People

Dr Joel Foreman

Dr Joel Foreman

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield

Email: j.foreman@sheffield.ac.uk

Joel has been working on developing Group Interaction Modelling in the Department of Engineering Materials at the University of Sheffield since 2005. He is currently using GIM to predict properties of crosslinking polymers as a function of temperature, strain rate and cure schedule. Previously he worked at the University of Durham on molecular modelling of electrically conducting polymers. He obtained his PhD (1997) from the University of Cardiff and BSc (1994) from the University of York.

Professor Frank R Jones

Professor Frank R Jones

Professor of Polymers and Composites
Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield

Email: f.r.jones@sheffield.ac.uk

Frank joined the Department of Engineering Materials at the University of Sheffield from the University of Surrey in 1985 where he had been a lecturer since 1975, and quickly established a composites research laboratory and surface analysis laboratory. In 2005, he received the Plueddemann Award for excellence in research into Interfaces in Composite Materials and the Holliday Prize of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOMMM). In 2007, he was elected by the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM) as Scala Award winner and World Fellow of ICCM.

Dr David Porter

Dr David Porter

Visiting Professor
Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield

Research Associate
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

On Wednesday July 2nd 2014 David's heart gave out during a gentle walk along the Devonshire coast, a place he loved. He is, and will continue to be, greatly missed.

David originally designed and developed Group Interaction Modelling whilst working for the Dow Chemical Company and published the definitive text on the technique in 1995. Since then he has worked closely with Department of Engineering Materials at the University of Sheffield in applying GIM to crosslinking polymers. He continues to develop GIM as a technique to predict the properties of bio-polymers in the Department of Zoology in the University of Oxford. Previously he obtained his PhD (1978) and BSc (1975) from the University of Loughborough.