Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry
& Fellow of Trinity College, University of Oxford
Nanoconfined liquids Graphene surface forces Electrostatics in ionic liquids Friction mechanisms
We gratefully acknowledge support from the following funding bodies.
Smith A.M.; Lee A.; Perkin S.
Switching the Structural Force in Ionic Liquid-Solvent Mixtures by Varying Composition
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 096002, 2017
Lee A.; Perez-Martinez C.; Smith A.M.; Perkin S.
Underscreening in concentrated electrolytes
Faraday Discuss., 2017
Gebbie M.A.; Smith A.M.; Dobbs H.A.; Lee A.A.; Warr G.G.; Banquy X.; Valtiner M.; Rutland M.W.; Israelachvili J.N.; Perkin S.; Atkin R.
Long range electrostatic forces in ionic liquids
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
Griffin L.R.; Browning K.L.; Clarke S.M.; Smith A.M.; Perkin S.; Skoda M.W.A.; Norman S.E.
Direct measurements of ionic liquid layering at a single mica–liquid interface and in nano-films between two mica–liquid interfaces
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys 2017, 19, 297-304.
October 2016- Susan has been awarded a 2016 Philip Leverhulme Prize.
October 2016- Three new post-doctoral researchers and two part II students join the Surface Forces Research Lab.
September 2016- We hosted an international workshop on Reversible Control of Surface Interactions here in Oxford as part of a European network on nano-friction (COST Action MP1303).
August 2016- Susan gave an invited lecture at the JCP Future of Chemical Physics conference: Ionic liquids: a challenge to our understanding of the liquid state
May 2016- In collaboration with Alpha Lee (Harvard University) we have published experimental evidence that the electrostatic screening length in concentrated electrolytes increases with concentration.
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