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Group _members

Research Fellow

1. Dr Alan Wemyss - Functional elastomers and nanocomposites

2. Dr Paresh Kumar Samantaray - Biodegradable polymer processing (2019-2020)

3. Dr Chris Ellingford - Bioplastic packaging (2021)

4. Dr Ojodomo Achadu, EUTOPIA-SIF Fellowship (2021-2023)

PhD Researchers

  1. Khoa Bui - Smart elastomer composites 2020-2023 (Co-tutelle PhD studentship)
  2. Alastair Little - Synthesis of biodegradable polymers and composites 2019-2022
  3. Rose Hu - High performance rubber composites for noise insulation 2019-2022
  4. James Ekeocha - Lightweighting composites for automotive industry 2019-2023
  5. Tom Pickford - Polymer nanocomposites for energy harvesting, 2018-2021
  6. Sreeni Kurup - Polymer Electronics, 2017-2022 (Industry fund)
  7. Chris Ellingford - Elastomeric nanocomposites, 2016-2020 (EPSRC)
  8. Ashraful Alam - Polymer/graphene nanocomposites, 2016 (Endeavour Scholarship)
  9. Yutao Zhou - Carbon nanocomposites for energy storage, 2016-2019
  10. George Pappas - Functional graphene nanocomposites as supercapacitors, 2013 – 2017
  11. Jaipal Gupta - Functional carbon nanocomposites, 2014- 2018
  12. Ilke Uysal Unalan - Graphene nanocomposites for packaging applications, 2014

MSc Researchers

Shiyue Ma - Biopolymer synthesis 2022

Tianyue Wong - PPM Project 2020-2021
Anni Zhang - PPM project 2020-2021
Hetian Shao - Shape memory polymer nanocomposites, 2019-2020
Oliver Brown - Chemical modification of rubbers, 2019-2020
Earth Pengchaicharoen - Self-healing dielectric elastomer 2019
Jiahao Li- Stretchable energy electronics, 2019
James Ekeocha - Chemical modification of elastomers 2018
Jirui Zhang - Polymer encapuslation of nanoparticles 2018
Yue Zhao - Thermo-trigerred nanocomposites 2018
Xu Gu - elastomer nanocomposites 2018
Bowen Gu - Engineering business analysis of polymer nanocomposites, 2015
Chukwuma Ogbonnaya - Polymer-Carbon nanotube composites, 2014
Yen-Chen Lin - Functional graphene based nanocomposites, 2014
Marachi Nkere - Melt-processing of polymer nanocomposites, 2014

Visiting Academic Fellow

Dr Wenjin WU, Aerospace Research Institute of Materials and Processing Technology, Beijing, China 2018-2019
Dr Jian Wu, IAS Rutherford Strategic International Fellow, 2018
Dr Yao Huang, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China 2016
Dr Ruibin Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China 2015-2016