Professor Vincent Craig

Craig, Vincent profile
Position Professor
Department Materials Physics
Research group Colloids group
Qualifications PhD 1997
Office phone (02) 612 53359
Office Cockcroft 4 64
Curriculum vitae Craig CV (448KB PDF)
Publication list Craig publication list (35KB PDF)


Professor Vincent Craig completed both his B.Sc. (Honours in Chemistry, 1993) and Ph.D. degrees (Reasearch School of Physics, 1997) at the ANU before postdoctoral positions at UC Davis, California and the University of Newcastle, NSW. He was awarded an ARC Postdoctoral fellowship in 1998 and an ARC Research Fellowship in 2001 and is currently on an ARC Future Fellowship. He was formerly the Head of the Department from Jan 2009-Jan 2012.
His research interests include the direct measurement of surface forces - both quasistatic and dynamic, interfacial adsorption of surfactants and polymers, surface and bulk nanobubbles, controlled wetting, specific ion effects and bubble coalescence in electrolyte solutions. He has considerable experience in the development of scientific instrumentation.

He has published over 120 fully referees journal papers which have been cited over 9000 times for a H factor of 46.

Research interests

Currently active areas of research include;

  • Bubble Coalescence in Aqueous Electrolyte solutions
  • Nanobubbles
  • Surface forces with a focus on studying novel surfaces to understand the fundamental interactions
  • Kinetics of adsorption of surfactants and polymers