Elected: 2015
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor Klaas Wynne
Professor of Chemical Physics, University of Glasgow
Professor Klaas Wynne is a physical chemist who has been Chair of Chemical Physics at the University of Glasgow since 2010, before which he was in the Physics Department at the University of Strathclyde for 14 years. He is interested in the structure and dynamics of liquids and solutions. He studies peptides, proteins, and other biomolecules but treats them as amorphous blobs behaving much like liquids. He is especially interested in phase behaviour such as supercooling of liquids, folding transitions in peptides, nucleation of crystals from solution, and liquid-liquid and liquid-crystalline transitions. His other interests include hill & mountain running and orienteering.