The Oxford Centre for Soft & Biological Matter

We study complex fluids, where suspensions of colloids, polymers and surfactants show fascinatingly rich and complex behaviour. This shines light on fundamental questions dealing with flow, friction, and self-assembly. At the same time, complex fluids are used in industries ranging from oil to foods, underlining the Centre‚Äôs practical relevance. Given the characteristic lengthscales in soft matter systems there is furthermore a natural connection to the physics of biology.