The University of Sheffield
Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dr Jonathan Howse


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Chemical and Biological Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Research interests


I obtained my degree in Chemistry at Sheffield University, after which I completed a MSc in Analytical Science at the University of Hull.

This was followed by a PhD entitled "Reflectivity studies of non-critical interfaces in binary liquid mixtures" from the University of Sheffield in 1999.

I then spent two years working as post-doctoral research assistant at the TU-Berlin whilst also working as a beamline scientist on a neutron reflectometer at the Hahn-Meitner-Institute in the Berlin Neutron Scattering Center.

I then returned to Sheffield to as a post-doctoral research assistant working with Prof. Tony Ryan (Chemistry) and Prof. Richard Jones (Physics). I joined the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering as a Lecturer in July 2007.

My current research interests are best represented by the work I publish which is listed below.

Key publications

In Situ Imaging and Height Reconstruction of Phase Separation Processes in Polymer Blends during Spin Coating
Author(s): Ebbens, S (Ebbens, Stephen)1; Hodgkinson, R (Hodgkinson, Richard)1; Parnell, AJ (Parnell, Andrew J.)2; Dunbar, A (Dunbar, Alan)1; Martin, SJ (Martin, Simon J.)3; Topham, PD (Topham, Paul D.)4; Clarke, N (Clarke, Nigel)2; Howse, JR (Howse, Jonathan R.)1
Source: ACS NANO Volume: 5 Issue: 6 Pages: 5124-5131 DOI: 10.1021/nn201210e Published: JUN 2011

Continuously tuneable optical filters from self-assembled block copolymer blends
Author(s): Parnell, AJ (Parnell, Andrew J.)1; Pryke, A (Pryke, Andrew)2; Mykhaylyk, OO (Mykhaylyk, Oleksandr O.)3; Howse, JR (Howse, Jonathan R.)4; Adawi, AM (Adawi, Ali. M.)5; Terrill, NJ (Terrill, Nicholas J.)6; Fairclough, JPA (Fairclough, J. Patrick A.)3
Volume: 7 Issue: 8 Pages: 3721-3725
DOI: 10.1039/c0sm01320j Published: 2011

Self-assembled autonomous runners and tumblers
Author(s): Ebbens, S (Ebbens, Stephen)1; Jones, RAL (Jones, Richard A. L.)2; Ryan, AJ (Ryan, Anthony J.)3; Golestanian, R (Golestanian, Ramin)2; Howse, JR (Howse, Jonathan R.)1 Source: PHYSICAL REVIEW E
Volume: 82 Issue: 1 Article Number: 015304
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.82.015304 Part: Part 2 Published: JUL 23 2010

In pursuit of propulsion at the nanoscale
Author(s): Ebbens, SJ (Ebbens, Stephen J.)1; Howse, JR (Howse, Jonathan R.)1
Volume: 6 Issue: 4 Pages: 726-738 DOI: 10.1039/b918598d Published: 2010

Templated formation of giant polymer vesicles with controlled size distributions
Author(s): Howse Jonathan R.; Jones Richard A. L.; Battaglia Giuseppe; et al.
Source: NATURE MATERIALS Volume: 8 Issue: 6 Pages: 507-511
DOI: 10.1038/NMAT2446 Published: JUN 2009