Wim van Saarloos#


Wim van Saarloos
Email:saarloos 'at' lorentz.leidenuniv.nl
Membership Number:4502
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:wvansaarloos
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://wwwhome.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/~saarloos



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017, 01 Professor of Theoretical Physics, Leiden University
  • 2016, 09 Vice president and president-elect KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)
  • 2015 - 2016 Director transition NWO, NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
  • 2010 - 2015 Director, FOM Foundation (Foundation for Fundamental Research of Matter)
  • 1997 - 2009 Director, Lorentz Centre (International Centre for workshops in the sciences at Leiden University)
  • 1991 - 2009 Professor of Theoretical Physics, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands
  • 1984 - 1990: Member of Technical Staff in the Materials Physics Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, U.S.A.
  • 1982 - 1984 Postdoctoral research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, U.S.A.
  • 1978 - 1982 University of Leiden, doctoral degree in theoretical physics (cum laude)
  • 1973 - 1978 Delft University of Technology, Engineering degree in physics (cum laude)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theoretical physics
  • Statistical physics
  • (Soft) condensed-matter physics
  • Soft matter and granular media
  • Non-Equilibrium Pattern Formation
  • Dynamics of interfaces and fronts
  • Complex Fluids
  • Rheology
  • Correlated systems
  • Front propagation into unstable states

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Listed in the Top 10 of Science Guide
  • 2015 Listed in the Top 10 of Science Guide
  • 2013 Honorary member of the Society for Technische Physica (Technical Physics)
  • 2012 Elisabeth Parvé Steyn prize
  • 2008 Royal decoration Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion)
  • 2008 Elected Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society
  • 2008 Physica Prize
  • 2007 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2005 Member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities
  • 2004 Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts KNAW
  • 1999 Franco-Hollandais Descartes-Huygens Prize for French-Dutch collaboration
  • 1995 Centre of Excellence award from Shell Research

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