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Professor Peter Barham

Professor Peter Barham

Professor Peter Barham
BSc(Warw), MSc, PhD(Bristol), FInstP

Professorial Teaching Fellow in Physics

Office 3.17
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8711

Research summary

I am actively involved with attempts to understand how plastics (polymers) change from the liquid state to the solid state (i.e. how polymers crystallize). I have wide experience of many other aspects of polymer physics including looking at biodegradable plastics and ultra strong polymeric fibres.

I have managed to combine my passion (some would say obsession) for penguins with my expertise in materials science by assisting with the design and production of novel methods of marking individual birds. I currently lead a major research project concerned with the conservation of the African penguin.

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