James Elliott

Role: Professor of Macromolecular Materials Science and joint Head of Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
Partner: University of Cambridge

James Elliott is Joint Head of the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy and Professor of Macromolecular Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. He returned to Cambridge in 1998 from Bristol University where he studied for a PhD in Polymer Physics. He had previously graduated from Cambridge with a MA in Natural Sciences (physics).

James leads an internationally recognized research group on polymeric membranes, carbon nanotube fibres and composite materials. As Principal Investigator on a NERC grant “S2UPPlant: Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging from Plants” he directs a team working on the production and characterisation of biocompostable films based on cellulosic materials for plastic packaging. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the IoP Polymer Physics Group and is the Director of the EPSRC CDT in Computational Methods for Materials Science.

He was a JSPS Invitation Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo in 2008, and collaborates with several groups working on CNT synthesis and thermal properties of CNT-polymer composites.