This web site provides a record of an intense research period between 1970 to 2020 on work that was carried out at Bristol, Sussex and Cambridge University, together with current writing and future thoughts. 

There are specific sections on;

Polymers and Rheology

Find out more >Polymers, 

Find out more >Rheology,   

Find out more >The Sustainability of Plastics.   


Find out more >Innovative Processing,

Find out more >Fluid Mechanics,   

Find out more >Scientific Apparatus

Lecture notes on Polymers and Rheology


Find out more >Rheology  

Find out more > Polymers.


Innovative Processing

Process and Product Innovation was a very important part of our work and you will find sections on several separate inventions.

High Modulus Polyethylene

How to turn a low cost thermoplastic into a super stiff fibre.

Find out more >High Modulus Polyethylene

Oscillatory Flow Mixing

How to create inertial fluid mixing without ‘classic’ turbulence.

Find out more >Oscillatory Flow Mixing

Flexible Chocolate  

How to shape form chocolate without meltng it.

Find out more >Flexible chocolate

The present and Future

Since 2020 the emphasis has been more on reviewing changing patterns of life and also exploring fiction writing.

Find out more >”Something to Say 

  Find out more >Publications.


Daymouth is a fiction location; however those people familiar with the UK Devon Salcombe estuary will recognise geographical features of this beautiful area. The characters are fiction and the story follows the way ‘Adam Ranworth’ adjusts from London life to living in what many would consider an idyllic coastal town. The story is fast moving with a strong nautical flavour and involves the interplay of the rich and not so rich. A mix of Local and National issues play out in the story with the book reaching a climax on the Cote d’azur.

The book is easy reading, unsophisticated and hopefully enjoyable.

Daymouth is available as both an ebook and a paper back.

Below is a presentation on the book Daymouth that I gave at Salcombe Yacht Club in 2023

Find out more >Daymouth

Oppenheimer (2023)

The Oppenheimer story has been brought to the forefront by the recent 2023 Blockbuster Hollywood film. The film is based on a 700 page 2005 gripping book called ‘American Prometheus’ that in my opinion is a ‘must read’ for scientists, engineers and policy makers. My short summary of some key issues raised in the book is given below.

Find out more >Oppenheimer 2023

The scientific component of research described on this web site 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.