Ongoing Projects

  • EPSRC New Enzymatically Produced Interpenetrating Starch-Cellulose Gels (EP/N03340X/1) (£2.8m)
  • EPSRC Manufacturing of High Performance Cellulose Fibres to Replace Glass fibres & Carbon Fibre Precursors (
    EP/L017679/1) (£2.1m)
  • FP7 "New cost-effective and sustainable polyethylene based carbon fibres for volume market applications" (NEWSPEC) (€10m)
  • The Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Award  "Program on the Development of Chemicals and Useful Products for Tanzanian Industries" (PI; Paul O'Brien, Manchester)

Finished Projects

  • The Royal Society International Exchanges Scheme "Controlled structural colour/polarisation using cellulose nanofibre thin films"
  • Hybrid Electrospun Fibres from Biomass-Based Carbon Nanostructures (EP/F036914/1)
  • Functional and Green End-of-life Nanocomposites: Design, Processing and Characterisation (EP/F028946/1
  • Biomimetic Routes to Crystals with Superior Mechanical Properties (EP/E039138/1)
  • Rationally designed self assembled peptide scaffolds for tissue regeneration (EP/D033764/1)
  • New Challenges in Composite Micromechanics (EP/C002164/1)

  • Engineered and Chemically Modified Porous Cellulose Fibrous Networks For Controlled Cell Adhesion (EP/C004930/1)

  • Microstructure and Micromechanics of Natural and Regenerated Cellulose Fibres (GR/S44471/01)


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