Mark Kearns

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  • Room GM.005 - Ashby Lab Block

    United Kingdom

20022018
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Research Interests

Mark P. Kearns is Moulding Research Manager of the Polymer Processing Research Centre (PPRC) within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University, Belfast. A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, he has a Master’s Degree in Rotational Moulding and has managed polymer processing research, development and industrial support / training projects for companies and industrial trade associations across Europe, Asia, South Africa, North and South America for more than 25 years. Mark has been the PPRC project manager on six EU funded research projects, supervisor on seven Knowledge Transfer Programs and has helped co-supervise rotomoulding PhD, MSc and BEng students since the early 1990’s. He has co-authored two books on Rotomoulding, over 60 papers, articles & conference proceedings, is Global Contributing Editor to Rotoworld® Magazine and lectures extensively worldwide on rotomoulding technology.

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Research Output 2002 2018

Open Access
Foams
Cooling
Skin
Polyethylenes
Rotational molding
6 Citations (Scopus)

Recycling of polymeric fraction of cable waste by rotational moulding

Ortega, Z., Kearns, M. & McCourt, M., 01 Jun 2018, In : Waste Management. 76, p. 199-206

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cable
recycling
mechanical property
purification
polymer

The effect of internal mould water spray cooling on rotationally moulded polyethylene parts

McCourt, M., Kearns, M. & Martin, P., May 2018, 21st ESAFORM Conference 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Rotational molding
Polyethylenes
Cooling
Water
Crystalline materials
Plastics molding machines
Rotational molding
Robotics
Polyethylenes
Monolayers

Developments in Robotic Rotational Moulding

Martin, P., McCourt, M. & Kearns, M., 25 Jul 2017. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Rotational molding
Robotics
Ovens
Powders
Polymers