Prof James Thomason

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    Exceptionally qualified Composite Materials Scientist with balanced expertise in fibre reinforcements, sizings, surface & interface science, polymer matrices, composite (re)processing-structure-property relationships, micromechanical and molecular modelling

    Extensive experience leading multifunctional, multicultural, global teams developing and commercializing new and novel fibre and polymer composite products.

    Unique international experience in New Product and New Business Development within the Research Departments of major multinational companies.

    Proven experience of driving successful research and development programmes in cross-cultural environment gained in Belgium, the USA, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK.

    Extensive experience managing the industry-academia research interface from both sides.

    Advocate for the integration of applied fundamental research into industrial product development projects.

    Proven experience building internationally leading composites research team in academia.

    Excellent track record of research funding generation

    Successful set up and management of a large Materials Characterisation Laboratory

    Internationally recognized communicator, authored >150 papers and conference presentations, Chair of 2004 Gordon Conference on Composites.

    Language skills: mother tongue English, bilingual in Dutch, good German, basic French.

Publications

ReCoVeR: Regenerating the value and performance of glass fibres thermally recycled from end-of-life and waste GRP
Thomason Jim, Yang L., Jenkins P., Sáez E., Nagel U.
2nd International Composites Congress, (2016)
The usability of recycled carbon fibres in short fibre thermoplastics : interfacial properties
Burn D. T., Harper L. T., Johnson M., Warrior N. A., Nagel U., Yang L., Thomason J.
Journal of Materials Science Vol 51, pp. 7699-7715, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-016-0053-y
Regenerating the strength of thermally recycled glass fibres using hot sodium hydroxide
Thomason J. L., Nagel U., Yang L., Sáez E.
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing Vol 87, pp. 220-227, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.05.003
Investigation of the effect of engine fuels on fibre-matrix adhesion in glass fibre reinforced polyamide
Yang Liu, Thomason James, Nagel Ulf, Minty Ross, Cruz Camilo, De Monte Matthias
17th European Conference on Composite Materials, (2016)
The role of the epoxy resin : curing agent ratio on composite interfacial strength and thermal performance
Minty Ross F., Thomason James L., Yang Liu
European Conference on Composite Materials - ECCM 17, (2016)
Investigation of the effect of hot water and water vapour treatments on the strength of thermally conditioned E-glass fibres
Jenkins Peter, Thomason James, Stafford Mhari
The 17th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM17), (2016)

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Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Minty, Ross
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator) Minty, Ross (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2014 - 01-Feb-2018
EPSRC DOCTORAL TRAINING GRANT | Rudeiros Fernandez, Jose Luis
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator) Liggat, John (Co-investigator) Rudeiros Fernandez, Jose Luis (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 17-Feb-2017
Towards Affordable, Closed-Loop Recyclable Future Low Carbon Vehicle Structures (TARF-LCF) | Nagel, Ulf
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator) Liggat, John (Co-investigator) Nagel, Ulf (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 25-Aug-2016
Towards Affordable, Closed-Loop Recyclable Future Low Carbon Vehicle Structures (TARF-LCF) | Jenkins, Peter
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator) Jenkins, Peter (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 28-Sep-2016
ReCoVeR - Regenerated Composite Value Reinforcement | Saez Rodriguez, Eduardo
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator) Liggat, John (Co-investigator) Saez Rodriguez, Eduardo (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2012 - 01-Apr-2015
PPG ACG PhD Support
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2015 - 31-Dec-2017

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Address

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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