Dr Johan Mattsson
- Position: Lecturer
- Areas of expertise: soft matter; glass; non-equilibrium; gel; battery
- Email: K.J.L.Mattsson@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3815
- Location: 9.60 EC Stoner
Current research includes the formation and behaviour of non-equilibrium systems such as glasses, gels or jammed states in molecular, colloidal or supramolecular systems.
Current research topics include: (i) Formation and behaviour of non-equilibrium systems such as glasses, gels or jammed states in molecular, colloidal or supramolecular systems (ii) the effect of chain conformation and shear on the dynamics of oligomers and polymers (iii) physical gelation in polymeric and colloidal systems (iv) structure and dynamics in thin polymer films and other geometrically confined systems (v) applications including the development of novel battery materials and the cryopreservation of proteins and cells. I use experimental techniques including light, x-ray and neutron scattering, dielectric spectroscopy, rheology, calorimetry and laser scanning confocal microscopy together with a wide range of characterisation techniques including optical microscopy, SEM, TEM, AFM and QCM.
Postgraduate research opportunities
We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our research opportunities allow you to search for projects and scholarships.
Projects currently available:
- The physics of glass - fundamental mechanisms and novel applications
- The physics of microgels and other soft colloids
- Vitrimers: characterizing a new class of supramolecular materials and exploring their potential for novel applications