poster courtesy of S Hess Peter D. Olmsted leeds

Professor of Physics --- Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter Physics
A.B. (Physics) Cornell University, 1984.
Ph.D. (Physics) University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign , 1991.

Fellow of the American Physical Society (2010)
Fellow of the Institute of Physics (2007)


My research is primarily in complex fluids, including biological "fluids" (membranes, polymers, etc), from the point of view of a condensed matter physicist interested in statistical mechanics. My publications can be found here on Researcher ID.

In addition I teach a few courses.



Research Teaching

Office: Room 9.309, Physics Building (Research Deck, Polymers and Complex Fluids Group)
Mail: Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Phone: +44-(0)113-343 3830 (office) 3846 (fax)
E-mail: p.d.olmsted.(at).leeds.ac.uk