Welcome to the
Polymer Interdisciplinary Research Centre!

Our laboratories at the University of Bradford University of Bradford from above - our laboratory indicated dental root canal filling moulded in our labsQR code anti-counterfeit micromoulding demonstratormicroneedle array for micro mouldingmicromoulded laser diffraction gratingoriented polymers for building products - Eovations LLC spin out in USA processing of pharmaceuticals - a key developing area



Welcome to this gateway to our various research and knowledge transfer activities in the Polymer IRC.

The Polymer IRC laboratories at Bradford form part of the wider Polymer IRC (Universities of Leeds, Bradford, Durham and Sheffield).  We are a world leading research laboratory for process structuring of polymers, polymer composites/nanocomposites,  biomaterials and pharmaceuticals, with novel and conventional materials processing. 

Our facilities include:  40 advanced manufacturing lines for melt phase, solid phase and reactive processing, extensive physical and chemical characterisation over the length scales, and computer modelling.  We have wide-ranging academic collaborations and currently work with over 150 companies (see also our Bradford Industry Group).   Please see the overview here.

See the Resources page for fuller details of our facilities, projects and publications.


Do contact us for further information, or to arrange a visit/ discussions - our Laboratory Managers and Research teams will be pleased to find ways to help.

Prof Phil Coates FREng

PPE15 and UK-China AMRI international meetings, 8-10 September 2015 - see here

PPE17 and UK-China AMRI international meetings, 25-27 July 2017 - see here


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