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Prof James Busfield
MA, PhD, CEng, FREng, FIMMM, FHEA

 

Research Overview

Experimental and Theoretical Polymer Physics, Modelling of Rubbers and Elastomers, Filler Reinforcement & Nano-composites, Tyre Behaviour and Design, Abrasion & Friction, Fracture and Fatigue, Creep and Stress Relaxation, Viscoelastic Behaviour, Elastomers used with Oil & Gas, Dielectric Elastomers & Electro-Active Polymers

Interests

Prof. Busfield has been the Head of the Soft Matter Group in the Department of Materials at QMUL since 1994. The group has investigated the strength and fatigue life of elastomer components, investigated the friction and abrasion of elastomers, they dynamic behaviour of elastomers, the reinforcing effect of carbon blacks, clays and silica filler in elastomers, the use of nano-structured fillers, fibre reinforced elastomer systems, dielectric elastomer actuators and smart rubber materials.

Christmas 2014