Valeria Garbin Lab - Flow and Dynamics of Soft Matter

Research Interests

We study microscale transport phenomena of structured fluids and interfaces. Examples include emulsification and foaming, processing flows for advanced materials, biomedical flows and drug delivery. Our research combines multiple experimental techniques to provide precise, direct, dynamic measurements on the micro- and nano-scale, to derive new insights in physico-chemical mechanisms and continuum-scale mechanics of multiphase soft matter systems.


Dr. Valeria Garbin did her MSc (2003) and PhD (2007), both in Physics, at the University of Padova, Italy. She then was a postdoc in the group of Professor Detlef Lohse in Twente (2007-2009) and at the University of Pennsylvania, USA (2009-2012). In 2012 she joined the faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering of Imperial College London, as an Lecturer (2012-16) and then Senior Lecturer (2016-19). On 1 October she joined the Chemical Engineering Department of TU Delft as an Associate professor.

Grants and Awards

Valeria received a Rubicon Postdoctoral Fellowship from NWO (2007), a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (2013) and an ERC starting Grant (2015) from the EU, an Elsie Widdowson Fellowship from Imperial College London (2017) and the McBain Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry (2018).