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Soft matter

Research spans broad areas of macromolecular chemistry, physical organic chemistry and surface chemistry.

The research areas include hydrogels for use in healthcare, DNA complexes, conducting polymer fibres, healable polymers and nanocomposites, novel high surface area network materials, nanoelectrochemistry and the use of X-ray spectroscopy to probe the mechanisms of reactions. These experimental studies are supported by computational analysis using quantum mechanics and molecular dynamic simulations.

Research group members

  • Professor C.J. Cardin
  • Dr F.J. Davis
  • Dr J.M. Elliott
  • Professor I.W. Hamley
  • Professor W.C. Hayes (Head of Section)
  • Dr K. Lovelock
  • Dr D. Nutt (affiliate member)

 

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