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Photoresponsive Soft Matter

Molecules that respond to light by isomerization, dissociation, or polymerization may be incorporated into surfactant self-assembly structures, thereby creating novel forms of matte more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Why are Ionic Liquids Extraordinary Solvents?

The use of ionic liquids has exploded over the last decades as solvents for unusual or difficult chemical syntheses.  These liquids consist solely of ions and have melting poin more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Designing new nano-structured materials for solar energy and health

While methods for making nanostructured materials are often slow or energy intensive, self-assembly of nanoscale objects promises to be scalable and low-energy and could thus propel more...

Supervisor(s): Widmer-Cooper, Asaph (Dr)

Laboratory Exobiology: Prebiotic Environments in Ionic Liquids?

Life in the universe is widely presumed only to be viable in the ‘Goldilocks zone’ around a star, where liquid water is available.  Some have speculated that Titan more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Understanding slip and designing new slippery surfaces

Investigation of the properties of surfaces that affect the slip of liquids at solid interface, with the potential to develop more energy-efficient microfluidic devices. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Functional structured polymer coatings for water condensation

Development and optimisation of micro-patterned surfaces that can collect water by condensation from humid air. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

New self-assembled monolayers for surface modification of surfaces in electronic components

Investigation of the new families of self-assembled monolayers to be used with non-protic solvents. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

New liquid-infused surfaces based on wrinkled Teflon

Investigation of the new families of slippery nanostructured surfaces with reduced hydrodynamic drag. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Optimisation of droplet roll-off on patterned surfaces

Investigation through molecular dynamics simulations the surface features that optimise the detachment and roll-off of liquid droplets. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Magnetic resonance micro-imaging of human and animal tissue.

Use of magnetic resonance microimaging of human and animal tissue to study disease processes. more...

Supervisor(s): Bourne, Roger (Dr)