Welcome to the research group of Alvaro Marin. We are based in the Physics of Fluids cluster at the University of Twente, also part of the Max-Planck Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics.

We are largely and proudly supported by the European Research Council through an starting grant.

We are a group of curious people interested in things living in confined systems: particles inside droplets, droplets inside channels, particles inside channels, bacteria inside droplets, people between walls or confined by white lines on the green grass. We are mainly driven by the observation of beautiful and very unexpected phenomena, and work very hard to describe them,  sometimes we even manage to explain them! This is what drives our work.

So if  you are a classifier-type, our work could be roughly classified somewhere between Physics and Engineering, Soft Matter also works for us!

The website is permanently under construction, so please excuse typos or other mistakes. Last Update: May 2019 .

News & updates

Our last paper in Phys. Rev. Fluids selected by editors

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Quite happy to see our recent paper “Particle monolayer assembly in evaporating salty colloidal droplets” in Physical Review Fluids suggested by the editors! Congrats to Laura and Myrthe for their…

TEDx Talk

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Alvaro presented in January 2020 his TEDx talk “Why Artists and Scientists should hand out more often”, where he talked about his work with the artist Maurice Mikkers, and about…

Marin Lab in corona times

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We are not doing research on any COVID19 topic, but we support and encourage all those who are doing (and can do it)! We continue doing our jobs and several…

Next Seminars & Conferences

12th European Fluid Mechanics Conference 2018 – Vienna –

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In this year’s Euromech, I’ll be presenting our  latest results on the pattern formation in evaporating salty drops, much of it will be hopefully soon be submitted for publication. Particularly…

Berlin 18 – DPG Tagungen

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So happy to be participating in the DPG conference in Berlin! I will be talking on Monday 12th on the Focus Droplets session and on Wednesday 14th on Complex Fluids…

Seminars “El Almendro” 2017

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Together with Javier Rodriguez-Rodriguez, we have been organizing this workshop/seminar “El Almendro” for a few years in the University Carlos III in Madrid. The show runs on Friday 22 December…

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