Job Thijssen

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Dr J H J Thijssen, MInstP, SFHEA

Dr J H J Thijssen, MInstP, SFHEA

Academic staff
James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB)
Room 2421

Job is a member of the following School research institute and research area:


Research interests

I am an experimental physicist by training, with research experience of soft matter physics. My research focusses on the physics and applications of soft materials. Examples of soft materials include colloids (e.g. milk), droplets (e.g. emulsions), gels (e.g. bijels), polymers, and biological materials (e.g. blood). My current research interests include colloidal crystals (for energy applications), droplets (the coffee-ring effect), bijels, and (interfacial) rheology. I also have an interest in particle and materials characterization: confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, image analysis, machine learning, spectroscopy and (light) scattering. I am currently a Reader in the School of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Edinburgh, where I teach Scientific Image Analysis, run the integrated-masters dissertation projects course, and I supervise undergraduate & PhD research projects. Past collaborative projects include interfaces in energy materials (MISE) and equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM (Inclusion Matters eBase). Current collaborations include forensics (evaporation of blood droplets) and knowledge exchange with industry on formulation i.e. bespoke design of complex fluids (ECFP).

Scientific Image Analysis (course organizer)

MPhys Project (course organizer)

SH Project (supervisor)

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Soft materials for energy applications

Using kitchen ingredients, in this video Job explains what soft materials are and how they can be used as promising scaffolds for novel electrodes in next-generation batteries.

Recent publications

  1. , , , , , and , Rheologica acta, 61, 8-9, p. 571-581
  2. , , , , , , , , , , et al., Nature Communications, 13, 1, p. 1-11
  3. , and , Advanced Materials Interfaces, 9, 13, p. 1-6
  4. , and , Physical review physics education research, 18, 1, p. 1-14