Dr Richard Sear
I am a computational physicist working in the field of soft matter physics, mainly on crystallisation and on biological physics. I am a member, and current head, of the Department's Soft Matter group. The modules I teach range from maths for physicists to biological physics, and I am currently responsible for most of the teaching of numerical physics in the second year (FHEQ5).
These are quite broad. I am a theoretical physicist/physical chemist by training. Most of my research is on the nucleation of crystals, although I also work on processes inside living cells, mostly diffusion and transport inside cells and on the spatial organisation of cells.
See my homepage for further details of my research.
The modules I teach range from maths for physicists (PDE part of an FHEQ5 module) to biological physics (Soft Matter and Biological Physics FHEQ 6 module), and I am currently responsible for most of the teaching of numerical physics in the second year (FHEQ5 - part of Energy, Entropy and Numerical Physics and Introduction to Astronomy modules).
I am current group leader of the Soft Matter group.
Contact the press team
Phone: +44 (0)1483 684380 / 688914 / 684378
Out-of-hours: +44 (0)7773 479911
Senate House, University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH