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Richard Dear


MChem (Balliol College, Oxford)

Role or Position

Lecturer in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Email address

Academic Background

MChem (University of Oxford, 2005 - 09)
DPhil (University of Oxford, 2009 - present)

Undergraduate Teaching

Tutor in Physical Chemistry

Research Interests

Optical trapping of colloids, force measurements using optical tweezers, optical binding, optical trapping of aerosol droplets.

Publications include

Dear RD, Burnham DR, Summers MD, McGloin D, Ritchie G A D. Single aerosol trapping with an annular beam: improved particle localisation. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : PCCP. 2012.

Summers MD, Dear RD, Taylor JM, Ritchie GAD. Directed assembly of optically bound matter. Optics Express. 2012.

Moore LJ, Dear RD, Summers MD, Dullens RPA, Ritchie GAD. Direct Observation of Grain Rotation-Induced Grain Coalescence in Two-Dimensional Colloidal Crystals. Nano Letters. 2010.


Playing the saxophone, running and triathlons.



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