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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Potential PhD research topics: 1. Smart and multifunctional polymer nanocomposites; 2. Sustainable polymers and polymer nanocomposites; 3. Biomimetic materials for soft tissue reconstruction; 4. Biodegradable polymers or multifunctional nanomaterials for drug delivery; 5. Smart elastomer nanocomposites for stretchable devices. Candidates who are interested in other types of polymers, nanocomposites, biomaterials or energy materials are also welcome to make enquiries. One fully funded PhD scholarship currently available for a UK candidate.


Research output per year

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Research Output

  • 84 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
Review article

Strategies for the preparation of polymer composites with complex alignment of the dispersed phase

Sierra Romero, A. & Chen, B., 27 Dec 2018, In : Nanocomposites. 4, 4, p. 137-155 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
177 Downloads (Pure)

A critical appraisal of polymer-clay nanocomposites

Chen, B., Evans, J. R. G., Greenwell, H. C., Boulet, P., Coveney, P. V., Bowden, A. A. & Whiting, A., 2008, In : Chemical Society Reviews. 37, 3, p. 568-594 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

276 Citations (Scopus)

Polymer-clay nanocomposites: An overview with emphasis on interaction mechanisms

Chen, B., Dec 2004, In : British Ceramic Transactions. 103, 6, p. 241-249 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

90 Citations (Scopus)