Tiffany Wood

Senior Knowledge Transfer Fellow

Tiffany explores the use of defect lines (‘disclinations’) within nematic liquid crystals to modify the flow properties of colloidal composites and to assemble functional structures. She held a Royal Society Industrial Fellowship between 2015-2019 during which she worked with The Mentholatum Company Ltd. She has filed two patents (2019, 2021), the first of which describes DAINtech – a new route to creating stable, shear-thinning suspensions that avoids the use of polymers in liquid formulations.

Tiffany has a PhD in Physics from the University of Manchester and carried out postdoctoral research on colloidal glasses at the University of Bristol before joining Edinburgh’s Soft Matter and Biological Physics research group in 2007. She set up ECFP in 2011, together with Professor Wilson Poon and was Director between 2016 – 2020.