The Fielding research group is based in the Department of Materials at The University of Manchester and we are part of the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub in the Henry Royce Institute at The University of Manchester. Our research primarily focuses on the design, synthesis and applications of polymers and polymer colloids for use in fields such as sustainable waterborne coatings and adhesives, biomedical diagnostics and regenerative medicine. This website aims to provide a background to who we are, a directory of our publications and highlight a range of our research activities.

We are always looking for new collaborators and to recruit talented PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers, where funding allows. Currently advertised project vacancies can be found on our University of Manchester research page and informal enquirers can be sent via email (contact details at foot of page). Prospective applicants who can self-fund or have a scholarship should also make initial contact by email.

Polymer Chemistry article available as Open Access

Our recent Polymer Chemistry article on RAFT miniemulsion polymerisation of benzyl methacrylate using non-ionic surfactant. Is now available to openly access online.


Department of Materials, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.