Lab Overview

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.

Team

Team Souslov lab in October 2019

Principal Investigator

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Anton Souslov

Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Jack Binysh

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD Students

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Guido Baardink

PhD Student

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Nathan Roberts

PhD Student

Alumni

Benjamin Hilton

MPhys Student

Christopher Short

MPhys Student

Gino Cassella

MPhys Student

Luke Neville

MPhys Student

Achilles Bergne

MPhys Student

Christopher Alden

MPhys Student

Ewan Davies

MPhys Student

Henry de Libero

MPhys Student

Isaac Chidlow

MPhys Student

Jack Fulls

MPhys Student

James Farrar

MPhys Student

M. Sohaib Khalid

BSc Student

Matthew Parry

BSc Student

Nicholas Liu

BSc Student

Pravek Patel

BSc Student

Simon Garnett

MPhys Student

Research

Active elasto-capillarity

We consider what happens when an active surface is wrapped around a soft solid, which leads to a universal description of the resulting shapes.

Absorption of topological waves

At the point where two different boundaries meet, topological waves can disappear.

Topological Active Fluids

We explore how topological active metamaterials can exhibit chiral states that function as unidirectional waveguides for sound.

Recent Talks

Between materials and robots

Odd elasticity in soft active solids

Topological waves and odd viscosity in chiral active fluids

Active Fluids as Topological Metamaterials

Chiral Active Metamaterials

Teaching

Vacancies

If you are interested in joining the Souslov lab, please email a.souslov@bath.ac.uk

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

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