Mathijs Adriaan Janssen

Postdoctoral Fellow - Mechanics
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Room 907
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 35 Niels Henrik Abels hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1053 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

I am a Scientia fellow in Andreas Carlon's group. In collaboration with cell biologists of Harald Stenmark's group, we study the formation of so-called intraluminal vesicles in cellular organelles. I develop membrane models for this process that account for concomitant protein ad/desorption and cytosolic fluid flow.  


Before coming to Oslo, I studied the out-of-equilibrium behavior of electrolytes near charged surfaces, often in collaboration with experimentalists. ​

Positions held

  • 2017-2019 Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
  • 2013-2017 PhD (cum laude), Utrecht University, Institute for Theoretical Physics.  Thesis: link


  • 2016 Dutch Journal of Physics annual popular science article contest. First Prize winning article: link
Tags: biophysics, membrane modelling, chemical kinetics, electrokinetic phenomena

Selected publications


  1. Mathijs Janssen, Harald Stenmark, Andreas Carlson, Divalent ligand-monovalent molecule binding, Soft Matter 17, 5375 (2021)

  2. Mathijs JanssenTransmission line circuit and equation for an electrolyte-filled pore of finite length, Physical Review Letters 126,136002 (2021)

  3. Konrad Breitsprecher, Mathijs Janssen, Pattarachai Srimuk, B. Layla Mehdi, Volker Presser, Christian Holm, and Svyatoslav Kondrat, How to speed up ion transport in nanopores, Nature Communications 11, 6085 (2020)

  4. Cheng Lian⋆, Mathijs Janssen⋆, Honglai Liu, and René van Roij, Charging Dynamics of Nanoporous ElectrodesPhysical Review Letters 124, 076001 (2020), ⋆contributed equally, Editors’ Suggestion, Featured in Physics

  5. Mathijs JanssenCurvature affects electrolyte relaxation: studies of spherical and cylindrical electrodesPhysical Review E 100, 042602 (2019)

  6. Mathijs Janssen and René van Roij, Reversible heating in electric double layer capacitorsPhysical Review Letters 118, 096001 (2017)

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