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Prof James Busfield


Research Group Members

Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Dr Naderizadeh

Current PhD Projects

Thesis Title
Complex Architectures of Poly(2-oxazoline)s via Post-Polymerisation Modification
Developing crashworthy and thermally conductive graphene related composite materials for electrical car battery assembly
Fracture behaviour in high performance tyres
Frictional Properties of Rubber in Elastomer Seals.
Graphene based transparent electrodes for tuneable optical devices
Lifetime predictions of Elastomers
Nanostructured reinforcing fillers to enhance physical and mechanical properties
Optimisation of a Novel Polymeric Heart Valve
Optimisation of Tyre Wear Performance
Self Healing Elastomers
The design of down hole elastomer packers for the oil and gas industry
Tyre Degradation Performance - SRI

Past PhD Projects

Thesis TitleYear
Characterisation of Elastomers for oil and Dynamic Sealing Applications2020
Innovative Tuneable Optical Devices Based on Smart Electroactive Elastomers2020
Soft smart machines: Electrically tuneable devices made of electro-responsive elastomeric smart materials2020
A soft touch: wearable electroactive polymer multi-fingertip soft tactile displays2019
Flexible Self-regulating Heating Composites2019
Modelling the Viscoeleastic Behaviour of Rubber.2019
Predicting the fatigue life and introducing structural health monitoring in cord reinforced rubber composites.2019
Computational Modelling of Fracture Processes in Elastomeric Seals.2018
Sliding Friction in Elastomers2018
Stretchable haptic and optical systems based on electroactive polymer artificial muscles2018
Development of materials and applications for electroactive composites2017
Electric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator Materials2017
Fatigue life prediction in aircraft tyres2017
Predicting tyre compound wear.2017
SmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compounds2017
The Strain Dependent Dielectric Behaviour of Carbon Black Filled Natural Rubber2016
The development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.2015
Failure of Rubber Components under Fatigue2014
The behaviour of hollow sphere filled rubber materials under strain2014
Tearing of rubber2013
Natural Rubber/Organoclay Nanocomposites2012
The Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular Components2012
Investigation and Modelling of Rubber Friction2010
Viscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex Loading2010
Carbon Black Filler Reinforcement of Elastomers2009
Investigating the Mechanism of Elastomer Abrasion2007
The Recycling of Crumb Rubber2007
Predicting the Fatigue life of Elastomer Components2006
Identifying suitable polymeric materials for use in a synthetic heart valve (MPhil)2005
Modelling filler reinforcement in elastomers2005
An investigation of the effect of ageing on the physical properties of natural rubber2003
Stiffness and fatigue failure prediction of bonded elastomer components2002
The mechanical and electrical behaviours of carbon black filled elastomers under strain2002
The role of visco-elasticity on the crack growth behaviour of rubber2001
Dynamic properties of carbon black filled elastomers containing liquids2000
Fatigue crack growth of carbon black reinforced elastomers.2000
Stress-strain behaviour of rubber2000
Deformation, stored energy functions and crack growth in filled rubbers1995
The effect of incorporation of low molar mass liquids on the dynamic mechanical properties of elastomers under strain1995