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Prof. dr. ir. Stefan A. F. Bon

Stefan is a full professor at the University of Warwick in Polymer and Colloid Chemical Engineering. Originally from the Netherlands, he has been at Warwick Chemistry since 1998. His research team, BonLab, works at the forefront of polymer and colloid science, by blending chemistry, with soft matter physics, and engineering. His team is working with a variety of multinational industrial players to innovate in science.

s dot bon at warwick dot ac dot uk

024 765 74009

Office C524


My office hours are: 17:00-19:00 Mondays at Chemistry Café during term time

My virtual (COVID-19) office hours are: 09:00-10:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Drop an email to arrange video meeting using Microsoft Teams.

Check out our website BonLab for the info and some trivia.

What are our recent research outputs and activities? Check it out on the BonLab website.

The BonLab is interested in:

  • the chemistry and physics of colloidal systems in which molecular and/or colloidal entities can be assembled into more complex supracolloidal structures, with the aim to produce innovative advanced materials, and
  • the synthesis of particles and macromolecules with a design tailored to provide function, for example motility, or responsive photonic behavior.

We investigate and develop methods to (self)-organise colloidal matter, and aim for an understanding of the interactions involved between molecular and colloidal building blocks and potential macroscopic substrates. We find it important that our technologies can be scaled-up and are of use in a variety of industrial applications ranging from sensors and devices, coatings and adhesives, to food, personal care, agricultural and biological systems.

Stefan Bon is passionate about teaching. His track record includes: the introduction of interactive "clickers" to Warwick Chemistry, the first online lecture capture for Warwick Chemistry (Youtube), and the design and refurbishment of our undergraduate teaching labs. He is also the founder of Chemistry Café.

Stefan lectures in undergraduate teaching 2019/2020:

CH272 Polymer and Material Physics

CH3F6 Polymer and Colloid Science

CH415 Colloids II

See who is part of the BonLab on our site.

If you want to find out, which academic groups we collaborate with check this out.

If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch.