Luca Giomi

Welcome to Giomi's Soft & Bio Mechanics group!

We are interested in understanding the mechanics of soft materials, of which biological materials are prominent examples. Soft materials are those that can be easily deformed by external stress, electromagnetic fields or just thermal fluctuations: in other words everything that is wet, squishy or floppy. To pursue this, we use a combination of analytical techniques, numerical simulations and, from time to time, some simple experiment.


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[11.02.2017] Welcome Ireth!

[13.05.2016] Luca awarded Vidi grant

[01.04.2016] Welcome Piermarco!

[24.11.2015] Koen wins the Lorentz Afstudeerprijs


[13.02.2017] Geometry and mechanics of micro-domains in growing bacterial colonies, arXiv:1703.04504 (2017)

[13.02.2017] Cytoskeletal anisotropy controls geometry and forces of adherent cells, arXiv:1702.03916 (2017)

[11.02.2017] Dynamical and topological singularities cross-talk in flowing nematic liquid crystals, arXiv:1612.00095 (2017)


Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics
Universiteit Leiden