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Principal Investigator

Dr. Matthias Moebius
Assistant Professor, Physics

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Burke, S.R., Möbius, M.E., Hjelt T and Hutzler S , Properties of lightweight fibrous structures made by a novel foam forming technique, Cellulose, 26, 2019, p2529 - 2539 Journal Article, 2019 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Rathan S., Dejob L., Schipani R., Haffner B., Mobius M.E., Kelly D.J., Fiber Reinforced Cartilage ECM Functionalized Bioinks for Functional Cartilage Tissue Engineering, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 TARA - Full Text DOI

Hawes C.S, Lynes A.D, Byrne K, Schmitt W, Ryan G, Möbius M.E, Gunnlaugsson T, A resilient and luminescent stimuli-responsive hydrogel from a heterotopic 1,8-naphthalimide-derived ligand, Chemical Communications, 53, (44), 2017, p5989 - 5992 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

J Winkelmann, FF Dunne, VJ Langlois, ME Moebius, D Weaire, S Hutzler, 2D foams above the jamming transition: Deformation matters, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 534, 2017, p52 - 57 Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Coey, J.M.D. and Möbius, M. and Gillen, A.J. and Sen, S., Generation and stability of freestanding aqueous microbubbles, Electrochemistry Communications, 76, 2017, p38-41 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Lynes A.D, Hawes C.S, Ward E.N, Haffner B, Möbius M.E, Byrne K, Schmitt W, Pal R, Gunnlaugsson T, Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide n-alkyl ester and carboxylic acid derivatives: tuneable structural, morphological and thermal properties, CrystEngComm, 19, (10), 2017, p1427 - 1438 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Belali, S.; Emandi, G.; Cafolla, A. A.; O'Connell, B.; Haffner, B.; Möbius, M. E.; Karimi, A.; Senge, M. O., Water-soluble, neutral 3,5-diformyl-BODIPY with extended fluorescence lifetime in a self-healable chitosan hydrogel, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 16, 2017, p1700-1708 Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Hutzler S, Moebius M, Tcholakova S and Elias F(ed.), Eufoam 2016, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Trinity College Dublin, 534, July 3-6, 2016, Elsevier, 2017, 1-138 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2017 URL URL TARA - Full Text

Lovitt J.I, Hawes C.S, Lynes A.D, Haffner B, Möbius M.E, Gunnlaugsson T, Coordination chemistry of N-picolyl-1,8-naphthalimides: Colourful low molecular weight metallo-gelators and unique chelation behaviours, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 4, (2), 2017, p296 - 308 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Boland C.S, Khan U, Ryan G, Barwich S, Charifou R, Harvey A, Backes C, Li Z, Ferreira M.S, Möbius M.E, Young R.J, Coleman J.N, Sensitive electromechanical sensors using viscoelastic graphene-polymer nanocomposites, Science, 354, (6317), 2016, p1257 - 1260 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Monzon L.M.A, Gillen A.J, Mobius M.E, Coey J.M.D, Effect of tetraalkylammonium cations on gas coalescence at a hydrogen-evolving microelectrode, Langmuir, 31, (21), 2015, p5737 - 5747 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Zhang, Chi, O'Donovan, Cathal B., Corwin, Eric I., Cardinaux, Frederic, Mason, Thomas G., Moebius, Matthias E., Scheffold, Frank, Structure of marginally jammed polydisperse packings of frictionless spheres, Physical Review E, 91, (3), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Barwich, S., Coleman, J.N., Möbius, M.E, Yielding and flow of highly concentrated, few-layer graphene suspensions, Soft Matter, 11, (16), 2015, p3159-3164 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

McCarney, E.P., Byrne, J.P., Twamley, B., Martínez-Calvo, M., Ryan, G., Möbius, M.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Self-assembly formation of a healable lanthanide luminescent supramolecular metallogel from 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) ligands, Chemical Communications, 51, (74), 2015, p14123-14126 Journal Article, 2015

Martinez-Calvo M, Kotova O, Mobius M.E, Bell A.P, McCabe T, Boland J.J, Gunnlaugsson T, Healable luminescent self-assembly supramolecular metallogels possessing lanthanide (Eu/Tb) dependent rheological and morphological properties, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, (5), 2015, p1983 - 1992 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Paton KR, Varrla E, Backes C, Smith RJ, Khan U, O'Neill A, Boland C, Lotya M, Istrate OM, King P, Higgins T, Barwich S, May P, Puczkarski P, Ahmed I, Moebius M, Pettersson H, Long E, Coelho J, O'Brien SE, McGuire EK, Sanchez BM, Duesberg GS, McEvoy N, Pennycook TJ, Downing C, Crossley A, Nicolosi V, Coleman JN, Scalable production of large quantities of defect-free few-layer graphene by shear exfoliation in liquids., Nature materials, 13, (6), 2014, p624-30 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

D Fernández, P Maurer, M Martine, JMD Coey, ME Möbius, Bubble formation at a gas-evolving microelectrode, Langmuir, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Sexton MB, Hardiman SJ, Moebius ME and Hutzler S , Sheared disk packings as a model system for complex dynamics, Physica A, 394, 2014, p312 - 319 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

C.B. O'Donovan, E.I. Corwin, M.E. Möbius, Mean-field granocentric approach in 2D & 3D polydisperse, frictionless packings, Philosophical Magazine, 93, (31-33), 2013, p4030 - 4056 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

D. Fernández, M. Martine, A. Meagher, M.E. Möbius, J.M.D. Coey, Stabilizing effect of a magnetic field on a gas bubble produced at a microelectrode, Electrochemistry Communications, 18, 2012, p28-32 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Tobin S.T., Meagher A.J., Bulfin B., Moebius M. and Hutzler S., A public study of the lifetime distribution of soap films, American Journal of Physics, 79, (8), 2011, p819 - 824 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

M.B. Sexton, M.E. Moebius and S. Hutzler, Bubble dynamics and rheology in sheared two-dimensional foams, Soft Matter, 7, 2011, p11252 - 11258 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

O'Donovan CB, Möbius ME, Spatial correlations in polydisperse, frictionless, two-dimensional packings., Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 84, (2-1), 2011, p020302 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

M.E Möbius, G. Katgert, M. van Hecke, Relaxation and Flow in a linearly sheared two-dimensional foam, Europhysics Letters, 90, 2010, p44003-p1 - 44003-p6 Journal Article, 2010

Möbius ME, Xia T, van Saarloos W, Orrit M, van Hecke M, Aging and solidification of supercooled glycerol., The journal of physical chemistry. B, 114, (22), 2010, p7439-44 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

G. Katgert, B.P. Tighe, M.E. Mobius, M. van Hecke, Couette flow of two-dimensional foams, Europhysics Letters, 90, 2010, p54002-p1 - 54002-p6 Journal Article, 2010

Katgert G, Latka A, Möbius ME, van Hecke M, Flow in linearly sheared two-dimensional foams: From bubble to bulk scale., Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 79, (6 Pt 2), 2009, p066318 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Royer JR, Evans DJ, Oyarte L, Guo Q, Kapit E, Möbius ME, Waitukaitis SR, Jaeger HM, High-speed tracking of rupture and clustering in freely falling granular streams., Nature, 459, (7250), 2009, p1110-3 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Royer JR, Oyarte L, Möbius ME, Jaeger HM, Rupture and clustering in granular streams., Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.), 19, (4), 2009, p041103 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Katgert, G.; Mobius, M.E.; van Hecke, M, Rate dependence and role of disorder in linearly sheared two-dimensional foams, Physical Review Letters, 101, (5), 2008, p058301-1 - 058301-4 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Mobius, M.E., Clustering instability in a freely falling granular jet, Physical Review E, 74, (5), 2006, p051304-1 - 051304-9 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Xiang Cheng, Jeremy B. Lechman, Antonio Fernandez-Barbero, Gary S. Grest, Heinrich M. Jaeger, Greg S. Karczmar, Matthias E. Möbius, and Sidney R. Nagel, Three-dimensional shear in granular flow, Physical Review Letters, 96, (3), 2006, p038001-1 - 038001-4 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Matthias E. Möbius, Xiang Cheng, Peter Eshuis, Greg S. Karczmar, Sidney R. Nagel, and Heinrich M. Jaeger, Effect of air on granular size separation in a vibrated granular bed, Physical Review E, 72, (1), 2005, p011304-1 - 011304-13 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Mobius, ME; Cheng, X; Karczmar, GS; Nagel, SR; Jaeger, HM, Intruders in the dust: Air-driven granular size separation, Physical Review Letters, 74, (5), 2004, p198001-1 - 198001-4 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Mobius, M.; Nagel, S.R.; Jaeger, H.M., Size and density separation in granular materials, Granular Material-Based Technologies, Symposium on Granular Material-Based Technologies , Boston, MA, 2002, edited by Sen, S.; Hunt, M.L.; Hurd, A.J. , 579, Materials Research Society, 2003, pp115 - 125 Conference Paper, 2003

Matthias E. Möbius, Benjamin E. Lauderdale, Sidney R. Nagel and Heinrich M. Jaeger, Brazil-nut effect: Size separation of granular particles, Nature, 414, 2001, p270 - 270 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

Evans, T.S.; Ivin, M.; Mobius, M., An optimized perturbation expansion for a global O(2) theory , Nuclear Physics B, 577, (1-2), 2000, p325 - 340 Journal Article, 2000 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

S Hutzler, F Elias, M Moebius, S Tcholakova, Foreword, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 534, 2017, p1 - 1 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Research Expertise


My research is on experimental soft condensed matter physics and non-equilibrium physics. In particular I have investigated the flow properties and flow instabilities of granular media and foams. I have employed and developed novel techniques in magnetic resonance imaging as well as high speed imaging to elucidate the role of interstitial gas in granular size separation and to study shear flow in granular media. Moreover, I have discovered a novel flow instability in granular jets. This research has lead to publications in high impact journals. Present research interests: Connection between bulk rheology and bubble dynamics in foams. For this research, we combine rheometry and image processing based on custom software to investigate shear-induced bubble dynamics. In collaboration with Dr. Stefan Hutzler we employ simulations to complement the experimental results.



Honorary Treasurer, and TCD representative for the Institute of Physics Ireland (IOPI). I was part of the IOPI committee and gave input towards policy documents for the government and IOPI funded outreach activities throughout Ireland. 2011-2016

Proposal reviewer for STW (Dutch Technology Foundation), Netherlands 2014-present

Referee for Physical Review Letter, Nature Scientific Reports, Nature Catalyst, Physical Review E, Soft Matter, Langmuir, Philosophical Magazine, European Physics J. E, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2001

Awards and Honours

Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship. 2003

Sachs Fellowship from the University of Chicago 1998

Tessella Prize for Software 1996


Member of American Physical Society (APS) 2000 – present

Institute of Physics (IOP) member, Honorary Treasurer of the Ireland branch (2011-2016) 2011 – present