Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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Miss Jessica Baldock +44 (0)20 7594 5699




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Date Role
2016- Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
2009-2012 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
2007-2009 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Physics of Fluids Group, Department of Applied Physics, University of Twente, The Netherlands
2007 PhD (Nanotechnology), Department of Physics, Università di Trieste, Italy
2003 Laurea in Physics, Università di Padova, Italy


We are looking for a postdoc in Soft Matter and Rheology (experiment) as part of the ERC-funded ExtreFlow project. The goal of the research is to develop a new experimental method for high-frequency rheology, with simultaneous high-speed visualisation of the microstructure. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following: bulk rheology, extensional rheology, constitutive models, rheology of colloidal gels and glasses, rheo-optics. For more details and to apply, follow this link. Closing date: 30 September 2017.

Research Interests

We study microscale transport phenomena of structured fluids and interfaces. Examples include emulsification and foaming, processing flows for advanced materials, biomedical flows and drug delivery. Our research combines multiple experimental techniques to provide precise, direct, dynamic measurements on the micro- and nano-scale, to derive new insights in physico-chemical mechanisms and continuum-scale mechanics of multiphase soft matter systems.


Research Website: Flow and Dynamics of Soft Matter
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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Poulichet V, Garbin V, 2015, Ultrafast desorption of colloidal particles from fluid interfaces., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ISSN:1091-6490

Garbin V, Jenkins I, Sinno T, et al., 2015, Interactions and stress relaxation in monolayers of soft nanoparticles at fluid-fluid interfaces, Physical Review Letters, Vol:114, ISSN:0031-9007

Garbin V, 2013, Colloidal particles: Surfactants with a difference, Physics Today, Vol:66, ISSN:0031-9228, Pages:68-69

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