scientific goal

The scientific goal of DiStruc is to understand and direct structure formation in dispersions of elongated colloidal particles by internal (particle characteristics, interactions and concentration) and external means (confinement and flow).

practical goal

The practical goal of DiStruc is to actively further the exploitation of this knowledge in the EU for rational product development in industrial sectors involved in the production of novel superior textures for fast moving consumer goods (foods, home and personal care), and high-performance fibres.

educational goal

The educational goal of DiStruc is to train the next generation of European researchers at the highest (PhD) level with a multidisciplinary academic and industrial skill set from physics to biology, experiments to theory/simulations, and product development to marketing.