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prof. dr. ir. P.R. (Patrick) Onck

Full Professor


Research in the Onck group aims at understanding the micromechanical and functional behavior of (biological) materials based on an accurate description of the underlying (bio-) physical mechanisms. Computational techniques (e.g. molecular dynamics, finite element methods and solid-fluid interaction techniques) are being used to explicitly account for the physical mechanisms at the relevant length scales.

Primary focus at the moment is on:
(i) Transport through the nuclear pore complex
(ii) Phase separation and aggregation of disordered proteins
(iii) Molecular chaperones in neurodegenerative diseases
(iii) Soft-robotic nature-inspired microswimmers and magnetic artificial cilia.

For more details, visit the group's web-page.

Other positions

Member national committee (werkgemeenschapscommissie) Physics of Life, NWO-ENW Physics
Member (representing the Netherlands) of the General Assembly of IUTAM (
Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Impact factor 6.2)
Editorial Board member of Extreme Mechanics Letters (Impact factor 4.7)
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