Category: News

Polymer Centre Highlight: A Greener Route to Green Energy

Polymer centre academics; Dr Alan Dunbar, Dr Ahmed Iraqi, Dr Alastair Buckley and Prof David Lidzey have reported the manufacture of organic photovoltaic devices from non-halogenated binary solvent blends. This work was carried out in collaboration with Dr Andrew Pearson from the Optoelectronics Group at Cambridge University. Organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs) have seen recent improvements […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 in News, Publications.

Polymer Centre Research Highlight-Cartilage-Like Tissue Engineering

Polymer centre academics, Dr Aileen Crawford and Prof Paul Hatton, have reported the use of a cell seeded porous hydrogel to form cartilage-like tissue. The work was carried out in collaboration with Julio San Roman from CSIC in Madrid. Osteoarthritis, a painful condition affecting over 10 % of the population, arises from the degradation of […]

Posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015 in News, Publications.

Polymer Centre Research Highlight- Superhydrophobic Ski Bases

Prof Peter Styring at the University of Sheffield has developed a technology which could be used to improve the speed of alpine skis, by embossing the base of the skis to reduce water adhesion. Reducing the water adhesion (or increasing hydrophobicity) has been shown to reduce the friction experienced by the ski and hence increase […]

Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015 in News, Publications.

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.