Monthly Archives: October 2009

FaraPack scaling up

FaraPack Polymers Ltd announces the commissioning of a scale-up facility for polymer synthesis and formulation. Based in the University of Sheffield’s Department of Chemistry, the new 10 litre Lara® Controlled Lab Reactor offers a safe and reproducible means to prepare multi-kilogram quantities of materials, whether trials of innovations emerging from University research or commercial batches […]

Posted on Saturday, October 31st, 2009 in News.

PPE ’09 connects polymer engineers

This year’s Polymer Process Engineering conference, PPE ’09, commences today at the University of Bradford. The meeting aims to: Provide a timely forum for presentation and discussion of key developments in engineering excellence in polymer processing, Cover leading edge developments in polymer processing technology, in-process measurements and process flow modelling and control; Provide a technical […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 in News, Polymer conferences.

PhD Scholarships available

The University of Sheffield has just announced a £6 million programme of scholarships to support PhD study commencing in 2010. The University believes that cost needn’t be a barrier to pursuing a research degree. Each year it invests £6 million to support the best PhD students. And, at Sheffield, students make a real impact. The […]

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2009 in Courses and Training, News, Vacancies in polymer science and industry.

Publication Update 16th October 2009

Recent Polymer Centre member publications: Development of a Surface-Modified Contact Lens for the Transfer of Cultured Limbal Epithelial Cells to the Cornea for Ocular Surface Diseases. Deshpande, P.; Notara, M.; Bullett, N.; Daniels, J.T.; Haddow, D.B.; MacNeil, S., Tissue Engineering Part A 2009 15 (10): 2889-2902. Link Large scan area high-speed atomic force microscopy using […]

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2009 in Publications.

Polymer Centre scientists give insight into movement of molecules

A team from the Polymer Centre have made an exciting breakthrough in the control of the movement of single molecules. The findings represent a significant step forward in the field of molecular nanotechnology, which requires such control to achieve self-assembling nano-machines. This could potentially lead to the development of a method to send artificial drugs […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 in Publications.