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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Polymers Chemical Compounds
Hydrogels Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrogel Chemical Compounds
Contact Lenses Medicine & Life Sciences
Membranes Chemical Compounds
Asphalt mixtures Engineering & Materials Science
Lenses Medicine & Life Sciences
Fibers Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1986 2020

3D simulation of deflection basin of pavements under high-speed moving loads

Deng, Y., Luo, X., Gu, F., Zhang, Y. & Lytton, R. L., 5 Aug 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 226, p. 868-878 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Finite element method
Nondestructive examination

A comprehensive review of electrospinning block copolymers

Chen, L., Wang, S., Yu, Q., Topham, P. D., Chen, C. & Wang, L., 4 Mar 2019, In : Soft matter. 15, 12, p. 2490-2510 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

block copolymers
Block copolymers
Biocompatible Materials
Open Access
Cystic Fibrosis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Staphylococcus aureus

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



Chairperson of the International Conference PDDG

Sahar Al-Malaika (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Election to learned society

President of the Lichfield Science and Engineering Society

Sahar Al-Malaika (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Election to learned society


Activities 2008 2019

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

9th International 'TOP' Conference

Sahar Al-Malaika (Invited speaker)
Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Implementing Deliberate Practice Through Growth Mindset Theory Framework: Using Engineering Drawing Skills as a Case Study

Sarah Junaid (Speaker), Paul Warrington (Speaker)
2 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation