Research interests span coatings used for corrosion protection to renewable energy generation.
Research Director on the £20million SPECIFIC (Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovative Functional Industrial Coatings) project. It aims to harness the power of solar energy to turn buildings into power stations.
SPECIFIC is supported by EPSRC and TSB together with a range of partners including Tata Steel, Pilkington Glass and BASF.
This major project is supported by the STRIP (Steel Training Research and Innovation Partnership project) £6m postgraduate scheme. It supports 10 Engineering Doctorate projects starting annually and 8 MRes (one year research masters).
It works with the steel supply chain offering training opportunities for companies of all sizes.