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Researcher, Name, Project title and Sponsors

2002-06


Jerry Heng
Anisotropic surface properties of crystalline pharmaceutical solids

Co-supervisor: Dr D R Williams

Awarded the Dudley-Newitt Prize 2006 for PhD thesis with experimental excellence

Sponsors
EPSRC & ORSAS

2002-06


Laleh Safinia

Surface modification and characterisation of polymer constructs for tissue engineering applications

Co-supervisor: Dr A Mantalaris

Awarded the Dudley-Newitt Prize 2007 for PhD thesis with experimental excellence

Sponsors
EPSRC via DTA

2003-07


James Griffin

Novel microgel suspensions: Rheological, mechanical and adhesion properties and their filtration behaviour

Sponsors
EPSRC & Halliburton

2004-08


Michael Tran

Ultra inert hierarchical fibre reinforced nanocomposites

Co-supervisors: Dr M S P Shaffer & Dr E S Greenhalgh

Awarded the Julia Higgins Prize 2008 for PhD thesis of exceptional merit in the broad areas of polymer science and materials engineering 

Sponsors
Arkema & Total

2003-07


Alexis Baltazar-y-Jimenez

Development of renewable composites

Sponsor
Conacyt

2003-07


Katsumi Maeda

Effect of bulk deformation on rubber adhesion and wear

Co-supervisor: Prof B J Briscoe

Sponsor
Bridgestone

2004-08


Uroš Vukičević

Titanium oxide nanorod polymer nanocomposite materials

Co-supervisor: Dr M S P Shaffer

2004-08


Kingsley K C Ho

High performance fibre reinforced fluoropolymers

Sponsor
EPSRC

2004-08


Julasak (Jay) Juntaro

Environmentally friendly truly green hierarchical nanocomposites

Co-supervisors: Dr A Mantalaris & Dr M S P Shaffer

2005-09


Xun Xing Loh

New generation membranes for molecular separations in organic solvents

Co-supervisors: Prof K Li 

Sponsors
EPSRC & ORSAS

2004-09


Yuan-Min Lin

Stem cell differentiation and biomaterial processing for engineering of pulmonary epithelial tissue

Co-supervisor: Dr A E Bishop 

Sponsors
NSCT & MRC

2005-09


Robert Menzel

Carbon nanotube wettability and modification: The key to hierarchical reinforced nanocomposites

Co-supervisor: Dr M S P Shaffer 

Sponsor
EPSRC

2005-09


Shu San Manley

Advances in experimental methods for characterisation of porous solids

Co-supervisor: Prof G F Hewitt

Awarded Weinberg Prize 2009 for research displaying outstanding ingenuity, originality and elegance   

Sponsors
EPSRC via DTA & Halliburton

2005-09


Michael A Bajamo

Smart crosslinking of water soluble polymers

Co-supervisor: Dr J H G Steinke

Awarded the Julia Higgins Prize 2009 for PhD thesis of exceptional merid in the broad areas of polymer science and materials engineering 

Sponsors
Faraday Partnerships & Halliburton

2005-09


Qian (Sherry) Hui

Hierarchical thermoset composites with carbon nanotube grafted fibres

Co-supervisor: Prof M S P Shaffer

Sponsor
QinetiQ

2004-10


Steven Lamoriniere

High performance nanocomposites and hierarchical composite materials

Co-supervisors: Prof M S P Shaffer & Dr E S Greenhalgh

Sponsors
EPSRC, DSTL,
Security Composites Ltd

2006-10


Vivian O Ikem

Highly porous polymer foams synthesized from particle stabilised emulsion templates

Awarded the Wienberg Prize 2012 for PhD thesis in chemical engineering for outstanding work, ingenuity, originality and elegance

Awarded the Armstrong medal and Prize 2012 for outstanding piece of research which concernes the application of scientific methods to industrial problems

Sponsors
EPSRC & ORSAS,
Halliburton

2006-10


Emilia Kot

Weak links in main chain polymers

Sponsor
Halliburton

2006-10


Charnwit (Jo) Tridech

Smart fibre coatings: Stiffness control in composite structures

Co-supervisor: Dr P Robinson

Sponsor
Thai Government

2006-11


Shengzhong Zhou

Inverse polyHIPE, injectable scaffold, soft tiussue, oil-in-water emulsions

Co-supervisor: Dr J H G Steinke

Sponsors
EPSRC & China scholarship council

2006-11


Ivan Zadrazil

Various aspects of Drag Reduction in turbulent flow

Co-supervisors: Prof G F Hewitt & J C Vassilicos

Sponsor
Halliburton 

2006-11


Anthony Abbott

Bacterial cellulose and its application

Sponsor
EPSRC 

2007-11


Apostolos Georgiadis

Thermophysical properties of CO2 as a petroleum reservior process fluid

Co-supervisor: Prof S G Kazarian & Prof G Maitland

Awarded the Dudley-Newitt Prize 2012 for PhD thesis of exceptional merit in (i) experimental and (ii) theoretical/computational excellence and presentation

Sponsor
Shell 

2007-11


Ranting Wu

Structural polymer foam composite materials

Sponsor
EPSRC 

2008-12


Koon-Yang Lee

Functional and green end-of life nanocomposites: Design, processing and characterisation

Co-supervisor: Prof S Mantalaris

Awarded the Dudley Newitt Prize 2013 for experimental excellence

Sponsors
EPSRC & ORSAS

2007-12


Atif Javaid

Structural polymer composite power storage devices

Co-supervisors: Dr E S Greenhalgh, Prof M S P Shaffer & Dr J H G Steinke

Sponsors
Univ. of Eng. and Tech. Lahore 

2007-12


Sheema Riaz

Hierarchical carbon fibre reinforced PVDF composites

Co-supervisors: Dr E S Greenhalgh, Prof M S P Shaffer & Dr J H G Steinke

Sponsors
Univ. of Eng. and Tech. Lahore

2008-12


Siti Rosminah Shamsuddin

High performance composite pipes

Co-supervisor: Dr P Leevers

Awarded the Julia Higgins Centenary Prize 2013 for a PhD thesis of exceptional merit in broad areas of polymer science and materials engineering

Sponsor
MOHE

2008-13


Edyta Lam

Novel Water Soluble Polymer

Co-supervisor: Dr Joachim Steinke

Sponsors
EPSRC & Halliburton

2008-13


David Anthony

Nanotube grafted carbon fibres for hierarchial composites

Co-supervisor: Prof Milo Shaffer & Dr Emile Greenhalgh

Sponsors
EPSRC via DTA

2008-13


Dan Cegla

Self-Healing Particles based on polyHIPEs

Co-supervisor: Dr Joachim Steinke

Sponsors
EPSRC & DSTL 

2009-13
2009-13


Qixiang (John) Jiang

Supported liquid membrane

2009-13


Nadine Graeber

High performance macroporous polymers

Sponsor
EPSRC

2009-13


Tomi Herceg

Hierarchical Thermosetting Composites

Sponsor
MAST

2009-14


Henry Maples

Composites with Controllable Stiffness

Sponsors
EPSRC, MBDA


Jing Li

Smart Pickering Emulsions

Research area
Responsive materials

Sponsor
Shell


Mohd Shukur Zainol Abidin

Development of Hierarchical Composites for Structural Applications

Research area
Polymer (nano)composites

Sponsor
MOHE


Gizem Buldum
Bacterial cellulose production

Research area
Green materials

Sponsor
MEB


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