Imperial College London

Dr William N. Sharratt

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate



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517BACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





I am a research associate within the Polymers & Microfluidics group headed by Professor João T. Cabral. My research focuses on the spontaneous and stimulated assemblies of soft materials, their thermodynamic and non-equilibrium properties and response to external perturbations (flow, temperature, pH, small molecules). My research spans multiple length scales; probing conformation of polymers or shape of surfactant aggregates and mesophases with small angle neutron scattering (SANS) as well as fabricating micron-scale polymer capsules from droplets with microfluidics and acoustic levitation and tuning the triggered release of encapsulated materials through capsule microstructure design. I aim to not only address open, fundamental questions within the field of soft matter engineering but deliver translatable solutions to industry and society.



Tyagi G, Greenfield JL, Jones BE, et al., 2022, Light Responsiveness and Assembly of Arylazopyrazole-Based Surfactants in Neat and Mixed CTAB Micelles, Jacs Au, Vol:2, Pages:2670-2677

Tyagi G, Sharratt WN, Erikson S, et al., 2022, Solution structures of anionic-amphoteric surfactant mixtures near the two-phase region at fixed pH, Langmuir: the Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, Vol:38, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:7198-7207

O'Connell RA, Sharratt WN, Aelmans NJJ, et al., 2022, SANS Study of PPPO in mixed solvents and impact on polymer nanoprecipitation, Macromolecules, Vol:55, ISSN:0024-9297, Pages:1050-1059

Khodaparast S, Sharratt WN, Dalgliesh RM, et al., 2021, Growth of myelin figures from parent multilamellar vesicles, Langmuir: the Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, Vol:37, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:12512-12517

Sharratt WN, Lee VE, Priestley RD, et al., 2021, Precision polymer particles by flash nanoprecipitation and microfluidic droplet extraction, Acs Applied Polymer Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2637-6105, Pages:4746-4768

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