Professor Jamie Hobbs

Jamie HobbsProfessor of Physics

Contact details

  • Room: F11
  • Phone: +44 (0)114 22 24532
  • Fax: +44 (0)114 22 23555


Personal website

Research interests

  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Biological Physics
  • Soft matter Physics
  • Polymer Crystallization


  • PHY240
  • PHY6121
  • PHY125
  • PHY113
  • First year tutorials
  • Chemical Physics tutor in Physics

Departmental administration

  • First year physics tutor
  • Chemical physics tutor

Recent key publications

  • X Zeng, R Kieffer, B Glettner, C Nurnberger, F Liu, K Pelz, M Prehm, U Baumeister, H Hahn, H Lang GA Gehring, CHM Weber, JK Hobbs, C Tschierske, G Ungar "Complex multicolour tilings and critical phenomena in tetraphilic liquid crystals" Science, 331, 1302 (2011)
  • Turner, R.D., Hurd, A.F., Cadby, A., Hobbs, J.K. & Foster, S.J. (2013) "Cell wall elongation mode in Gram-negative bacteria is determined by peptidoglycan architecture." Nature Communications 4, 1496-1504.
  • N. Mullin and J. K. Hobbs, (2011) "Direct Imaging of Polyethylene Films at Single-Chain Resolution with Torsional Tapping Atomic Force Microscopy." Phys Rev Lett, 107 (19), 197801.
  • L Kailas, C Terry, N Abbott, R Taylor, N Mullin, SB Tzokov, SJ Todd, BA Wallace, JK Hobbs, A Moir, PA Bullough (2011) "Surface architecture of endospores of Bacillus cereus/anthracis/thuringiensis family at the subnanometer scale" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108(38) 16014