Polymer science and technology is a fast moving field that has a major impact on the way we live. It allows us to develop ever more sophisticated materials to suit the needs of society and the planet.
Taught by a team of international experts, the Polymer Science and Technology programme covers the latest science and technology of plastics, rubbers and composites including aspects of nanotechnology and biomaterials. Lectures are supplemented by an extensive variety of laboratory exercises, spanning chemical and physical characterisation, and compounding and processing technology experiments on pilot-scale laboratory equipment.
The Polymer Science and Technology programme at Loughborough University has gained an international reputation as one of the most comprehensive and in-depth programmes specializing in this subject area.
The lecture content will be taught by leading researches and industrial experts, whilst state-of-the-art processing and analytical equipment, including those within our new polymer processing laboratory (recently refurbished in a £4M development) and the world-leading Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre, will be available for laboratory classes and major projects.
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