Professor Nigel Clarke

Professor of Condensed Matter Physics Theory


Contact details

Group web pages

Materials Physics Group

Theoretical Physics Research Group

Research interests
  • Theoretical Polymer and Soft Matter Physics
  • Rheology of Polymers and Gels
  • Neutron Scattering from Polymers under Flow and Polymer Nanocomposites
Professional activities
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Treasurer and Honorary Secretary of the IOP Polymer Physics Group
  • Member of ILL Liquids and Glasses Beamtime Allocation College
Recent key publications
  • Polymer Tracer Diffusion Exhibits a Minimum in Nanocomposites Containing Spherical Nanoparticles, Minfang Mu, Michelle Seitz, Nigel Clarke, Russell Composto and Karen Winey, Macromolecules, 44, 191 (2011)
  • Wetting Induced Instabilities in Miscible Polymer Blends, Katherine Thomas, Nigel Clarke, Rosa Poetes, Mihai Morariu and Ullrich Steiner, Soft Matter, 6, 3517 (2010)
  • Anion-switchable supramolecular gels for controlling pharmaceutical crystal growth Jonathan Foster, Marc-Oliver Piepenbrock, Gareth Lloyd, Nigel Clarke, Judith Howard, Jonathan Steed, Nature Chemistry 2, 1037 (2010)
  • Nanoparticle-Directed Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers, Amanda C. Kamps, Brenda L. Sanchez-Gaytan, Robert J. Hickey, Nigel Clarke, Michael Fryd and So-Jung Park, Langmuir, 26, 14345 (2010)
  • Polymer Diffusion Exhibits a Minimum with Increasing Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Concentration, Minfang Mu, Nigel Clarke, Russell Composto and Karen Winey, Macromolecules, 42, 8365 (2009)