Over 85 companies are part of the Polymer Club. Join us for free
Over 85 companies are part of the Polymer Club. Join us for free
If you are working in industry and have an interest in polymer science we would like to cordially invite you to our Annual Polymer Club Symposium, to be held on Tuesday 6th June 2017.
Our previous meeting on Nov 2 2016 included representatives from the following companies: Postnova Analytics, Innospec, AkzoNobel, Withers & Rodgers LLP, Lubrizol, BYK Additives, Synthomer, Unilever, Silson Ltd., RSC, Marches Ltd., Tata Steel, Merck, Nuplex Resins, DSM, Devan Chemicals, Sugru, D3O, Medherant.
The meeting will be on-campus in our Scarman Conference facitilies. You will have the opportunity to see the full research profile of Warwick Polymer Science and to meet the Warwick Polymer Team and other industrial members of the Polymer Club, followed by a Polymer Club Dinner in the evening (dinner is on us), with overnight accommodation available if required, in our award winning Conference Residences where you can also take full advantage of the University of Warwick’s world-class sports-centre and swimming pool.
The event is organised for you to network with people from a variety of companies and academia.
Tentative program 6 June 2017 (venue is Scarman conference facilities):
13:30 Registration and Coffee
14:00Introduction and Welcome to the Polymer Club: prof.dr.ir. Stefan Bon
14:01 - 14:10 Welcome by Pro-VC for Research prof. Pam Thomas and head of Research and Impact Services dr. Catherine Cochrane
14:10 - 14:25 Warwick Scientific Services and new SAXS/XRD facilities: dr. Ian Hancox and dr. Steven Huband
14:25 - 14:45 Unilever - dr. Ezat Khoshdel
14:45-15:05 Merck - dr. David James
15:05-15:20 BonLab - mr. Andrea Lotierzo
15:20-15:45 Coffee and Tea Break
15:45-16:00 Malvern - mr. Andrew Walton
16:00-16:15 Mass Spec at Warwick - Mr. Tomos Morgan
16:15-16:35 Warwick Polymer Talk - prof. Seb Perrier
16:35-16:50 Warwick Manufacturing Group - prof. Kerry Kirwan
16:50 - 17:00 Wrap up.
17:00-18:00 Posters and Networking Event
Warwick University is a global centre of excellence for Polymer Science and amongst the very best places in the world within this discipline. The Polymer Club adds an extra dimension and is an exciting pathway to interact and strengthen the relationship between its members and affiliates.
Please fill out this form if you wish to register for the Polymer Club Symposium. If your company is not a Polymer Club Member yet will will contact you to offer free membership.
The Polymer Club was launched in 2013 at the University of Warwick with an aim to promote research and education in the areas of polymer and colloid science by bringing together academic groups from Warwick University and industries with an interest in polymer and colloid science worldwide.
The Polymer Club is an exciting and vibrant central hub with over 85 international companies as Polymer Club members and the Warwick Polymer Science community, which spans across the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and the Warwick Manufacturing Group.
Warwick University is a global centre of excellence for polymer science and amongst the very best places in the world within this discipline. Warwick Polymer Science is home to a a variety of academic research groups and associated research teams across the science faculty, with a combined total of over 150 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers involved in polymer and colloid science on a daily basis.
The BonLab undertakes research in the area of supracolloidal chemical engineering. Stefan Bon and his team have wide expertise in the synthesis, characterization, and formulation of colloidal systems. They are experts in heterogeneous polymerization techniques, such as emulsion polymerization, and study soft matter physics of colloidal systems for coatings/adhesives, nanocomposite materials, and colloidal delivery systems for personal and household care, catalysis, and delivery systems that operate in a biological setting.
Transition metal mediated polymerizations; protein-polymer conjugates.Research is problem led where problems come from industry and customers. Controlled polymerisation to give macromolecules of designed, desired and targeted structure. Work is directed to the synthesis of polymers one monomer at a time in an attempt to approach the degree of sophistication exhibited by natural polymers. An overriding aspect of all the work is the desire to use environmentally friendly processes which are viable on the commercial scale. Work is carried out to use existing polymerisation methodology to build polymers of specific geometry whilst attempting to understand polymerisation mechanisms. The work in the Haddleton group is often a hybrid between organometallic catalysis and traditional polymer synthesis. Dave Haddleton was founder of Warwick Effect Polymers Ltd (now part of Abzena Ltd now trading on AIM) and founder of Medherant Ltd, a transdermal drug delivery company.
Synthesis of macromolecules with highly controlled and pre-determined structures, nanomedicine, materials science, chemistry.
Cameron's research interests lie at the interface between materials chemistry and biology. They use modern synthetic chemistry to create designed macromolecules and materials that interrogate, interrupt or mimic biological systems and processes. This in turn leads to opportunities to create novel systems with therapeutic or biotechnological applications. Research projects fall into one or more of the following interlinked themes: (1) New Tools for Biology: scaffolds for 3D cell culture; glycopolymers; polypeptides, (2) New Tools for Chemistry: supported catalysts, organocatalysts, biocatalysts and reagents; novel materials, (3) Materials for Medicine: tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; nanomedicine; targeted delivery, (4) Synthetic Biology: polymersomes as protocells.
Sustainable materials, green chemistry and biomaterials and bioenergy.
The Dove group are focussed on the development of degradable and sustainable polymers . They are interested in designing and synthesizing materials using novel catalyst systems and applying metal-free ‘click’ chemistries to enable facile large scale syntheses to create elastomers and hydrogels as well as in 3D printing methodologies and to access unique micro- and nano-particles with well defined structure and properties. While their primary targets are in biomaterials applications, their methods and materials are also being investigated in a wide range of other applications including oil additives and exploration, agrochemical delivery and personal care.
Polymers, nanoparticles, nanobiotechnology, free radical polymerization, drug delivery.
The GibsonGroup seeks to address healthcare challenges using a combination of polymer and carbohydrate chemistries. This broadly covers the development of new materials to aid cryopreservation of donor tissues/cells, nanoscale biosensors and new treatments for infectious disease alongside new material development and characterisation. They work extensively with clinical and biological collaborators to achieve these aims.
The O'Reilly group targets the design, synthesis and application of uniquely derived polymeric materials; where control over architecture, functionality and reactivity are central to their application in the field of nanotechnology. They are especially concerned with the synthesis of polymeric materials using both established chemistries and developing new synthetic polymerisation strategies. The supramolecular assembly of these polymers into precision nanostructures, such as organic/inorganic or hybrid nanoparticles is of interest given their ability to mimic biomolecules in size, structure and function and also possess novel properties, including the ability to behave as hosts or vessels in delivery agents. The subsequent assembly of these nanoparticles in one-, two- and three dimensions, and their chemical modification, can be applied to afford materials with potential applications as biological mimics, nanoreactors and nanotechnology devices. They also work at the biology-materials interface and have an interest in DNA templating chemistries and sequence controlled materials.
Ziegler catalysis of polyolefin synthesis, mechanisms, polyolefin-polar block copolymers, polymer compatibilization for recycling, surface-active polyolefins, fuel additives for cold-flow.
Statistical physics with emphasis on self-organising systems. Examples include fractal aggregates, polymer microstructures and protein folding, dynamics of fracture and granular and colloidal materials.
Tara Schiller specialises in the synthesis and physical and chemical characterisation of polymer and polymer composites. Tara Schiller is armed with extensive advanced materials characterisation experience and her background in techniques such as spectroscopy, electron microscopy, thermal and mechanical analysis. She has also hands on experience with design and application of in-situ equipment for Synchrotron experiments, with applications in polymer growth and polymer/nanocomposite deformation