Swinburne Lecture to explore process structuring of polymers

28 Jul 2008

The 2008 Swinburne Lecture, ‘Process Structuring of Polymers', will
be presented by polymer academic Phil Coates FREng FIMMM, Professor of
Polymer Engineering, Polymer IRC at the University of Bradford. It will
be held on 17 September at the National Science Learning Centre in York
as part of the UK Polymer Showcase.

As winner of the
Institute's Swinburne Award for making an outstanding contribution to
the advancement and knowledge of plastics, Phil Coates is an
acknowledged expert in the field. His lecture will explore the
biomedical, optical, dental and pharmaceutical applications of polymers.

won the 2008 Swinburne Award for enhancing the understanding of polymer
processing and the industrial application of this research. He
developed an in-situ real-time process measurement that embraces melt
and solid phases, and is particularly noted for his work on

The UK Polymer Showcase, themed ‘Polymers and
Society', will run from 16-18 September at the National Science Learning
Centre. The conference will disseminate the latest scientific and
technological developments in polymers and soft nanotechnology.

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