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Prof James Busfield


Research Group Members

Current PhD Students

NameThesis Title
DRAIN, BenComplex Architectures of Poly(2-oxazoline)s via Post-Polymerisation Modification
GOMEZ ULLOA, EmilioDeveloping crashworthy and thermally conductive graphene related composite materials for electrical car battery assembly
HOHENBERGER, TravisThe design of down hole elastomer packers for the oil and gas industry
KAUR, AnureetSelf Healing Elastomers
KOLIOLIOS, EvangelosAston Martin F1 Racing Tyre Degradation Modelling
KYEI-MANU, WilliamFracture behaviour in high performance tyres
PATEL, RuhiOptimisation of a Novel Polymeric Heart Valve
PLASCHKA, EathanAston Martin F1 Racing Tyre Degradation Modelling
RUTHERFORD, KirstyNanostructured reinforcing fillers to enhance physical and mechanical properties
SASSO, GiacomoGraphene based transparent electrodes for tuneable optical devices
YANES NUNEZ, EduardoFrictional Properties of Rubber in Elastomer Seals.

PhD Graduates

NameThesis Title
CHEN, LeihaoInnovative Tuneable Optical Devices Based on Smart Electroactive Elastomers (2020)
GHILARDI, MicheleSoft smart machines: Electrically tuneable devices made of electro-responsive elastomeric smart materials (2020)
SHAW, Barnabas HarveyCharacterisation of Elastomers for oil and Dynamic Sealing Applications (2020)
BOYS, HughA soft touch: wearable electroactive polymer multi-fingertip soft tactile displays (2019)
CARLEO, FrancescaModelling the Viscoeleastic Behaviour of Rubber. (2019)
LIU, YiFlexible Self-regulating Heating Composites (2019)
TAO, YinpingPredicting the fatigue life and introducing structural health monitoring in cord reinforced rubber composites. (2019)
FREDIANI, GabrieleStretchable haptic and optical systems based on electroactive polymer artificial muscles (2018)
STRATFORD DEVALBA, DavidSliding Friction in Elastomers (2018)
WINDSLOW, RichardComputational Modelling of Fracture Processes in Elastomeric Seals. (2018)
ASARE, EricSmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compounds (2017)
BAUMARD, ThomasFatigue life prediction in aircraft tyres (2017)
CHEN, BinElectric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator Materials (2017)
WU, GuangchangPredicting tyre compound wear. (2017)
ZAHABI, HediyehDevelopment of materials and applications for electroactive composites (2017)
HUANG, MenglongThe Strain Dependent Dielectric Behaviour of Carbon Black Filled Natural Rubber (2016)
TUNNICLIFFE, LewisThe development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications. (2015)
ASARE, SamuelFailure of Rubber Components under Fatigue (2014)
SHORTER, RobThe behaviour of hollow sphere filled rubber materials under strain (2014)
SAKULKAEW, KartpanTearing of rubber (2013)
HOTHI, Hardip SinghThe Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular Components (2012)
LOWE, DavidNatural Rubber/Organoclay Nanocomposites (2012)
GABRIEL, PhilipInvestigation and Modelling of Rubber Friction (2010)
SUPHADON, NutthanunViscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex Loading (2010)
JHA, VineetkumarCarbon Black Filler Reinforcement of Elastomers (2009)
KUMAR, PraveenThe Recycling of Crumb Rubber (2007)
LIANG, HanchengInvestigating the Mechanism of Elastomer Abrasion (2007)
PAPADOPOULOS, IoannisPredicting the Fatigue life of Elastomer Components (2006)
BAXTER, SamanthaIdentifying suitable polymeric materials for use in a synthetic heart valve (MPhil) (2005)
HON, AmirModelling filler reinforcement in elastomers (2005)
RASHID, AzuraAn investigation of the effect of ageing on the physical properties of natural rubber (2003)
NG, Wei HannStiffness and fatigue failure prediction of bonded elastomer components (2002)
YAMAGUCHI, KenThe mechanical and electrical behaviours of carbon black filled elastomers under strain (2002)
TSUNODA, KatsuhikoThe role of visco-elasticity on the crack growth behaviour of rubber (2001)
DEEPRASERTKUL, ChudejDynamic properties of carbon black filled elastomers containing liquids (2000)
GOUGH, JuliaStress-strain behaviour of rubber (2000)
RATSIMBA, ChristianFatigue crack growth of carbon black reinforced elastomers. (2000)
AKUTAGAWA, KeizoThe effect of incorporation of low molar mass liquids on the dynamic mechanical properties of elastomers under strain (1995)
DE, DilipDeformation, stored energy functions and crack growth in filled rubbers (1995)