Talks/Events

55.  Invited Conference Talk (canceled due to pandemic), Mathematical Aspects of Origami Design, SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Bilbao (ES), May 2020
Non-Euclidean Origami Tricks

54.  Conference Talk (canceled due to pandemic), Interdisciplinary Challenges in Non-Equilibrium Physics, Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna (Au), 2 April 2020
Macroscopic bouncing active matter with the elastic Leidenfrost effect

53.  Invited Seminar, ETH Zurich, Zurich (CH), 17 January 2020
Coupling the Leidenfrost effect and elastic deformations to power sustained bouncing

52.  Invited Seminar, LadHyX at École Polytechnique, Palaiseau (FR), 20 June 2019
Non-linear dynamics of hydrogels interacting with hot surfaces

51. Invited Seminar, Gulliver lab at ESPCI, Paris (FR), 4 Feb 2019
The Leidenfrost effect and hydrogels

50.  Invited Talk, Southern Workshop on Granular Materials, Puerto Varas (CL), 5 Dec 2018                  
Bouncing, active granular matter with the elastic Leidenfrost effect

49.  Invited Seminar, The School of Physics at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (UK), 1 Oct 2018 
Rabbits, dust devils, volcanoes, planets:  The surprising physics of granular tribocharging

48.  Invited Seminar, Physics Department at the University of Chile, Santiago (CL), 16 Aug 2018
The elastic Leidenfrost effect:  coupling vapor release and elastic deformations to power sustained bouncing

47.  Invited Talk, Bessensap, Amsterdam (NL), 15 June 2018
YouTube Science:  How good ideas can come from anywhere

46.  Invited Talk, Amsterdam Science Now!, Amsterdam (NL), 31 May 2018
The Elastic Leidenfrost Effect

45.  Invited Seminar, MIT Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge (US), 15 Mar 2018
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

44.  Invited Seminar, UC San Diego Department of Physics, San Diego (US), 12 Mar 2018
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

43.  Invited Seminar, IST Austria, Klosterneuburg (AT), 28 Feb 2018
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

42.  Invited Colloquium, Brandeis University Department of Physics, Waltham (US), 14 Feb 2018
The elastic Leidenfrost effect:  Coupling vapor release and elastic deformations to power sustained bouncing

41.  Invited Seminar, Boston University Mechanical Engineering, Boston (US), 7 Feb  2018     
Transforming soft materials into engines by coupling the Leidenfrost effect to elastic deformations

40.  Invited Seminar, Gulliver Laboratory at ESPCI, Paris (FR),Feb 2018
Transforming soft materials into engines by coupling the Leidenfrost effect to elastic deformations

39.  Invited Talk, Opening Act Van der Waals Colloquium, Leiden University, Leiden (NL),  26 Jan 2018
Out of the lab and into the frying pan:  hacking hydrogels to create active matter

38.  Invited Seminar, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Bordeaux (FR), 7 Dec 2017
Using the Leidenfrost effect and hot hydrogels to make better bouncy balls

37.  Invited Seminar, Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux (FR), 5 Dec 2017
Using the Leidenfrost effect and hot hydrogels to make better bouncy balls

36.  Invited Seminar, Faculty of Science at the University of Liège, Liège (BE), 13 Nov 2017
Coupling the Leidenfrost effect and elastic deformations to power sustained bouncing

35.  Invited Talk, Science Meets Business, Leiden (NL), 9 Nov 2017
YouTube Science:  How good ideas can come from anywhere

34.  Invited Seminar, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon (FR), 31 Oct 2017
Using a phase transition and the Leidenfrost effect to harness mechanical energy from vaporizable soft solids

33.  Invited Seminar, The School of Physics at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (UK), 23 Oct 2017
Transforming soft materials into engines by coupling the Leidenfrost effect to elastic deformations

32.  Invited Seminar, The Lumière Institute, Claude Bernard University Lyon, Lyon (FR), 13 Oct 2017       
Using the Leidenfrost effect and hot hydrogels to make better bouncy balls

31.  Invited Seminar, The IoP at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), 9 June 2017
A soft engine powered by a single object and made from a single material

30.  Invited Seminar, The University of Chicago, Chicago (USA), 8 Mar 2017
A soft engine powered by a single object and made from a single material

29.  Invited Seminar, Saint-Gobain Recherche, Paris (FR), 15 Dec 2016
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

28.  Invited Seminar, The MSI at the University of Oregon, Eugene (USA), 18 Nov 2016
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

27.  *Invited Colloquium, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt, Cologne (DE), 8 Nov 2016
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

26.  Invited Talk, This week’s discoveries, Leiden University, Leiden (NL), 25 Oct 2016
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

25.  *Invited Short Talk, The Granular Matter Gordon Research Conference, Easton (USA), 27 Jul 2016
Animating granular matter with the elastic Leidenfrost effect

24.  Invited Seminar, PMMH Laboratory at the ESPCI, Paris (FR), 25 June 2017
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

23.  Invited Seminar, Department of Physics at the Université Paris Diderot, Paris (FR), 21 June 2016
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

22.  Invited Seminar, Physics Department at Wageningen University, Wageningen (NL), 14 Apr 2016
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

21.  Invited Seminar, Max Planck Institute, Göttingen (DE) , 15 Jan 2016
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

20.  Invited Seminar, Leiden University Department of Physics, Leiden (NL), 29 Oct 2015
Rabbits, Planets, Volcanoes, Dust Devils:  The Surprising Physics of Granular Tribocharging

19.  *Keynote Talk, SB9 Planetary Rings, European Planetary Science Congress, Nantes (FR), 1 Oct 2015
Tribocharging and charged interaction in same-material, microscopic grains

18.  *Invited Talk, European Solid Mechanics Conference, Madrid (ES), 7 Jul 2015
Multishape Origami Metasheets

17.  *Invited Talk, The Southern Granular Matter Workshop, Santiago (CL), 25 Nov 2015
Tribocharging and charged interactions in same-material, microscopic grains

16.  *Invited Talk, The 18th Dutch Soft Matter Meeting, Eindhoven (NL), 3 June 2015
Multishape Origami Metasheets

15.  Invited Seminar, The Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Magdeburg (DE), 1 June 2015
How to walk on water (and cornstarch)

14.  Invited Seminar, The Physics Department at UMass Amherst, Amherst (USA), 11 Mar 2015
The delicate dance of charged grains in zero gravity

13.  Invited Seminar, The Department of Physics at Cornell University, Ithaca (USA), 9 Mar 2015
The delicate dance of charged grains in zero gravity

12.  Invited Seminar, Leiden University Department of Physics, Leiden (NL), 25 Sept 2014
Multishape Origami Metasheets

11.  Invited Seminar, The IoP at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), 9 June 2014
How to walk on water (and cornstarch)

10.  Invited Seminar, The Physics of Fluids Group at theUniversity of Twente, Enschede (NL), 8 Jan 2014
How to walk (run) on water (and cornstarch)

9.   Invited Seminar, École Normal Supérieure, Paris (FR), 19 Mar 2014
Why you can walk (run) on water (and cornstarch)

8.   Invited Seminar, The Soft Matter Seminar, Leiden University, Leiden (NL), 30 Oct 2013
Impact-activated solidification of cornstarch and water suspensions

7.   *Invited Colloquium, The Department of Physics at St. Olaf’s College, Northfield (USA), 18 Sept 2013
Why you can run on water (and cornstarch)

6.   *Invited Talk, 64th Annual Starch Meeting, Detmold (DE) , 24 Apr 2013
Impact-activated solidification of a dense cornstarch suspension

5.   Panelist, Cabinet on Narrative, The Arts-Science Initiative, Chicago (USA), 12 Apr 2013

4.   Invited Seminar, The Soft Matter Seminar, Leiden University, Leiden (NL), 2 Apr 2013
Why you can run on water (and cornstarch)

3.   Invited Seminar, PMMH Laboratory at ESPCI, Paris(FR), 29 Mar 2013
Impact-activated solidification of dense suspensions

2.   *Invited Talk, March Meeting, Baltimore (USA), 22 Mar 2013
Impact-activated solidification of dense suspensions

1.   Invited Seminar, The University of Chicago, Chicago (USA), 6 Mar 2012
Same material tribocharging in insulating grains