Remarkable rubber – An insight into the magical world of rubber physics
Join Professor James Busfield, Professor of Materials, for his Inaugural Lecture at Queen Mary University of London.
The lecture will be followed by a networking reception.
Since its discovery more than 4000 years ago, rubber has contributed widely to human development. Rubber is ubiquitous in products like gloves, tyres, hoses and for soft biomedical devices. James will explore what makes rubber so magical that it can sustain a $1,000,000,000,000 industry and what the future holds for an increasingly smart material.
Meet our Professor:
James has led the Soft Matter Group at QMUL since 1994. His team predominantly interacts with industrial partners, exploring the origins of the behaviour of rubber and rubber composites. He has pioneered extensively in the teaching of Materials Science for which he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2009.