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Durham University

Durham Centre for Soft Matter


1 November 2020

Academic promotions

Many congratulations to Kislon Voitchovsky (R) and Halim Kusumaatmaja (C), who have both been promoted to Full Professorships, and to Matteo Degiacomi (L) who becomes Associate Professor today.

31 March 2020

ERC Advanced Grant for Suzanne Fielding

Congratulations to Prof. Suzanne Fielding, who has been awarded a €2.4 million Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for a five-year research programme entitled Rheology of yield stress fluids: a multiscale approach. You can read about Suzanne's award, which is part of more than £7 million awarded by the ERC to Durham in this round, here.

Dr Elsen Tjhung

13 January 2020

Welcome to Dr Elsen Tjhung

A warm welcome to Dr Elsen Tjhung who has joined the Physics Department as a Lecturer in Soft Condensed Matter Physics. Elsen's research interests include active matter, stochastic thermodynamics, renormalisation group and mathematical modelling of cell motility and biological filaments.

Dr Clare Mahon

1 October 2019

Welcome to Dr Clare Mahon

We are delighted to welcome Dr Clare Mahon on her first day in Durham as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and a member of the Centre for Soft Matter. Clare's research is currently focussed on the design and synthesis of polymers which can selectively recognise bacterial toxins, or bacterial surface proteins. These materials have applications in diagnostics, water purification and the production of new antimicrobial materials.

7 August 2019

Curious Kids: bubbles

Elena Patyukova (Chemistry) and Ed Llewellin (Earth Sciences) have responded to a question from Curious Kids on The Conversation: "Why are the bubbles in fizzy drinks so small? The ones I blow are much bigger." You can read the article here — and find out about the connection between bubbles in fizzy drinks and erupting volcanoes.

18 July 2019

CCP5 Simulation Summer School held in Durham

Durham University has hosted 74 UK and international participants for the CCP5 Simulation Summer School for the first of three years. The School included a two-day introduction to programming in Python and modern Fortran, five days on general theory and methods of simulation, and three days on advanced topics, including mesoscale modelling, simulation of biological systems, and ab initio simulation. The organisers were Dr Paola Carbone (Manchester), Dr Alin Elena (Daresbury Laboratory), Dr Colin Freeman (Sheffield) and Dr Mark Miller (Durham).

CCP5 participants