Dr. Paul Clegg

Research Theme:
Condensed Matter and Photonics
Research Group:
Soft Matter, Statistical Physics and Biophysics
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 650 5295
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

  • Soft interfacial materials
  • Application of soft materials in energy technologies, food, personal care products, etc.
  • Emulsions and emulsification
  • Guiding experiments on soft composite materials using machine learning


At the moment I teach the Lasers and Applications course for final year BSc and MPhys students, I lead workshops and labs for Physics 1A and Physics 1B respectively and I also organize the Probes of Soft Condensed Matter course for graduate students.

Research outputs

  1. Particle-Stabilized Janus Emulsions that Exhibit pH-Tunable Stability†
    Tao Li, Andrew Schofield, Ke Chen, Job Thijssen, Jure Dobnikar and Paul Clegg, Chemical Communications (2019)
  2. Viscosity of protein-stabilised emulsions
    Marion Roullet, Paul S. Clegg and William J. Frith, Journal of rheology (2018)
  3. Molecular Interactions behind the Self-Assembly and Microstructure of Mixed Sterol Organogels DOI
    George Dalkas, Andrew Matheson, Hugh Vass, Andrey Gromov, Gareth Lloyd, Vasileios Koutsos, Paul Clegg and Steve Euston, Langmuir, 34, p. 8629-8638 (2018)
  4. Phytosterol-based edible oleogels: A novel way of replacing saturated fat in food DOI
    A. Matheson, G. Dalkas, P. S. Clegg and S. R. Euston, BNF Nutrition Bulletin, 43, 2 , p. 189-194 (2018)
  5. Mixing Time, Inversion and Multiple Emulsion Formation in a Limonene and Water Pickering Emulsion DOI
    Laura Sawiak, Katherine Bailes, David Harbottle and Paul Clegg, Frontiers in chemistry, 6 (2018)
  6. Compositional ripening of particle-stabilized drops in a three-liquid system DOI
    Javier Otero, Steven Meeker and Paul S. Clegg, Soft Matter, 14, 19 , p. 3783-3790 (2018)
  7. Direct transformation of bijels into bicontinuous composite electrolytes using a pre-mix containing lithium salt DOI
    Dongyu Cai, Felix Richter, Job Thijssen, Peter Bruce and Paul Clegg, Materials Horizons, 5, p. 499-505 (2018)
  8. Stable emulsions of droplets in a solid edible organogel matrix DOI
    Andrew Matheson, Georgios Dalkas, Rudi Mears, Stephen R. Euston and Paul S. Clegg, Soft Matter, 14, 11 , p. 2044-2051 (2018)
  9. Controlling the organization of colloidal sphero-cylinders using confinement in a minority phase DOI
    Niek Hijnen and Paul Clegg, Gels, 4, 1 (2018)
  10. 3D assembly of Ti3C2-MXene directed by water/oil interfaces DOI
    Renji Bian, Ruizhi Lin, Guilin Wang, Gang Lu, Weiqiang Zhi, Shanglin Xiang, Tingwei Wang, Paul S. Clegg, Dongyu Cai and Wei Huang, Nanoscale, 10, 8 , p. 3621-3625 (2018)
Last updated: 02 May 2018 at 21:11