Julia Yeomans

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Julia Yeomans
Born Julia Mary Yeomans
(1954-10-15) 15 October 1954 (age 59)[1]
Residence Oxford[citation needed]
Fields
Institutions
Alma mater
Thesis Critical phenomena in disordered systems (1979)
Doctoral advisor Robin Stinchcombe[2]
Doctoral students
  • David Haydock
  • Norio Kikuchi
  • Nidhal Sulaiman
Spouse Peter John Hore[1]
Website
www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/people/JuliaYeomans

Julia Mary Yeomans (born 15 October 1954)[1] is a British theoretical physicist and Professor at the University of Oxford.[3] In 2013, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[4] She is active in the fields of soft condensed matter and biological physics.[5][6][7][8][9]

Education[edit]

Yeomans was educated at Manchester High School for Girls, Somerville College, Oxford (where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics in 1976) and Wolfson College, Oxford where she was awarded a DPhil degree in Theoretical Physics in 1979).[1][2] During her DPhil research, she worked with Robin Stinchcombe on critical phenomena in spin models.

Research[edit]

After two years of working as a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University with Michael E. Fisher, she was appointed a lecturer at the Department of Physics at the University of Southampton in 1981. In 1983, she moved to the University of Oxford where she became a professor in 2002.[3]

Yeomans is a professor at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics. Her research concentrates in theoretical modeling of processes in complex fluids including liquid crystals, drops on hydrophobic surfaces, microchannels, as well as bacteria.[4]

Yeomans' research is available for a younger audience under the guise of Nature's Raincoats: bio-inspired super water-repellent surfaces. This was first presented for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2009.[10]

Awards and honours[edit]

In 2012, she was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Research Grant for her research proposal "Microflow in complex environments".[11] She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2013, her nomination reads:


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "YEOMANS, Prof. Julia Mary". Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press. (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Yeomans, Julia (1979). Critical phenomena in disordered systems (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford. 
  3. ^ a b "Oxford Physics: Soft and Biological Matter". Oxford University. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Professor Julia Yeomans FRS". The Royal Society. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Julia Yeomans from the Scopus bibliographic database.
  6. ^ Swift, M.; Osborn, W.; Yeomans, J. (1995). "Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Nonideal Fluids". Physical Review Letters 75 (5): 830. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.830. 
  7. ^ Kaufman, M.; Griffiths, R.; Yeomans, J.; Fisher, M. (1981). "Three-component model and tricritical points: A renormalization-group study. Two dimensions". Physical Review B 23 (7): 3448. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.23.3448. 
  8. ^ Price, G. D.; Yeomans, J. (1984). "The application of the ANNNI model to polytypic behaviour". Acta Crystallographica Section B Structural Science 40 (5): 448. doi:10.1107/S0108768184002469. 
  9. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  10. ^ "Nature's Raincoats". Nature's Raincoats. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "ERC Advanced Grant 2011". European Research Commission. Retrieved 10 October 2013.