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Hello!  Welcome to the group pages.  Our is focused on the physical chemistry of polymers and what they do at exposed surfaces and buried interfaces. Within this area, there are two main themes: (i) the relationship between chemical functionalisation of polymer and their self-organisation, and (ii) the exploitation of unusual process environments to control this behaviour. As well as addressing fundamental polymer science problems, the group collaborates with actively with industry and other research groups to address diverse topics such as surface modification, rheology (flow) problems, polymer electronics and nanocomposites.

Left to right: Stephen Boothroyd, Rebecca Fong, Matt Litwinowicz, James Hart, Ophelie Squillace, Colin Gibson & Richard Thompson