I am a postdoctoral researcher, currently working in Todd Squires' lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 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 employ various microscopy and micromanipulation techniques. Further details can be found on the Research page and in my Publications.
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.
March 2017 - My entry into the 2017 UCSB Art Of Sciencecompetition is selected as an honourable mention. Find out more on the Chemical Engineering website here.