Robert Young#


Robert Young
Email:robert.young 'at' manchester.ac.uk
Membership Number:4067
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:ryoung4067
Elected:2015
Homepage: http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/people/staff/profile/?ea=robert.young




Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 1986) Professor of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2015 - 2017 Visiting Chair Professor of Polymer Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • 2011-2013 Visiting Professor of Polymer Science and Technology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008 - 2011 Visiting Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong
  • 1990 Visiting Professor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1980 Stipendiat of the Alexander von Humbolt Stiftung, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 1975 - 1986 Lecturer in Materials then Reader in Materials (1983), Queen Mary College, University of London, UK
  • 1973 - 1975 Research Fellow, St. John's College, based in Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Polymers
  • Composites
  • Fibres
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Graphene
  • Nanotechnology

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, London, UK
  • 2012 Swinburne Medal and Prize - Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK
  • 2011 Leslie Holliday Prize - Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK
  • 2010 Plueddemann International Award – Excellence in Research into Composite Interfaces , Dow Corning, USA
  • 2006 Elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, London, UK
  • 2002 Griffith Medal - Institute of Materials, London, UK
  • 1997 Royal Society Public Lecturer, British Association Annual Meeting, Leeds. UK
  • 1996 Cockcroft Lecturer, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK
  • 1996 Zeneca Lecturer - Royal Society, London, UK
  • 1992 Appointed Wolfson Research Professor - Royal Society, London, UK
  • 1991 Dow Distinguished Lecturer - Northwestern University, USA
  • 1991 Silver Medal - The Plastics and Rubber Institute, London, UK
  • 1973 Henry Humphreys Prize – St. John’s College, Cambridge, UK

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