Category: 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.

CPD Training

CPD Training in Polymer Science and Technology. We had an excellent few days with some very positive feedback from our new 3 day Basic Polymer Science course with took place on the 21st – 23rd May 2012.  We were delighted to receive Kris Hyde from ITM Power who gave an interesting presentation on the research […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 in News.

New facilities for AMRC Composite Centre

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) reported on June 6 that its Composite Centre is now open for business in a new facility. The facility hosts a growing range of state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment for use in collaborative research. Previously based in the original AMRC building on the Advanced Manufacturing Park, the Composite […]

Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 in News.

Sheffield scientist wins thesis prize

Dr. Kate Kirkham (nee Thompson) has just been awarded the inaugural Macro Group prize for the best PhD thesis in the field of polymer science in the UK. Her thesis was entitled “Covalently Cross-linked Colloidosomes” and her PhD supervisor was Prof. Steve Armes, the Director of the Polymer Centre. Kate’s PhD degree was part-sponsored by […]

Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 in News.