Dr Arthur Wilkinson


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Arthur Wilkinson is a Reader in Polymer & Composites Processing in the Department of Materials.  His research interests involve the science and technology underpinning processing-structure-property relationships in multi-phase polymer systems; including multicomponent fibres, nanocomposites, blends, block copolymers and structural fibre-composites. With the launch of the Northwest Composites Centre (NWCC),www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/our-research/research-centres/nwcc/, and the National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF), www.nccef.manchester.ac.uk/  , he has significantly expanded his studies of advanced polymer composites and functional polymer fibres.  Dr Wilkinson graduated in Polymer Science & Technology (Physics) from UMIST in 1984 and obtained his PhD, also from UMIST, in 1990. He then spent two years conducting Polyurethanes Research and Development for Dow Chemicals (Europe), before joining Manchester Metropolitan University as a Lecturer in Polymer Science & Technology. He joined the University of Manchester in 2006.

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Editor of  Plastics, Rubber & Composites: Molecular Engineering

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External Examiner, The University of Sheffield


Editor of Plastics, Rubber & Composites: Molecular Engineering

1 Feb 2017 → …

External Examiner, London Metropolitan University

23 Jan 201523 Jan 2018

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 1990 - Doctor of Science, Copolymers and Structural Composites Formed by Reaction Injection Moulding, UMIST
  • 1984 - Bachelor of Science, Polymer Science & Technology , UMIST

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