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Stuart Coles

Stuart Coles is a Research Fellow split between the Sustainable Materials Group in WMG and the Clark Research Group in the Department of Chemistry. His main research interests are geared towards the production of sustainable materials for industrial applications. He was awarded his PhD in 2006 on Group 4 Half-Sandwich Alkene Polymerisation Catalysts under the supervision of Prof. Peter Scott. Since then, he has developed a novel process for mimicking the composition of plant oils in the laboratory and replicating their behaviour in specific applications, e.g. polymer synthesis (polyurethanes, polyesters, epoxy resins) and biodiesel. Stuart has also been a part of the internationally-successful Eco One project, working on the bodywork for the car. Most recently, he has been researching on the new area of electrospinning nanofibres of polymeric materials and is part of the 'Wealth Out Of Waste' project.

Publications

1. A desing of experiments (DoE) approach to material properties optimisation of electrospun nanofibres.
Stuart R. Coles, Guy Barker, Andrew J. Clark, Daniel K. Jacobs, Kerry Kirwan, James Meredith, Jon Stanger and Nick Tucker.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (2010), 117(4), 2251-2257.

2. Biocomposites: Evaluating the Potential Compatibility of Natural Fibers and Resins for New Applications
Ben M. Wood, Stuart R. Coles, Kerry Kirwan, Steven Maggs.
Journal of Advanced Materials, (2010), 42(2), 5-16.

3. 2-Aryl propionamides via 1,4-aryl radical migration from N-arylsulfonyl-2-bromopropionamides
Andrew J. Clark, Stuart R. Coles, Alana Collis, David R. Fullaway, Nicholas P. Murphy, Paul Wilson
Tetrahedron Lett., (2009), 50, 6311-6314.

4. 1,4-Aryl migration under copper(I) atom transfer conditions
Andrew J. Clark, Stuart R. Coles, Alana Collis, Thomas Debure, Collette Guy, Nicholas P. Murphy and Paul Wilson.
Tetrahedron Lett., (2009), 50, 5609-5612.

5. Effect of Charge Density on the Taylor Cone in Electrospinning
Jonathan Stanger, Mark P. Staiger, Nick Tucker, Stuart R. Coles, Daniel K. Jacobs, Kerry Kirwan
Solid State Phenomena (2009), 151, 54-59.

6. Synthetic mimicking of plant oils and comparison with naturally grown products in polyurethane synthesis.
Stuart R. Coles, Guy Barker, Andrew J. Clark, Kerry Kirwan, Daniel K. Jacobs, Kylash Makenji, David Pink
Macromolecular Bioscience (2008), 8(6), 526-532. Link 

7. Chiral alkoxide-functionalized guanidinates from ring-opening rearrangement of aminooxazolinate complexes.
Andrew L. Gott, Stuart R. Coles, Adam J. Clarke, Guy J. Clarkson, Peter Scott
Organometallics (2007), 26(1), 136-142. Link

8. Half-sandwich group 4 salicyloxazoline catalysts.
Stuart R. Coles, Guy J. Clarkson, Andrew L. Gott, Ian J. Munslow, Stefan K. Spitzmesser, Peter Scott
Organometallics (2006), 25(26), 6019-6029. Link

Presentations

9. Biocomposites: Evaluating the potential compatibility of natural fibres and resins for new applications
Benjamin M. Wood, Stuart R. Coles, Kerry Kirwan, Steven Maggs.
Natural Fibres '09, London, Dec 2009.

10. Green industrialisation for developing nations
Jon Stanger, Nick Tucker, Stuart Coles.
3rd Internation Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science, Auckland, New Zealand, Dec 2008.

11. A Design of Experiments (DoE) approach to Materials Properties Optimization of Electrospun Nanofibres.
Stuart R. Coles, Daniel K. Jacobs, Kerry Kirwan, Jon Stanger, Nick Tucker.
SAMPE Fall Technical Conference, Memphis, TN, USA. Sept 2008.

12. Controlling the Properties of Electrospun Nanofibres.
Stuart R. Coles, Daniel K. Jacobs, Kerry Kirwan
Medical Devices KTN, WMG, Univ. Of Warwick, Apr 2008.

13. A Novel Approach for Optimisation of Plant Oils for Specific Industrial Feedstocks.
Stuart R. Coles, Guy Barker, Andrew J. Clark, Kerry Kirwan, Daniel K. Jacobs, Kylash Makenji, David Pink.
International Sustainable Materials, Polymers and Composites Conference, Univ. Of Warwick, Sep 2007.

14. A Novel Approach for Vegetable Oil Polymer Development.
Stuart R. Coles, Guy Barker, Andrew J. Clark, Kerry Kirwan, Daniel K. Jacobs, Kylash Makenji, David Pink.
3rd VOPNet Meeting @ Eden Project, Cornwall (Oct 2006).

15. A Novel Strategy for Optimization of Plant Oils for Specific Industrial Feedstocks.
Kerry Kirwan, David Pink, Guy Barker, Stuart R. Coles, Andrew Clark, Nick Tucker.
15th Crucifer Genetics Workshop, Brassica 2006, Wageningen, Sept 2006.

16. A Novel Approach for Optimisation of Plant Oils for Specific Industrial Feedstocks
Stuart R. Coles, Guy Barker, Andrew J. Clark, Kerry Kirwan, Daniel K. Jacobs, Kylash Makenji, David Pink.
Networks Meeting, Oxford Univ., Sept 2006.

17. Salicyloxazoline complexes of titanium and zircomium in polymerization catalysis.
Peter Scott, Stuart R. Coles, Max Hammond, Stefan K. Spitzmesser
232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, Sept 2006

 

Postgraduate Degree:

Place: University of Warwick
Dates: September 2002 - August 2006
Title of Thesis: Half-Sandwich Group 4 Complexes in Alkene Polymerisation

Undergraduate Degree:

Place: University of Wales, Cardiff
Dates: September 1998 - June 2002
Result: BSc (Hons) 1st Class in Chemistry with Industrial Experience

Dr Stuart Coles

Contact: 

Department of Chemistry
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry
CV4 7AL
UK

Tel: (024) 7652 2282

Email:
stuart dot coles at warwick dot ac dot uk

Links

Clark Research Group
Eco One Race Car
World First Racing