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Dr Martin Buzza

Dr Martin Buzza

Reader in Condensed Matter Physics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences

Summary

Martin Buzza graduated in Physics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge and obtained his PhD in the Theory of Condensed Matter from the University of Cambridge in 1995, working with Prof. Mike Cates. In 1995, he joined the group of Prof. Tom McLeish at the IRC in Polymer Science & Technology at the University of Leeds and was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship in 1999. He moved to the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Hull in 2005 where is currently Reader in Condensed Matter Physics.

His research interests are in colloid and interface science and soft condensed matter physics, focusing on modelling the self-assembly of colloids and polymers at fluid interfaces and in the bulk.

I currently hold the following roles within the department:

- Admissions Tutor

- First Year Tutor

- Programme Director for Theoretical Physics

I currently teach the following courses:

- 1st year course on Properties of Matter

- 2nd year course on Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics

- 4th year course on Self-Assembly

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Interfacial self-assembly of SiO2-PNIPAM core-shell particles with varied crosslinking density

Ickler, M., Menath, J., Holstein, L., Rey, M., Buzza, D. M. A., & Vogel, N. (2022). Interfacial self-assembly of SiO2-PNIPAM core-shell particles with varied crosslinking density. Soft matter, 18(30), 5585-5597. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2sm00644h

Using adsorption kinetics to assemble vertically aligned nanorods at liquid interfaces for metamaterial applications

Morgan, S. O., Muravitskaya, A., Lowe, C., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Horozov, T. S., …Buzza, D. M. (2022). Using adsorption kinetics to assemble vertically aligned nanorods at liquid interfaces for metamaterial applications. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 24, 11000-11013. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1cp05484h

Defined core–shell particles as the key to complex interfacial self-assembly

Menath, J., Eatson, J., Brilmayer, R., Andrieu-Brunsen, A., Buzza, D. M. A., & Vogel, N. (2021). Defined core–shell particles as the key to complex interfacial self-assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(52), Article e2113394118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2113394118

Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces

Buzza, D. M. A., Stasiuk, G. J., Horozov, T. S., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Lowe, C., …Morgan, S. O. (2021). Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces. Physical Review E, 103(4), Article 042604. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.103.042604

Quasicrystal formation in binary soft matter mixtures

Scacchi, A., Somerville, W. R. C., Buzza, D. M., & Archer, A. J. (2020). Quasicrystal formation in binary soft matter mixtures. Physical Review Research, 2(3), Article 032043(R). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.032043

Research interests

Colloid and interface science, soft condensed matter, self-assembly of colloids and polymers

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

POSEIDON 2019

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£473,535.00

Started

1 February 2020

Status

Ongoing

Project

Self assembly of two dimensional colloidal alloys for metamaterials applications

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£654,933.00

Started

26 January 2015

Status

Complete

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