Prof Phil Coates, Director of the Polymer IRC Laboratories; PhD in polymer engineering, 30 years experience of directing collaborative research programmes for government and industry; Chief Editor of the international journal Plastics Rubber Composites: Macromolecular Engineering, Laboratory Director; over 240 journal papers, several patents; Institute of Materials Silver medal winner, Netlon Gold Medal Award for Process Innovation; elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Dr Ben Whiteside, Technical Manager Centre for Micro and Nano Moulding
Experience and background: PhD in polymer composite research. years post-doctoral research in micro-injection moulding. Lead Researcher, 7 journal papers, 20+ conference papers.