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Dr. Soroush Abolfathi

School of Engineering

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The research team of Soroush looks at pollution transport in the environment (solute and microplastics) and resilient infrastructures to natural hazards, climate change and flooding.

 

Prof. Remzi Becer

Department of Chemistry

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Utilization of living polymerization techniques (such as anionic or cationic polymerizations) and controlled radical polymerization techniques, in combination with highly efficient organic click reactions, to prepare polymers for the oil industry, sustainable polymers from biomass and sequence-designed biomaterials.

 

Prof. Gary Bending

School of Life Sciences

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Gary's research group studies the structure, diversity and function of microbial communities inhabiting plants, soil and water. We work across a range of natural and agricultural systems, and integrate a variety of 'omics approaches, often within an interdisciplinary context.

 

Prof. Tim Bugg

Department of Chemistry

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Using synthesis of enzymatic substrates and inhibitors, isotope labelling experiments, enzyme purification and enzyme kinetics to understand important enzyme-catalysed reactions; a focus on the bacterial degradation of aromatic compounds and study of enzymes involved in bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan biosynthesis, as targets for the development of novel antibacterial agents.

 

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

Department of Chemistry

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Stefan's team, the BonLab, takes an environmentally sustainable chemical engineering approach to innovate in polymer and colloid science. They have expertise in polymer colloids, heterogeneous polymerization techniques (emulsion polymerization), liquid-based formulations (dispersions, complex fluids) with strong indutrial links.

 

Dr. Frederik Dahlmann

Warwick Business School

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Frederik's research interests are driven by a focus on understanding how companies respond to and integrate global sustainability challenges into their business strategies, management practices and corporate governance systems. He studies how companies address climate change and reduce corporate carbon emissions, their engagement with multiple sustainability challenges, and the role of sustainable business models in driving industry transformation.

 

Prof. Matthew I. Gibson

Department of Chemistry, Warwick Medical School

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Exploitation of organic, polymer and carbohydrate chemistry to address global healthcare issues around regenerative medicine and infectious diseases. E.g., polymer-based cryoprotectants for cell storage and distribution; new materials for probing glycan function and translation to biosensors; and, innovative approaches to antimicrobials by disrupting extracellular components.

 

Prof. David M. Haddleton

Department of Chemistry

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New methods of polymer synthesis and catalysis including controlled polymerisation of acrylics and esters by organometallic initiators and catalysts; mechanisms of polymerisation and utilisation of this knowledge to design catalysts and organic polymers for specific commercial applications; environmentally friendly polymerisation and use of biomimetic chemistry in this area.

 

Prof. Alice Mah

Department of Sociology

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Alice's research interests are in environmental justice, corporate power, toxic pollution, and the politics of green industrial transformations.

 

Prof. Tony McNally

Warwick Manufacturing Group

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Tony's team attempts to address the technical challenges of effectively dispersing and distributing 0D/1D/2D nanomaterials in polymers melts and promoting interfacial interactions between nanomaterials and polymers.

 

Prof. S├ębastien Perrier

Department of Chemistry, Warwick Medical School

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Synthesis of macromolecules with highly controlled and pre-determinable structures using modern polymer and organic synthetic methods; exploitation of supramolecular interactions to organise these molecules into nanostructured materials, for applications in nanomedicine, nanotechnology, materials science or chemistry.

 

Prof. dr. ir. Ton Peijs

Warwick Manufacturing Group

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Ton's research focuses mainly on materials and processing innovations in polymers and composites. Areas of interest are hybrid materials for lightweighting, biobased materials, multifunctional composites, nanocomposites, fibres and films, and processing of thermoplastic composites.

 

Dr. Tara Schiller

Warwick Manufacturing Group

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Dr Schiller specialises in the synthesis and characterisation of materials for interdisciplinary projects including polymers, composites and biological tissue. Dr Schiller's background in characterisation techniques such as SAXS/WAXS, real-time measurements, spectroscopy, electron microscopy, thermal and mechanical analysis is perfectly suited to investigate a broad spectrum of polymer-based materials.

 

Prof. Peter Scott

Department of Chemistry, Institute of Advanced Study

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Pete researches in two areas: the discovery of self-assembling molecules as antimicrobials and cancer medicines, and interfacially-active polyolefin materials for recycling and other applications.

 

Dr. Chaoying Wan

Warwick Manufacturing Group

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Chaoying's research is focused on the structure and functionalities of polymer-based nanocomposites, including thermoplastic and elastomeric nanocomposites, the dynamic properties, biodegradability and reprocessability.

 

Dr. Paul Wilson

Department of Chemistry

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Paul's team focusses on developing a platform for nanoscale synthesis and nanofabrication, through combining the capabilities of scanning electrochemical probe microscopy techniques with electrochemically-mediated organic, macromolecular and supramolecular chemistry to enable localised, spatially and temporally controlled chemical synthesis and modification at surfaces and interfaces.