Dr Martin Buzza

Dr Martin Buzza

Reader in 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.

Undergraduate

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

Quasicrystal formation in binary soft matter mixtures

Scacchi, A., Somerville, W. R. C., Buzza, D. M. A., & Archer, A. J. (2020). Quasicrystal formation in binary soft matter mixtures. Physical Review Research, 2(3), 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

Correction to: Capillary Interaction and Self-Assembly of Tilted Magnetic Ellipsoidal Particles at Liquid Interfaces ((2018) 3:11 (14962?14972) DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b01818)

Newton, B. J., Mohammed, R., Davies, G. B., Botto, L., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2019). Correction to: Capillary Interaction and Self-Assembly of Tilted Magnetic Ellipsoidal Particles at Liquid Interfaces ((2018) 3:11 (14962?14972) DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b01818). ACS Omega, 4(5), 8580. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b01239

Capillary interaction and self-assembly of tilted magnetic ellipsoidal particles at liquid interfaces

Newton, B. J., Mohammed, R., Davies, G. B., Botto, L., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2018). Capillary interaction and self-assembly of tilted magnetic ellipsoidal particles at liquid interfaces. ACS Omega, 3(11), 14962-14972. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b01818

Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys

Somerville, W. R., Stokes, J. L., Adawi, A. M., Horozov, T. S., Archer, A. J., & Buzza, D. M. (2018). Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 30(40), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/aaddc9

Research interests

Self-assembly and rheology of of colloids and polymers.

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