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Dr Joe Forth

Lecturer Chemistry


Personal Statement

Joe studied Physics at the University of Bristol, spending a year at the University of Salamanca. In 2015 he got his PhD in Physics from the University of Edinburgh, where he worked with Paul Clegg on Pickering emulsions and their interfacial rheology. After a brief stint working on agrochemical formulation with Croda and the University in Edinburgh, he took up a postdoctoral position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he worked with Brett Helms and Tom Russell on liquid-based additive manufacturing technologies. He then returned to the UK to work at University College London, first as a postdoc with Giuseppe Battaglia developing novel nanomedicines, and later as a Ramsay Memorial Fellow where he worked on 3D printing and soft matter. Joe started a joint appointment between the Departments of Physics and Chemistry in April 2023, where he uses 3D printing to build living and biologically inspired materials.

Currently available PhD opportunities:

- Development and Engineering of Ciliated Tissues: Unravelling the Role of Mechanical Forces with Smart Tissue Scaffolding
This is a fully funded, 4-year PhD project available through the NLD BBSRC DTP. The project is primarily based in Durham University, supervised by Dr. Francesco Boselli.