I am a postdoctoral researcher, currently working in Beppe Battaglia's group at University College London. My research focuses on the interplay between structure, dynamics and rheology in various soft matter systems, primarily through experimental studies of two-dimensional or quasi-two-dimensional materials. To this end I develop and employ various microscopy and micromanipulation techniques. Further details can be found on the Research page and in my Publications.
October 2018 - I have moved! At the beginning of October 2018 I started working at University College London in Giuseppe Battaglia's group. My purpose here is to develop new tools to characterise the chemotactic motion of polymersomes.
April 2018 - My research exploring the mechanical properties of mixed monolayers of lung surfactant phospholipids and the blood protein fibrinogen is now published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
November 2017 - I am safely back in Santa Barbara having completed my World Tour of Colorado, Minnesota & Switzerland. Three excellent conferences in five weeks, plus a couple of weeks working in Joe Zasadzinski's lab, learning more about the interaction between phospholipids and serum proteins.