Organisation profile

Organisation profile

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.

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    Research Output

    A UV-Vis Spectroscopic Method for Monitoring of Additive Particle Properties during Polymer Compounding

    Whitaker, D. A., Buchanan, F., Billham, M. & McAfee, M., 15 Mar 2018, In : Polymer Testing. 67

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    164 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    245 Downloads (Pure)

    Combined Hip Rotations can lead to Erroneous Pre-Operative Planning Measurements in Total Hip Arthroplasty

    O'Connor, J., Rutherford, M., Hill, J., Dunne, N., Beverland, D. & Lennon, A., 22 Mar 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


  • ESB Oral Paper Award- Selected for Special Issue of J Material Science: Materials in Medicine, 19 (4) 2008

    Nicholas Dunne (Recipient), 09 Sep 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    UKRI Grant Reviewer

    Alex Lennon (Reviewer)


    Activity: Other activity typesOther


    Precision Techniques for Hip Joint Replacement Surgery Improves Quality of Life for over 10,000 Patients

    John Orr (Participant), David Beverland (Participant), Fraser Buchanan (Participant), Janet Hill (Participant) & Alice Sykes (Participant)

    Impact: Economic Impact, Health Impact