Monthly Archives: November 2012

Polymer Science and Technology Course October 2012

Our Polymer Science and Technology modular course ran from the 29th October to 9th November and was highly successful, with delegates coming from over 20 different organisations. Attendees commented that the course was “very well set up and organised, ran like clockwork” and the presenters delivered “excellent presentations, enthusiastic about subject”. The Polymer Centre offers […]

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 in Courses and Training, Event.

Polymer Centre says “goodbye” to Shelagh

At the end of September, the Polymer Centre said goodbye to Shelagh Evans (née Cowley), who has retired after 9 years of service to the University of Sheffield. Shelagh was one of the original Polymer Centre team upon its foundation in 2003. She worked with Malcolm Butler to develop an operation which, today, represents 45 Sheffield […]

Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 in News.

Polymer Centre Research Highlight

Small molecule surfactants are known to self-assemble to produce anisotropic worm-like nano-structures under certain conditions. Aqueous solutions of these micelles exhibit interesting gel properties due to inter-worm entanglements including high viscosity, shear-thinning and stimulus response. This has led to a range of technological applications such as enhanced oil recovery, drag reduction agents and personal care […]

Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2012 in News, Publications.

Polymer IRC Introduction to Polymer Engineering and Advanced Polymer Engineering: One day courses at the University of Bradford.

Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November 2012 Bradford University is running two, one day courses in polymer engineering. Day 1 introduces participants to the behaviour of polymer melts on their passage through primary polymer conversion processes, and demonstrates how polymer properties change when subjected to different modes of loading. The course is at introductory level […]

Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2012 in Courses and Training, Event, News.