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Dr George Fern Dr George Fern
Academic Director of ETC / Reader
George Fern is a chemist by background who has worked in engineering since 2006. He has a broad skills set in developing and delivering collaborative research and development projects with industry, from inorganic and organic materials chemistry to their integration into polymeric materials and electronic devices. His research focus is on opto-electronic materials and devices for applications ranging from horticulture to displays and lighting. He has a keen interest in materials characterisation and is the Academic Director of the Experimental Techniques Centre and Director of the Wolfson Centre for Sustainable Materials Processing and Characterisation. He is a Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. Dr George Fern’s (GF) group has a focus to deliver exploitable knowledge and IP that is implemented for society by the many industry partners across a diverse range of applications, e.g. micro-displays, radiation sensors to plastic films. He has been researching luminescent and nano materials since 1998 and polymers since 2006, with industry and academia on funded IUK/TSB/DTI/EPSRC/NERC/BBSRC/BC, synchrotron and industry projects. His laboratories are exceptionally well equipped with chemistry synthetic labs, UHV processing for organic (clean room) and inorganic materials, polymer processing, optical and mechanical analytical laboratories. He is particularly interested in the characterisation of luminescent materials and composites properties using Brunel’s world class electron microscopy facilities available in ETC. Current Research Interests and recent projects Development and integration of luminescent materials for automatic sorting machine food packaging labels and processing of recycled polymer. This project is supported by various industry partners including the NEXTLOOPP network who he collaborates to ‘close the loop on food grade polypropylene’. Providing the 30% recycled content for food packing (PFP): An integrated stakeholder approach to solving 'hard to recycle' plastic packaging, G Fern (PI), L Henderson, K Tarverdi, D Smith, NERC, 2020-2022, £458,436. PRISM, J Silver (PI), GR Fern, K Tarverdi, EPSRC, 2015-2018, £166,565. Development of horticultural polymers and propagation systems. Development of opto-materials, compounding, formulation of polymer/composite/nano-composites and extrusion processing and materials testing. Sustainable polymers, recycling and mitigation strategies. PURELIGHT (132743), Horticultural Film/masterbatch development, IUK, G Fern (PI), J Silver and K Tarverdi, 2017-2020, £246,293. LIGHTWAY (132746), Artificial lighting for plant and algae growth, IUK, Dr Fern (PI), Prof Silver and K Tarverdi, 2017-2020, £246,053. AgriFlex: Human-Centred Design for Sustainable Agricultural Plastics E. Pei (PI), G Fern, K Tarverdi, IUK, 2021, £39,636. COVID-Secure High Street Work Stores, M Themis (PI), K Tarverdi, G Fern, IUK, 2020-2021, £75,369. Additional funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the EPSRC IAA account have also been secured to support impact generation in these areas, 08/21-01/22. Opto-electronic Devices for lighting and sensors FEUD - Field Emission Ultraviolet Device, G Fern (PI) and D Smith, UKRI, 2021-2022, £224,826 High Temperature Radiation Hard Detectors, EPSRC (EP/L504671/1) Ultra high vacuum processing/coating of commercially sourced electronic grade diamond wafers and assembly into ionising radiation sensors for use at elevated temperatures up to 250oC, 2013-2016, £637,000. Organic Lighting and Displays (OLED) Enabling technologies for Cd-free Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode Displays and Signage (Qandela), (28271) Dr Fern (PI) IUK, 2019-2021, £528,000. CL2600 Engineering Chemistry (Module Leader) BE1603 Enginering Materials Academic Leader for the Formula Student Projects (ICE and Electric Teams) (2006-2021) ME0601 Communications, Projects and Electronics (Module Leader) (2006-2021) Prior to joining Brunel University I taught across a range of Chemistry subjects as a lecturer/senior lecturer at Greenwich Univeristy (1998-2005)
Dr Lorna Anguilano Dr Lorna Anguilano
Senior Research Fellow
Lorna Anguilano is a Senior Research Fellow, Quality Manager of the Experimental Techniques Centre and the Assistant Director of the Wolfson Centre for Sustainable materials development and Processing. Lorna’s background is in applied mineralogy with a PhD in Archaeometallurgy and a wide experience of material characterisation through X-Ray Diffraction, X-Ray Fluorescence, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Electron Back-Scattering Diffraction. She provides consultancy in material characterisation and failure’s diagnosis as well as actively generates and develops research in materials characterisation and development. Her research focuses on the overarching concept of upcycling waste and recovery of secondary raw material with a keen interest on metal and polymer recycling for energy and aquaculture applications and phytomining of critical raw materials. Lorna is also continuing her research in the archaometallurgical field. Lorna’s research interests are focused on the upcycling of waste and contaminants for the manufacturing of high value product particularly for the energy and food industry. In collaboration with industrial partners Lorna’s activities is directed at identifying low energy routes for the manufacturing of composites and nanoparticles from materials such as aluminium swarfs, metal contaminants in soils, recycled plastic. Utilising the characterisation techniques optimised manufacturing conditions are developed and materials with unique characteristics are generated. In parallel Lorna carries out archaeometallurgical studies to understand the socio-economic factors driving the technological changes in the past.


Mr Abdul Ghani Mr Abdul Ghani
Technician - Chemical Engineering
Dr Sophia Haghani Dr Sophia Haghani
Senior Scientific Officer
Sophia Haghani is a chartered scientist and deputy Quality Manager of the Experimental Techniques Centre. She has extensive experience in material characterisation through X-Ray Diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy, and X-Ray Fluorescence. She provides consultancy in material characterisation and material development. She is also a fellow of Higher Education Academy, with teaching experience in material charactrisation technques, water infrustructures and sea level change. Selected publications Haghani, S. and Leroy, S., 2020. Recent avulsion history of Sefidrud, south west of the Caspian Sea. Quaternary International 540, 97-110. Haghani, S., Leroy, S., Khdir, S., Kabiri, K., Naderi Beni, M., Lahijani, H.A.K., 2016. An early Little Ice Age brackish water invasion along the south coast of the Caspian Sea (sediment of Langarud wetland) and its wider impacts on environment and people. The Holocene 26 (1), 3-16. Haghani, S., Leroy, S., Wesselingh, F., Rose, N., 2016. Rapid evolution of coastal lagoons in response to human interference under rapid sea level change: A south Caspian Sea case study, Quaternary International 408, 93-112. Haghani, S. and Leroy, S., 2016. Differential impact of long-shore currents on coastal geomorphology development in the context of rapid sea level changes: the case of the Old Sefidrud (Caspian Sea), Quaternary International 408, 78-92. Akinlotan, O., Moghalu, O.A., Hatter, S.J., Okunuwadje, S., Anquilano, L., Onwukwe, U., Haghani, S., Anyiam, O.A., Jolly, B.A., 2022. Clay mineral formation and transformation in non-marine environments and implications for Early Cretaceous palaeoclimatic evolution: The Weald Basin, Southeast England. Journal of Palaeogeography 11(3), 387-409. Lahijani, H.A.K, Abbasian, H., Naderi-Beni, A., Leroy, S., Haghani, S., Habibi, P., Hosseindust, M., Shahkarami, S.,Yeganeh, S., Zandinasab, Z., Tavakoli, V., Vahabi-Asli, F., Azizpour, J., Sayed-Valizadeh, M., Pourkerman, M.,Shah-Hosseini, M., 2019. Sediment distribution pattern of the South Caspian Sea: possible hydroclimatic implications. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 56(6), 637.653. Leroy, S., Chalié, F., Wesselingh, F.P., Sanjani, M.S., Lahijani, H.A.K., Athersuch, J., Struck, U., Plunkett, G., Reimer, P.J., Habibi, P., Haghani, S., Naderi Beni, A.,Arpe, K., 2018 Jan. 2016. Multi-proxy indicators in a quasi-marine system: a depth transect of surface sediment in the S-E Caspian Sea. Geologica Belgica 21(3-4), 143-165. Bison, G., Pozzan, L., Haghani, S., Anguilano, L., 2017. Metalworking Evidence from a Late antique Context in the Forum of Grumentum. Science and Technology of Archaeological Research 3), 220- 237. Leroy, S.A.G., Lahijani, H.A.K., Reyss, J. L., Chalie, F., Haghani, S., Shah-Hosseini, M., Shahkarami, S., Tudryn, A., Arpe, K., Habibi, P., Nasrollahzadeh, H.S., Makhlough, A., 2013. A two-step expansion of the dinocyst Lingulodinium machaerophorum in the Caspian Sea: the role of changing environment. Quaternary Science Reviews 77, 31-45. Leroy, S. A. G., Lahijani, H. A. K., Reyss, J. L., Chalié, F., Haghani, S., Shah-Hosseini, M., Shahkarami, S., Tudryn, A., Arpe, K., Habibi, P. and Nasrollahzadeh, H. S., 2012. Lingulodinium machaerophorum expansion over the last centuries in the Caspian Sea reflects global warming. Biogeosciences Discussions, 9(11), 16663-16704.
Dr Ashley Howkins Dr Ashley Howkins
Technical Specialist - Lead Scientific Office
Dr. Ashley Howkins is the Lead Scientific Officer within the Experimental Techniques Centre, and leads the team of Scientific Officers to provide materials characterisation on various different samples and using various different techniques. Ashley's own speciality is electron microscopy and analysis, including SEM, (S)TEM, FIB, EDX, EELS, cathodoluminescence, electron diffraction and EBSD. Ashley is also a member of the BSI Microanalysis subcommittee, responsible for the development of ISO standards in electron microscopy; an UKAS Technical Assessor for accredited electron microscope facilities; and member of the Royal Microscopical Society.
Dr Abhishek Lahiri Dr Abhishek Lahiri
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Dr. Lahiri joined Brunel University as lecturer in March 2020. He got his PhD from University of Leeds in 2008 after which he went on to do his Postdoc in USA and Japan. From 2011 he joined Clausthal University of Technology in Prof Frank Endres group and worked extensively on electrodeposition in ionic liquids and understanding the battery electrode/electrolyte interface. His work primarily focusses on electrochemical synthesis of functional materials using ionic liquids for energy storage and electrocatalysis. Besides, he focusses on sustainable extraction process for recovery of metal/metal oxides from electronic wastes and lithium ion batteries. In ionic liquids, the electrode/electrolyte interface is considerably different from aqueous electrolytes and therefore controlling and modifying the interface leads to change in functional properties of the materials. His research focusses and utilises the property of interfacial modulation to develop new functional materials and tries to bridge the gap between fundamental aspects of electrochemistry and applied electrochemistry. Questions such as can we design a suitable interface to develop dendrite-free deposits which are essential for developing high energy density Li/Na metal batteries are targeted. Besides, developing batteries for grid energy storage with sustainable materials are being researched. CL2601:Heat and Mass Transfer (Module leader) CL5604:Process Engineering Fundamentals (Module leader) CL2602: Chemical Engineer's Toolbox CL3603: Separation process II (Module leader) CL5650: Chemical engineering research project (Module leader)
Dr Brian Mckay Dr Brian Mckay
Reader (Teaching & Research)
Dr Brian McKay is currently a senior lecturer in BCAST at Brunel University. Prior to this he was a university assistant at the Institute of Casting Research (ICR), University of Leoben, Austria (2003-2009) and a research fellow at UMIST (2003). He obtained his DPhil from Oxford University, MSc from The Queen’s University of Belfast and BEng from the University of Ulster. He has over 20 years’ experience in solidification research with 1 Patent on novel metal composites (UK Patent No. 1714401.5), 1 trademarked product (Basaltium), and over 30 papers and two co-edited monographs published in the field. His main expertise lies in the fields of castings, composites, interfaces, coatings, and their characterisation using advanced electron microscopy techniques. Whilst his research interests in the past have been centred on understanding heterogeneous nucleation during solidification, these interests now also include Metal Matrix Composites/Nano-composites, Powder Metallurgy and Electroplating. Over the past 9 years Brian has been involved in 11 successful grant awards totalling ~£30M. He is currently PI on a new €11M Horizon 2020 project LightMe, was the Co-ordinator and PI of a €1.6M EU-FP7 grant, HardAlt, involving 12 partners from 6 countries that focused on finding an alternative nano-composite coating for Hard Chrome, a CoI on the £4.5M EPSRC - LiME grant that investigated solidification mechanisms, PI on the £150k “Characterization and Processing of High Thermal Conducting Al-MMCs” grant sponsored by the Korean Institute of Technology (KITECH) that examined the potential of CNT MMCs for High Power Light emitting Diodes (HPLeD’s), PI on the £300k STORM Innovate UK/EPSRC in which a new composite Al core was produced for offshore marine energy mooring connectors and Co-I on the £10M EPSRC Manufacturing Hub grant. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Institute of Cast Metal Engineers and has sat on the Technical/Educational Board of the latter as an adviser since 2012. In addition he is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cast Metal Engineers. Over the years Brian has collaborated with many companies including, LSM, BMW, Alcoa and Alcan. He has given several invited presentations throughout Europe and in 2006 he received a TMS Magnesium Application Award for his work in nucleation and more recently has been a recipient of the Rushlight Responsible Product or Service Award 2017-18 for the STORM connector. Metal Matrix Composites. Basalt Fibres. Nanoparticles. Heterogeneous Nucleation. Grain Refinement. Interfaces. Casting Practices. Electron Microscopy. Current Research Projects Basalt Fibre Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites, O. Adole, T. Minton, L. Anguilano, B. McKay ForeSea Forensic Characterisation Analysis of Offshore Marine Energy Converters, O. Adole, N. Nelson, T. Minton, B. McKay, L. Anguilano LightMe State-of-the-art Industrial Ecosystem for Lightweight Metal Composite Castings, A. Jacot, D. Eskin, E. Nyberg, B. McKay Module Leader, ME0080 Materials Science L0 (20 Credits) (2016-Present) Module Leader, Fundamentals of Metallurgy L6 (2017-Present) Lecturer Fundamentals of Metal Processing L6 (2017-Present) Lecturer, ME1331 Engineering Materials and Design, Manufacturing and Electrical Machines - Castings (2017) Supervisor, ME5500 Dissertation (2016-Present)
Dr Timothy Minton Dr Timothy Minton
Senior Lecturer in Engineering
Friction Stir Welding and Processing, Metallurgy, Composite Production Computer Aided Design/manufacture/Engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) Materials and Manufacturing Design For Manufacture
Mr Nicholas Nelson Mr Nicholas Nelson
Senior Scientific Officer
Dr Eujin Pei Dr Eujin Pei
Associate Dean (Quality Assurance) / Reader
Academic Background Eujin is Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (ADQA-CEDPS), working closely with colleagues to actively monitor and implement quality and standards in relation to academic programmes across the college and providing strategic leadership and management to the faculty. He is the Director for the BSc Product Design Engineering Programme, a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Environmentalist (CENv) and Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD). As a Product Design Engineer during the early days of his career, he has developed solutions for companies including Motorola, Inc., LM Ericsson, Sennheiser GmbH & Co. KG, and Rentokil Initial. Eujin is a Reader in Additive Manufacturing. His research focuses on Additive Manufacturing and 4D Printing. He is the Chairperson for the UK National Standards Committee for Additive Manufacturing - British Standards Institute AMT/8; and UK Head of Delegate for ISO/TC261. He is the Convenor of the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO/TC261/WG4 that develops global Standards for Additive Manufacturing Data and Design; and Convenor of ISO/TC261/JG67 for Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing. Eujin is a Full Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College as the national agency that assesses proposals for funding Research in Engineering and Physical Sciences. He is a Member of the EPSRC Engineering Prioritisation Panel, and Member of the EPSRC Engineering Fellowship Panel. In 2018, he became a Member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research that involves participating in EPSRC strategic advisory activities. Eujin is the Editor-in-Chief for the Progress in Additive Manufacturing Journal (SpringerNature), Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (Springer) and Associate Editor for Assembly Automation Journal (Emerald). He is an Editorial Board Member for Rapid Prototyping Journal (Emerald), and Member of the Editorial Board for International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing (Inderscience). He is a reviewer for Cogent Engineering (Taylor & Francis); Journal of Manufacturing Processes (Elsevier); Manufacturing Letters Journal (Elsevier); Optics and Lasers in Engineering (Elsevier); Materials & Design (Elsevier); Nature Communications (Nature Publishing Group); International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (Inderscience); Advances in Mechanical Engineering Journal (Sage Publishers); Journal of Engineering Manufacture (Sage Publishers); Journal of Mechanical Design (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME); Recent Patents on Engineering (Bentham Publishers) and the International Journal of Design (Open Access). He is also reviews for Palgrave Books (Macmillan Publishers Ltd.), Laurence King Publishing Ltd. and SpringerNature AG. Research Eujin leads the Additive Manufacturing & 4D Printing Research Group with his interest focusing on Additive Manufacturing and Smart Materials. He is also the Co-Director for the Brunel Centre for Digital Manufacturing. He gained hands-on experience as a Research Fellow at Loughborough University, Brunel University London and at the University of Southampton. He was a Visiting Scientist at Vaal University of Technology and at the Central University of Technology in South Africa. His active involvement in professional Memberships enable him to be a step ahead in policies and emerging technologies. He is an active Member of the British Standards Institution TDW4/8 that develops Standards such as BS 8887 for Design for MADE; and BS 8888 for Technical Product Specification. He is a Member of ISO/JTC1/WG12 which develops standardization work for 3D Scanning and 3D Printing within the scope of Information Communication Technology. Eujin also regularly participates in ISO/TC 261/AHG 05; ISO/TC 261/AHG 06; ISO/TC 261/JG 74; and is a Member of ISO/TC 261/CAG Chairman's Advisory Group, and ISO/TC 261/JAG ISO/TC 261 - ASTM F42 Steering group on JG activities. As Convenor for ISO/TC 261/WG4, he oversees the work of ISO/TC 261 - ASTM F42 joint groups including ISO/TC 261/JG 54 Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F42 Group for Fundamentals of Design; ISO/TC 261/JG 57 Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F42 Group for Specific Design Guidelines on Powder Bed Fusion; ISO/TC 261/JG 64 Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F42 Group for Solid Modelling Support; ISO/TC 261/JG 70 Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F42 Group for Optimized Medical Image Data; and ISO/TC 261/JG 73 for Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F42 Group for Digital Product Definition and Data Management. Eujin is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers (FIED). He is a member of the Engineering Council Registration Standards Committee (RSC) that publishes procedures, routes and requirements for the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) for registration as Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is a Member of the Design Research Society (DRS) and Co-Founder of the Inclusive Design Special Interest Group. At Brunel University London, Eujin is a Committee Member for the Innovation Hub which spearheads new initiatives for student entrepreneurs. He has a track record of generating new knowledge and finding solutions for significant impact in the industry. He is active in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) and worked with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd. on several industry projects. In 2016, he was nominated for the BAE Systems Chairman’s Award that acknowledged the efforts and achievements of company partners who delivered performance and furthered the company’s values. Through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, he has collaborated with SMEs, such as L'Earth Ltd. to conceptualise, develop and retail new 3D Printing bio-materials, in which the product and packaging were recognised with an International WorldStar Award in 2014 for Design excellence. He continues to advise SMEs including Quinteassential Ltd. and Watson EP Ltd. for New Product Development projects. Between 2013-2014, he collaborated and delivered projects for the Leicester Arts and Museum Service where important historical artefacts from the Anglo-Saxon and Roman period were completely digitised and faithfully reproduced using 3D Printing. He worked with the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust to undertake projects such as to completely reverse engineer a historically important Tramcar that was accurately scaled down and 3D Printed. In 2015, he was invited to lead a Masterclass at the Royal College of Art (RCA) for the Include2015 conference on the use of 3D Printing that could support Design practice. Professional Design Career As a Product Design Engineer, Eujin holds numerous Design awards, including the Wearable Master and Field Trial Winner for the Manchester Numbers That Matter Hackathon (2014), International WorldStar Packaging Award (2014), IDSA IDEA Award (2011), Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design 24 hour Inclusive Design Challenge (2011), Motorola Motofwrd (2006), Opus Eyewear (2006), UK Lighting Competition (2006), RSA Design Directions (2005), Popular Science / Core 77 Security Design Competition (2004) and the President's Furniture award (2003). His work has been published in leading international magazines such as Dwell, Icon, FX International and in national newspapers. He has also been interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester and on Power 98FM. Eujin was invited as a judge for the British Promotional Merchandise Association Design competition in 2010. He has exhibited at an international level, including MagicChef at the Panasonic Centre in Tokyo, Japan (2003); and the Clamplight at the NEC Lighting Show in Birmingham, UK (2007). In 2018, his Soundsphere project was exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum which is the only museum in the USA devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary Product Design. Eujin’s area of Research centres on Additive Manufacturing, 4D Printing and Functionally Graded Materials. He is the Additive Manufacturing & 4D Printing Research Group Leader. Upon completion of his PhD, he worked with Professor RI Campbell as a Postdoctoral Researcher to investigate aspects of Material Extrusion for Additive Manufacturing. Subsequently, he worked in South Africa under the supervision of Professor Deon de Beer to develop novel Test Artefacts for Additive Manufacturing. He also collaborated with Professor Mario Monzon to further develop his expertise in 4D Printing. He is also interested in aspects of Reverse Engineering, Topology Optimisation and Augmented Reality. Within the Department, Eujin is an active Member of the Design for Sustainable Manufacturing (DSM) theme and co-organises Research seminars. He is Chair of the British Standards Institute AMT/8 Committee for Additive Manufacturing; and UK Head of Delegate for ISO/TC261. He is Convenor of the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO/TC261/WG4 that develops global Standards for Additive Manufacturing Data and Design; and Convenor of ISO/TC261/JG67 for Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing. As a means to disseminate new knowledge, Eujin publishes in international peer-reviewed journals, conference papers, periodicals and books. In 2019, he published a book titled "Additive Manufacturing - Developments in Training and Education - Best Practices, Challenges and Opportunities” (ISBN: 978-3-319-76083-4) by Springer Nature; and contributed to a book chapter for "Additive Manufacturing: Applications and Innovations" by Taylor & Francis in 2018. In 2022, he was awarded by the American Society for Testing and Materials for the 2021 ASTM Additive Manufacturing Award of Excellence in Education. External sources of funding for Eujin's academic research have been received from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE); Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE); the British Council; and from the European Commission. He was a Co-Investigator for the European Commission's H2020 Erasmus+ Capacity-building in the Field of Higher Education programme for “LeNSin - International Learning Network on Sustainability” which was completed in 2019. In 2018, he received funding as Work Package Leader for the European Commission's H2020 WIDESPREAD-05-2017 programme for "Increasing Excellence on Advanced Additive Manufacturing” (INEX-ADAM). In 2019, he also received funding as Work Package Leader for the European Commission's H2020 Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliances programme for “Strategy in Additive Manufacturing” (SAM). In the same year, he received a grant from the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Engagement award. In 2020, he received a grant from the British Council Newton Institutional Links fund for “Direct Writing of Cementitious Inks to Scaffolds with Complex Microarchitectures (DIWoCIS)” as a Co-Investigator, as well as two additional grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund, Demonstrate Impact Programme. In 2021, he was funded by the European Commission's H2020 Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices programme for Develop Engaging Massive Open Online Resources for Designers Innovative Education (DEMO). Eujin is also involved in the department's Co-Innovate programme which is an innovation support scheme for London-based SMEs and start-ups to help entrepreneurs achieve business growth through collaboration with the university's academics, supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Recently Funded Research Projects (2022) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) SSH Connections Grant - Design 4.0 (until 2023) European Union Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliances Programme - SAM (until 2023) European Union Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Programme - DEMO (until 2022) European Union Horizon 2020 H2020-WIDESPREAD-05-2017-Twinning Programme - INEX-ADAM (until 2022) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and KTN Design Exchange Partnership (DEP) (until 2022) British Council Newton Institutional Links Programme - DiWoCiS (until 2022) InnovateUK, Designing Sustainable Plastic Solutions Fund - AgriFlex (until 2021) InnovateUK, Sustainable Innovation Fund Round 3 - MediFlex (until 2021) UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund, Demonstrate Impact Programme - AquaSense (until 2021) UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund, Demonstrate Impact Programme - BioSan (until 2021) Harrow Council Innovation Grant (until 2021) EPSRC Impact Acceleration Grant (until 2020) Opportunities for PhD Study Enquiries are very welcome from those who are keen to pursue PhD and MSc degrees regarding Additive Manufacturing and Design. Joint supervision, industry partnerships and collaborative research opportunities are all very welcomed. PhD Research Supervision as First Supervisor Christopher Biggadike: Leading Engineers in the 21st Century Using Complexity Leadership Theory Aymane Sahli: AI assisted Project Management: Predicting Patterns and Behaviours in Complex Projects Faten Ezrin Azhar: Improving Communication between Product Designers and Manufacturing Engineers when Designing 4D Printed Parts Seok Woo Nam: Programming 4D Printed Parts using Shape-Memory Polymers and Computer-Aided-Design Giselle Loh: Achieving Smart Textiles through Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing Peter Booth: 4D printing of Intelligent Bio-Materials with Self-sustaining Structure Harry Sutcliffe: Developing a Design for 4D Printing (Df4DP) Framework Alex Marler: Exploring the use of Fused Deposition Modelling for 4D Printing James Burchill: Improving Dissemination of Radical Innovations in Material Science (completed 2020) Lulu Yin: Understanding the relationship between the environment and walking behaviour (completed 2019) Thomas Stead: Understanding the Product Development Process for Self-Use Medical Devices (completed 2017) Jerry Tagang: Designing a framwork for footware solutions for diabetic patients (completed 2014) PhD Research Supervision as Second Supervisor Montida Lertnimanoradee: Upcycling of Materials in Thailand Zakaria Monteiro Najmi: Applications for Artificial Intelligence Edvard Schroeder: Developing Passive Flow Control Techniques for Quiet Wind Turbine Blades using Additive Manufacturing Aine Petrulaityte: Investigating Product-Service Systems and Distributed Manufacturing (completed 2019) Milad Areir: A Study of 3D Printed Active Carbon Electrode for the Manufacture of Electric Double-Layer Capacitors (completed 2018) Mazin Al-Wswasi: Algorithmn-based Computer Aided Design for Digital Manufacturing (Research Development Advisor) Postdoctoral Research Associates & Visiting Academics Dr Benjamin Watson (Visiting Professor, 2021) Dr James Self (Visiting Reader, 2021) Dr Shahriar Bakrani Balani: British Council (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2021) Dr Adeayo Sotayo: European Commission funded programme (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2020) Dr Israt Kabir: European Commission funded programme (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2021) Ms Daniela Ribeiro: FAPESP funded programme (Visiting Researcher, 2019) Dr Malte Ressin: EPSRC funded programme (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2017) Overseas Postgraduate Supervision Muhammad Kazimi bin Muhamad: Universiti Teknikal Melaka, Malaysia Nsengimana Joseph: Central University of Technology, South Africa Eujin plays a central role in Brunel Design as the Programme Director for BSc Product Design Engineering. He teaches second year undergraduates as Module Leader for Design Process Two and supports other subjects across the curriculum. Eujin believes in "Learning by Doing" that is achieved through practice and learning from experience. To establish this, industry projects are embedded in the curriculum to create a real-world learning experience for his students. Eujin worked as a Senior Lecturer in Product and Furniture Design at De Montfort University from 2010-2014 and played a key role in the re-accreditation of the BSc Product Design programme for the Institution of Engineering Designers, and was also the Subject Champion for the MA Design Programme. As a testament of his teaching excellence, he was nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014, and nominated for the Lecturer of the Year Award in 2019. In 2019, Eujin was recognised as the PhD Research Supervisor of the Year in Brunel University London. Eujin was the Director of Postgraduate Research at Brunel Design (2018-2021), where he worked to ensure that the quality and standards of the educational provision offered by the Department for PhD students are met. He was appointed as External Examiner for the University of East London's BSc Product Design Programme in 2017; as External Examiner for Cranfield University's MSc in Metal Additive Manufacturing Programme in 2019; and as External Examiner for Buckinghamshire New University 2021. He has examined postgraduate and doctoral work for Cranfield University's Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D) (UK), Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK), Aalto University (Finland), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM) (France), Vaal University of Technology (South Africa), Universiti Teknikal Melaka (Malaysia); as well as an internal PhD Examiner at Brunel University London. In 2018, Eujin was appointed as a Visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, working with Professor Conan Fee to establish Design subjects within the newly formed School of Product Design. Opportunities for Industry Projects Eujin’s industry collaborations include local and international companies such as Dyson, Bosch, Mothercare, Canon, BAE Systems, A-Studio, Deliveroo, Flair, Xicato, Heatrae Sadia, Plumen, Frog Bikes, pladis Global, Lightly Technologies, Bubblegum Stuff, Salter, Kebony, Glen Dimplex, STG Aerospace and TP24. Other partnerships include the British Standards Institution (BSI), the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the Lighting Education Trust (LET). Enquiries are very welcome from companies and organisations who are keen to pursue collaborative partnerships for Level Two or Final Year projects. These projects support a richer learning environment for students and enable companies to develop new solutions for their products and services. As Module Leader for Design Process Two, Eujin has developed a range of exciting and original industry briefs, working closely with clients and mentoring students to deliver innovative and commercially-viable design solutions. Recent examples of students' work that have been mass produced and commercialised include: Sophie Skinner's (Level 2) concept from the Industry Project with Flair Leisure Products Ltd. that was put into full production in 2017; Oliver Lambert's (Level 2) concept from Project Zero with Bubblegum Stuff Ltd. was put into full production in 2018. Katie Price and Valentina Demarchi (Level 2) in collaboration with Xicato Ltd. have had their Lighting projects exhibited at "Light + Building" which is the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology in Frankfurt (2018). Jennifer Wong's (Level 3) final year project was recognised with the top prize in the Heatrae Sadia Design Award (2017). More recently, Anil Puri's final year project, Pet Calm received funding to be developed as a commercial product. Selection of Final Year Major Projects Supervised by Eujin Pei (As First Supervisor) Above: Kripa Gurung developed a pocket device that could aid patients to measure, carry and dispense liquid oral medication. Features include a transparent lid, a child-safety lock and a modularised and removable measurement container. Kripa graduated in 2022. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Samantha Supan developed several final aesthetic models and proof of principle (PPP) working prototypes to describe the use of “ChatterLearn” as a voice-enabled smart speaker that uses conversational AI and gamification quizzes to help students share their knowledge and collaborate in secondary school classrooms. Sam graduated in 2022. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Max Hill developed a bicycle frame jig for the hobbyist framebuilder where different geometry choices or tubing profiles can be accommodated. The fully working mechanical prototype was built from scratch. Max graduated in 2021. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: William Hardy developed a toolchanging 3D printer that utilised electromagnets, developing the hardware and software. The toolchanger is able to accommodate up to five different heads with an integrated wipe-tower to ensure clean prints. Effort was made towards the toolhead and extruder interface with an electromagnetic mating plate. In the final presentation, he was able to demonstrate the printing of two different materials in a single process. The fully working mechanical prototype was built from scratch. Olivier graduated in 2021. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Pak Shing Lin developed a compact benchtop injection moulding machine that was designed to utilise 3D printed plastic waste material. Feasibility testing was carried out through accurately scaled down 3D Printed models produced using Vat Photopolymerization (SLA) where mechanical studies with use of Finite Element Analysis could be performed to better understand the structural behaviour, stress, displacement and strain. Ergonomic studies through rapid upper limb assessments were also carried out. Pak Shing graduated in 2021. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Jesslin Ho developed a deployable wastewater treatment unit, in collaboration with a localcompany based in the UK, utilising Electro-Methanogenic (EM) technology to process and convert wastewater into energy and nutrients. The use of wires and sprockets with pulleys would allow full scalability of the set up. Design for Assembly and Manufacture was utilised to reduce the overall number of components. Jesslin graduated in 2020. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Ajharul Choudhury developed a portable air quality monitoring device that utilises two arduino based sensors that continuously monitors three airborne pollutants - volatile chemicals (VOC), carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM). The system creates an overall rating out of 100 for the quality of air which is displayed in the LED colour rating from turquoise to red, as well as the specific air quality on the digital display. The system can also monitor specific pollutants and has been programmed to update every 20 seconds. The fully working electronic prototype was built from scratch. Ajharul graduated in 2019. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Thomas Mortimer developed a gesture input device using a system of Time of Flight (TOF) sensors that could create a gesture area of 1.2 by 0.5m. This input device was designed to be compatible with existing electronics in the home such as lighting systems. The fully working electronic prototype including a custom designed circuit board and optimizing the plastic enclosure using CAD and FEA was conducted. Tom graduated in 2019. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Olivier Verbiest designed and built a fully working heart rate sensor connected to a novel 'sand-scape pattern' former that was controlled using magnets. The idea was to represent a user's bio-date and if the vitals are at a normal level, the circular path 'drawn' on sand would be smooth. The fully working mechanical prototype was built from scratch. Olivier graduated in 2019. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Jinghua Li experimented with the use of the shape memory effect of 4D printed parts to design a self-locking wing system in which a single printed part can perform transformations without the need for actuators and linkages. This allows weight and space to be saved, thereby simplifying the overall structure of the drone. The fully working mechanical prototype was built from scratch. This project was undertaken in collaboration with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Jinghua graduated in 2018. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Alex Francis developed a novel security key system as a tamper-proof seal. The fully working mechanical prototype was built from scratch. Central to this project was the use of specially treated 4D Printed material in which a specific temperature would be required to disengage the lock. The use of 3D Printing could allow for an infinite number of shapes to be randomly generated so that no single key would be exact. This project was undertaken in collaboration with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Alex graduated in 2017. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Suzanne Robinson collaborated with Plum Products to redesign an outdoor swing seat that could be adapted to the physical growth of children as well as to add value with an engaging toy. The emphasis for this project was human factors and child safety. A well designed fastening system allowed accessories such as the T-bar and a back-rest to be added or removed on demand. Suzanne graduated in 2017. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Emilios Farrington-Arnas developed a navigation tool for the visually impaired to assist users through the use of a tactile/haptic response rather than sound. The fully working electronic prototype was built from scratch. The discretion of the product was achieved by miniaturising the electronics into wearable products to improve styling and avoid social stigmatisation. Plenty of empathy testing and the use of simulation glasses, as well as several iterations of electronics testing using ultrasonic sensors was developed for this project. Emilios' work is on display at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, USA. He graduated in 2017. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Jack Biltcliffe's Major Project was to build a 3D Printer fully capable of forming objects using Portland Stone material. The fully working electro-mechanical prototype was built from scratch. Time was spent to understand the material rheology and to develop the mechatronics of the system. This was a collaborative project with the Portland Stone Quarry and A-Studio. Jack graduated in 2016. First supervisor: Eujin Pei Above: Rebecca Churn's major project was a collaboration with Wow! Stuff to design and build a toy hydrogen rocket. The fully working electronic prototype was built from scratch. Rebecca spent time with the chemistry lab to understand the electrolysis of water and to separate the gas mixture safely to propel the rocket. An understanding of electronics was critical for the design of a tipover switch and the use of dual Monostable Multivibrators as a timer for the electrolysis process and to activate the launch countdown. Rebecca graduated in 2016. First supervisor: Eujin Pei All work and photos displayed on this page are copyright of respective students © 2023.
Dr Kun Qi Dr Kun Qi
Research Fellow
Professor Asim Ray Professor Asim Ray
Emeritus Professor - Cedps Materials and Manufacturing
Dr Alan Reynolds Dr Alan Reynolds
Honorary Reader - ETC
Dr Alan Reynolds joined ETCbrunel in 1979, after working in the medical and healthcare industries. In the capacity of Deputy Director he acts as the Centre’s Quality Manager, responsible for accreditation and calibration to maintain the high standards of analysis. Dr Reynolds is a consultant to industry worldwide on the application and interpretation of data from electron microscopy, light microscopy and X-ray microprobe techniques, with special reference to environmental pollution and asbestos identification and quantification. Dr Reynolds also lectures in the Institute for the Environment, School of Health Sciences and Social Care and the School of Engineering; and has given invited lectures for government, academia and industry. Alan’s research projects are primarily concerned with the interactions of metal ions and cells and includes iron accumulation in the tissue of the Giant Panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca, copper accumulation in Wilson’s Disease and metal uptake in the terrestrial grass Agrostis tenuis and the aquatic reed Phragmites australis with applications in lead and copper mine remediation and pollution control in waterways. A new field of research is in the manufacture of metallic nanoparticles via low energy pathways using plant extracts. In house courses including SEM, X-ray analysis amd associated techniques Forensic analysis Haematology
Dr Ximena Schmidt Dr Ximena Schmidt
Senior Lecturer
Ximena joined Brunel University London in 2019 as Global Challenges Research Fellow working at the Institute of Energy Futures. Since then she has been develop international research collaborations in the fields of sustainable food systems. Ximena is a life cycle sustainability expert and currently developing data science and system modelling skills. Her broader research interests relate to sustainable food supply chains and technologies, circular economy and waste valorization, and sustainable food consumption, including diets and cooking. In 2021, Ximena moved to the Chemical Engineering department where is currently integrating her research on sustainability and life cycle thinking in the undergraduate and post-gradute curricula while continuing her research. She is module leader of Process Design (CL3602), Design project (CL3605) and Sustainability and Environmental Engineering (CL5656). Outreach is key in Ximena's activities. Behavioral change and awareness are critical for taking Ximena's research out of the academia and generate real impact. Hence, she has been involved in several research led - outreach activities and initaitves; currently, the main projects are TakeaBiteCC- Take a Bite out of Climate Chage and GGDOT - Greenhouse Gas and Dietary choices Open Toolkit, transdisciplinary collaborations that aim to develop tools and engagement materials (e.g. games) to raise awareness about the relationship (impacts) between our food choices and climate change. TakeaBiteCC AT HOME, is the latest project, a response to COVID-19. Ximena's research interests relate to sustainable food systems includes agriculture, farming and food processing, healthy and sustainable diets and food consumption, circular economy and waste valorization. In the field of energy systems, Ximena's interests and experience relates to sustainable cooking fuels and novel technologies, waste-to-energy and high-value added agrifood valorisation routes. In interdisciplinary research and engagement, I usually provide sustainability assessment expertise, circular economy expertise, data analysis and visualization (R) skills, citizen science knowledge and experience, public engagement and outreach networks, and experience on tested activities.
Professor Paul Sermon Professor Paul Sermon
Honorary Professor - CEDPS Mechanical
Professor Paul A. Sermon was born in Caversham in 1945. He was educated at Westminster City School, Bangor University and University of Bristol (PhD, DSc). He was Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Surrey, where his research concentrated on bottom-up nanotechnological routes to catalysts, sensors and biofuels, until the autumn of 2010. He then became Professor of Nanomaterials at the Wolfson Materials Processing Centre in 2011. His research is now focused in nanomaterials and biomimetic nanomaterials with useful forensic, catalytic and photocatalytic properties. This research is supported by Government Agencies and the Royal Society. On Thursday 10th November 2011 at a dinner at the Royal Society, it was announced that he was a recipient of a Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award. Catalysis, nanomaterials, biomimetic nanomaterials.We are investigating and optimising bottom-up nanotechnology to produce environmental catalysts, smart tracers, antimalarial surfaces, efficient photocatalysts, anticoagulation agents, novel biofuels and networks for CO2 capture and utilisation.
Professor Jack Silver Professor Jack Silver
Honorary Professor CEDPS Design
Professor Silver obtained his Chemistry BSc in 1970 and PhD in 1973, both from the University of London. He held postdoctoral fellowships at Chelsea College (1973-74) and Imperial College London (1974-75), and lectureships in Chemistry at the University of Birmingham (1975-76), the University of the West Indies (1976-77) and the University of Essex (1978-1988). At the latter he was made a Senior Lecturer in 1988 and a Reader in 1992 before moving to the University of Greenwich in 1996, becoming a Professor in the Schools of Chemical and Life Sciences until 2002, when he became a Professor in the School of Science. From 1997-2003 he was Director of the Materials Research Group. In January 2006 Professor Silver joined the Wolfson Centre for Materials processing as Executive Director. Nanophosphors, photoluminescent materials, inorganic and organometallic materials, Mössbauer Spectroscopy.Professor Silver’s current research interests are the synthesis, characterisation and processing of novel inorganic and polymer materials. His work on phosphors and display materials encompasses photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence for fluorescent lighting applications, electroluminescence for use in displays and infra-red emitting phosphors for military applications.
Dr David Smith Dr David Smith
Associate Dean (SE) / Reader
I initially came to Brunel in 2004 as a research associate responsible for developing and testing imaging and spectroscopy detectors for use in space before being appointed as a lecturer in 2006. I currently work in the Sensors and Instrumentation Research Group carrying out radiation testing and characterisation of solid-state imaging and spectroscopy sensors and developing new dosimetry techniques for space and terrestrial applications. I have been involved with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching throughout my time at Brunel and I have developed and taught courses on different aspects of physics, sensors and instrumentation, computer programming and analogue electronics. Current teaching: BE1610 – Engineering Systems and Energy I BE1611 – Engineering Systems and Energy II EE5566 / EE5656 – Advanced Analogue Electronics and Photonics EE5625 / EE5655 – Engineering Ethics and Sustainability EE5626 – AEEE Group Project Past teaching: BE1706 / BE1603 – Engineering Systems and Energy EE1624 – Electronics Principles EE1061 – Devices and Circuits EE1070 – Introduction to Programming in Java EE5609 / EE5651 – Analogue Integrated Circuit Design EE5617 – Applied Sensors Instrumentation and Control EE5618 – AEEE Group Project DM1313 – Creative Engineering Practice ME0005 – Foundations of Physics EE1068 / EE1085 – Electronic and Computer Engineering Workshops Level 1 Multi-Disciplinary Project (MDP) Coordinator University of Glasgow invited lecturer on the international Space Mission Analysis and Design MSc programme
Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor in the US system) in Chemical Engineering. In May 2017, I joined Brunel University London as a founding member of the new Chemical Engineering Department, on the team in charge of the design and development of the Programme. I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng/MIChemE) with both industrial and academic research backgrounds in chemical and process engineering. I am also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK, and the Postgraduate Research Director with the Department of Chemical Engineering. My research area is mainly centred on Separation Processes & Reaction Engineering (with a focus on adsorption processes & Process Design & Modelling). I have led a number of major research projects on and around carbon capture and hydrogen production, funded via Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC), and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), along with a number of industrial consultancy projects, the details of which have been included under the "Research" tab of this profile. In 2022, my research was featured in the prestigious Institution of Chemcial Engineers (IChemE)' magazine (The Chemical Engineer). Before joining Brunel University London, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Chemical Engineering (Clean Fossil & Bioenergy Research Group) at Imperial College London, UK (07/2015 – 05/2017), contributing to several EPSRC as well as EU- and OECD-consultancy projects (Opening New Fuels for UK Generation; Gas-FACTS; CO2QUEST) in the realms of biomass combustion and the modelling and optimisation of CO2 capture & utilisation processes - in Professor Paul Fennell's research group and in collaboration with Professor Niall Mac Dowell and Professor Nilay Shah. In March 2017, I received the prestigious endorsement as the Exceptional Talent in Chemical Engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. Prior to this, I worked as a Postdoctoral Knowledge Transfer Partnership Research Associate with Dr Shenyi Wu (Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group) at the University of Nottingham, UK (08/2013 – 07/2015), during which, I was fully based at A-Gas International ltd. production site in Bristol (UK), where I worked as a Project/Process Engineer on a major joint engineering research and process design project, involving the research, front end engineering design (FEED), detailed design, and development of a bespoke industrial-scale gas separation process. I was awarded the University of Nottingham Scholarship to study for a PhD in Chemical Engineering (2011 - 2014). I conducted my research with the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus where I studied the effects of pyrolysis conditions on the structure of porous carbonaceous adsorbents synthesised from recycled waste, and the effect of subsequent surface modification on heavy metal removal from aqueous media. Prior to this, I was awarded an MSc (2005 - 2008) in Chemical Engineeing (with a focus on Separation Processes), and a BSc (2000 - 2005) also in Chemical Engineering (with a focus on Natural Gas Processing), from Iran University of Science & Technology (IUST) and Ferdowsi University, respectively. Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) Combined Hydrogen Production and Carbon Capture Processes Synthesis of Adsorbents and Their Applications in Separation Processes CL2605 – Chemical Reaction Engineering (module leader) CL2607 – Separation Processes 1 (module leader) CL1620 – Chemical Engineering Introduction (Thermodynamics Section) BE1603 – Engineering Systems and Energy (Thermodynamics Section) ME1301 – Fundamentals of Thermofluids (Thermodynamics Section) ME3309 – Major Individual Project
Professor Karnik Tarverdi Professor Karnik Tarverdi
Honorary Professor
Director of Extrusion Technology at the Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing, Institute of Materials and Manufacturing, with special interests in development and application of in-house modification/development of twin screw compounding technology, reactive extrusion and processing of materials Professor Tarverdi has extensive experience and expertise in developing and using sustainable composites for the manufacture of engineering parts and innovative light weight and sustainable packaging including the use of recycled composites and the use of nano materials to enhance properties of polymer based materials He is involved in many United Kingdom and European Union funded projects and has been at the forefront of the development and exploitation of continuous extrusion blending technology for the manufacture of composites He has many patents and has published over 80 papers in compound and machine development for the manufacture and assessment of sustainable composites Professor Tarverdi lectures to MSc Students on Advanced Materials Processing, Biomedical Materials, including using Bio(degradable) polymers and fillers and Sustainable Polymers in Clear Technology and Design. Mixing, extrusion and injection moulding technologies Polymer formulation development Process-induced structuring Polymer composites Nano-materials research Natural materials processing