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 […]
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 […]
Our next set of Polymer Science and Technology short courses will run from 3rd – 6th November 2014: Basic Polymer Science – £990 Polymer Chromatography – £370 To register click on the links above or for more information please contact us. Look out for our new, updated courses in the spring of 2015.
University of Sheffield engineer, Prof Roger Lewis, has reported the results of a small-scale study to understand the issues surrounding accessing a rigid plastic container with a peelable lid. The ease of access to plastic packaging is becoming a major concern for the packaging industry. Society is ageing, with the number of over 85’s is […]
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 […]