Professor Joseph L. Keddie
Joe Keddie is a Professor of Soft Matter Physics at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. His main research area is polymer colloids and their applications in coatings and soft adhesives. He delivered the Thomas Graham Lecture of the RSC/SCI Joint Colloids Group in 2017. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and was awarded their 2001 Paterson Medal and Prize for his contributions to the understanding of polymer dynamics in thin films and colloids. The Keddie Lab won the Innovation Prize at the 2012 Coatings Science International (CoSI) conference. In 2015 he was awarded a Medallion from Coatings Societies International. Joe is the Chair of the IOP Polymer Physics Group, a Council Member of the High Polymer Research Group, an Editorial Board member of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Chemical Building Blocks Consortium in The Netherlands. He holds a PhD degree from Cornell University (USA) in materials science and engineering, and spent three years at the University of Cambridge as a post-doctoral researcher and Oppenheimer research fellow. A co-author of more than 100 journal articles and a book on latex film formation, he has an h-index of 40. His discovery of the depression of the glass transition temperature in thin polymer films, which he made with Richard Jones, when at the Cavendish Lab in Cambridge, has been cited more than 1600 times.