Speaker Profile

Ian W. Hamley

Job TitleDiamond Professor of Physical Chemistry

Company NameUniversity of Reading


Professor Ian W. Hamley is Diamond Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Reading.

He has more than 20 years’ experience of research on different types of soft materials, including peptides, polymers, liquid crystals and surfactants.

He received a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2011, the RSC Peter Day Award for Materials Chemistry (2016) and the MacroGroup UK Medal (2017).

His research programme focuses on the self-assembly of peptide materials and its relationship to bioactivity. He has supervised more than forty postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers and has published over 370 papers and several edited and authored books.


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