Dr Lee A. Fielding


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Dr. Lee A. Fielding obtained a MChem in Chemistry with first class honours from The University of Sheffield in 2008, which was followed by a PhD in 2012 on the synthesis, characterization and applications of colloidal nanocomposite particles from the same institution with Professor Steven P. Armes. Dr. Fielding then worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the preparation of bespoke colloidal particles via RAFT dispersion polymerization, in part for occlusion within inorganic host crystals. He has conducted research in several other areas of polymer and colloid science including the preparation of polymer brushes, as well as synthetic micrometeorite analogues. 

He took up a Lectureship in the Department of Materials at The University of Manchester in 2015 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2021. He is currently the Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies for Materials Science and Engineering, Subject lead for Polymers and Composites in the Department of Materials and Programme Co-ordinator for the MSc in Polymer Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE). He has acted as the chair of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee for Postgraduate Taught students in Materials, the chair of the Materials Departmental Forum and has sat on the Faculty of Science and Engineering Faculty Committee. Externally, he is a committee member of the Joint Colloids Group, Recent Appointees in Polymer Science and Chair of the Early Career Colloid Network.

Funded PhD projects in the Fielding Lab will be advertised under the Opportunities tab above and can also be found through findaphd.comSelf-funded students, or students who have already secured sponsorship, are welcome to apply for PhD positions in our group at any time and should initially make an informal enquiry via email. A selection of recently available & current PhD projects in the group are provided in the Opportunities tab to provide an overview on the types of project conducetd in our group.


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

The Joint Colloid Group (JCG) committee member

Recent Appointees in Polymer Science (RAPS) committee member

Chair of the Early Career Colloids (ECCo) Network 

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