Professor James Thomason

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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.


Upgrading and reuse of glass fibre recycled from end-of-life composites
Thomason J L, Yang L, Pender K
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Vol 942 (2020)
Micromechanical and spectroscopic characterisation of the curing performance of epoxy resins in the microbond test
Bryce David, Thomason James, Yang Liu
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Vol 942 (2020)
Micro-mechanical investigation of glass fibre/resin interface failure in mode I and mode II
Jenkins Peter G, Bryce David, Xypolias Georgios, Thomason James L
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Vol 942 (2020)
The effect of environmental ageing in the interphase of a glass fibre/vinyl ester composite designed for wind turbine applications
Xypolias G, Thomason J, Yang L
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Vol 942 (2020)
A review of the analysis and characterisation of polymeric glass fibre sizings
Thomason James
Polymer Testing (2020)
Glass fibre sizing : a review
Thomason J L
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing Vol 127 (2019)

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Damage Controlled Composite Materials DaCoMat (H2020 RIA)
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
Suzlon PhD Project
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2021
MacKenzie, Donald (Principal Investigator) Comlekci, Tugrul (Co-investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Galloway, Alexander (Co-investigator) Stack, Margaret (Co-investigator) Stickland, Matthew (Co-investigator) Thomason, James (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2019
PPG ACG PhD Support
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2017
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Pender, Kyle
Yang, Liu (Principal Investigator) Thomason, James (Co-investigator) Pender, Kyle (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 11-Jan-2018
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Minty, Ross
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator) Minty, Ross (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 20-Jan-2018

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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