Soft Machines: nanotechnology and life

About the author, Richard A.L. Jones

Richard Jones was educated at Cambridge University, with a first degree and a PhD in physics. After postdoctoral work at Cornell University, he was appointed as a lecturer at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University.

In 1998 he moved to Sheffield University, where he is a Professor of Physics. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in Derbyshire, is married and has two young children.

He is an experimental physicist, whose research centres around the properties of polymer molecules at interfaces and ultrathin polymer films. More details of his research and teaching are available at his personal website at the University of Sheffield.

He is currently the Senior Strategic Advisor for Nanotechnology for the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Richard Jones frequently gives talks about nanotechnology to general audiences at schools and elsewhere. Please contact him through the University of Sheffield Department of Physics and Astronomy if your organisation is interested in him visiting to give a talk.