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

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
Coarse-grained simulation of DNA using LAMMPS : an implementation of the oxDNA model and its applications
Henrich Oliver, Gutiérrez Fosado Yair Augusto, Curk Tine, Ouldridge Thomas E
European Physical Journal E Vol 41 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2018-11669-8
Mesoscopic modelling and simulation of soft matter
Schiller Ulf D, Krüger Timm, Henrich Oliver
Soft Matter Vol 14, pp. 9-26 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1039/C7SM01711A
Flow of deformable droplets : discontinuous shear thinning and velocity oscillations
Foglino M, Morozov A N, Henrich O, Marenduzzo D
Physical Review Letters Vol 119 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.208002
The secret of the blue fog
Henrich Oliver, Marenduzzo Davide
30 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1088/2058-7058/30/4/34

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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

Coarse-Grained Modelling of DNA Hydrogels
Speaker
19/3/2019
Mesoscopic Simulation of Soft Condensed Matter
Speaker
13/12/2018
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Visiting researcher
12/2018
Mesoscopic Simulation of Flowing Topological Composite Materials
Speaker
28/6/2018
Mesoscopic Simulation of Flowing Topological Composite Materials
Speaker
16/5/2018

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Projects

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 - 01-Jan-2020

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