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. 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)
  2. Mixing Time, Inversion and Multiple Emulsion Formation in a Limonene and Water Pickering Emulsion
    Laura Sawiak, Katherine Bailes, David Harbottle and Paul Clegg, Frontiers in chemistry, 6 (2018)
  3. 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)
  4. Controlling the organization of colloidal sphero-cylinders using confinement in a minority phase
    Niek Hijnen and Paul Clegg, Gels (2018)
  5. 3D assembly of Ti3C2-MXene directed by water/oil interfaces
    Renji Bian, Paul Clegg and Wei Huang, Nanoscale (2018)
  6. The development of phytosterol-lecithin mixed micelles and organogels DOI
    Andrew Matheson, Georgios Dalkas, Andrey Gromov, Steve Euston and Paul Clegg, Food & Function (2017)
  7. Colloidal spherocylinders at an interface: Flipper dynamics and bilayer formation
    Davide Marenduzzo, Paul Clegg, Giovanni B. Brandani and Tao Li, Physical Review Letters, 119, 1 (2017)
  8. Stabilizing bubble and droplet interfaces using dipeptide hydrogels DOI
    Fernando Avino, Andrew Matheson, Dave Adams and Paul Clegg, Organic & Biomolecular chemistry (2017)
  9. Bijels formed by direct mixing DOI
    Dongyu Cai, Paul S. Clegg, Tao Li, Katherine A. Rumble and Joe W. Tavacoli, Soft Matter (2017)
  10. Microstructure of β-Sitosterol:γ-Oryzanol Edible Organogels DOI
    Andrew Matheson, Vasileios Koutsos, Georgios Dalkas, Steve Euston and Paul Clegg, Langmuir, 33, 18 , p. 4537-4542 (2017)
Last updated: 02 May 2018 at 21:11