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Remarkable rubber – an insight into the magical world of rubber physics

Monday 17 October 2016

Join us for the Inaugural Lecture of Professor James Busfield, Professor of Materials

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 6.30pm
Skeel Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Lecture synopsis

Since its discovery more than 4,000 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.

The lecture will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

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.

Attendance is free of charge but you must book in advance:

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