Matthew Dennison

I'm a scientific researcher in the field of statistical physics. I use computer simulations and theoretical techniques to model a range of soft matter systems, such as colloidal suspensions, polymer networks and active particles.

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Elastic networks

I am interested in questions such as: how do elastic networks respond to being stretched, compressed or sheared? How can we tune this response and potentially build novel materials?

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Active force-dipoles

A great deal of research has focused on the motion of self-propelled active particles. When placed in a fluid they will collide with the fluid molecules, creating a hydrodynamic flow-field. My research focuses on how these flow-fields then affect the motion of a passive particle.

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Colloidal particles

How does the shape of the particles in a colloidal suspension affect its phase behaviour? How about their elastic and structural properties?

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