Polymers, Rheology and Processing

This web site is about a range of  Scientific, Engineering and Innovative projects involved with Polymers, Rheology and Processing. For example, the movie clips on this page show in one case, stress fields in flowing molten polymer and is an example of why the subject of polymer melt processing is so fascinating and beautiful. The second movie shows how water filaments break up when subject to very high extensional strain rates.

You will find short introduction pdfs to each of the headline topics followed by review or past conference powerpoint presentations that describe different stories in the various scientific and  technological fields. There are also movie clips of  scientific experiments and  Cambridge University lecture notes on rheology and polymers.

Science can  also be thought of as a creative subject and the site has some selected stories relating to “Something to say”. This section includes short articles such as  how scientists and engineers can be thought of as creative people, in addition to a range of topics that  could be classified as opinions rather than scientific facts.  Finally the boundary between science and fiction is sometimes narrow and a scientific adventure discovery  novel “High Tension” is included to illustrate the excitement and human side of scientific discovery and technological innovation.

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 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.