Mark Geoghegan: Professor of Soft Matter Physics


Qualifications: M.A. (Oxon) M.Sc. (Birmingham) Ph.D. (Cantab) C.Phys. F.Inst.P. F.R.S.C.

Memberships: Royal Society of Chemistry (Fellow, 2011), Institute of Physics (Fellow, 2009), Materials Research Society


B.A. Physics, University of Oxford (1985-1988)

M.Sc. (by research), School of Physics and Space Research, University of Birmingham (1988-1990) “Experimental determination of the rate coefficients for, and neutral products of, dissociative recombination reactions using the Flowing Afterglow/Langmuir probe apparatus”

Ph.D., Department of Physics, University of Cambridge (1990-1994) “Surface-induced phase transitions in thin polymer blend films”


Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield (2000-present):
from 2017: Director of Joint Institute with Nanjing Tech University
from 2011: Professor of Soft Matter Physics
2011-2015: Director of Training and External Relations, Faculty of Science
2010-2011: Head of Research Studies, Faculty of Science
2007-2010: Reader in Experimental Polymer Science
2005-2006: Senior Lecturer
2000-2005: Lecturer
1998-2000: Physikalische Chemie II, Universität Bayreuth, Germany (Postdoctoral Research Associate, in the group of Professor Georg Krausch)
1996-1998: Fakultät für Physik, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany (Alexander von Humboldt fellow Research Associate, hosted by Professor Rüdiger Brenn)
1994-1996: Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CEA-Saclay, France (Postdoctoral Research Associate, in the group of Dr François Boué)

Visiting positions

Visiting Professor, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, February-July 2016,
Visiting Professor, Université de Bordeaux I (May-June 2010, August 2010, January 2011)
Visiting Professor, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, January 2007

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