1985 …2024

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Artistic and research interests

Head of the Multiscale Statistical and Quantum Physics (MSP) group and Extinguished Professor of Physics at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science, Finland. Head of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Professor of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics at Loughborough University, UK. Adjunct Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics, Brown University, USA.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Natural Sciences, Temple University

Award Date: 30 Jan 1987

Master's degree, Natural Sciences, Temple University

Award Date: 29 May 1986

Master's degree, Engineering and Technology, Tampere University of Technology

Award Date: 13 Oct 1982

External positions

Professor of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Loughborough University

1 Mar 2017 → …

Director of Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical Modelling, Loughborough University

1 Mar 2017 → …


  • Complex fluids
  • Statistical Physics
  • Fluctuation relations in small systems
  • Nanofluids
  • Hydrodynamic interactions
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Theoretical physics
  • Colloidal physics
  • Polymer physics
  • Nanosystems
  • Functional materials
  • Biological physics
  • Soft matter physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Open quantum systems
  • Heat Transfer
  • Quantum Thermodynamics
  • Quantum matter


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