Stefania Ketzetzi

ETH, Zurich

I am an experimental physicist who primarily uses optical microscopy and particle tracking to investigate behaviors of model colloidal particle systems in (active) soft matter. I earned my PhD from the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) researching the one- and two-dimensional motion of active colloids near confining boundaries. For my Doctoral research, I was Discoverer of the Year 2020 at LION and runner-up for the van Arkel Prize for Best Thesis in Soft Matter in the Netherlands for 2020 and 2021. As a Postdoc at ETH Zurich, I currently investigate adaptive colloidal swimmers, with the aim to design programmable navigation strategies via surface interactions that will enable intricate task performance inside complex environments.