Soft Matter Physics

Research Group

Our Research

Soft Matter Physics

Liquids, colloids, polymers, foams, gels, membranes, biological materials and therefore life itself are just a handful of examples of soft matter.

Soft matter can be found throughout industrial and technological applications. Whether it’s packaging, adhesives, detergents, cosmetics, medicines, fuels, rubber tyres, or paints, soft matter physics is central and essential to understanding, designing and optimising these products.

Research within the Soft Matter Group at Leeds is primarily experimental with an equal focus on fundamental and applied aspects. We are interested in a wide range of different soft matter materials including liquid crystals, polymers and biopolymers, glasses, and colloids.
The IOP Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund is for full or part-time graduates wishing to study towards a doctorate in physics and from groups that are currently under-represented in physics.

We have an internal deadline of 8th December 2021. You need to be interviewed and sent an offer letter by this date.

If you would like to talk to us about this scholarship then please email Mike Ries .

Watch this YouTube video from Jocelyn Bell Burnell herself, talking about this funding.
Please click here for more information and the application form.