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Professor Ian Hamerton

Professor Ian Hamerton

Professor Ian Hamerton
BSc(Sur.), PhD(Sur.)

Professor of Polymers and Composites

Office Room 0.106, ACCIS Office, Queens Building
Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS),
University of Bristol, Queen's Building BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4799

Research summary

My research is concerned with developing polymeric materials with improved performance suitable for use in demanding environments and technologically relevant applications (e.g. satellites, military and civil aerospace, high performance automotive applications, micro-/opto-electrionics and polymer filters).  This may take the form of novel synthesis (of monomers) or blending of existing commercial materials.  To gain the best out of these materials, it is of key importance to understand the structures that they form (in terms of the bonds they form or the 3-dimensional structures that they adopt) so that these might be subtly improved.  My group employs cutting edge techniques ...

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Dr Ian Hamerton graduated from the University of Surrey in 1987 having completed a 4-year BSc (Honours) Chemistry programme including a year of professional training (spent in the analytical laboratories of the Elastomers Division of Esso Chemicals Ltd. at Fawley near Southampton).  His PhD was also obtained from Surrey (1987-1990) with sponsorship from the US Navy (designing coatings for surface acoustic wave sensors) and the Ministry of Defence (high temperature polymers).  He carried out postdoctoral research based at the Royal Aircraft Establishment (later DRA/DERA at Farnborough) on the development of toughened high temperature polymer composites based on bismaleimides and ...

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