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Exceptionally qualified Composite Materials Scientist with balanced expertise in fibre reinforcements, sizings, surface & interface science, polymer matrices, composite (re)processing-structure-property relationships, micromechanical and molecular modelling
Extensive experience leading multifunctional, multicultural, global teams developing and commercializing new and novel fibre and polymer composite products.
Unique international experience in New Product and New Business Development within the Research Departments of major multinational companies.
Proven experience of driving successful research and development programmes in cross-cultural environment gained in Belgium, the USA, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK.
Extensive experience managing the industry-academia research interface from both sides.
Advocate for the integration of applied fundamental research into industrial product development projects.
Proven experience building internationally leading composites research team in academia.
Excellent track record of research funding generation
Successful set up and management of a large Materials Characterisation Laboratory
Internationally recognized communicator, authored >150 papers and conference presentations, Chair of 2004 Gordon Conference on Composites.
Language skills: mother tongue English, bilingual in Dutch, good German, basic French.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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1/01/18 → 31/12/21
An overview of some scaling issues in the sample preparation and data interpretation of the microbond test for fibre-matrix interface characterisationThomason, J., 31 Jul 2022, In: Polymer Testing. 111, 11 p., 107591.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Akrami, R., Yang, L. & Thomason, J. L., 30 Jun 2022, p. 1-8. 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
- 1 Oral presentation
The effect of accelerated environmental ageing on the interphase of a glass fibre/vinyl ester composite2 Sep 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation