Professor Richard Jones

jones.jpgPro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Professor of Physics

Contact details

  • Room: Rotunda, Firth Court
  • Phone: +44 (0)114 22 29820


P.A Mrs Rita Saddler, Phone: +44 (0)114 2229821

Personal blog:

Twitter: @RichardALJones

Research interests

  • The physics of polymers at surfaces and interfaces
  • Relationships between processing and nanostructure in semiconducting polymer devices
  • Soft nanotechnology - synthetic biomimetic nanoscale structures and devices
  • Public engagement with science
  • Science and innovation policy

University administration

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation
  • Member of University Executive Board

Professional activities

  • Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Council Member, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Recent key publications

  • "Self-motile colloidal particles: From directed propulsion to random walk", J.R.Howse, R.A.L.Jones, A.J. Ryan et al, Physical Review Letters 99 048102 (2007)
  • "Depletion of PCBM at the Cathode Interface in P3HT/PCBM Thin Films as Quantified via Neutron Reflectivity Measurements", A.J. Parnell, A.D.F. Dunbar, P.A. Staniec, R.A.L.Jones et al.," Advanced Materials 22 2444 (2010)
  • "The development of nanoscale morphology in polymer: fullerene photovoltaic blends during solvent casting", T. Wang, A.D.F. Dunbar, P.A. Staniec, R.A.L.Jones et al, Soft Matter 6 4128 (2010)
  • "The UK’s Innovation Deficit & How to Repair it", R.A.L.Jones, SPERI Working Paper no 6 (2013) -
  • "Soft Condensed Matter", R.A.L. Jones, Oxford University Press, 2002
  • "Soft Machines: nanotechnology and life", R.A.L. Jones, Oxford University Press, 2004