Soft Matter Group

Our Group is part of the Department of Physics. We are a group of about 20 PhD students, research fellows, research technicians, and academics, working on a wide range of soft things, from living cells to paints. Soft matter includes, roughly speaking, almost all matter that is either soft or liquid in nature, or has structure on nanometre length scales. Examples range from water to jelly to cement.

Soft matter is a highly interdisciplinary field, and a lot of our research is conducted in collaboration with chemists, biologists, engineers, or vets. We do both experimental, and computational research, as well as pure science and work with industrial collaborators.

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