Professor Steve Eichhorn
PhD, MSc, BSc
I am an expert in cellulosic materials, natural fibre composites and biomimetic/functional materials.
Professor of Materials Science and EngineeringDepartment of Aerospace Engineering
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Professor Steve Eichhorn graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Leeds in 1993. He then went on to do a Master’s degree and PhD (1995-1998) at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the Paper Science Department. Following that he carried out postdoctoral research under the supervision of Professor Bob Young FRS in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (1999-2002). He was hired as a new lecturer in 2002 in the Materials Science department, which then became the School of Materials in 2004 when UMIST merged with the Victoria University of Manchester. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer and Reader and then went to become Chair of Materials Science at the University of Exeter in 2011. At Exeter he built an activity around sustainable materials research, and also took on leadership roles as a co-Director of an EPSRC funded doctoral training centre and he was the Head of Engineering (from 2014-2017). In September 2017 he moved to the University of Bristol and into the newly formed Bristol Composites Institute, and was interim Head of School (for the CAME School of Engineering) in 2020. He has been awarded the Rosenhain Medal and Prize in 2012 from the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) for his contributions to Materials Science, the Hayashi Jisuke prize from the Japanese Cellulose Society (in 2017), the Swinburne Medal and Prize (IOM3) in 2020, and was the Chair of the ACS’s Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division.
In 2021 he was awarded an EPSRC ED&I fellowship on Biobased Composites. The ED&I programme of work has a specific emphasis on Black and Black heritage staff and students.
- Cellulose structure and physical properties
- Natural fibre composites and nanocomposites
- Sustainable materials
- Decolonisation of STEM subjects
01/07/2021 to 30/06/2026
DescriptionHigh performance fibre-reinforced polymer composites are the current state-of-the-art for lightweight structures and their use is rising exponentially in a wide range of applications from aerospace to sporting goods. They…
01/07/2020 to 30/06/2025
24/02/2020 to 23/02/2022
01/09/2019 to 31/08/2022
Rework of Market Opportunities for Enzyme Platform Technologies for Polysaccharide Gel-Based Products
01/08/2019 to 31/01/2020
Journal of Cleaner Production
Natural Fibres as a Sustainable Reinforcement Constituent in Aligned Discontinuous Polymer Composites Produced by the HiPerDiF Method
Postsynthesis Self- And Coassembly of Enzymatically Produced Fluorinated Cellodextrins and Cellulose Nanocrystals
The physicochemical effect of sugar alcohol plasticisers on oxidised nanocellulose gels and extruded filaments
- E-pub ahead of print