Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)



Ian Williams


I am a postdoctoral researcher, currently working in Beppe Battaglia's group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC). 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 2019 - I have relocated once again. I am now working in Giuseppe Battaglia's new laboratory at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) in Barcelona. Simultaneously, my research into phospholipid monolayer penetration by fibrinogen has been published in Soft Matter.

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.