Dr Richard Mandle
I was awarded BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry at the University of Hull, before being awarded his PhD in Chemistry by the University of York in 2013 (thesis title: “The Nitro Group in Liquid Crystals”). Following my PhD I undertook postdoctoral positions at the University of York, working on advanced materials for high performance display devices. In 2020 I moved to the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds for a postdoctoral position working on auxetic liquid crystalline elastomers, which lead to the formation of a spin-out company – LCAuxetec.
In 2022 I was awarded a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship for a project titled “A New Order of Liquids”. This £1.5M project combines chemistry and physics, both experiment and theory, to sythesise and characterise fluid ferroelectric materials.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD in Chemistry (York, UK)
- MSc in Chemistry (Hull, UK)
- BSc in Chemistry (Hull, UK)
<li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1329-developing-a-tuneable-ferroelectric-nematic-materials-platform">Developing a tuneable ferroelectric nematic materials platform</a></li>