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Synthesis and modification of polymers and nanoparticles, Design and processing of polymer nanocomposites with enhanced thermal/electrical/electrochemical properties

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Processing of ceramic materials and highly-loaded polymer-ceramic composites for functional and structural applications

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Materials across the length scales, from macro- to micro- to nano- with an emphasis on sustainability issues and innovation in the processes used to manufacture plastic components.


Multiphysics and multiscale modelling; continuum solid mechanics; homogenisation; constitutive modelling; finite element computations.

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Synthesis, Functionalisation, Properties and Composites of 0D/1D/2D Nanomaterials and Polymers


Biopolymers and Biocomposites: Design, engineering, and characterisation of biopolymer-based materials and biocomposites

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Nanocomposites are formed when a functional material having at least 1 dimension on the nanoscale (<100nm) is dispersed in a matrix, such as a polymer, metal or ceramic. Examples of functional materials include carbon nanotubes, graphene, nano-cellulose, inorganic nanowires, ceramics, layered silicates, layered double hydroxides, and other inorganic nanoparticles. The many unique and extraordinary properties (e.g. electrical conductivity, high current carrying density, thermal conductivity, strength, stiffness, magnetic, optical) of such functional materials can be translated to the matrix material to form a composite material having multifunctional properties including, for example, stimuli-responsive and electromagnetic induction shielding in combination with lightweight.

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Our nanocomposites capability encompasses both fundamental and applied research to manufacture innovative materials, devices and components with unique properties and tailored functionality. The breadth of industry applications includes telecommunications, electronics, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, automotive, security and medicine.