surfactant phases doped with metal nano-colloids.
  • Developing new self-assembling methods to make metal nano-clusters of different materials and shapes.

Colloids & self-assembly

  • Cluster formation using DNA-coated colloids, in collaboration with W.C. Poon (Edinburgh), D. Frenkel (Amolf), and David Pine (New York University).
  • Aging of aqueous solutions of charged disk-like colloids (Laponite), in collaboration with C. Schmidt (Amsterdam, Göttingen) and G. Wegdam (WZI/Amsterdam).

Rheology of granular media

  • Investigating the flow properties of natural quicksand and trying to make laboratory quicksand, in collaboration with D. Bonn (ENS/Paris & WZI/Amsterdam).

Molecular motors

  • Experiments & simulation study of the hydrodynamic influence on the motion of molecular motors in the cell, in collaboration with A.M.C. Emons (plant biology, University of Wageningen/Netherlands) and I. Pagonabarraga (University of Barcelona/Spain).