Department of Chemistry



1 South 1.02


Tel: +44 (0) 1225 384192 


Professor Karen Edler


The aim of research in this group is to investigate the principles of structure formation in self-organising systems on length scales ranging from tens of Ã…ngstroms to microns. We synthesise materials where different molecular interactions result in hierarchical structure formation. We study the interactions in order to control the spontaneous formation of structures within materials or mixtures of materials.

For more details please see the Edler group page.

Research Interests

  • Hierarchical Structures
  • Surfactant-Templated Nanoporous Inorganic Films
  • Polyelectrolyte-Surfactant Membranes
  • Polymer and Block Copolymer Self-Assembly
  • Surfactant Solution Structures


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