Founded by Stefan Bon, the BonLab is an internationally renowned scientific research team at the University of Warwick working in the area of colloid science.


We study the chemistry and physics of colloidal systems in which molecular and/or colloidal entities can be assembled into more complex supracolloidal structures, with the aim to produce innovative advanced materials . We are interested in the synthesis of particles and macromolecules with a design tailored to provide function, for example motility, or responsive photonic behavior.  We investigate and develop methods to (self)-organise colloidal matter, and aim for an understanding of the interactions involved between molecular and colloidal building blocks and potential macroscopic substrates. We find it important that our technologies can be scaled-up and are of use in a variety of industrial applications ranging from sensors and devices, coatings and adhesives, to food, personal care, agricultural and biological systems.  


We provide a range of custom polymer and colloid synthesis, colloidal formulations, characterization, training and consultancy. 

Beside bespoke polymer and colloid synthesis, custom made colloidal formulations, we offer a range of specialized characterization techniques, including:

Particle sizing : We offer dynamic light scattering, laser diffraction, particle tracking, disc centrifugation, microscopy [light, confocal, (cryo)-scanning electron, (cryo)-transmission electron] 

Interface/surface characterization: interfacial tensions, drop shape analysis, ellipsometry, raman microscopy, profilometry, (FIB)-scanning electron microscopy.

Rheology: viscosity, stress/strain, micro-viscosity.

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Open Positions

MSc/PhD Students

We are always looking for enthusiastic and driven people who would like to join our team as a master (MSc) or PhD student.  



  • first class degree in a physical science (chemistry, chemical engineering, physics)
  • experience in polymer and colloid science and/or soft matter physics



We are on the look out for enthusiastic and driven researchers who can join our team with a fellowship, or in response to a specific job vacancy displayed here if available. 



  • A PhD in or related to the areas of polymer and colloid science or soft matter physics
  • A strong track-record of publications

Specific vacancies:

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