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Area of academic expertise - outline

Colour, pigments & dyestuffs, application of colour (paint, ink, plastics, fibres), new product introduction, transition metal complexes, inorganic chemical phosphines (air & moisture sensitive)

Current research activities

 

Design of novel blue space colourants with novel properties for various established & novel applications

 

Desired research direction

 Discovery & optimisation of new heat & light stable chromophores for external colouration applications & formulations

 

 

Target collaborative companies

 BASF, Clariant, DuPont, PPG, Gabriel Chemie. Other institutions with complimentary research areas and who have supporting techniques for testing & quantification of properties. SME’s with capability for scale up of mutually beneficial products, especially with Scotland or the UK but including China, India & the USA.

 

 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

 Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Product Safety & Regulatory, Process Safety & Risk Analysis /HAZOP, Process Development & New product introduction/scale up. Environmental requirements of industrial processes. 5S & LEAN tools. Project & Program Management. Interviewing skills. Team management & Leadership

Area of academic expertise - outline

spectroscopic analysis of complex molecules

determination of the concentration of various waste products using their UV/vis absorption characteristics. Maximising the efficiency of analysis by reducing human requirements for testing at the time of a global pandemic are addressed as a part of the activity.

Paper accepted for the Journal of Fluorescence Q3 2020

 

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