Professor Timothy Claypole
Personal Chair
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 295214
Room: Academic Office - A130
First
Engineering East
Bay Campus

Specialist Subjects: Printing, Coating, Fluid Dynamics, Rheology, Sensors, Printed Electronics, Statistics, Process Optimisation, Manufacturing

PhD, Cardiff University
MEng Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London

Research:
Colour control
Manufacturing systems
Quality
Maintenance
Reliability experimental design
Fluid mechanics
Process thermodynamics

Professor Claypole is the Founder and director Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) at Swansea University. The driving force behind the Printing Forum Wales www.printforumwales.com and Founder and director of Swansea Printing Technology, a spin out company from the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating that provides consultancy, web and journal management for the printing industry www.swanseaprinttech.com

Publications

  1. & Three-Dimensional–Printed Laboratory-on-a-Chip With Microelectronics and Silicon Integration. Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology 16(2), 97-101.
  2. & The effect of graphite and carbon black ratios on conductive ink performance. Journal of Materials Science 52(16), 9520-9530.
  3. & Tailoring the properties of deposited thin coating and print features in flexography by application of UV-ozone treatment. Journal of Coatings Technology and Research 13(5), 815-828.
  4. & Flexographic printing of ultra-thin semiconductor polymer layers. Translational Materials Research 3(1), 015001
  5. & Ultra-thin flexible screen printed rechargeable polymer battery for wearable electronic applications. Organic Electronics 26, 386-394.

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Teaching

  • EG-284 Manufacturing Technology II

    The course builds on information presented in Manufacturing Technology I (EG-182) by describing advanced processes for special machining and surface modification and by examining available joining techniques for assembly of components. The advantages and limitations of specific processes are outlined and procedure for optimum design and manufacture provided. The importance of quality assurance in manufacturing is discussed and selected methods of condition assessment are described. Module Aims: to provide awareness and understanding of advanced manufacturing methods used for engineering materials and components.

  • EG-365 Manufacturing Optimisation

    The module addresses business drivers and how these define the design of a manufacturing system. The module also includes application of design of experiments as a method for developing and optimising manufacturing processes and systems

Supervision

  • The mission of the NSG Group is to be the global leader in innovative high performance glass and glazing solutions, contributing to energy conservation and generation, working safely and ethically. the Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of glass and glazing systems in three major business areas; Architectural, Automotive and Technical Glass (displays, lenses, light guides and fibres), and sells products in the Europe and North America under the Pilkington brand.«br /»«br /» In the automotive sector Pilkington is a tier 1 supplier to all major automotive OEMs, and has pioneered several well known glazing technologies. Wire heated windshields (eg Ford ‘Electriclear’ screens) are a good example of a Pilkington innovation that is now widely laminated windshield, and Pilkington is interested in new technologies to drive the performance and aesthetics of this product to the next level. (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Justin Searle
  • Advanced manufacture by printing of demonstrators based on functionalised nano materials (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Gethin
  • Anilox cell geometries for printable electronics and flexible packaging (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Gethin
    Other supervisor: Dr Davide Deganello
  • Printed electroluminescent display technology (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Gethin
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Dr Frederic Boy
  • Digital functional printing: nano-structured materials deposition and interaction (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Justin Searle
  • Advanced Manufacture by Flexography (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Gethin
  • Advanced manufacture by screen printing (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Phillips
  • Study of the Influence of Calcium Carbonate in Polymers during the Additive Manufacturing process (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Gethin
  • Performance of Printed batteries (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Gethin
  • Interaction of formulation with the performance of functional inks and resins (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Davide Deganello
  • Gas diffusion electrode for screen printed primary and secondary zinc-air batteries (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Gethin
  • The Application of Smart Packaging in the Food Industry for Spoilage Detection and Extended Shelf Life in High Value Food Products.«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Phillips
  • ''Controlling large area film formation and drying for printed Polymer OLED devices'' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Gethin

Research Groups

  • Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC)

    Developed from research into Printing and Coating as a manufacturing process. The Centre undertakes research on all aspects of Printing and Coating. As well as all aspects of graphics, the current research activity includes printing for the manufacture of electronics and biotechnology, as well as the environmental impact and occupational health for the printing industry.

External Responsibilities

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Pigment and Resin Technology

    2010 - Present

  • Editor, TAGA Journal

    2010 - Present

  • Advisory Board, UK Displays and Lighting KTN

    2010 - Present

  • Board Member, European Flexographic Technical Association (EFTA)

    2010 - Present

  • Advisory Board, Cambridge University’s Integrated Knowledge Centre

    2010 - Present

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Coating Technology and Research

    2010 - Present