Mr Adam Stones
Adam is a College Lecturer in Chemistry, and teaches the first-year Mathematics course for Chemistry undergraduates.
As an undergraduate, Adam read chemistry at Oriel, specialising in physical chemistry. During this time, he completed research projects in theoretical chemistry, and in applied mathematics at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. He is now a Clarendon scholar working towards a DPhil in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, focussing on experimental investigation of the statistical mechanics of inhomogeneous systems.
Adam's principal interest is in the theoretical description of liquids, which he probes using experimental model systems composed of microparticles. He works mainly on two-dimensional materials, which are increasingly relevant since the advent of graphene, and is particularly interested in the fluid-crystal phase transition and associated interfacial phenomena.
A chemist by training, Adam also has a strong interest in condensed matter physics and applied mathematics, especially the role of geometry, topology and symmetry in the theory of materials.
Outside of science, Adam enjoys singing and running.