Dr Oliver Henrich

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Physics

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    Soft condensed matter physics

    Coarse-grained simulation of DNA and RNA

    Structure, rheology and microfluidics of liquid crystals

    New soft and functional composite materials

    Mesoscopic simulation methods for fluid dynamics and complex fluids

    High-performance computing

    Algorithm development and research software engineering

Prizes and awards

Chancellor's Fellowship
Recipient
2017
EPSRC Early Career Fellowship
Recipient
2016
EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellowship
Recipient
2016

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Publications

A primer on the oxDNA model of DNA : when to use it, how to simulate it and how to interpret the results
Sengar A, Ouldridge T E, Henrich O, Rovigatti L, Šulc P
Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences Vol 8 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmolb.2021.693710
Shear-enhanced elasticity in the cubic blue phase I
Henrich Oliver, Fujii Shuji
Physical Review E Vol 103 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.103.052704
LAMMPS implementation of the oxDNA and oxRNA coarse-grained models of DNA and RNA
Henrich Oliver
(2020)
https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3543742
Variation of molecular mean free path in confined geometries
Xie Jianfei, Gibelli Livio, Borg Matthew K, Henrich Oliver, Lockerby Duncan A, Reese Jason M
AIP Conference Proceedings Vol 2132 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5119594
Effective mean free path and viscosity of confined gases
Xie Jianfei, Borg Matthew K, Gibelli Livio, Henrich Oliver, Lockerby Duncan A, Reese Jason M
Physics of Fluids Vol 31 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5108627
Microfluidic Flow of Colloid-Liquid Crystal Composite Materials
Lesniewska Magdalena, Henrich Oliver, Mottram Nigel
5th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2019) (2019)

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Research interests

Soft condensed matter is an interdisciplinary field at the interface of physics, chemistry and biology. It covers a variety of physical, mostly liquid or gel-like states and systems, which are easily deformable by thermal stresses and fluctuations. Complex fluids such as liquid crystals, colloidal suspensions, glasses, amphiphilic mixtures, polymeric liquids, foams, gels, granular matter and a number of biologically relevant substances fall into this category.

Soft matter is ubiquitous and shares the common feature that the generic physical behaviour occurs at energy scales comparable to thermal energies at room temperature. It also shows a distinct propensity to self-assemble into more complex, mesoscopic structures which determine its mechanical, optical and rheological properties.

A particular focus of my research is on liquid crystals and nano-composite materials. I have also an interest in coarse-grained simulation of DNA and RNA. We try to understand the structural and dynamical behaviour of these systems. This requires modelling of mesoscopic time and length scales between those of the microscopic world of atoms and the macroscopic world we live in. Mesoscopic length scales range roughly from several nanometres (10-9 m) to micrometres (10-6 m).

Personal webpage: https://www.oliverhenrich.com

Professional activities

Microfluidic Flow of Colloid-Liquid Crystal Composite Materials
Speaker
5/2021
Coarse-Grained Simulation of DNA Hydrogel Structures
Speaker
9/2020
Coarse-Grained Modelling of DNA with Applications to DNA Hydrogels
Speaker
8/2020
Mesoscopic simulation of soft condensed matter
Speaker
12/2/2020
EPSRC Peer Review College (External organisation)
Advisor
2020
Microfluidic flow of colloid-liquid crystal composite materials
Speaker
24/9/2019

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Projects

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow CDT: Transformative Technologies for Nanomedicine Characterization Centre for Doctoral Training
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator) Edkins, Robert (Principal Investigator) Van de Linde, Sebastian (Principal Investigator) Sandison, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Henrich, Oliver (Principal Investigator)
31-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Lesniewska, Magdalena
Henrich, Oliver (Principal Investigator) Mottram, Nigel (Co-investigator) Lesniewska, Magdalena (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellowship
Henrich, Oliver (Fellow)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Denholm, James
Hourahine, Ben (Principal Investigator) Henrich, Oliver (Co-investigator) Denholm, James (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 28-Jan-2020

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