- Programme manager: Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals MSc
- Research area: fluorescent dyes; antioxidants; organic nanomaterials; organic-inorganic interfaces, heterogeneous catalysts, chemical reactions on surface, (photo)catalysis; photomedicine
- Job title: Lecturer
Applied science is one of the fastest-growing and constantly evolving fields and is central to modern society.
Personally, I am fascinated by science and chemistry in particular, as for me it combines the best of the two worlds. Thus, you can work on a project that is fundamentally challenging, whilst at the same time it can be highly applied too. Having been trained as an organic chemist, I enjoy the technical side of synthesis; however in order to answer a specific question e.g. to find an alternative energy source or to develop a new skin care product, we need a wide range of the diverse skills and knowledge from both pure and applied science.
Our staff has an outstanding track record of working on many industrially focused projects from very diverse industries. Our course is therefore designed to provide the principles and theories of polymer and colour science and to learn how to apply these scientific methods solving a real-life challenges. The course provides a comprehensive training in analytical techniques too, as these are key skills in research and industry alike. The course involves extensive practical project building upon the theories that you’ll learn in lectures. During the course you will develop key transferable skills that you’ll be using on many occasions in future.
Many of our students move on to a career in industry in the UK or internationally , while others undertake interdisciplinary PhD research projects in applied science remaning in academia. Some even enter science publishing and public policy development, educating and informing governments on science policy.This course provides you with an excellent and diverse range of skills that assit you greatly towards achieving your career aspirations, whatever and wherever they may be.