Professor Thomas Charles Buckland McLeish FRS
Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Durham University
Thomas McLeish is recognised for his outstanding contributions to increased understanding of the molecular and micro-structural mechanisms that underlie macroscopic phenomena in Soft Condensed Matter. His theoretical work has been widely influential in reaching practical models of dynamics of entangled polymer molecules, especially topologically complex molecules, leading to full prediction of rheological behaviour, as well as developing molecular models of shear banding in complex fluids and for microphase separation in polymer blends. In his recent work he is achieving similar interdisciplinary success in developing models for the statistical mechanics of amyloid peptide aggregation.