Polymer Characterisation

Principles of gel permeation exclusion chromatography (GPEC)
Course Trainer:Dr Barry Hunt and Dr Sebastian Spain, University of Sheffield

This course will be run on 27th November 2017 at the at the Novotel Sheffield Centre.

The course fee is £370.

To register your interest in the course, please contact us.


Course Overview

This new one day course has been designed for individuals with polymers, plastics, rubbers, paints, resins and surface coatings, particularly those in a development or quality control role. The course is suitable for those with or without a degree in the field (but we recommend our Basic Polymer Science Course for valuable background science).  The course will cover the following topics and techniques:

  • Overview of polymer characterisation
  • Important properties to measure
  • Thermal Techniques
  • Chromatography
  • Spectroscopy
  • Mechanical testing
  • Rheology
  • Biocompatibility

The course should provide you with the extra knowledge you need to better understand your processes and materials and will introduce the basic principles of polymer characterisation to those who are unfamiliar with the subject or need refreshing.

The tutors will mainly discuss the applications of the various polymer characterisation techniques, with an emphasis on new and established technologies.