Find out about the ECFP core team, board and wider academic support
The ECFP team
ECFP employs a core team of experienced postdoctoral researchers who liaise with customers, scope out projects and carry out work in the laboratory. The core team is supported by a wider team of academics consisting of all Principal Investigators and senior research staff associated with the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Group. The ECFP board includes representatives from different stakeholder groups that advise on future developments in ECFP.
Although not listed here, ECFP also engages with the group of postdocs within the research group who provide help with outreach events. ECFP supports the development of this group of early-career staff through delivering insights into industry through placements and other training opportunities.
ECFP Core Team
Daniel completed his PhD in Physics in 2016, studying the link between the flow of dense suspensions and the formation of solid particle agglomerates. His current research interests lie in investigating how the bulk rheological behaviour of dense suspensions is linked to the microscopic interactions of their components.
Andreia is a bioengineer with a PhD in complex fluids. She has expertise in using physical, chemical and mechanical techniques to understand the macroscopic and microscopic behaviour of complex fluids and the contribution of isolated components with the aim of developing new formulations.
Denise completed her PhD under the Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces Centre for Doctoral Training in 2018, studying the Structure and Stability of Phospholipids in Dermatological Formulations. Her research interest lies in understanding the structure and phase behaviour of soft matter materials in order to determine product functionality, stability and shelf life.
Rory has a background in mechanical engineering and physics, with much of his research focusing on the flow of complex fluids. He is currently developing apparatus to simulate the flows complex fluids are subject to in the real world. Determining the mechanisms behind these flows will help identify methods to avoid instabilities found in industrial processes.
James is a soft matter physicist with a PhD from the University of Edinburgh on the rheology of concentrated suspensions. His research interests lie in developing new experimental techniques and phenomenological models to explore the intricate interplay between fluid flow, surface deformation and non-Newtonian rheology.
Impact Acceleration Associate 2017 – 2022
Susana worked with ECFP and the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) on a range of industrial projects focussed on microbiology and biophysics.
Susana now works at Edinburgh Innovations as a Business Development Executive with the School of Biological Sciences.