Dr. Alice Thorneywood
I completed an MChem at the University of Oxford (2011), staying on for a DPhil in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Department, awarded in 2015. This focused on the use of colloidal model hard sphere systems to probe the structure, dynamics and phase behaviour of two-dimensional materials and culminated in the first experimental elucidation of the two-dimensional melting of hard disks. For this work I was awarded the 2019 Young Scientist award from the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group, Royal Society of Chemistry. Since moving to Cambridge, my focus has been on exploiting these soft-matter model systems to better understand biological transport.