Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR) is a multidisciplinary group comprising chemists, biologists, physicists, chemical engineers, polymer scientists, process and formulation engineers, mathematicians, theoreticians, mechanical engineers and nanotechnologists. AIMR has a strong record of successful international collaboration, extensive scientific expertise and a record of innovations in materials research and training. There is a strong presence of international students and scientists in AIMR. AIMR has a strong track record carrying out world leading multidisciplinary fundamental and applied research and in training researchers from across the world.


Expertise in AIMR is in polymers, nanomaterials, inorganics, composites (including nanocomposites), bitumen and, through extensive collaboration with EBRI (European Bioenergy Research Institute), biomass. AIMR researchers work closely with industrial collaborators on a wide range of applied projects, from photovoltaics, biomedical implants and devices, water purification, rubber technology and catalysis, with particular focus on Sustainability and Healthcare.

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Khalid Doudin

Person: Research, Academic

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Research Output

An experimental study on performance and emission characteristics of an IDI diesel engine operating with neat oil-diesel blend emulsion

Hossain, A. K., Refahtalab, P., Omran, A., Smith, D. I. & Davies, P. A., 1 Feb 2020, In : Renewable energy. 146, p. 1041-1050 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Computational and experimental studies on the CO2 adsorption of layered double hydroxide intercalated by anionic surfactant

    Liu, Q., Zhao, Y., Jiang, Z., Cui, Y., Wang, J. & Ai, N., 14 Mar 2020, In : Applied Clay Science. 190, 105556.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Student theses

    A critical comparison of production units used in the closed-die forging industry

    Author: Martinelli, G., 1978

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    A fundamental study of surface protection by powder coating

    Author: Gökemre, B., 1979

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    A knowledge-based system for process planning in a seamless steel tube plant

    Author: Siddique, M., Oct 1990

    Supervisor: Cole, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy



    Hydrogen- Periodic Table of Younger Chemists

    Paul Topham (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Winner of the International Gottardi award

    Richard Martin (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Activities

    Developing Engineering skills through deliberate practice and growth mind-set

    Sarah Junaid (Speaker), Paul Warrington (Speaker)
    31 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    2nd OpenLab Session - GreenCarbon project

    Jorge López Ordovás (Participant), Filipe Rego (Organiser), Katie Chong (Invited speaker), Jiawei Wang (Invited speaker)
    22 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, seminar or course