Susan Perkin

Professor of Physical Chemistry  & Fellow of Trinity College, University of Oxford.

Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

South Parks Road

Oxford, OX1 3QZ, UK


We study how liquids interact with solid surfaces and how they behave in nano-scale films or pores. Of particular interest are liquids with a high ion density: concentrated electrolytes and ionic liquids. The aim is to solve problems and generate greater understanding relevant to a range of applications including energy storage, lubrication, adhesion, and nanomaterials.












Recent Publications

Perez-Martinez, C. S., Groves, T., and Perkin, S.
Controlling adhesion using AC electric fields across fluid films​
J. Phys.: Cond. Matt. 2021, 3331LT02

Groves, T. S., Perez-Martinez, C. S., Lhermerout, R., and Perkin, S.
Surface forces and structure in a water-in-salt electrolyte
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 6, 1702-

Hallett, J., Hayler, H., and Perkin, S.
Nanolubrication in Deep Eutectic Solvents
PCCP. 2020

Milnes-Smith, E. P., Stone, C.A., and Perkin, S.
A polymer coating which is sticky yet repulsive to water and slippery yet attractive for oils
Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 2877-2880

Lhermerout, R. and Perkin, S.
A new methodology for a detailed investigation of quantized friction in ionic liquids
PCCP. 202022, 455-466

Smith, A.M., Hallett, J.E. and Perkin, S.
Solidification and superlubricity with molecular alkane films
PNAS  2019116(51), 25418-25423

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