Imperial College London

Dr Rob Law

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Biological Materials



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205, RCS1ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





After finishing my Ph.D. at the University of Strathclyde on solid state NMR of crosslinked polymers with Prof. D.C. Sherrington and Prof C.E. Snape I started a STA-Royal Society Fellowship in Japan. In Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan I worked with with Prof. I. Ando and afterwards I worked with Prof. Y. Sasanuma (now at the University of Chiba) at the National Institute of Materials & Chemicals, Tsukuba. After completing this fellowship in Sept. 1996, I returned to the UK and worked for a short while at University of Manchester with Dr. F. Heatley on solid state NMR of biodegradable polymers. I was appointed as a lecturer in the Dept. of Chemistry, Imperial College London in 1997. Here I have successfully established an inter-disciplinary research centre for solid state NMR. I currently collaborate with the Dept of Materials, Chemical Engineering and Cell and Molecular Biology.



Elani Y, Law R, Ces O, Vesicle-based artificial cells: recent developments and prospects for drug delivery, Therapeutic Delivery, ISSN:2041-6008

Henry J, Chen X, Law RV, et al., 2018, The investigation of the crystalline phases development in Macor glass ceramic, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol:38, ISSN:0955-2219, Pages:245-251


Friddin MS, Bolognesi G, Elani Y, et al., Optical tweezers to assemble 2D and 3D droplet interface bilayer networks from cell-sized droplets, EMBL Microfluidics

Friddin MS, Bolognesi G, Elani Y, et al., The optical assembly of bilayer networks from cell-sized droplets for synthetic biology, Systems and Synthetic Biology

Barriga HM, Ces O, Law RV, et al., 2017, Model membrane systems for protein therapeutics, 19th IUPAB Congress / 11th EBSA Congress, SPRINGER, Pages:S117-S117, ISSN:0175-7571

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