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Professor Julian Eastoe

Professor Julian Eastoe

Professor Julian Eastoe
B.Sc., Ph.D.(E.Anglia)

Professor of Chemistry

Area of research

Colloid and Interface Science

Office S314
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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+44 (0) 117 928 9180



Professor Julian Eastoe is a British chemist: he has held Academic positions continuously for 26 years, firstly at the University of Durham (1992-1993), and since 1993 in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol. He was appointed to a Personal Chair at the University of Bristol in 2004. He has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia (1990).

His research interests span colloid, surfactant and polymer chemistry and applications of neutron scattering. 

Editorships and Editorial boards

Since 2006 he has been a Co-Editor for the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (Impact Factor 5), which is the leading journal in the field. 

From 2003-2005 he served as UK Editor for the journal Colloid and Polymer Science.

From 1997-2014 Eastoe served as an Editorial Board member of the American Chemical Society journal Langmuir . 

From 2017 he is an Editorial Advisory Board member for the journal Chinese Chemical Letters.

Research Publications

He has published over 300 articles, and Scopus ( shows >10,600 citations, making ~ 35 citations per paper and an H-index of 53.

He has been identified as one of the five most prolific authors in the ACS journal Langmuir 2011-2016 (

He has been publishing in Langmuir since 1992, and now has over 100 papers in the journal.

Awards and Indicators of Esteem

He was awarded the 2015 ECIS-Solvay Prize from the European Society for Colloid and Interface Science “for original scientific work of outstanding quality … in the previous five years”.

He is winner of the 2007 Rideal Award from the UK Royal Society of Chemistry and Society for Chemical Industry for "distinction in colloid or interface science".

Eastoe is the permanent Chair of the major International Colloids Conference series held in Amsterdam May 2011, July 2015, Berlin 2016, Barcelona (Sitges) 2017, shanghai 2018 and Sitges 2019 (

He has given over 145 research talks, with recent Plenaries at international conferences in Brazil, France, Australia and China.

He has given 64 viva voce PhD examinations.

From 2012 has been serving as an International Assessor for the quality of research (VQR) by the Italian Research and University Evaluation Agency (ANVUR) and the Italian Ministry of Education.

From 2016 he has been appointed by the Irish Research Council as an Outer Board member for assessing proposals.

He has served as an Expert Witness in a UK patent infringement trial at the High Court in London (2008-2009), and he has been a Nominated Expert for the European Medicines Agency (2009).

Research Group

Up to Jan 2017 he has funded and supervised 42 PhD students in his group (18 female, and 14 from overseas). He has had 14 Post-doctoral researchers and received 29 international research visitors.


Since 1993 Professor Eastoe has received an unbroken string of grants from Industry with Kodak, Syngenta, Huntsman, In fineum, Merck, DSM, Croda, Fiberlean (Imerys), Omnova, Greater Glasgow Health Authority, Angus Fire, Ciba, Astra, Cabot, Glaxo, Disperse Technologies, Eli Lilly and Kruss. His PhD students and Post-docs have been employed by the following companies: GSK, P&G, Unilever, Imerys, Astra Zeneca, Lubrizol, Mars, Pharametricals, Thorn EMI, Nanomagnetics, Sun Chemical, Seagate and Crossfield.

He has acted a as consultant to BP, Unilever, Odeco Nalco, Presans, Huntsman Surface Science, Eli Lilly, Infineum, Astra Zeneca, Aveica, GSK, AEE Technologies and Enterprise Ireland.

As Director of the 4-Year MSci (Masters) undergraduate course “Chemistry with Industrial Experience he interacts closely with 30-40 companies per year over the placement of undergraduate students.

He is winner of the 2015 Industry-sponsored prize ECIS-Solvay Award.


He delivers a range of different Undergraduate lecture courses in general Physical Chemistry, specialist units in Colloid, Materials and Interface Science, laboratory practicals and final year research projects in Colloid Science.

He is Director of the 4-Year MSci (Masters) undergraduate course “Chemistry with Industrial Experience” (course code F105), and Undergraduate Industrial Placements Officer for the School of chemistry.

Typical statistics for this F105 course are:

Total number of students: 185

1st year students preparing for Industrial Placement: 75

2nd year students applying for Industrial Placement: 40

3rd year students on Industrial Placement at external companies: 35

4th year students returned to Bristol for final year: 35

Number of companies engaged in recruiting students: 30

Number of 2nd year student Placement applications: 200


Interactions with Chinese Scientists

For 25 years he has been engaging and working closely with Chinese Scientists, starting with the visit of Dr Jingeng Dong to his lab in Bristol in 1995: Jinfeng is now full Professor in Chemistry at the University of Wuhan.

Seven Visiting Scientists (PhDs, Post-docs and Academics) have come to his lab for 1-year visits from China, funded by a variety of travel grants, including Royal Society China fellowship to fund Dr. Aihua Zou.

He has made seven business trips to China, travelling extensively in the country: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2015 and 2017.

In Oct 2002 he was made Visiting Professor in Surfactant Science at the China Research Institute for Daily Chemical Industry (RIDCI) Taiyuan China and in Dec 2003 at the University of Wuhan.

He gave two series of Postgraduate lectures in English on visits in 2002 and 2003.

Professor Eastoe has published a unique bi—lingual Chinese/English Colloid Science textbook, based on these lecture courses:  “Surfactant Chemistry” Wuhan University Press, Wuhan China.  ISBN 7-307-04552-4. 183 pages in Chinese and English, 2005.

In 2005 he gave Undergraduate lecture courses in English in Colloid and Interface Science at the University of Wuhan.

Professor Eastoe was International Plenary Lecturer at the 15th National Chinese Colloid and Interface Conference, Wuhan, July 2015.

He has given about 20 research seminars in Chinese Universities, Research Institutes and Companies.

He has supervised 1 privately-funded PhD student in Bristol from China.

Professor Eastoe has examined 9 PhD students from China who have studied in UK and France.

As co-Editor for Journal of Colloid and Interface Science and Colloid and Polymer Science he has handled and edited ~2500 research paper submissions from China.

As a member of the Editorial board for Langmuir (1997-2014), and as a Reviewer for many other journals, he has refereed > 200 of research papers from China.

He is an Editorial Advisory Board member for the journal Chinese Chemical Letters (2017-2019).

He was on the organizing committee for the International Colloids Conference in Xiamen China in 2013.

Research publications with Chinese Scientists

Since 1996 he has published 24 papers with Chinese co-authors, representing about 10% of his total publication output.

These 24 papers have received 690 citations, averaging 29 citations per paper, with an effective H-index of 12. (Citation count as of December 2016).

1. Design and optimization of a new self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system

Lijuan Wang, Jinfeng. Dong*, J. Chen, Julian Eastoe, X. Li, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2009, 330, 443-448

152 citations

2. Oil-in-water nanoemulsions for pesticide formulations

Lijuan Wang, Xuefeng Li, Gaoyong Zhang, Jinfeng Dong and Julian Eastoe

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2007, 314, 230-235

133 citations

3. Mixing of Alkanes with Surfactant Monolayers in Microemulsions

J.Eastoe*, J.Dong, K.J.Hetherington, D.Sharpe, D.Steytler, R.K.Heenan, Langmuir, 1996, 12, 3876-880

61 citations

4. Interfacial Properties of a Catanionic Surfactant

J.Eastoe*, P.Rogueda, J.Dalton, J.Dong, D.Sharpe, J.R.P.Webster, Langmuir, 1996, 12, 2706-711.

61 citations

5. Nanoemulsions prepared by a two-step low-energy process  

Lijuan Wang, Kevin Mutch, Julian Eastoe*, Richard K. Heenan, Jinfeng Dong, Langmuir, 24 2008, 6092-6099

59 citations

6. Formation and stability of nanoemulsions with mixed ionic-nonionic surfactants

Lijuan Wang, Rico Tabor, Julian Eastoe, Xuefeng Li, Richard K. Heenan, Jinfeng Dong*, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2009, Accepted 31-July-09, DOI:10.1039/b912460h

39 citations

7. Ionic Liquid Tunes Microemulsion Curvature

Jingcheng Hao*, Lipuin Lui, Pierre Bauduin, Thomas Zemb, Julian Eastoe, Langmuir, 2009, 25, 2055-2059

36 citations

8. Microemulsions with CO2 as a solvent

Julian Eastoe*, Ci Yan and Azmi Mohamed, Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 2012, COCIS-D-12-00007 accepted 25-06-12

18 citations

9. Rich self-assembly behavior from a simple amphiphile

Xuefeng Li, Yi Yang, Julian Eastoe and Jinfeng Dong*, ChemPhysChem, 2010, accepted 22-06-10, article cphc.201000500

14 citations

10. Photo-labile lamellar phases  

Aihua Zou, Julian Eastoe*, Youssef Espidel, Otto Glatter and Isabelle Grillo

Soft Matter, 2008, 4, 1215-1218. 

12 citations

11. Nanostructures in Water-in-CO2 Microemulsions Stabilized by Double-chain Fluorocarbon Solubilizers

Masanobu Sagisaka*, Shuho Iwama, Shinji Ono, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Azmi Mohamed, Stephen Cummings, Ci Yan, Craig James, Sarah Rogers, Richard K Heenan, Julian Eastoe

Langmuir, 2013, 29, 7618–7628

11 citations

12. Films of Di-chained Surfactants in Microemulsions – conference contribution

J.Eastoe*, K.J.Hetherington, D.Sharpe, J.Dong, D.C.Steytler, and R.K.Heenan, Coll. Surf. A. 1997, 128, 209-15

10 citations

13. Glycerol-induced swollen lamellar phases

Aihua Zou*, Heinz Hoffmann, Julian Eastoe, Otto Glatter, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2007, 316, 723-729.

10 citations

14. Structure in Microemulsions of Di-chain Surfactants

J Eastoe*, J.Dong, K.Hetherington,  D.C.Steytler and, R.K.Heenan, J.Chem. Soc Faraday Trans. 1996, 92, 65-72.

15. Application of a multi-dentate amphiphilic compound to transfer silver nanoparticles into an organic solvent

N. Gao, J. Dong, H. Zhang, X.Zhou*, G.Zhang J. Eastoe Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2006, 304, 388-393.

16. Surface and Micelle Properties of Novel Multi-dentate Surfactants

Nan Gao, Jinfeng Dong, Gaoyong Zhang, Xiaohai Zhou, Julian Eastoe, Kevin J. Mutch and Richard K. Heenan, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2007, 314, 707-711.

17. Shape Transitions in Supercritical CO2 Microemulsions Induced by Hydrotropes

Craig James, Marios Hopkins Hatzopoulos, Ci Yan, Gregory N. Smith, Shirin Alexander, Sarah E. Rogers, and Julian Eastoe*, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 96–102, DOI: 10.1021/la404144a

18. Properties of surfactant films in water-in-CO2 microemulsions obtained by small-angle neutron scattering

Julian Eastoe*, Ci Yan, Masanobu Sagisaka, Craig James, Sarah Rogers, Shirin Alexander, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2014, 435, 112–118. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2014.08.040

19. Action of hydrotropes in water-in-CO2 microemulsions

Ci Yan, Masanobu Sagisaka, Craig James, Sarah Rogers, Jocelyn Peach and Julian Eastoe*, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2015, accepted 12-03-15, COLSUA-D-15-00171R1

20. Effect of Fluorocarbon and Hydrocarbon Chain Lengths in Hybrid Surfactants for Supercritical CO2

Masanobu Sagisaka*, Shinji Ono, Craig James, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Azmi Mohamed, Frederic Guittard, Sarah Rogers, Richard K Heenan, Ci Yan, Julian Eastoe, Langmuir, 2015, 31, 7479–7487 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01737

21. Periodic Formation/Breakdown of Lamellar Aggregates with Anionic Cyanobiphenyl Surfactants

Masanobu Sagisaka*, Yayoi Fujita, Yusuke Nakanishi, Hisayuki Takahashi, Narumi Tsuyoshi, Craig James, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Azmi Mohamed, Frederic Guittard,; Julian Eastoe, Langmuir, 2015, 31 Manuscript ID: la-2015-035643.R1. Accepted 6-Nov-2015

22. Shape modification of water-in-CO2 microemulsion droplets through mixing of hydrocarbon and fluorocarbon amphiphiles

Ci Yan, Masanobu Sagisaka, Sarah Rogers, Gavin Hazell, Jocelyn Peach, Julian Eastoe*, Langmuir, 2016, 32, 1421–142, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03630

23. A new class of amphiphiles designed for use in water-in-supercritical CO2 microemulsions

Masanobu Sagisaka*, Shunsuke Ogiwara, Shinji Ono, Craig James, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Azmi Mohamed, Sarah Rogers, Richard K Heenan, Ci Yan, Jocelyn Peach, Julian Eastoe. Langmuir, 2016, Manuscript ID: la-2016-01670p.R2, accepted 22-Jul-2016 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01670

24. Light-sensitive Lamellar Phases

Aihua Zou, Julian Eastoe*, Kevin Mutch, Ana Vesperinas, Paul Wyatt, Günther Scherf , Otto Glatter and Isabelle Grillo, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2008, 322 611-616.




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  • colloidal systems



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