Skip to main content

Soft matter – University of Reading

Show access keys
  • Our research groups

    Soft matter

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)


We use Javascript to improve your experience on, but it looks like yours is turned off. Everything will still work, but it is even more beautiful with Javascript in action. Find out more about why and how to turn it back on here.
We also use cookies to improve your time on the site, for more information please see our cookie policy.

Back to top