People

We are a friendly group of students and staff, led by five academics, and working on both pure and applied soft matter physics.

Staff and students

Head of the group

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Dr Richard Sear

Soft Matter Group Leader

Academic staff

Izabela Jurewicz profile image

Dr Izabela Jurewicz

Lecturer in Soft Matter

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Professor Joseph Keddie

Professor of Soft Matter Physics

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Professor Peter McDonald

Professor of Physics

Research staff

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Dr Yuxiu Chen

Research Fellow

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Dr Sara Naderizadeh

Research Fellow

Technical support staff

NameRoleEmailPhone
Agata Gajewicz-JarominResearch (Soft Matter) and Teaching Laboratory Technicianagata.gajewicz@surrey.ac.uk 
Violeta DoukovaResearch Laboratory Technician (Surrey Materials Institute)v.doukova@surrey.ac.uk+44 (0)1483 686856

Postgraduate research students

NameResearch area
Arifah RahamanSoft Matter (EU ITN RAMP)
Robin Adey-JohnsonSoft Matter (EngD)
Rohani Abu BakarSoft Matter
Virgina ApostolopoulouSoft Matter (EU ITN RAMP)
Miryea BorgSoft Matter (EU ITN RAMP)
Katrin ElidottirSoft Matter
Ors IstokSoft Matter (EU ITN ERICA)
Joe HallSoft Matter (EngD)
Sam HendersonSoft Matter (EngD)
Magdalena JanotaSoft Matter (EU ITN ERICA)
Toby PalmerSoft Matter
Dan ParrishSoft Matter (EngD)
Malin SchulzSoft Matter
Thomas WatersSoft Matter