Paul Clegg received his BSc degree in Physics from the University of Liverpool (1994) and his DPhil from the University of Oxford (2000). Following this he held postdoctoral positions at MIT and the University of Toronto. He then moved to the University of Edinburgh where he is currently a Reader.
Prior to Paul’s arrival in Edinburgh, the Soft Matter Physics group focused almost exclusively on the study of model colloidal particles. Over the past dozen years, he has developed a new research strand within the group dedicated to emulsions, liquid interfaces and bijels. With these systems it has been essential to be attentive to preparation routes, an issue which strikes a chord with many who apply soft matter industrially. Consequently, he currently works on the application of soft materials in various areas including food and drink, agrochemicals and energy technologies. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen and serves on the IoP’s Liquids and Complex Fluids committee.