Kieran Richards


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Kieran Joined the group as a PhD student in October 2018. Originally from South Wales,
he graduated in 2017 with a First Class MSc in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham. Outside of the lab Kieran enjoys camping, hiking and watching old movies.

Current Research

Kieran’s research is currently centred around the development of novel light responsive Pickering emulsions.  His work involves the induced surface modification of materials with the use of photoswitches and photoactive particles. He hopes that such technologies can be employed in a number of applications, including biomimetic devices and actuator technologies.


Synthesis and Characterisation of Biocompatible Organic-Inorganic Core-Shell Nanocomposite Particles based on Ureasils, Ilaria Meazzini, Steve Comby, Kieran D. Richards, Aimee M. Withers, François-Xavier Turquet, Judith E. Houston, Róisín M. Owens and Rachel C. Evans*, Journal of Materials Chemistry B2020, 8, 4908-4916


2020: Prize winner at UK Colloids 2020 online flash presentation


2020: Selected as a Tutor on The Scholars Programme run by The Brilliant Club.

2019: University of Cambridge Physics at work programme