Steven P. ARMES
University of Sheffield, UK
Prof. Steven P. Armes obtained a first-class BSc honours degree in Chemistry from Bristol University in 1983 and a PhD in Chemistry from the same institution in 1987. His PhD thesis was focused on the synthesis and characterisation of conducting polymer colloids. After a 22-month postdoctoral fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he joined the University of Sussex in 1989. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1995 and given a personal chair in 2000. He moved to the University of Sheffield in 2004 and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014. His research interests include polymerisation-induced self-assembly, water-soluble polymers, block copolymer self-assembly, nanocomposite particles, design of new Pickering emulsifiers, stimulus-responsive polymers, microgels, branched copolymers and conducting polymer particles.
Professor Armes has received the 2017 Macro Group UK Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science, the 2017 ECIS Solvay Prize, the 2016 DSM Materials Science Award, the 2014 RSC Interdisciplinary Prize, the 2013 RSC Tilden Prize, the 2010 RSC Peter Day award for soft matter research and the 2007 RSC Macro Group Medal. He delivered the RSC 2014 Thomas Graham Lecture at the UK Colloids 2014 meeting and also the German Colloid Society’s Colloid and Polymer Science Lecture at ECIS 2015. He is a former recipient of a Royal Society/Wolfson Research Merit Award (2005-2009) and currently holds an ERC five-year Advanced Investigator grant. Professor Armes has published more than 585 papers (H-index = 103; >30,700 citations) and has supervised more than 100 PhD students and post-doctoral scientists.https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/profiles/steve_armes#publicationAnchors