The Centre for Soft Matter brings together academics from the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and from the Business School.
Chair of the Durham Centre for Soft Matter
Theoretical and computational rheology, flow instabilities, ageing of disordered soft materials, demixing, porous media, wetting, active matter
Theoretical and experimental rheology; polymeric computational fluid dynamics; constitutive modelling; advanced methods for rheological characterisation of polymers; industrial research problems
Manager of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Formulation for Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT)
Synthetic polymer chemistry, especially living anionic polymerisation for synthesis of novel architectures and sequence control. Polymer characterisation by chromatography, including size exclusion chromatography and temperature gradient interaction chromatography.
Dr Clare Mahon
Synthetic chemistry, fluorescent sensors, macromolecular recognition