Job: PhD student
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Design
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
A professional history within product development and compliance in the plastics and coatings industry. Involved with the development of extrusion coating and other melt recycling methods for a variety of post-industrial and post-consumer waste materials. This exposure in industry has provided the ideas for PhD research and the potential for up-cycling flexible film waste.
Institute of Art and Design
Plastic extrusion, security printing and development of laminates for security applications. Reuse of plastic wastes and development of recycled fibre.
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and Chemistry, University of the West of EnglandMSc Advanced Materials Technology, University of Surrey
Preparation and Recycling of Post-Consumer Food Packaging for Yarn and Fabric Formation
Research will investigate the process of up-cycling flexible, dry food packaging to create a yarn and fabric ensuring the value of the plastic material properties are maintained. Preparation, cleaning and characterisation of the constituent materials from the post-consumer waste stream and the effects of these preparation methods on the melt process for fibre production will be explored.
Professor Jinsong Shen and Dr Angela Davies