Daniela Kraft is an associate professor in Soft Matter Physics at the Huygens-Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory at Leiden University, The Netherlands. She obtained her Ph.D. cum laude from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, under supervision of Willem Kegel. Supported by a Rubicon grant, she then joined the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University, USA, as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2013, she moved to Leiden, where she established her own group. Her research focuses on self-assembly in biological and soft matter systems, ranging from anisotropic colloidal particles to lipid membranes, emulsions, and viruses. Dr. Kraft has been awarded a VENI fellowship from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, an ERC starting grant and the paper of the year award 2017 from Biophysical Journal.
In the media
- Colloidal Recycling: Reconfiguration of Random Aggregates into Patchy Particles
- Lipid membrane-mediated attraction between curvature inducing objects
- Colloidal joints with designed motion range and tunable joint flexibility
- Surface roughness directed self-assembly of patchy particles into colloidal micelles
Current Research Projects
Past Research Projects