The Oxford Centre for Soft & Biological Matter


Ramin Golestanian

Professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

Fellow of St Cross




Ramin Golestanian obtained his BSc from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, and his MSc and PhD from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) in Zanjan. His PhD work was conducted under the remote supervision of Mehran Kardar from MIT, and was followed by an independent postdoctoral research fellowship at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has held academic positions at IASBS and the University of Sheffield before joining Oxford in 2010. He has a broad interest in various aspects of nonequilibrium statistical physics, soft matter, and biological physics. He is distinguished for his work on active matter, and in particular, for his role in developing microscopic swimmers and active colloids. He is recipient of the Holweck Medal of the Société Française de Physique and the Institute of Physics.

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