Faculty Profile

Simon A. Rogers

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Simon A. Rogers
Simon A. Rogers
Assistant Professor
209 Roger Adams Laboratory MC 712
600 S. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-0020


  • B.Sc. Physics, Victoria University of Wellington
  • B.Sc. (Honors) Physics, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Ph.D. Physics, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Simon A. Rogers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. Rogers uses experimental and computational tools to understand and model advanced colloidal, polymeric, and self-assembled materials. He joined the department in 2015. He received his BSc in 2001, BSc (Hons) in 2002; and his PhD from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand in 2011. He completed his postdoctoral research at the Foundation for Research and Technology in Crete, the J￿Research Center in Germany, and the Center for Neutron Research at the University of Delaware.

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Other Professional Employment

  • Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Polymer Group, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Complex Systems, Soft Condensed Matter, Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

Research Interests

  • Colloidal suspensions, polymers, complex fluids, nonlinear rheology and hybrid scattering techniques


  • Second place prize for post-doc poster competition (2013)
  • Bingham Fluid Medal for outstanding conference contribution (2011)
  • Award for outstanding young researcher oral presentation (2011)
  • Second place prize for student and post-doc poster competition (2011)
  • Marie Curie Host Fellowship for the Transfer of Knowledge (2009)
  • Award for outstanding oral presentation (2008)