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James Rawlings

James Rawlings


School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Physics and Mathematics


Dr Rawlings is a Lecturer in Physics. Where he teaches on the undergraduate Physics courses at NTU. He currently teaches on the courses:

  • PHYS19003 Year 1 Labs
  • PHYS12913 Mathematical Techniques
  • PHYS12622 Workshop
  • PHYS22514 Digital Techniques (Image Processing)

His research interests are primarily in soft matter, environmental physics and mathematical modelling.

Career overview

2021 - Present: Nottingham Trent University, Lecturer in Physics

2021: University of Birmingham, Research Fellow in Ionospheric Physics

2020: Nottingham Trent University, Research Fellow in Soft Matter

2016 – 2020: Nottingham Trent University, PhD  Physics & Physical Chemistry

2015 – 2016: Nottingham Trent University, MRes Medical & Materials Imaging

2012 – 2015: Nottingham Trent University, BSc (Hons) Physics

Research areas

Dr Rawlings research interests include:

  • Soft matter: colloids, gels, foams and wetting
  • Nanocomposite materials
  • Environmental physics

External activity

Member of the Institute of Physics.

Committee member of the Printing & Graphic Science Interest Group

Member of the UK Fluid Network.

Sponsors and collaborators

European Space Agency (ESA): Contract Number 4000130562/20/I-DT.


Rawlings, J.T. 2020. Developing novel nano-structured dielectric materials using gel coating nanotechnology for energy applications (Doctoral dissertation, Nottingham Trent University).

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