Asst. Prof. Dr. Phil.

Scott Waitukaitis

Scott Waitukaitis

Member of the Young Academy since 2021




Research Areas:

  • Physics, Astronomy
  • Experimental physics
  • Condensed matter
  • Statistical physics





Selected Memberships:

  • American Physical Society

Selected Prizes:

  • ERC Starting Grant
  • NNV Fysica Young Speakers Award
  • Block Prize for Outstanding Young Researcher
  • Veni Research Grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
  • The Springer Thesis Award, Springer Publishing

Selected Publications:

  • Direct observation of particle interactions and clustering in charged granular streams Victor Lee, Scott Waitukaitis, Marc Miskin and Heinrich Jaeger. Nature Physics 11, 733-737 (2015)..
  • Jigsaw puzzle design of pluripotent origami Peter Dieleman, Niek Vasmel, Scott Waitukaitis, and Martin van Hecke. Nature Physics 16, 63-68 (2020)..
  • High-speed tracking of rupture and clustering in freely-falling granular streams John Royer, D.J. Evans, Loreto Oyarte, Qiti Guo, Matthias Möbius, Scott Waitukaitis and Heinrich Jaeger. Nature 459, 1110-1113 (2009)..
  • Coupling the Leidenfrost effect and elastic deformations to power sustained bouncing (Cover) Scott Waitukaitis, Antal Zuiderwijk, Anton Souslov, Corentin Coulais and Martin van Hecke. Nature Physics 13, 1095-1099 (2017)..
  • Impact-activated solidification of dense suspensions via dynamic jamming fronts Scott Waitukaitis and Heinrich Jaeger. Nature 487, 205-209 (2012)..