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Durham University

Durham Centre for Soft Matter


5 February 2019

Centre for Doctoral Training renewed

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) has been renewed for another five years by EPSRC. The CDT for Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI) becomes the CDT for Soft Matter and Formulation for Industrial Innovation (SOFI2) and is recruiting a cohort of PhD students for September 2019. As before, the CDT is a joint venture between Durham University (50%), The University of Leeds (25%) and the University of Edinburgh (25%). Visit the CDT's website to read more about how it works and how to apply.

Dr Alyssa Avestro

2 January 2019

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship for Alyssa Avestro

Congratulations and farewell to Dr Alyssa Avestro, who starts a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York today. Alyssa was an 1851 Commission Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Durham and an active member of the Centre for Soft Matter. Alyssa has ongoing collaborations at Durham, so we will continue to see her here on a regular basis.

26 November 2018

CCP5 Simulation School 2019

CECAM has today confirmed its support for the annual CCP5 Simulation Summer School, which will be held in Durham for the first time in 2019. The school will run from 8 to 18 July 2019, including two days of a programming pre-school. Bookings will open soon.

October 2018

Assistant Professorship in Soft Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Soft Condensed Matter Physics. Those with expertise in theory and/or molecular simulations of soft matter and complex fluids are particularly encouraged to apply. An interest in collaborating with our experimental soft matter programme would also be welcomed. The deadline for applications is 3 January 2019 at noon.

For further details on the post and how to apply, please click here.

April 2018

New Knowledge Transfer Partnership

A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership KTPs has just been awarded between AGMA Limited (Haltwhistle, Northumberland) and Durham University (DCSM members, Dr Ritu Kataky and Dr Richard Thompson). Agma is one of the leading producers of protective coatings for pipes used in oil & gas exploration. KTP projects exploit specialist knowledge and understanding within universities and apply them to real-life applications where their impact can have a positive benefit. A two year post for a knowledge transfer associate will be advertised shortly.