Category: News

Polymer Centre research highlight – April 2012

University of Sheffield materials scientists, Dr Xiang-bing Zeng and Prof Goran Ungar, have reported the results of research to design a group of liquid crystal materials which could potentially be exploited as new electrolytes in batteries, selectively permeable membranes (or nanofiltration) and in drug delivery. Bicontinuous cubic phases are a group of nanostructured liquid-crystalline phases having three-dimensionally […]

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 in News, Publications.

RAPRA – Global Polymer Innovation Expo. Pre-event briefing-Tuesday 24th April 2012

On the 26th-29th August 2012 RAPRA are holding an inaugural international conference and trade event in the US – Global Polymer Innovation Expo.  A pre-event briefing is being held on Tuesday 24th April 2012, 10:30 – 14:30,  at RAPRA’s offices in Telford. The agenda for the day is: Welcome and introduction by Mr Steve Shaw, Operations […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 in Event, News, Polymer conferences, Polymer seminars.

Partnership to provide cutting edge research to retailers and brand owners

Retailers and brand owners will benefit from a new University partnership researching the challenges of companies dependent on product packaging and presentation. The University of Sheffield’s Polymer Centre and the Faraday Centre for Retail Excellence (Faraday) based at Leeds Metropolitan University have announced a partnership bringing cutting edge materials science research to the retail and […]

Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012 in News.

IRC colleagues meet in Bradford

Around 50 delegates from industry and academia came together at the University of Bradford on April 2nd for the 2012 Spring Meeting of the Polymer IRC. The Polymer Interdisciplinary Research Centre is based around the polymer science and engineering expertise at the universities of Bradford, Durham, Leeds and Sheffield. As the name suggests, it fosters […]

Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 in News, Polymer conferences.

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.