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: polymeric micelles and wormlike micelles; biopolymers; hydrogels (for delivery/tissue engineering); cyclodextrin-mediated self-assembly; bile salts, dietary fibres and interfacial processes in food science; nanocomposite gels for delivery or sensing.
Cécile is the current School Lead in Development, Diversity & Inclusion.
Short biography: Cécile graduated in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from ENSIC (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques, France). She did her PhD at Imperial College in Chemical Engineering with Prof Dame Julia Higgins and Prof Paul Luckham (2003), after which she took up a 2-year postdoc position at the University of Bristol with Prof. Terence Cosgrove. She then moved back to London and was appointed as a lecturer at King's College London in September 2005.