We are a theoretical physics research lab at the University of Bath. In general, we are interested in modelling the mechanics of soft materials and designing new states of matter. More specifically, our interests include flow and patterns in active materials, topological states of soft matter, and polymer physics in the context of biological materials. In addition to modelling naturally occurring soft matter, we also 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.
There are 2 PhD projects available to work in the Souslov Lab through the Center for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science (CAS). These projects are both primarily focused on theory and modelling, but with close collaboration with experimentalists. The deadline for applications is 24 January 2021 and the PhD course starts in Autumn 2021. Please visit the CAS Website to apply:
If you are interested in joining the Souslov lab, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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