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.


Evaluation of injection molded natural fiber-polypropylenes for potential in automotive applications
Thomason James, Rudeiros-Fernández J
11th Canadian – International Conference on Composites 2019 (2019)
Evaluation of injection moulded natural fibre-polyolefin for potential in automotive applications
Thomason James, Rudeiros-Fernández José Luis
4th International Conference on Natural Fibers (2019)
Towards closing the loop on glass fibres recycled from end-of-life and waste GRP
Thomason James, Yang Liu
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (2019)
Investigation of atmospheric moisture during heat treatment of glass fibres
Jenkins Peter G, Yang Liu, Thomason James L
Fibers Vol 7 (2019)
A study of the thermal degradation of glass fibre sizings at composite processing temperatures
Thomason James L, Nagel Ulf, Yang Liu, Bryce David
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (2019)
Investigation of chemical and physical surface changes of thermally conditioned glass fibres
Jenkins Peter G, Yang Liu, Thomason James L, Chen Xinyong, Watts John F, Hinder Steven J
Fibers Vol 7 (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-2020
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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