Professor James Thomason

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

• Exceptionally qualified Composite Materials Scientist with balanced expertise in fibre reinforcements, sizings, surface & interface science, polymer matrices, composite 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. • Wide-ranging research experience investigating interfacial phenomena and (re)processing-structure-property relationships in fibre reinforced polymer composites. • 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.

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    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

An overview of some scaling issues in the sample preparation and data interpretation of the microbond test for fibre-matrix interface characterisation
Thomason James
Polymer Testing Vol 111 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2022.107591
Microbond testing of the interface in glass fibre vinylester composites
Thomason James L, Jenkins Peter G, Xypolias Georgios
Composite Interfaces, pp. 1-15 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1080/09276440.2021.2011593
Sizing chemistry of glass fibers
Thomason James L
Fiberglass Science and Technology Chemistry, Characterization, Processing, Modeling, Application, and Sustainability (2021) (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72200-5_4
Modelling the influence of fibre internal structure on the measured modulus of technical natural fibres
Thomason James L, Rudeiros Fernández Jose L
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing Vol 147 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2021.106478
Thermal degradation behaviour of natural fibres at thermoplastic composite processing temperatures
Thomason James L, Rudeiros Fernández Jose L
Polymer Degradation and Stability Vol 188 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2021.109594
Glass fibre sizings and the composites industry : the current state of play
Thomason James L
Aachen Reinforced (2021)

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Professional activities

The effect of accelerated environmental ageing on the interphase of a glass fibre/vinyl ester composite
Speaker
2/9/2021

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Projects

Products from Recycled Glass Fibre at Economic and Sustainable Scale (Progress)
Yang, Liu (Principal Investigator) Bomphray, Iain (Co-investigator) Thomason, James (Co-investigator) Liu, Zhe (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
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
APESA (H2020 MSCA EID)
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

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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