Henk Lekkerkerker

Henk Lekkerkerker received the Bakhuis Roozeboom Medal 2000 for phase equilibria.

The medal honours his research into colloids in general and colloidal liquid crystals in particular. Colloids are rod-like, plate-like or spherical particles suspended in liquid and measuring between a millionth and a thousandth of a millimetre in size. The particles are highly suitable experimental subjects and Professor Lekkerkerker has taken advantage of their potential and conducted his research with great creativity, according to the Academy's jury.