Projects

Here is a (not exhaustive!) list of the funded projects in our Polymer IRC Laboratories at Bradford, from the present backwards           

           Title           Support        Duration         Amount £         Grant No

  • Solid phase orientation of polymers – phase 2 Sinopec BRICI, China 2018-2021 £357,000
  • Shape memory polymer bone and soft tissue fixations EPSRC Healthcare Impact Partnership; + Innovate Orthopaedics & the Fortius Clinic 2018-21 £904,074 EP/R024324/1
  • Researcher Links Workshop British Council Newton/ NSFC 2016 £24,000
  • Advanced Fellowship – Prof Yongfeng Men Royal Society Newton 2015-18 £110,000
  • Die drawing of stents technology Arterius 2015-16 £50,000
  • Die drawing Arterius 2015 £2,500
  • Microneedles Sabic 2015-16 £250,000
  • Die drawing of polymers Sabic 2015-17 £210,000
  • Cladding of Polymer IRC labs University of Bradford 2014-15 £3,000,000
  • Smart Manufacturing of Medical Devices Smith & Nephew 2014-18 £25,000
  • Smart Manufacturing of Medical Devices for soft tissue fixation   EPSRC 1 Sep 2014 –  2018 £825,693 EP/L020572/1
  • Capital Grant – Great Technologies: Advanced Materials for Healthcare EPSRC 2014 £3,419,000 EP/L027011/1
  • Polymer deformation Sinopec BRICI 2013-16 £330,000
  • Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices EPSRC,   led by Leeds with Bradford, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield 2013-2018 £5,666,000 EP/K029592/1
  • Injection moulding simulation Moldflow 2012 -15 £50,000
  • Soft tissue fixations Smith & Nephew 2012-13 £46,000
  • Biomaterials for joint soft tissue repair RCUK – MRC (MOST-RCUK Joint call)     2013-16 £200,000 MR/K027158/1
  • Oriented polymer stents Arterius Ltd 2012-13 £30,000
  • Novel hydrogen storage for fuel cells Cella Energy 2012 £30,000
  • GLOBAL - Promoting research partnerships in Advanced Materials for Healthcare EPSRC   2012-13 £499,988 EP/K004204/1
  • A Novel Continuous Method for Co-crystal Formation’ EPSRC 2011-13 £495,364
  • Smart materials for soft tissue fixation IKC Regenerative Therapies & Devices (EPSRC) 2011 £118,500
  • Famous Overseas Scholar Ministry of Education China/ Sichuan University 2010-13 (700,000RMB)
  • polymer materials joint research Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) China international project for(1m RMB)
  • Polysense EU FP7 project 2010-13 208,000
  • Pandrol6,000
  • for polymer materials research National Science Foundation China international award Sichuan University 2010-13 (1.6m RMB)
  • Anti-counterfeit technologies Master Technologies 2010-11 12,000
  • Laparoscopic surgical devices KTP Surgical Innovations 2010-13 120,000
  • Reactive Extrusion Infineum 2010-11 40,000
  • Thermal control of extrusion ESPRC 2010 -13 247,000
  • Recycled milk containers Nampak 2009-10 68,000
  • Biomedical polymers Invibio 2009-10 27,000
  • Smart additives Infineum 2009-10 127,000
  • Novel Processes and Designs for High Volume Membrane Electrode Assembly for fuel cells TSB, Johnson Matthey 2009-12 240,085
  • Science Bridges China EPSRC/RCUK 2009-12 12,547,000
  • COTECH FP7 Micromoulding /Ben Whiteside EU FP7 2009-12 320,000
  • Oriented polymers Gates Inc 2008-11 545,000
  • Bone fixation – smart materials TSB, Smith & Nephew 2008 244,660
  • Oriented polymers / Caton-Rose Dow 2008 90,000
  • Cocrystallisation Yorkshire Concept 2008-9 33,346
  • PVT studies  / L Mulvaney-Johnson Moldflow 2007-10 36,350
  • A L Kelly, Cellular uPVC Building Products - Process Improvement (matched by company) DTI Knowledge Transfer Partnership/ Kestrel Ltd 2008- 10 74,793
  • Shape memory polymers  / M T Martyn Smith & Nephew 2008 65,000
  • Fibre orientation / P Caton-Rose BASF 2007 11,000
  • Contact lens studies /B Whiteside POLYMER SCIENCES LTD 2007 9,145
  • Dental micromoulding / B Whiteside DRFP LTD 2007 70,840
  • Baseline assessment/ J McGrath WRHIP 2007 15,000
  • bone fixation / M T Martyn Yorkshire Forward/S&N 2007 25,000
  • articulating surfaces/ P Caton-Rose WRHIP/ S&N 2007-8 42,000
  • oriented polymers /P Caton-Rose Dow 2007 60,000
  • Additives  /Kelly Materials KTN Spark – Lubrizol 2007 10,000
  • Processing of nanocomposites EPSRC 2007-10 550,776
  • VIPps – people collaboration with Far East EPSRC 2007-9 230,251
  • KTP /Kelly KTP/ Kestrel Ltd 2007-9 55817
  • Closures /Mulvaney-Johnson Materials KTN Spark –Adept 2007 5,000
  • Insulated heaters Materials KTN Spark – Taylor 2006 5,000
  • KTP /Sweeney KTP/A-FAX LTD 2006-08 99,044
  • Novel materials micromoulding DOW CHEMICAL CO 2006-07 26,600
  • Fibre orientation BASF 2007 11,000
  • Contact lens studies POLYMER SCIENCES LTD 2007 9,145
  • PEEK VICTREX PLC 2007 14,700
  • High performance bioresorbables SMITH & NEPHEW 06-Jul 179,854
  • Dental micromoulding DRFP LTD 2007 10,600
  • MNT High Impact Investment DTI Feb06-Dec09 330,000
  • Bioresorbables Smith & Nephew Jan06-Dec08 179,000
  • In Process Measurements DTI Jan06-Mar08 225,000
  • 3d simulationWater-assisted injection processing EPSRC Feb 06- Jan08 127,438
  • solid phase consumables Dow Oct05-Dec06 30,000
  • Micro & Nano Moulding Centre HEFCE Apr05-Mar08 2,200,000
  • Additives Compounding Advansa Nov05-Mar06 12,000
  • solid phase die drawing facilties Dow Oct05-Dec06 20,000
  • solid phase die drawing Dow Oct05-Dec06 105,000
  • MNT Network - Polymer MNT Focus Group DTI Sep05-Aug06 2,000
  • Modelling Nanocomposites EPSRC Nov05-Oct08 216,196
  • Film studies FujiSeal Japan Jun05-Mar06 105,000
  • microscale polymer processing consortium EPSRC Jan05-Dec08 420,886
  • Micro & Nano Moulding Centre Yorkshire Forward Jan05-Dec07 792,000
  • blow moulding materials characterisation Robert McBride Jun04-Jul05 18,000
  • Fibre orientation BASF AG Dec-04 2,500
  • Academic Fellowship EPSRC Oct04-Sep10 125,000
  • Gas-assisted injection energy studies Faraday Plastics May04-July04 3,200
  • Optimisation of gas assisted injection moulding Moldflow pty Feb-04 24,500
  • CIC polylab project CDT UK Ltd Sep-03 800
  • Journal Maney Publishing Jan 03 - Jan06 12,300
  • Polymer Centre of Industrial Collaboration Yorkshire Forward July03-July06 670,000
  • Network for in process measurements in polymer processing EPSRC Feb02-Feb06 61,874
  • biomedical materials Smith & Nephew Dec02-July03 22,000
  • Design process performance interactions for precision products EPSRC + Industry collab/  Faraday P Sep02-Aug04 127,021
  • Materials and products from UK-sourced PVC-Rich waste for new and existing markets WRAP  + Industry consortium Dec02-Mar04 380,000
  • Low energy technologies to reduce carbon emission Rapra/ Faraday Dec-02 13,205
  • Faraday Plastics fellow support Faraday Plastics 2002 5,000
  • Metallocenes rheology (2) Repsol April 02-03 61,400
  • IRC Laboratory expansion HEFCE SRIF April 02-04 567,000
  • Fluid-assisted injection processing EPSRC/ Faraday + industry (£303k project total) Feb02-Jan04 163,000 GR/R77476/01
  • In-process measurements DTI Jan01-Dec04 235,000
  • Post consumer waste processing EPT Sep 01- Aug 04 345,000
  • Solid phase deformation studies Netlon Tensar Ltd Aug01-Jul02 23,000
  • Moldflow studies Marconi Jul-01 4,000
  • Metallocenes rheology Repsol April 01-02 23,000
  • Processing DuPont Mar01-Jun01 5,100
  • JREI - in-process measurements HEFCE/EPSRC Feb01-Jan03 282,000 Kaiser+
  • Gas-assisted injection moulding - control Moldflow pty Jan01-Dec02 97,618
  • Faraday Plastics fellow support Faraday Plastics 2001 5,000
  • Micromoulding Midleton Miniature Mouldings Jan01-Dec02 20,000 +consortium
  • Micromoulding EPSRC Jan01-Dec02 234,431
  • Prototype injection moulding Simpson Industries UK Ltd Sept00-Jan01 10,000
  • Thermal dynamics of solid phase forming Netlon Tensar Ltd Aug00-Jun01 21,500
  • Computer modelling etc Polymer & Medical Engineering HEFCE Research Capital Allowance June00-June02 270,000 Batt/Veeco
  • Enhanced Polymer Processing EPSRC - part of a £1.93million programme, led by PDC740,122 GR/M95318
  • In process measurement programme DTI (MMP13 extension) Oct99-Mar00 45,500 Fanuc
  • Micro-scale polymer processing EPSRC Oct99-Sep01 127,388 GR/M59730
  • Solid phase processing of polymers: stress-strain laws EPSRC Oct98-Sep00 134,624 GR/M37417
  • Computer Modelling of Polymer Processing EPSRC Engineering Network51,796 GR/M00534
  • Rheology of polymers for film blowing UCB Films Ltd Sept-Nov99 3,000
  • Polymer Processing Raychem Jun99 - 10,000
  • Processing of water soluble polymers PA Consulting May-June 99 4,000
  • Monitoring of blow moulding Rexham/ BP Feb99-May99 5,000
  • Ultrasound in polymer processing EPSRC ROPA Oct98-Sep00 105,686
  • Process monitoring Schmalbach-Lubeca PET Containers Ltd Oct 98-Sept99 30,000
  • Combined in-process spectroscopy & rheology HEFCE/OST/EPSRC/ Dynisco Kayeness, Raychem, Betol Jan-98 338,980
  • Monitoring of blow moulding Rexham/ BP Feb98-Jan99 27,000
  • Process engineering Asahi Chemical Industries Oct97-Sep98 12,000
  • Monitoring of precision gear processing Mikron Ltd June97-Nov97 14,500
  • Injection and modelling of glass filled automotive products Birkbys Ltd Oct97-Sep00 15,000
  • Use of ultrasound Raychem (CASE) Oct 97-Sep00 15,000
  • Processing of novel polyketones BP July97-June98 43,000
  • In-process measurements on modified PAs Amoco May-97 2,000
  • In-process rheometry of novel polyketones BP Dec 96- June 97 10,000
  • IRC in Polymer Science & Technology EPSRC  -   £4.3million renewal Jan98-Sep99 490,000 GR/87856
  • Validation of in-process measurements DTI Oct96-Sep99 237,000
  • Gas-assisted injection moulding HEFCE/OST/EPSRC/ Battenfeld, Birkbys, BASF Jan97-Dec01 109,000
  • FEA of medical polymer structures Smith & Nephew Dec95-May96 8,000
  • Gas-assisted injection moulding Battenfeld UK March 96-Feb99equipment
  • PU rheology Smith & Nephew Nov-95 2,000
  • Reinforced polymer injection moulding Lucas plc Dec 95-June 96 7,500
  • FEA of polymer geogrids Netlon Ltd 1.10.95-30.9.98 29,500
  • In line rheometry in Extrusion Raychem Ltd 1.10.95-30.9.96 35,000
  • Injection moulding measurements EPSRC ROPA 1.9.95-31.8.97 87,500 GRK61883
  • Extrusion control ORS award July 1995-98 16,000
  • Injection moulding of hygroscopic polymers DuPont Europe 1.3.95-28.2.96 13,000
  • Continuous die drawing EPSRC Teaching Co/ Bridon Int. 1.3.95-28.2.97 79,000 GRK43018
  • Bridon TCS 1.3.95-28.2.97 79,000 GRK43018
  • FEA of polymer geogrids Netlon Ltd 1.12.94-30.6.95 7,500
  • Ultrasound in extrusion ICI plc 1.2.95-30.9.97 14,000
  • In line rheometry in Extrusion Raychem Ltd 1.10.94-30.9.95 27,630
  • Ultrasound in melts Dynisco Inc 1.10.94-30.9.97 14,000
  • Injection moulding processing Birkby's Ltd 1.1.95-31.12.97 39,000
  • Polyolefin extrusion studies BP 21.11.93-6.12.93   2,450
  • Continuous reactive processing Pas (fully approved, but company failed) [£772,715] Nylacast SERC DTI LINK 1.1.9431.12.96 
  • On line rheometry Rosand Ltd 1.10.93-30.9.96 14,500
  • IRC in Polymer Science & Technology EPSRC 1.1.94-31.12.97 988,000 £7.9m renewal
  • Epoxy RIM Shell b.v. 1.8.93-1.10.93 13,000
  • Rapid mixing studies Unilever 1.2.93-1.3.93 7,000
  • Recycling of polymers Orkot Ltd 1.2.93-31.4.93 2,000
  • Reactive grafting by extrusion SERC 1.3.93-28.2.95 129,152 GRH72533
  • Twin screw foam extrusion Shell 1.6.92-31.5.93 47,000
  • Blends studies BP 1.6.92-1.8.92 1,000
  • Injection moulding processing Birkby's Ltd 1.1.92-31.12.94 30,000
  • Injection moulding control SERC 1.5.92-31.4.95 101,529 GRH49351
  • Twin screw foam extrusion Shell 1.6.91-31.5.92 32,324
  • Image analysis of deformation IBM (CASE) 1.10.90-30.9.93 13,000
  • Resin injection studies* Ford 1.10.90-30.9.91 35,000
  • Reactive extrusion* BP 1.9.90-31.8.93 65,000
  • Twin screw extrusion characterisation BP 1.9.90-31.8.93 119,840
  • Resin injection studies* Ford 1.10.89-30.9.90 35,000
  • Reaction injection moulding* SERC 1.3.90-28.2.93 187,020 GRF29387
  • Ford 1.9.89-31.8.90 5,000
  • Sandretto, DuPont, Dynisco
  • Injection moulding control: Sandretto 1.11.89-31.10.92 21,000
  • IRC in Polymer Science & Technology SERC 1.10.89-93 1,500,000 £11.7m
  • In-line rheometry SERC 1.5.89-30.4.91 89,190 GRF30222
  • Wolfson Research Award 1988 (Personal Award) Wolfson Foundation 1.2.89-31.1.92 60,150
  • Automation in the Plastics industry* ESRC/ SERC 1.5.89-30.4.92 49,060
  • Resin injection studies* Ford 1.10.88-30.9.89 35,000
  • Continuous reactive extrusion of polymers* SERC/ APV Ltd 1.1.89-31.12.92 185,846
  • PU formulation development * Pilkingtons plc 2.88-6.88 13,000
  • Oriented UPVCs Norsk Hydro a.s. 1.12.87-1.1.88 1,000
  • Deformation of UPVC Norsk Hydro a.s. 1.9.87-30.9.87 4,000
  • RRIM  * ICI Mond Div.3,000
  • RRIM * Courtaulds plc 1986 3,500
  • RRIM process studies* Pilkington Bros plc 10.86-9.87 32,470
  • Fundamental studies of rapid polymer composite formation by reinforced reaction injection moulding* SERC 3.86-2.89 145,000 GR/D/63943
  • Computer control studies for PVC compounding SERC/ 8.86-7.89 74,000 GR/D/66067
  • Norsk Hydro Polymers Ltd- cash + in kind30,000
  • Controlled robotic dispensing of two component structural adhesives SERC/(Dunlop, initially) 9.84-8.87 69,800 GR/C/13566
  • The role of grooving in the production of highly oriented polymeric grids* [+MFE+AFJ] SERC/ Netlon Ltd 5.84-4.87 50,783 GR/C/97590
  • UPVC extrusion studies Hepworth Industrial Plastics 5.84-5.86   4,000
  • Reinforced RIM studies* [+AFJ] SERC/ BL Tech., ICI, Pilkington Bros, Lucas, Scott Bader, Holden Hydroman, Vickers Systems 12.83-11.85 225,000 GR/C/83890
  • Oriented polymer grids* [+MFE+AFJ] SERC Teaching Company/ Netlon Ltd 4.84-3.86 29,892 GR/C/75093
  • Reinforced reaction injection moulding* [+AFJ] SERC/ICI, BL Tech.,Pilkington Bros 7.83-6.84 4,430 GR/C/72368
  • Computer control of rubber extrusion* [+BW] SERC/ Dunlop 7.83-6.84 5,610 GR/C/71859
  • Reaction injection moulding SERC/ICI, BL Tech., Pilkington Bros 8.82-1.84 12,425 GR/C/28709
  • Thermoset injection moulding SERC/ BIP Ltd 11.82-10.83 15,570 GR/C/40428
  • Microprocessor-aidedSERC/ control of rubber extrusion* [+BW] Dunlop - company supply one researcher 4.80-3.82 7,700 GR/B/40851
  • Reinforced reaction injection moulding* [+AFJ] SERC/ ICI, BL Tech.,Pilkington Bros,Viking Eng., Sperry Vickers 4.80-8.83 82,050 GR/B/30258
  • Rheological studies relating to the control of injection moulding of thermosetting polymers SERC/BIP Ltd 11.80-10.82 36,418 GR/B/55640 
  • Microprocessor aided control of injection moulding of thermosetting polymers SERC 10.80-9.82 9,800 GR/A/99985
  • BIP Ltd10,000
  • Computer aided design of thermoset injection moulds Iraq Gov. studentship 9.79-1.82 10,000
  • Microprocessor control of a metal powder rolling mill James Neill Ltd. 11.79-10.82 25,000
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