Dr Valeria Garbin
Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London
London SW7 2AZ
+44 20 759 42878
v.garbin at

Postdoc position

A postdoc position on soft matter and rheology will become available in Autumn 2017 as part of the ExtreFlow project. For more information, visit the project page here




COST Action 'Flowing Matter'

The Department of Chemical Engineering is a member of


Welcome to the Garbin Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Our research interests are in microscale transport phenomena in soft and biological matter, for applications in drug delivery, bioprocessing flows, self-assembly and soft materials. We use a combination of microscopy, microfluidics, and acoustofluidics, to provide precision dynamic measurements on the micro- and nanoscale. We are currently studying extreme deformation of complex fluids and interfaces, stimuli-responsive capsules for formulated products, and flow-induced cell breakup for bioprocessing.

From left to right: Marco De Corato, Christiana Udoh, Axel Huerre, Anja Rajaonah, Akaki Jamburidze, Toshihiko Tsuneyoshi, Vincent Poulichet, Valeria Garbin (April 2016)


Diego Baresch joins our lab as Newton International Postdoc Fellow [03/01/2017]

Collaborative paper with James Choi's group published in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [11/10/2016] 

Saikat Saha has joined the group as PhD student [03/10/2016]

Vincent's paper on Shape oscillations of particle-coated bubbles and directional particle expulsion has been accepted in Soft Matter [05/09/2016]

Our presentations at the 30th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (4-9 September 2016, Rome): Christiana on Polymer particles with controlled microstructure (Tue at 16:40 in Session VI); Axel on Ultrafast deformation of colloid monolayers at fluid interfaces (Wed at 14:55 in Session I) [02/09/2016]

Vincent has completed his PhD and is off to Australia for a postdoc with Pat Spicer at the University of New South Wales [02/09/2016]