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Prof 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.


A review of the impact performance of natural fiber thermoplastic composites
Thomason James L., Rudeiros Fernandez José Luis
Frontiers in Materials Vol 5, (2018)
Investigation of the effect of sizing on the tensile and interface properties of continuous basalt fibre and polypropylene
Jenkins Peter G., Yang Liu, Thomason James L.
ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, (2018)
An investigation of fibre sizing on the interfacial strength of glass-fibre epoxy composites
Bryce David, Yang Liu, Thomason James
ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, (2018)
Are silanes the primary driver of interface strength in glass fibre composites? : exploring the relationship of the chemical and physical parameters which control composite interfacial strength
Thomason James L., Yang Liu, Minty Ross F.
ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, (2018)
The influence of hardener-to-epoxy ratio on the interfacial strength in glass fibre reinforced epoxy composites
Minty Ross F., Yang Liu, Thomason James L.
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, (2018)
Towards a new generation of glass fiber products based on regenerated fiber thermally recycled from end-of-life GRP and GRP manufacturing waste
Thomason James, Yang Liu, Jenkins Peter, Saez Rodriguez Eduardo, Nagel Ulf, Bashir Sairah Tahir
Composites Recycling Conference, (2018)

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Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Pender, Kyle
Yang, Liu (Principal Investigator) Thomason, James (Co-investigator) Pender, Kyle (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 11-Sep-2018
Damage Controlled Composite Materials DaCoMat (H2020 RIA)
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2018 - 31-Dec-2021
Suzlon PhD Project
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2020
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 - 20-May-2018
EPSRC DOCTORAL TRAINING GRANT | Rudeiros Fernandez, Jose Luis
Thomason, James (Principal Investigator) Liggat, John (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)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 25-Aug-2016

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