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Materials and Polymers

Materials Chemistry research at Warwick covers molecular materials, polymers, extended inorganic solids, and devices for photovoltaic applications. We have state-of-the-art characterisation facilities via the Warwick Research Technology Platforms, and modern laboratories, including in the Materials and Analytical Science Building. Our work is highly interdisciplinary and includes extensive industrial collaboration.

The University of Warwick is a global centre of excellence for Polymer Chemistry. The research activities, driven by 8 core research groups, are at the international forefront of science with the wide support of industry. The state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure, involvement of over 100 researchers, an excellent MSc program, extensive polymer and colloid education in the Warwick Chemistry Undergraduate program, make the University of Warwick one of the best places in the world for Polymer Chemistry.


Join us as a master student on our MSc in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Warwick.

The Polymer Club

The Polymer Club is a consortium which links Warwick Polymer and Colloid Science to global industries with an interest in polymer science. Members benefit from the scientific infrastructure and expertise at Warwick, Polymer Club network conferences, access to education, the opportunity to advice on and direct new collaborative research and outputs, and access to future employees specialized in polymer and colloid chemistry.


bon.jpg Stefan A. F. Bon Supracolloidal chemical engineering; polymer and colloid chemistry; soft matter physics and chemical engineering.

Dr Andrew J. Clark Sustainable and renewable materials; organic synthesis.
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haddleton.jpg Prof. David Haddleton Transition metal mediated polymerizations; protein-polymer conjugates. (more info) Dr Matthew I. Gibson (Glyco)polymers for life sciences; therapeutics, cryo-preservation.
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seb Prof. S├ębastien Perrier Supramolecular interactions to organise molecules into nanostructured materials, for applications in nanomedicine, nanotechnology, materials science or chemistry. (more info)

Dr Ross Hatton Understanding the science that underpins the operation of the window electrode in promising new classes of photovoltaics and the development of new electrodes and materials for these applications.(more info)

Walton Prof. Richard Walton New synthetic methods for functional inorganic materials including transition-metal oxide materials with properties that may be applied in electronic or catalytic applications, and porous materials with sorption properties. (more info)

Dr Mark Senn The link between microscopic structure of a material and the observed macroscopic property and phase transitions which occur as a result of orbital, magnetic and molecular-like ordering, to understanding technologically interesting properties such as ferroeletricity and negative thermal expansion. (more info)


Dr Ahmed M. Eissa The interface between
Polymer Chemistry and Biology. (more info)

 Dr Paul Wilson Reversible deactivation radical polymerisation; organic synthesis; protein/peptide-polymer conjugation; antimicrobial/therapeutic peptides; redox active protein/peptides; electrochemical synthesis; electrochemical surface modification. (more info)  Wilson
    Dr Seb Pike Investigating inorganic materials at the molecular scale: metal-oxo cluster molecules; solid-state molecular organometallic/inorganic chemistry and reactivity of single crystalline materials; photo-redox reactivity, luminescence and photo-catalysis targeting the production of solar fuels; single-source molecular precursors to access important complex materials. (more info) Dr Seb Pike