University of Leeds
Colour and Polymer Chemistry
Major research activities include: Fluorescent brighteners; fundamental studies of crystal forms; the preparation of novel systems; infra-red absorbing dyes; dyes for liquid crystals or laser optical data recording; functional polymers; biocatalyst immobilisation; plastics coloration; surface phenomena; novel coatings; novel reactive ring systems; a programme of synthesis and dye application studies to a variety of fibres; environmental effects of colouring processes; improved dyeing procedures and use of modern chemical analysis techniques to alleviate pollution in dye manufacture and application; leather dyeing: modification to hide to improve dyeability; enhanced dyeing; effects of dyebath additives on dye absorption characteristics; fibre modification; changing dyeing properties of fibres to improve wet fastness and colour yield; disperse dyeable cotton; reactive fibres; colour measurement; problems associated with fluorescent substrates; particle size measurement; dye aggregation and its effect on reactive dyeing; fluorescent dye; novel chromophore development; dye photochemistry; affinity chromatograph; polymer studies; solid state characterisation of polymers; macromolecular dyes; copolymer characterisation via solid state and dilute solution properties; lyotropic liquid crystalline polymers; biocatalyst immobilisation studies; radiation effects on polymers; polymerisation kinetics of novel systems (photochemically and radiolytically induced); dyeing machiner; computer simulation and computer control; cosmetic science: keratin chemistry; colour in cosmetics; new hair dyeing systems.
1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or related subject.
EPSRC; industry; University.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc (Res)||Full-time||-||1 years|
|MSc (Res)||Part-time||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leeds||Leeds||LS2 9JT||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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