The Keddie Lab loves to collaborate with other experimentalists as well as theorists and computational modellers.
We were the co-ordinators of the FP7 Project, BarrierPlus, which aimed to develop waterborne one-component barrier coatings with anti-corrosion properties.
We collaborate with the group of Professor Diethelm Johannsmann at the Technical University of Clausthal, and students from Clausthal regularly visit the Keddie Lab via the ERASMUS programme.
Over the years, we have hosted many visitors from POLYMAT, which is a Basque Centre for Macromolecular Design and Engineering at the University of the Basque Country.
Dr Alex Routh and his team at the BP Institute at the University of Cambridge have collaborated with our lab for many years to help us gain a deeper understanding of latex film formation.
The Keddie Lab collaborated with the teams in Clausthal, POLYMAT, and Cambridge in the FP6 NAPOLEON project.
We are learning more about super-resolution optical microscopy techniques through visits to the Biotechnology Group at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL). We will use the unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution offered by these techniques to study soft matter systems.
We often talk to the BonLab and have collaborated with them through the years.
At the University of Surrey, we share the laboratory with the teams of Dr Izabela Jurewicz and Dr Marco Ramaioli, and work with them closely. We often receive input from theory and computation from the teams of Dr Richard Sear and Dr James Adams, with whom we often collaborate and publish. Check out Richard’s blog (Chance and Necessity) on all sorts of topics related to soft matter and higher education.
We have collaborated with the Alan Dalton’s team to design and characterise nanocomposites of polymers and carbon nanomaterials. In 2016 Alan became a Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Sussex.
Recently, the Keddie Lab has been collaborating with the Group of Dr Peter Roth in Chemistry at Surrey. We have a funding from the EPSRC project, CHAIR, to investigate new polymers for applications in coatings to reduce bacterial adhesion.