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Professor Paul Bartlett

Professor Paul Bartlett

Professor Paul Bartlett
B.A. (hons), M.A. (Oxon)., D.Phil.(Oxon.)

Professor of Soft Matter Science

Area of research

Soft Matter Chemistry

Office S129
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6880

Research summary

I study the design, synthesis and analysis of soft matter systems, focusing in particular on the structure and dynamics of colloidal suspensions.

What is Soft Matter?

Soft Matter is very, very widespread. You've almost certainly eaten it for breakfast this morning, washed your hair with it, smeared it over your face before leaving for work and are now reading about it on a display which only works precisely because it is a soft material.

Soft Matter is the science of squishy materials such as as polymers, liquid crystals, colloids, foams, gels, and a wide variety of self-organizing materials. Or ...

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I'm a Chemist by training, having done a first degree and a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Oxford. Excited by the industrial applications of Chemistry I worked for a couple of years in the main research labs at ICI before moving to an academic job at the University of Bath in 1994. I joined Chemistry at Bristol in 2000.

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