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James Rawlings

James Rawlings


School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Chemistry and Forensic Science Physics and Mathematics


Dr Rawlings is currently a Research Assistant in Physics working on a European Space Agency (ESA) grant to model the ionosphere using data collected from the Swarm satellites.  Along with this he teaches on the undergraduate Physics courses at NTU and also supports the teaching of Physical Chemistry. His research interests are primarily in soft matter, environmental physics and mathematical modelling.

Career overview

2021 – Present: Nottingham Trent University, Research Assistant 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.

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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