I am an experimental biophysicist interested in fundamental questions related to soft interfaces and biomembranes. A main focus of our research is the development of new experiments to probe membrane structure and dynamics.

We are aiming to reveal principles that govern lateral membrane structure and domain formation in cells. We use high resolution microscopy such as AFM, fluorescence-based imaging, imaging ellipsometry in conjunction with image analysis, to answer these questions.

I have a general interest in other types of colloid and interface systems as well. Our work have practical implications in areas such as sensors, drug-delivery, functional materials and food science.

Specific examples of recent projects include:

  • Discovery of membrane orientational texture
  • Spincoated membranes
  • Membrane-toxin interactions and endocytosis.
  • Surface-collapse of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (GUVs).
  • Casein micelles and micelle-networks in dairy products.
  • Hydrophobic effects and nanobubbles.
  • Wetting and capillarity in fiber-reinforced polymers

You can learn more about recent projects, my teaching and other topics on these pages. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a collaboration.

Contact info:

Adam Cohen Simonsen
Associate professor, PhD
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy (FKF)
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M
email: adam(at)
phone: +45 6550 3527
fax: +45 6550 4048