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Materials Research Institute



The Inaugural Lecture: Remarkable rubber – An insight into the magical world of rubber physics, Professor James Busfield, Professor of Materials

Image: James Busfield
James Busfield

Date: 2 November 2016   Time: 18:30 - 20:00

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.

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:

Location:  Skeel Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
Contact:  Beth Prescott
Telephone:  020 7882 3284
Website:  http://