Dr Andreas S. PoulosResearch Associate

Email: a.poulos (AT) imperial.ac.uk



2014 - present: Research associate, Polymers & Microfluidics, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

2012 - 2014: Postdoctoral researcher, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

2009 - 2011: Postdoctoral researcher, Polymer group, IESL-FORTH, Heraklion, Greece

2005 - 2008: PhD in soft condensed matter physics, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay, France

2004 - 2005: MPhil in Fluid Flow, BP Institute, Cambridge University, UK

2000 - 2004: BA / MSc Natural Sciences - Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK

Research profile

Experimental soft condensed matter physics: colloidal & polymer physics; rheology and flow-induced structure of complex fluids, in particular colloidal & surfactant liquid-crystalline phases; structural determination with small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering; novel dynamic light scattering techniques; microfluidics.

Current research

As a research associate at Imperial College I am working on a project funded by Procter & Gamble. The aim is to develop microfluidic techniques in order to study industrially-relevant surfactant mixtures under real processing conditions (high temperatures and flow rates). Due to high surfactant concentrations and the multi-component nature of these mixtures, flow very often leads to phase separation. By using microfluidics in combination with scattering techniques such as small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering, I am able to study their structure and multiphase flow behaviour when subjected to tuneable flow fields.