Monthly Archives: March 2012

Polymer IRC meeting at the University of Bradford

Announcement – the Polymer IRC Spring Meeting, Monday 2nd April 2012 at the University of Bradford. This will be a showcase event represented by the four IRC Universities, the Directors of which will be giving an overview of their current research activity. The event will be sponsored by Nanofactory. There will be a presentation given […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 in Event, Polymer conferences.

Polymer Centre research highlight – March 2012

University of Sheffield engineer, Dr Patrick Smith, has reported the results of research to exploit ionic liquids as potential transparent conductive materials in flexible electronic devices, such as flexible displays and photovoltaics, electronic textiles, sensory skins and active antennas. Currently, transparent conductive materials are essential in electronic devices such as sensors, displays, and solar cells. […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 in Publications.

Sheffield welcomes additive manufacturing experts

Prof Neil Hopkinson and Dr Candice Majewski joined Sheffield’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in October, moving from Loughborough University with the aim of establishing cutting-edge, collaborative, Additive Manufacturing research throughout the University. Additive Manufacturing (AM) involves the manufacture of parts, using a variety of materials and methods, without the requirement for any form of tooling. Major benefits of […]

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012 in News.

RAPRA Limited and the University of Sheffield join forces in polymer research

Sheffield’s Polymer Centre and the Rubber and Plastics Research Association (RAPRA) have announced a partnership agreement that is set to significantly boost industrial collaboration in polymer research. The new partnership will serve the needs of companies in polymer manufacturing, processing and end-use by connecting them with the UK’s largest single-institution network of academic polymer experts, […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 in News.