Polymers, Rheology and Processing

This web site is about a range of Scientific, Engineering and Innovative subjects involved with POLYMERS, RHEOLOGY and PROCESSING. For example, the very visual movie clips on this page show in one case, stress fields in flowing molten polymer and  the second movie shows how water filaments break up when subject to very high extensional strain rates.

There are specific sections on,  Polymers,  Rheology,  Fluid Mechanics,  Innovative Processing,  Scientific Apparatus and also “Something to Say”. You will find short introduction pdfs to each of the headline topics followed by a review and selections of powerpoint presentations that describe different aspects of the various scientific and  technological fields. There are also movie clips of  scientific experiments and  my Cambridge University lecture notes on both Rheology and Polymers.

Science, Engineering and innovation all have visual and creative parts and  some selected aspects are covered in“Something to say”. The section includes short articles such as  how scientists and engineers can be thought of as creative people and also a short piece on the 2016 EU referendum!  In addition to a range of topics that  could be classified as opinions rather than scientific facts, there is  a cluster of very visual Movie clips describing various processes and experiments and I have added a recent section on The Sustainability of Plastics.

If you are looking for an exciting  scientific/technology  story to read, why not try my fiction novel! The book was written in the 1990s with an epilogue added in the 2000s. I wonder if you can pick up how the world had changed between these dates even after such a short period of time?   High Tension-pdf .

The scientific research described in this web page has either been created by myself or an army of Postoctoral or PhD students working with me at Bristol, Sussex, CEMEF (France) and Cambridge. I am indebted to all their talents in contributing to this work and acknowledge their invaluable contribution. Any publications that appear on this web site are for educational purposes only.