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The MICSED (Molecular Interactions in Complex Systems European Doctorate) is supporting five Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). They are working on a range of exciting projects delivering molecular-level insight into the complex physics and chemistries that lie behind modern consumer goods. Success in the projects will deliver new scientific knowledge but also allow step-changes in the efficacy of products used by billions of consumers world-wide. It will also allow increased product stability leading to significant sustainability gains in manufacturing, formulation, packaging and transport costs. The ESRs have spent the first twelve months of their research programmes at Durham University based in either the Chemistry or Maths Departments then moved to secondments at P&G innovation centres in Belgium and Germany. They’ll later return to Durham to complete their PhDs.

The MICSED website is at:

The MICSED project is being coordinated by Professor John Evans from Durham Chemistry and Dr Euan Magennis from P&G with the help of Julie McCloughlin. The scientific projects are being led by a range of academic staff at Durham University working closely with Scientists at P&G. Links to the Durham PI’s webpages are:

For more information on Durham’s collaboration with P&G see:

Contact Details

Durham University,
DH1 3LE,
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 2000