Research at KCPC

The scientific program is managed by a team working in the generic area of Soft Matter. We host world-class researchers with expertise in polymers, colloids and surface chemistry. The research and training in the Centre is based on the following main themes:

  • Organic synthesis
  • Polymer synthesis
  • Polymer self-assembly
  • Hybrid natural/synthetic materials
  • Formation and characterisation of polymer colloids
  • Hydrocolloids
  • Surfactants
  • Surface chemistry

The research at the KCPC is divided into four broad areas:

  • Molecular engineering
  • Complex fluids
  • Nano interfaces
  • Polymer colloids

The Key Centre has world-class facilities and equipment and a program for short- and long-term research visits by senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.