PhD students

PhD students

Mitch Jones

Supervisors: Prof S John & Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: UniVieAustralian Research Council (ARC)

Mohammad Jalailan

Supervisor: Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: UniVie

Juan Ferrer

Macroporous Polymer Beads by Polymerisation of Multiple Emulsion Templates
Supervisor: Prof A Bismarck

Markus Brunkau

Energieeffiziente Verarbeitung von zellulosefaserverstärkten Polymeren
Supervisor: Prof A Bismarck

Wan Wan Nawawi

Renewable chitin based nanomaterials from fungi
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck & Prof R Murphy, Uni Surrey

Gizem Buldum

Bacterial cellulose production
Supervisors: Prof A Mantalaris & Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: MEB

Michael Tebboth

Macroporous polymer mixers
Supervisors: Dr A Kogelbauer & Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: EPSRC

Bernice Oh

Development of novel responsive biomaterials for tissue engineering applications
Supervisors: Prof M Chang-Park (NTU Singapore) & Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: NTU

Mohd Shukur Zainol Abidin

Development of Hierarchical Composites for Structural Applications
Supervisors: Prof E S Greenhalgh, Prof A Bismarck & Prof M S P Shaffer
Sponsor: MOHE

Jing Li

Functionalised nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery: emulsification and demulsification
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck & Prof M S P Shaffer
Sponsor: Shell

Henry Maples

Composites with Controllable Stiffness
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck & Prof P Robinson
Sponsors: EPSRC, MBDA

Tomi Herceg

Hierarchical Thermosetting Composites
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck, Prof M S P Shaffer & Dr E S Greenhalgh
Sponsor: MAST

Nadine Graeber

High performance macroporous polymers
Supervisor: Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: EPSRC

Ling Ching Wong

Unique Microsctructures in poly-Pickering-M/HIPEs
Supervisor: Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: EPSRC

Dan Cegla

Self-Healing Particles based on polyHIPEs
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck & Dr J H G Steinke
Sponsors: EPSRC & DSTL

David Anthony

Nanotube grafted carbon fibres for hierarchial composites

Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck, Prof M S P Shaffer & Dr E S Greenhalgh
Sponsors: EPSRC via DTA

Edyta Lam

The synthesis of water-soluble polymers with drag reducing properties
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck & Dr J H G Steinke
Sponsors: EPSRC & Halliburton

Siti Rosminah Shamsuddin

High performance composite pipes
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck & 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

Sheema Riaz

Hierarchical carbon fibre reinforced PVDF composites
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck, Dr E S Greenhalgh & Prof M S P Shaffer
Sponsors: Univ. of Eng. and Tech. Lahore

Atif Javaid

Structural polymer composite power storage devices
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck, Dr E S Greenhalgh, Prof M S P Shaffer & Dr J H G Steinke
Sponsors: Univ. of Eng. and Tech. Lahore

Koon-Yang Lee

Functional and green end-of life nanocomposites: Design, processing and characterisation
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck & Prof S Mantalaris
Awarded the Dudley Newitt Prize 2013 for experimental excellenc
Sponsors: EPSRC & ORSAS

Ranting Wu

Structural polymer foam composite material
Supervisor: Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: EPSRC

Apostolos Georgiadis

Thermophysical properties of CO2 as a petroleum reservior process fluid
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck, 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

Anthony Abbott

Bacterial cellulose and its application

Supervisor: Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: EPSRC

Ivan Zadrazil

Various aspects of Drag Reduction in turbulent flow
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck, Prof G F Hewitt & J C Vassilicos
Sponsor: Halliburton

Shengzhong Zhou

Inverse polyHIPE, injectable scaffold, soft tiussue, oil-in-water emulsions
Supervisors: Dr J H G Steinke & Prof A Bismarck
Sponsors: EPSRC & China scholarship council

Charnwit (Jo) Tridech

Smart fibre coatings: Stiffness control in composite structures
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck & Dr P Robinson
Sponsor: Royal Thai Scholarship

Emilia Kot

Weak links in main chain polymers
Supervisor: Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: Halliburton

Steven Lamoriniere

High performance nanocomposites and hierarchical composite materials
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck, Prof M S P Shaffer & Dr E S Greenhalgh
Sponsors: EPSRC, DSTL, Security Composites Ltd

Qian (Sherry) Hui

Hierarchical thermoset composites with carbon nanotube grafted fibres
Supervisors: Prof M S P Shaffer & Prof A Bismarck
Sponsor: QinetiQ

Shu San Manley

Advances in experimental methods for characterisation of porous solids
Supervisors: Prof G F Hewitt & Prof A Bismarck
Awarded Weinberg Prize 2009 for research displaying outstanding ingenuity, originality and elegance
Sponsors: EPSRC via DTA & Halliburton

Michael A Bajamo

Smart crosslinking of water soluble polymers
Supervisors: Prof A Bismarck & 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

Robert Menzel

Carbon nanotube wettability and modification: The key to hierarchical reinforced nanocomposites
Supervisors: Dr M S P Shaffer & Dr A Bismarck
Sponsor: EPSRC

Xun Xing Loh

New generation membranes for molecular separations in organic solvents
Supervisors: Prof K Li & Dr A Bismarck
Sponsors: EPSRC & ORSAS

Julasak (Jay) Juntaro

Environmentally friendly truly green hierarchical nanocomposites
Supervisors: Dr A Bismarck, Dr A Mantalaris & Dr M S P Shaffer

Katsumi Maeda

Effect of bulk deformation on rubber adhesion and wear
Supervisors: Prof B J Briscoe & Dr A Bismarck
Sponsor: Bridgestone

Alexis Baltazar-y-Jimenez

Development of renewable composites
Supervisor: Dr A Bismarck
Sponsor: Conacyt

Michael Tran

Ultra inert hierarchical fibre reinforced nanocomposites
Supervisors: Dr A Bismarck, 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

Laleh Safinia

Surface modification and characterisation of polymer constructs for tissue engineering applications
Supervisors: Dr A Mantalaris & Dr A Bismarck
Awarded the Dudley-Newitt Prize 2007 for PhD thesis with experimental excellence
Sponsors: EPSRC via DTA

Jerry Heng

Anisotropic surface properties of crystalline pharmaceutical solids
Supervisors: Dr D R Williams & Dr A Bismarck
Awarded the Dudley-Newitt Prize 2006 for PhD thesis with experimental excellence
Sponsors: EPSRC & ORSAS