Prof Tom McLeish, FInstP, FRS
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tom McLeish is Professor of Physics at Durham University and also chairs the Royal Society’s education committee. After a first degree in physics and PhD (1987) in polymer physics at Cambridge University, a lectureship at Sheffield University, in complex fluid physics, lead to a chair at Leeds University from 1993.
He has since won several awards both in Europe (Weissenberg Medal) and the USA (Bingham Medal) for his work on molecular rheology of polymers, and ran a large collaborative and multidisciplinary research programme in this field from 1999-2009 co-funded by EPSRC and industry.
His research interests include: (i) molecular rheology of polymeric fluids); (ii) macromolecular biological physics; (iii) issues of theology, ethics and history of science. He has published over 180 scientific papers and reviews, and is in addition regularly involved in science-communication with the public, including lectures and workshops on science and faith. In 2014 OUP published his book Faith and Wisdom in Science. He has been a Reader in the Anglican Church since 1993, in the dioceses of Ripon and York.
From 2008-2014 he served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at Durham University. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2012 he was made Vice-President of Science by the Institute of Physics (IoP).
Soft Condensed Matter Physics
Polymer Molecular Rheology
Theology of Science
Biological Physics of Protein Dynamics, Self-assembly and Evolution
Medieval Science – the Ordered Universe Project
Theology and Science
Soft Matter, Complex Fluids and Biological Physics
- Townsend, PD, Rodgers, TL, Pohl, E, Wilson, MR, Cann, MJ & McLeish, T C B (2015). Physical Biology of Proteins and Peptides. Springer.
Chapter in book
- McLeish, T. C. B. (2016). The search for affirming narratives for the future governance of thechnology reflections from a science-theology persective on GMFuturos. In Governing Agricultural Sustainability: Global lessons from GM crops. Macnaghten, P. & Carro-Ripalda, S. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 192-197.
- Tanner, B. K., Bower, R. G., McLeish, T. C. B. & Gasper, Giles E. M. (2016). Unity and Symmetry in the De Luce of Robert Grosseteste. In Robert Grosseteste and the Pursuit of Religious and Scientific learning in the Middle-Ages. Cunningham, Jack P. & Hocknull, M. Springer. 18: 3-20.
- Rodgers, Thomas, Burnell, David, Wilson, Mark R., Pohl, Ehmke, Cann, Martin, Townsend, Philip D., McLeish, Tom C. B. & Toncrova, Hedvika (2011), Modelling allosteric signalling in protein homodimers, 40: 8th EBSA European Biophysics Congress. Budapest, Springer, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA, 121.
- Krawczyk, J., Croce, S., McLeish, T.C.B. & Chakrabarti, B. (2016). Elasticity dominated surface segregation of small molecules in polymer mixtures. Physical Review Letters 116(20): 208301.
- McLeish, T. C. B. (2015). Are there ergodic limits to evolution? Ergodic exploration of genome space and convergence. Interface Focus 5(6): 20150041.
- McLeish, T.C.B., Cann, M.J. & Rodgers, T.L. (2015). Dynamic Transmission of Protein Allostery without Structural Change: Spatial Pathways or Global Modes?. Biophysical Journal 109(6): 1240-1250.
- Townsend, P.D., Rogers, T.L., Pohl, E., Wilson, M.R., McLeish, T.C.B. & Cann, M.J. (2015). Global low-frequency motions in protein allostery: CAP as a model system. Biophysical Reviews 7(2): 175-182.
- McLeish, T. & Strang, V. (2015). Recognising the Value of Interdisciplinary Research. Research Fortnight
- Townsend, P.D., Rodgers, T.L., Glover, L.C., Korhonen, H.J., Richards, S.A., Colwell, L.J., Pohl, E., Wilson, M.R., Hodgson, D.R.W., McLeish, T.C.B. & Cann, M.J. (2015). The role of protein-ligand contacts in allosteric regulation of the Escherichia coli Catabolite Activator Protein. Journal of Biological Chemistry 290(36): 22225-22235.
- Bower, R.G., McLeish, T.C.B., Tanner, B.K., Smithson, H.E., Panti, C., Lewis, N. & Gasper, G.E.M. (2014). A medieval multiverse?: Mathematical modelling of the thirteenth century universe of Robert Grosseteste. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 470(2167): 40025.
- Smithson, Hannah E., Gasper, Giles E. M. & McLeish, Tom C. B. (2014). All the colours of the rainbow. Nature Physics 10(8): 540-542.
- Mitra, M., Taylor, P. R., Hutchison, C. J., McLeish, T. C. B. & Chakrabarti, B. (2014). Delayed self-regulation and time-dependent chemical drive leads to novel states in epigenetic landscapes. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11(100): 20140706.
- Hoyle, David M., Auhl, D., Harlen, O. G., Barroso, V. C., Wilhelm, M. & McLeish, T. C. B. (2014). Large amplitude oscillatory shear and Fourier transform rheology analysis of branched polymer melts. Journal of Rheology 58(4): 969-997.
- Das, C., Read, D. J., Auhl, D., Kapnistos, M., den Doelder, J., Vittorias, I. & McLeish, T. C. B. (2014). Numerical prediction of nonlinear rheology of branched polymer melts. Journal of Rheology 58(3): 737-757.
- Rimratchada, S., McLeish, T. C. B., Radford, S. E. & Paci, E. (2014). The Role of High-Dimensional Diffusive Search, Stabilization, and Frustration in Protein Folding. Biophysical Journal 106(8): 1729-1740.
- McLeish, Thomas C. B., Rodgers, T. L. & Wilson, Mark R. (2013). Allostery without conformation change: modelling protein dynamics at multiple scales. Physical Biology 10(5): 056004.
- Rodgers Thomas L Burnell, David Townsend, Phil D, Pohl, Ehmke, Cann, Martin J, Wilson, Mark R & McLeish, Tom C B (2013). DDPT: a comprehensive toolbox for the analysis of protein motion. BMC Bioinformatics 14(1): 183.
- Hoyle, David M., Huang, Q., Auhl, D., Hassell, D., Rasmussen, H. K., Skov, A. L., Harlen, O. G., Hassager, O. & McLeish, T. C. B. (2013). Transient overshoot extensional rheology of long-chain branched polyethylenes: Experimental and numerical comparisons between filament stretching and cross-slot flow. Journal of rheology 57(1): 293-313.
- Smithson, Hannah E., Dinkova-Bruun, Greti, Gasper, Giles E. M., Huxtable, Mike, McLeish, Tom C. B. & Panti, Cecilia (2012). A three-dimensional color space from the 13th century. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 29(2): A346-A352.
- Hutchings, Lian R., Kimani, Solomon M., Hoyle, David M., Read, Daniel J., Das, Chinmay, McLeish, Thomas C. B., Chang, Taihyun, Lee, Hyojoon & Auhl, Dietmar (2012). Correction to In Silico Molecular Design, Synthesis, Characterization, and Rheology of Dendritically Branched Polymers: Closing the Design Loop (vol 1, pg 404, 2012). ACS macro letters 1(6): 742.
- Hutchings, Lian R., Kimani, Solomon M., Hoyle, David M., Read, Daniel J., Das, Chinmay, McLeish, Thomas C. B., Chang, Taihyun, Lee, Hyojoon & Auhl, Dietmar (2012). In Silico Molecular Design, Synthesis, Characterization, and Rheology of Dendritically Branched Polymers: Closing the Design Loop. ACS macro letters 1(3): 404-408.
- Nayak, Kapileswar, Read, Daniel J., McLeish, Tom C.B., Hine, Peter J. & Tassieri, Manlio (2011). A Coarse-Grained Molecular Model of Strain-Hardening for Polymers in the Marginally Glassy State. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 49(13): 920-938.
- Schuetz, Peter, Greenall, Martin J., Bent, Julian, Furzeland, Steve, Atkins, Derek, Butler, Michael F., McLeish, Tom C.B. & Buzza, D. Martin A. (2011). Controlling the micellar morphology of binary PEO-PCL block copolymers in water-THF through controlled blending. Soft Matter 7(2): 749-759.
- Greenall, Martin J., Schuetz, Peter, Furzeland, Steve, Atkins, Derek, Buzza, D. Martin A., Butler, Michael F. & McLeish, Tom C.B. (2011). Controlling the Self-Assembly of Binary Copolymer Mixtures in Solution through Molecular Architecture. Macromolecules 44(13): 5510-5519.
- Auhl, D., Hoyle, David M., Hassell, D., Lord, T.D., Mackley, M.R., Harlen, O.G. & McLeish, T.C.B. (2011). Cross-slot extensional rheometry and the steady-state extensional response of long chain branched polymer melts. Journal of Rheology 55(4): 875-900.
- Read, Daniel J., Auhl, Dietmar, Das, Chinmay, den Doelder, Jaap, Kapnistos, Michael, Vittorias, Iakovos & McLeish, Tom C. B. (2011). Linking Models of Polymerization and Dynamics to Predict Branched Polymer Structure and Flow. Science 333(6051): 1871-1874.
- Hassell, David Geraint, Lord, T. D., Scelsi, L., Klein, D. H., Auhl, D., Harlen, O. G., McLeish, T. C. B. & Mackley, M. R. (2011). The effect of boundary curvature on the stress response of linear and branched polyethylenes in a contraction-expansion flow. Rheologica Acta 50(7-8): 675-689.
- Clarke, N., De Luca, E., Buxton, G., Hutchings, L.R., Gough, T., Grillo, I., Graham, R.S., Jagannathan, K., Klein, D.H. & McLeish, T.C.B. (2010). Chain Deformation in Entangled Polymer Melts at Re-entrant Corners. Macromolecules 43(3): 1539-1542.
- Khatri, Bhavin, Yew, Zu Thur, Krivov, Sergei, McLeish, Tom & Paci, Emanuele (2010). Fluctuation power spectra reveal dynamical heterogeneity of peptides. Journal of Chemical Physics 133(1): 015101
- Toncrova, Hedvika & McLeish, Tom C.B. (2010). Substrate-Modulated Thermal Fluctuations Affect Long-Range Allosteric Signaling in Protein Homodimers: Exemplified in CAP. Biophysical journal 98(10): 2317-2326.
- Hassell, D.G., Embery, J., McLeish, T.C.B. & Mackley, M.R. (2009). An experimental evaluation of the formation of an instability in monodisperse and polydisperse polystyrenes. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 157(1-2): 1-14.
- Hassell, D.G., Hoyle, D., Auhl, D., Harlen, O., Mackley, M.R. & McLeish, T.C.B. (2009). Effect of branching in cross-slot flow: the formation of ``W cusps''. Rheologica Acta 48(5): 551-561.
- Auhl, Dietmar, Chambon, Pierre, McLeish, Tom C.B. & Read, Daniel J. (2009). Elongational Flow of Blends of Long and Short Polymers: Effective Stretch Relaxation Time. Physical review letters 103(13): 136001
- Yew, Z.T. McLeish, T.C.B. & Paci, E. (2008). New Dynamical Window onto the Landscape for Forced Protein Unfolding. Physical Review Letters 101(24): 248104
- Wei, W. Ma, G.H. Hu, G. McLeish, T.C.B., Su, Z.G. & Shen, Z.Y. (2008). Preparation of Hierarchical Hollow CaCO3 Particles and the Application as Anticancer Drug Carrier. Journal of the American Chemical Society 130(47): 15808-15810.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Strang, V. & McLeish, T. (2015). How to value research that crosses more than one discipline. The Conversation