Dr Charlie Wand (he/him)

Lecturer in Natural Sciences, University of Exeter

I’m a lecturer in Natural Sciences at the University of Exeter working on computer simulations of complex fluids and soft matter systems. The work I do crosses the boundaries of chemistry, physics, and engineering and gives me the opportunity to work closely with industrial partners whilst undertaking fundamental research.


5-7 September 2022: I’ll be presenting my poster “A hop, skip and jump: Computer simulations of water diffusion through organic corrosion protection coatings ” at Thermodynamics in Bath, UK – drop by and say hello!

September 2022: New paper on “Water-Mediated Epoxy/Surface Adhesion: Understanding the Interphase Region” published in J. Eur. Chem. Read it here.

June 2022: Interviewed in The Queer Variable by Dr Alfredo Carpineti and Dr Shaun O’Boyle for Pride in STEM. Read the free e-book here.

About Me

I’m originally from Swindon and now live in Exeter. I spend my spare time drawing, going to the theatre, and playing with my dog, Beatrix. Read more about me, including my CV, here

Research Topics

I use computer simulations to investigate physical properties of soft materials with industrial applications. These materials are found all around us in everyday life, from shampoo to paint through to LCD screens. Read more about it here

Equality, Inclusion and Diversity

I am actively working to promote inclusion and diversity within STEM, particularly from the LGBTQ+ community. Read more about it here

Get In Touch

  • Email: c.wand[at]exeter.ac.uk
  • Twitter: @craywand

Find Me

University of Exeter
Streatham Campus