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Prof Cees Bastiaansen
BSc, PhD


Research Funding

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Previous PhD Studentship Projects

Industrial CASE Studentship Award 2012

Funding source: Merck Chemicals Ltd / E.P.S.R.C.
Start: 01-10-2012  /  End: 30-09-2017

Other Research Projects

Polymer Actuators

Polymeric microactuators are potentially useful in micromechanical systems (MEMS) and lab-on-a-chip systems because they allow for lightweight, flexible and disposable devices that are cheap and easy to process. Manufacturing of miniature polymeric actuators has been complicated owing to the necessity of including electrodes for…

Photoembossing of Relief Structures

Nano- and micro-relief structures in polymer thin films are commonly used for a large variety of different applications such as micro-optical elements, micro-fluidics, anti-fouling coatings, and tissue engineering. Several techniques are known to create surface relief structures of which the most common are photolithography and…

Luminescent Solar Energy Concentrators

Attaining higher conversion efficiencies at lower costs is the key driver in photovoltaics (PV) research and development and has been so for many decades. Today, the prices of PV modules are too high and widespread deployment of PV technology still needs financial support schemes, such as investment subsidies or feed-in ...

High Performance Polymer Fibres

High performance fibres are used increasingly for a wide range of applications including protective clothing, geotextiles for construction and civil engineering as well as specialist fibres for advanced composites. Since the first scientific routes for the synthesis of high molar mass polymers were discovered in the 1930s, polymer scientists have ...

Fibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Electrospinning is today the leading technique available for the processing of fibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering. The uniqueness of this technique over other conventional methods is its ability to spin continuous nano-featured scaffolds with large surface to volume ratios and an interconnected porous geometry with spatial…

Cholesteric Films and Fibres

Colours can be classified into two types depending on the mechanism of production. The first one relies on the absorption of light, and the second on is due to the physical interaction of light with the materials’ structure, also called physical colour. Physical colour can be divided into three types: (1) colours due to…