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April 2015 New Paper:  'A Supramolecular Approach to Inkjet Printing'  has just been accepted in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. This paper shows how our work on healing systems can be exploited for high speed printing applications. Click here for the paper.

April 2015 (small!) Lecture Tour: BWG gives invited talks at Loughborough, Sheffield and Imperial College


April 2015 New Paper:'Donor-Acceptor Interactions: From Small Molecule Complexes to Healable Polymer Networks' has just come out in Advances in Polymer Science.Click Here for the review paper.


March 2015: The final two Pharmacy bus outreach days took place this month resulting in a total of more than 120 members of the public completing a student lead health check this year. See our outreach pages more information.


20th Jan 2015: The second Pharmacy bus outreach event took place with over 20 members of the public completing our student led health checks on Wednesday afternoon. See our outreach pages and the press release for more information.

‚Äč14th Jan 2015: The Pharmacy Bus outreach project with Parastou Donyai, Catherine Langran and supported by the Earley Charity is launched. At our first event, ten students provided 45 members of the public with a comprehensive health check including: Blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol monitoring, body mass index and waste and hip measurements resulting in a personal lifestyle assessment from the students.

Jan 2015 New paper:  A very successful visit from Jarret MacDonald as part of a collaboration with Mike Shaver in Edinburgh has resulted in the first paper of 2015 with Matt Parker from the Greenland Lab: Tuning thermal and microphase separation in aliphatic polyester ABA copolymers Polymer Chemistry. Click here to read the full paper.

Sept 2014 New Group Member: Tahkur Babra joins the group, funded by AWE and the University of Reading. He will be investigating depolymerisable systems for adhesives and sutures

July 2014 New Paper:  Hyperbranched Polymers Containing Oxazoline Monomers and Succinic Anhydride: Applications in Fast Drying, Low Solvent Coatings and Formulations, click here for the paper

June 2014 New Paper:  Multivalency in Healable Supramolecular Polymers: The Effect of Supramolecular Cross-Link Density on the Mechanical Properties and Healing of Non-Covalent Polymer Networks, click here for the paper

May 2014 New Paper: Robust and Operationally simple Synthesis of Poly(bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phosphazene) with Controlled Molecular Weight, Low PDI and High Conversion. ACS Macro Letters, 2014, 3, 548-551. Well done Matt Parker, click here for the paper.

April 2014: Matthew Parker Joins the group as a PDRA working on highly functionalised dendrimers funded by AWE.


April 2015 New Paper:  'A Supramolecular Approach to Inkjet Printing'  has just been accepted in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. This paper shows how our work on healing systems can be exploited for high speed printing applications. Click here for the paper.

April 2015 (small!) Lecture Tour: BWG gives invited talks at Loughborough, Sheffield and Imperial College


April 2015 New Paper:'Donor-Acceptor Interactions: From Small Molecule Complexes to Healable Polymer Networks' has just come out in Advances in Polymer Science.Click Here for the review paper.


March 2015: The final two Pharmacy bus outreach days took place this month resulting in a total of more than 120 members of the public completing a student lead health check this year. See our outreach pages more information.


20th Jan 2015: The second Pharmacy bus outreach event took place with over 20 members of the public completing our student led health checks on Wednesday afternoon. See our outreach pages and the press release for more information.

December 2016 New group member:Sara Salimi joins the group working on responsive nanocomposite adhesives


November2016 Invited talk: BWG talks at the European Polymer Technology Forum about the group's work on responsive polymers. This conference brings together academics with industry. The talk was streamed live and translated in real time into Chinese!


September 2016 New Paper: Our continued collaboration with Mike Shaver in Edinburgh results in a second paper (our previous work can be found here). This paper shows how to use cross metathesis to post-functionalise degradable polyesters. Well done Long Chen who carried out all the thermal analysis on this new class of materials. The paper can be found here.


July 2016 New Paper: Further investigations in to the influence of endgroups on the self assembly and mechanical properties of PUs: the full paper can be found here.

June 2016 New Paper: In collaboration with the Hayes group we show the design and synthesis of a series of non-toxic, low molecular weight hydrogels. These multifunctional materials gel on demand and can either strip impurities from water or even deliver anti-cancer drugs - Well done Ben Baker. The full paper can be found here.

April 2016: Long Chen to Hull: As part of an EPRSC Directed Assembly Network pump-priming grant, Long Chen goes to Hull for 3 weeks to work with Olga Efremova, Jean-Sebastian Bouillard and Ali Adawi looking at the electronic and photophysical properties of his oligo(viologen) based materials.

March 2016 New Group Member: Kate Lim joins the group as a PDRA funded by AWE working on improving the properties of poly(phosphazene)s.

November 2015 New Paper: Long Chen's first paper has just been accepted in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. He used the Zincke reaction to produce a series of conjugated viologen containing oligomers with interesting electrochemical properties. The paper can be found here.

September 2015 RAPS conference: BWG spoke at the RAPS conference 2015 in Birmingham. This year the conference included speakers from across the UK and beyond. The full report can be found here. The 2016 meeting will be organised by Helen Willcock at Loughborough.

August 2015 New Paper:  The latest paper concerning inkjet printing of supramolecular polymers with Wayne Hayes, Howard Colquhoun and Lewis Hart comes out online in Polymer Chemistry: Molecular design of a discrete chain-folding polyimide for controlled inkjet deposition of supramolecular polymers. Click here for the paper

August 2015:  BWG speaks at the ACS conference in Boston about Long Chen's Poly(viologen) work

July 2015:  Tahkur Babra from the group helps out at the Royal Society exhibition, explaining to the public the science
behind supramolecular healable polymeric materials.