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Queen Mary University of LondonQueen Mary University of London

School of Engineering and Materials Science

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Prof Ton Peijs
BSc, PhD

Prof Peijs
Position: Professor of Polymer Technology
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8865
Mobile: +44 (0)771 4234 761
Location: 301, Engineering, Mile End Road
Website: NanoForce
Expertise: Polymers, composites, nanocomposites, processing, properties
Research keywords: Polymer nanotechnology, polymer & composite processing, high-performance fibres & nanofibres, nanocomposites, multi-functional composites, biobased materials.

Brief Biography

Ton Peijs' research area is in Polymer and Composite Science & Technology. He received his PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and joined Queen Mary University of London in 1999. He is a visiting professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) in Xi'an (China). His research interests cover the whole technology platform from processing and characterisation to the performance evaluation and applications of polymers and their composites. In recent years, his work has focused on the utilization of nanoscale architecture in polymers and composites, the creation of high-performance fibres for advanced all-polymer composites, multifunctional composites, intelligent fibres for smart textiles, and the development of novel materials based on renewable resources.

TP is the author or co-author of over 300 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He was the co-organiser and co-chairman of the 10th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM-10) and is the founder of the biannual International Conference Series on Eco-Composites (ECOCOMP). He is the editor-in-chief of 'Nanocomposites' (Taylor&Francis) and a member of the editorial board of over 15 other leading journals in the field of materials, polymers and composites and was the elected conference chair for the 2008 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Composites. He is the recipient of the 2008 Dutch Polymer Award of Polymer Technology Netherlands (PTN) and the 2010 Swinburne Medal & Prize of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). TP is a co-founder of Nanoforce Technology Ltd a spin-out company, wholly-owned by QMUL devoted to nanocomposites research for exploitation by industry.

Major Research Interests

- Nanocomposites
- Intelligent polymeric materials
- High-performance polymer fibres
- Recyclable all-polymer composites
- Biobased polymers & composites
- Multifunctional composites
- Structure-processing-property relationships