Organic electronic and photonic materials.
Conducting polymer synthesis, properties and device applications. Biosensors.
Polymer nanocomposites and polyblends.
Electrochromic display materials and liquid crystal conducting polymers. Evaporable organic semiconductors and OFET devices.
Smart materials for drug delivery. Lightweight composites and bone-replacement materials.
This research was largely funded by substantial grants from the UK Government, polymer industry, the Royal Society (UK) and overseas governments.
It has led to about 100 publications, including 8 patents, and to over 36 PhD completions.
Other Professional Activities
Member of national Committee for MacroGroup(UK)
Member of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK: Solid-State Chemistry Group and Electrochemistry Group.
Institute of Materials (IoM3) Rubber in Engineering Group (RIEG).
Editor-in-Chief of the international research journal "Polymers & Polymer Composites" (Smithers-RAPRA).
Editorial Board member for the Online Macromolecular Journal, KURIR.
Frequent referee for Polymer, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Polymer International, J. Polymer Sci. (Phys.), APS/ACS Journals and J. Materials Science.
Consultancy clients have included: DERA-QinetiQ, Baxenden Ltd., Cambridge Display Technology, Personal Biometric Encoders Ltd.
Member of the EPSRC Peer-Review College and review panels since 1996.
Referee for research proposals from the AHRC, Lloyds Tercentenary Foundation and Leverhulme Foundation.
Consultant assessor for the Slovak Research Agency; also for DESMI research programme, Republic of Cyprus/ERDF and other bodies.
Reviewer (Panel of Registered Experts) for EU Framework Programmes 6 and 7.
External examiner for MSc Materials students at Greenwich University (1998-9).
External examiner for BEng course, University of North London (2000-2004).
External examiner for 32 research degree candidates in chemistry, physics and materials.