Building on a strong track record in the area of plastics research, the University of Hull’s Plastics Collaboratory forms a diverse team of more than 25 academics combining a broad range of expertise from politics to chemistry, logistics to social linguistics, environmental sciences to psychology and marketing to engineering.
The Plastics Collaboratory aims to understand the pathways and interactions of plastics in the environment, identify the gaps and leaks in a plastics circular economy, and explore and develop new pathways to an enhanced circularity in plastics use. The aim is to facilitate the co-design and execution of specific innovations based on insights from an interdisciplinary range of academics, stakeholders and consumers from every level of the plastic value chain.
Professor Carl Redshaw
Carl has 20 years’ experience of polymerisation catalysis including work on new catalysts for biodegradable polymer production. He will co-lead with Dr Pauline Deutz.
Dr. Pauline Deutz
Pauline’s research interests are focused on the political and economic aspects of environmental issues, and how they interrelate with the functioning and organisation of the capitalist economy.
Professor Dan Parsons
Dan Parsons brings expertise in understanding the wider impact of plastics, particularly in coastal and marine environments and the interaction between environmental and climate change.
Professor Amar Ramudhin (Logistics and Supply Chain Management); Dr Chandra Kambhampati (Computer Science); Dr Graham Ferrier (Geography and Geology); Dr Cath Waller (Biological Science, Geography and Geology); Professor Chanaka Jayawardhena (Marketing); Dr Chunfei Wu (Chemical Engineering); Dr Felix Yong Peng Why (Psychology); Professor Gerald Midgley (Business and Management); Professor Jeanette Rotchell (Biological and Environmental Science); Professor Jonathan Atkins (Economics and Business Economics); Dr Julia Affolderbach (Geography and Geology); Dr Kevin Burden (Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies); Dr Michael Farrelly (Modern Languages and Cultures); Professor Nishikant Mishra (Logistics and Supply Chain Management); Professor Mark Lorch (Chemistry); Professor Richard Barnes (Law); Professor Rudiger Wurzel (Politics and International Studies); Dr Sharif Zein (Chemical Engineering); Dr Victoria-Sophie Osburg (Marketing); Dr Will Mayes (Biological and Environmental Science, Geography and Geology); Dr Xuebin Ke (Chemical Engineering); Dr Yongqiang Cheng (Computer Science).