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Dr Stoyan Smoukov

Dr Stoyan Smoukov
Department: School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Position: Permanent staff
Institution: QMUL
Phone: 020 7882 5305
Website: Website

Research Summary:

We are interested in the thermodynamics of materials in confinement, as well as the mechanisms and kinetics of their transformation. When confined, particles and even molecules, order and behave in unexpected ways, obtaining new properties compared to bulk materials of the same composition. We have discovered new fundamental responses due to confinement from the molecular up to the micron scales. We have discovered novel, scalable phase separation processes for nanomanufacturing structures from nanofibers to particles.

Keywords:

Morphogenesis, Pharmaceutical Materials, Molecular Crystals, Phospholipids, Water, Lipid Membranes, Melting Properties, Microstructural Evolution, Nucleation, Phase Diagrams, Phase Transitions, Self-Assembly, Self-Healing, Self-Organisation, Soft Condensed Matter, Solidification, Spectroscopy, Supramolecular Self-Assembly, Surface Adsorption, Surfaces, Wetting, Membranes, Microstructure, Nanobubbles, Nanofluids, Nanoparticles, Nanopores, Solid-Fluid Interactions, Surfactants, Liquid Crystals, Membranes, Nanobubbles, Nanofluids, Nanoparticles, Nanopores, Solid-Fluid Interactions, Surfactants, Liquid Crystals, Liquid Crystals