Eugene Terentjev is a Professor of Polymer Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, with active interests in many areas of soft-matter physics – liquid crystals, polymers, colloids and biological systems.
He is an experienced theoretician with current research focused on structure and dynamical properties of polymer composite systems, as well in molecular and cell biophysics (biological polymers, tissues and cell mechanics).
The multidisciplinary research group includes the chemical synthesis facility, physical experimental laboratory and molecular-dynamic simulation capability.
Escude M, Rigozzi MK, Terentjev EM. (2014) How cells feel: stochastic model for a molecular mechanosensor. Biophys. J. 106, 124–133.
Pritchard RH, Huang YYS, Terentjev EM (2014) Mechanics of biological networks: from the cell cytoskeleton to connective tissue. Soft Matter. 10, 1864-1884.
Evans LDB, Poulter S, Terentjev EM, Hughes C, Fraser GM. (2013) A chain mechanism for flagellum growth. Nature. 504, 287-290.
Areas of expertise
Molecular and cell biophysics, tissue mechanics, polymers, liquid crystals, soft materials, material characterisation, polymerisation, composites, nanomaterials, rheology, statistical mechanics, theoretical physics