We are a theoretical physics research lab at the University of Bath. We are interested in modelling the mechanics of soft materials and designing new states of matter. Our interests include flow and patterns in active materials, topological states of soft matter, viscoelastic aerosols, and photonic crystal fibre. In addition to modelling naturally occurring soft matter, we design new structures called mechanical metamaterials using patterns on scales from nanometers to the macroscopic.
We consider what happens when an active surface is wrapped around a soft solid, which leads to a universal description of the resulting shapes.
At the point where two different boundaries meet, topological waves can disappear.
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Prospective PhD students can apply for funding through the Bath CDTs and through the China Scholarship Council:
Early-career PhD holders can apply for funding to work in the group through