Dr Martin Buzza

Dr Martin Buzza

Reader in Condensed Matter Physics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Mathematics

Summary

Admissions Tutor for Physics/ Programme Director for Theoretical Physics

Martin gained both his BA in Physics and Theoretical Physics and his PhD from Cambridge University. For his PhD he worked with Prof Mike Cates studying theoretical models for foam and emulsion rheology.

He moved to Leeds in 1994, where he first worked as a postdoc with Prof Tom McLeish, then as an EPSRC advanced research fellow, before moving to the University of Hull in 2005 where he is currently Reader in Condensed Matter Physics.

Martin's research area is in the theory of soft matter, with a current focus on the self assembly of colloids and polymers at liquid interfaces.

1st year course on Properties of Matter

2nd year courses on Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics, Vector Calculus

4th year courses on Self-Assembly, General Relativity

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

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

Pattern formation in two-dimensional hard-core/soft-shell systems with variable soft shell profiles

Somerville, W. R. C., Law, A. D., Rey, M., Vogel, N., Archer, A. J., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2020). Pattern formation in two-dimensional hard-core/soft-shell systems with variable soft shell profiles. Soft matter, 16(14), 3564-3573. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0sm00092b

Research interests

Soft Matter, Self-assembly, Rheology.

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

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