Job Thijssen

Photo of Dr J H J Thijssen, MInstP, SFHEA
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 in soft matter and complex fluids. My research focuses on the physics and applications of soft materials, especially those in which interfaces are crucial and those that have potential for applications in coatings and energy materials. I am currently a Reader in the School of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Edinburgh, where I teach experimental physics and supervise undergraduate & PhD research projects. Finally, I am involved in collaborations on interfaces in energy materials (MISE), on complex-fluids knowledge exchange (ECFP) and on equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM (Evidence Base).

Experimental Physics 3 (lab leader)

MPhys Project (supervisor)

Personal Tutor

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. , , , , , , , , , , et al., Nature Communications, 13, 1, p. 1-11
  2. , and , Advanced Materials Interfaces, 9, 13, p. 1-6
  3. , and , Physical review physics education research, 18, 1, p. 1-14