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Andrew Archer
Senior Lecturer and Head of Department Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, United Kingdom Office: SCH.M.07 (Schoffield Building) Tel: +44 (0)1509 22 8223 Email: A.J.Archer@lboro.ac.uk 

Education & Career
2006 – Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, University of Loughborough, Department of Mathematical Sciences. Research My research lies in the field of soft condensed matter and liquid state theory. I am particularly interested in the behaviour of liquids at interfaces, such as the wetting properties of a liquid. Particular problems that I am currently working on are: (i) To understand and predict the structures and patterns that are formed when a thin film of colloidal suspension is placed on a surface and the solvent subsequently evaporates. As the liquid evaporatively dewets, regular line patterns, branched finger patterns, network patterns and other structures can be formed by the colloids that are deposited on the surface. (ii) I develop ``dynamical density functional theories", which are theories to describe the microscopic structure and dynamics of colloidal fluids. (iii) Theories to understand the phase behaviour of fluids: I address how and why (colloidal) fluids phase separate into a low density and high density phase and when they freeze or form a glass. I also study the dynamics of these phase changes. A read of some of my publications will give you a better idea of my research interests. PhD theses:
Describing colloidal soft matter systems with microscopic continuum models
Static and Dynamic Correlations in some Models of Fluids
Statistical Mechanics of Soft Core fluid Mixtures 

Teaching
I currently teach half of each of the following: I also give a couple of the lectures on the course: I previously taught the courses: 

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