Dr Cecile Dreiss
Reader in Soft Matter
Cécile Dreiss is a Reader in Soft Matter. Her research focuses on understanding and exploiting self-assembly in colloidal, polymeric and biological systems by establishing relationships between properties on the macro-scale (e.g. rheological behaviour) and the morphology on the nanoscale. She uses neutron scattering techniques extensively as well as rheology.
Areas of interest and current projects include: thermoresponsive hydrogels; emulgels; cyclodextrin-mediated self-assembly; Pickering emulsions; polysaccharides and dietary fibres; bile salts and interfacial processes in lipid digestion; plasmonic nanoparticles.
Cécile is currently the Senior Tutor for the MPharm programme. She was the previous School Lead for Diversity & Inclusion. She has a keen interest in Inclusive Education and is the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine co-lead on the College Attainment workstream, which aims to reduce the attainment gap and address structural barriers to equal attainment.
Cécile graduated in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from ENSIC (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques, France). She obtained her PhD from Imperial College (2003), after which she took up a 2-year postdoc position at the University of Bristol in the School of Chemistry. She has been an academic at King's College London since 2005.