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
Membranes Chemical Compounds
Contact Lenses Medicine & Life Sciences
Copolymers Chemical Compounds
Fibers Engineering & Materials Science
Asphalt mixtures Engineering & Materials Science

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Photo of Khalid Doudin

Khalid Doudin

Person: Research, Academic

Photo of Robert Evans

Research Output 1986 2020

Open Access
Crack propagation
Fatigue of materials

Optical investigation of three‐dimensional human skin equivalents: A pilot study

Kallepalli, A., McCall, B., James, D., Junaid, S., Halls, J. & Richardson, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Biophotonics. 13, 1, e201960053.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

optical properties
attenuation coefficients
three dimensional models

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

Deng, Y., Luo, X., Gu, F., Zhang, Y. & Lytton, R. L., 30 Nov 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 226, p. 868-878 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Finite element method
Nondestructive examination

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

honors and awards
research and development

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

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