Leonardo Chiappisi

His scientific interests are mostly focused on the preparation of complex functional systems from the spontaneous organisation of simple colloidal building blocks in aqueous solution and at interfaces. In his research, strong emphasis is put on the understanding of the thermodynamic forces driving the assembly processes, as well as the characterisation of the resulting structures and functionalities. To investigate such complex systems, he employs a broad range of techniques, ranging from calorimetry and volumetry, to scattering (light, neutron, and X-rays) and imaging methods.