Prof. S.M. Clarke

Reader, BP Institute and Chemistry

Fellow of Jesus College

Dr Clarke's research addresses the fundamental interactions that determine the structure and dynamics of polymer, colloidal and interfacial systems.

Biography

  • 1986 BA(Hons) Chemistry, University College, Oxford
  • 1989 PhD Physical Chemistry, Oxford University
  • 1989-1991 Research Associate, Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford
  • 1993-1999 Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
  • 1999-2000 Senior Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
  • 2000-2003 Lecturer, Chemistry Dept. and BPI, Cambridge
  • 2003-2014 Senior Lecturer, Chemistry Dept. and BPI, Cambridge
  • 2014-present Reader, Chemistry Dept. and BPI, Cambrigde

Research

Our group has a particular interest in what happens at the surfaces between liquids and solids. This underpins many commercially important areas from washing your hands to lubricating your car, from novel photovoltaics to making paint.
This area is experimentally difficult to study and requires a rich variety of novel techniques. Our group specialises in a combination of calorimetry and X-ray and neutron scattering at international facilities worldwide.

Publications