This programme is subject to change

Programme overview

09:30-10:00   Registration and refreshments (posters can be mounted during registration)

10:00   Welcome address
Dr Michael P Weir, University of Sheffield, UK

Chair: Dr Michael P Weir, University of Sheffield


Graphene Nanocomposites – Grapol
Professor Karl Coleman, Durham University, UK

10:50-11:10   Refreshments, posters and networking


2D Reinforced Nanocomposites: Taking fundemental micro mechanics to bulk composites
Professor Ian Kinloch, The University of Manchester, UK

11:50-12:30   Engineering polymer - fullerene thin film composites and solar cells with light
Dr Joao Cabral, Imperial College London, UK

12:30-13:45   Lunch, posters and networking

Chair: Dr Richard Thompson, Durham University, UK


Polymer-graphene nanocomposites for engineering and biomedical applications
Dr Biqiong Chen, University of Sheffield, UK


Interface control in polymer nanocomposites
Professor Dr Philippe Dubois, National Composite Centre of Luxembourg, UK

15:05-15:20   Refreshments, posters and networking

15:20-15:50   Creating material change: graphene enhanced polymers and polymer composites
Dr Matthew Thornton, HaydaleCS

15:50   Prize announcement, closing remarks and organisers acknowledgements

16:20   Conference close

Poster Programme 

The size of the poster boards are A0 portrait format



Structure-property relations in graphene oxide reinforced polymer nanocomposites
Haia Aldosari, University of Sheffield, UK



Morphology evolution of polystyrene:C60 nanocomposites along the barrel of a twin screw extruder
Gabriel Bernardo, University of Sheffield, UK



Structure and property control in graphene polymer composites through shear processing
Stephen Boothroyd, Durham University, UK



Field-controlled hybrid materials: modelling magnetic nanoparticles in polymer matrices
Apostolos Evangelopoulos, University of Reading, UK



The local free volume in synthetic and bio-polymer (nano)composite materials: Unique nanoscale insights offered via an anti-matter probe.
David Hughes, University of Bristol, UK



The impact of molecular weight on mixing and interfacial width in polymer/fullerene bilayers.
Elizabeth Hynes, Swansea University, UK



Laser fabricated nanofoam from polymeric substrates
Ben Mills, ORC, UK



The industrially applicable manufacture of halloysite nanotube/poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites
Rhys Williams, University of Sheffield, UK

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Key dates

  • Poster abstract submission deadline: EXTENDED
    10 March 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    21 March 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    6 April 2017