Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3372 Email: S.Al-Malaika@aston.ac.uk Room Number: MB114
I am a Professor of Polymer Science at Aston University and the Head of the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Subject Group. I specialise in the modification, oxidation and stabilisation of polymers and antioxidant chemistry, have published extensively having been involved in this field for over 35 years. Most of my professional career has been spent at Aston University where I lead the Polymer Processing and Performance, PPP, Research Unit and Head the Polymer and Advanced Materials Research Group. I am the President of a PAN-European Society on the ‘Modification Degradation and Stabilisation of Polymers, MoDeSt’, and the Chairperson of the biennial Conferences ‘Polymer Degradation Discussion Group, PDDG’, affiliated to the Macro Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, held in different parts of Europe.
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, C.Chem, FRSC, FIMMM
The funding of my research as principle investigator is obtained from broad sources including:
A number of PhD students and research fellows, in addition to a number of early and mid-career visiting scientists.
My teaching reflects my research interest, delivering modules in polymer Science and Organic Chemistry to the chemistry and chemical Engineering programmes. This involves lectures, tutorials, supervision of experimental research projects and literature projects, and polymer laboratory classes.