My major research (around 50million total cash grants and contracts) is in-process measurements on polymers, real time computer control, analysis and computer modelling of polymer processing.
I am Professor of Polymer Engineering at the University of Bradford, UK and Director of the internationally recognised Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Polymer Science and Technology, with some 30 researchers. I have published extensively – over 300 papers, in scientific journals and international conferences, and have co-authored 9 books, and edited 11 books. I hold 12 patents. My research is internationally recognised, with many keynote addresses and worldwide collaborations (particularly Europe, N America, China, Australia and Japan), and I have developed the UK centre for in-process measurements. Main themes are: (i) analysis/modelling of polymer processing mechanics, involving experimental characterisations of the solid and fluid phase rheology of polymers, with novel rheo-optical, ultrasound techniques and in-process spectroscopy; (ii) processing machinery design and control of processing, especially in the fields of injection moulding, extrusion and reactive processing – encompassing determination of process dynamic responses to the deconvolution of machine and raw material variables for real time closed loop process control; (iii) computer modelling of solid and melt phase processing – used in process design and control (with a licensed polymer orientation process), and for insight into deformation and flow mechanisms – my computer modelling research centre adjoins the experimental laboratory. I have strategically linked all UK academics in cooperative research, as leader or board member: Director of the Polymer IRC, leader of EPSRC major collaborative programme on Enhanced Polymer Processing (2.7m, 3 Universities and 10 companies), DTI In-process measurements programme (.25m, 40 companies) and EPSRC Networks for Computer Modelling of Polymer Processing (11 UK Universities and 6 organisations) and (b) In Process Measurements which links 14 UK Universities and a range of organisations); Board member of EPSRC major collaborative programmes on Microscale flows (2.5m, 6 Universities and 6 companies), Faraday Plastics (2.2m, 4 University groups and industry), and director of MeDe Innovation, the 5.7m EPSRC Centre of Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices, founded in 2013 across Leeds, Bradford, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield Universities. I lead the EPSRC Science Bridges China programme (1.8m, with ~10m levered funding in China).
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Joachim Miguel Oliveira, PhD is a Principal Investigator
“Investigador FCT 2012 and Investigador FCT 2015”
at the PT Government Associate Laboratory ICVS/3B’s.
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Moroni studied Biomedical Engineering
at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and Nanoscale
Sciences at Chalmers Technical University, Sweden.
Dr. Samuel M. Hudson was educated at
North Carolina State University and holds a doctorate
in Fiber and Polymer Science
George Mihov is a Science Fellow at DSM Biomedical.
His focus areas of research are Drug Delivery
Phil Coates has a major research in-process measurements
on polymers,real time computer control, analysis
and computer modelling of polymer processing.
In 2001 he joined DSM Performance Materials Research
and initiated the Functional Coating Innovation platform
known today as DSM's Advanced Solar Business Unit.
Robert Howard Grubbs is an American chemist and
the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at
the California Institute of Technology in Southern California.
In 2014, Patricia was appointed associate professor
at TU/e and in 2017 full professor of Biomedical Materials.
Harm-Anton Klok is Full Professor at the Institutes of
Materials and Chemical Sciences and Engineering at
the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Anne Ritter holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry
from ETH Zurich. She started at Evonik in Germany
Jerome Vachon worked from 2006 to 2008 at the University
of Groningen on synthesis and grafting on surface of
molecular motors towards the visulisation of theirmotion by
Since 2015 Christian is working as Device Development
Engineer and Principal Engineer in the global unit Pen
Platform Development at Sanofi
Christine Jerome completed her PhD in
the field of electropolymerization in 1998 at
the University of Liege, Belgium.
Dimitri Ivanov is a Research Director at the
French CNRS at the 'Institut de Sciences des Matériaux
de Mulhouse'- IS2M (UMR 7361).