School welcomes new Visiting Professor

Professor Alan Soper FRS, an internationally leading scientist in liquid structure and neutron diffraction, has joined the School of Physics and Astronomy as Visiting Professor.

The School is very happy to welcome Professor Soper, the world expert in the structure of water and water-based solutions at the molecular level. Using experimental techniques such as neutron and x-ray diffraction, combined with computational modelling, he has investigated the structure of water molecules and their interaction with other molecules. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014 in recognition of his contributions to science.

Professor Soper will join the vibrant research activity in the School of Physics and Astronomy as well as enjoying opportunities to engage with undergraduate and postgraduate students.