How do I write an article?

Writing is a part of any honours or PhD project, and it usually models itself on published scientific works like journal articles. Everyone has a different style and approach, but one thing you will always hear from me is to START WRITING EARLY. Beginning researchers almost always assume they should wait until they are done all experiments before beginning writing, but you should start as soon as possible. This is because writing requires organization to form a narrative.

Welcome!

Hi there! Welcome to the revamped Nonequilibrium.com AKA SoftMatterHacker.com! What was once a single page CV for an industrial researcher, now serves as the web site for an academic group researching complex fluid microstructures and flows. The site archives our Publications, notifies you of News, and shares tips and techniques from our work in a sort of Wiki that is tagged based on content. The site also lists current, new, and past projects of the group for interested students and collaborators to get an idea of what we are doing and where we could do some work together.

Group Equipment List

Don’t just visit our lab for the awesome view: We also have a wide array of equipment capability for characterisation, study, and experimentation with complex fluid products and materials. Rheometers TA Instruments 1500EX TA Instruments Discovery Hybrid Solid mechanics TA Instruments Q800 DMA Microscopes Leica DM2500M fluorescent, DIC reflected and transmitted, and polarized Leica DMLB phase contrast, darkfield, polarised Leica Wild M3C stereoscope Leica S6D trinocular macro inspection scope Leica S6E binocular macro inspection scope Leica EL600 mercury light source for fluorescence imaging Olympus reflected and transmitted Olympus metallurgical stereo Olympus metallurgical mono Nikon Labophot Nikon Optiphot with reflected and transmitted DIC, polarised light Motic AE31 inverted scope (3) Microscope stages Mettler FP82 heating/cooling stage.

Who We Are

We are the Complex Fluids Group at UNSW. Fluids containing small amounts of colloids, polymers, and surfactants can exhibit highly non-ideal behaviour with fascinating dynamics. Complex fluids are a key part of most major products and manufacturing processes. Our group uses advanced imaging and rheology techniques to understand fundamental properties of complex fluid components, specifically: shape, structure, and flow. Shape - Particle shape affects advanced material strength, reactivity, and biological uptake.