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Advanced Materials and Processing

Welcome to the Advanced Materials and Processing Research Cluster.  This Cluster undertakes leading edge multidisciplinary research into the processing, modelling and development of high performance polymeric materials, including their use in medical applications. This builds on the longstanding reputation for excellence in polymer research at Queen’s and the industrial relevance of its work.

Within the Cluster is the Polymer Processing Research Centre (PPRC) formed in 1996, to focus on advanced extrusion, rotational moulding and thermoforming technologies and the Medical Polymers Research Institute (MPRI), established in 2003 through a joint initiative with the School of Pharmacy,and dedicated to high technology R&D for healthcare industries in respect of medical materials and devices. In recent years the significant investment in processing, analytical and testing facilities has created an outstanding research infrastructure and a platform for undertaking high quality applied and fundamental research, reflecting the needs of the polymer industry in the UK and abroad.

The projects are organised into key areas as shown in the Projects section, and the group members are listed with links to their staff pages.

Facilities are also described here and are available for use. If you'd like further information on any topic please do not hesitate to contact us. There are often opportunities for PhD study or research positions available so please check the Postgraduate Research Studentships page.