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 September 2015. He is currently the 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 acts as chair of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee for Postgraduate Taught students in Materials, is the chair of the Materials Departmental Forum and sits 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 our group will be advertised under the Opportunities tab above and can also be found through findaphd.com. Self-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.