22 July 2014

SCI Fire and Materials Group Young Researchers' Forum

Organised by:

SCI’s Fire and Materials Group

University of Bolton, Bolton, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


The Young Researchers' Forum is an opportunity for young researchers, both new post docs and PhD students, to share their research in Fire Materials. Visiting industrial speakers will talk about the challenges facing the chemical industries at present and give insight into working within industry. Bringing together young researchers and industrial representatives will enable them to network and ask questions of each other. Awards will be given for best poster/presentation by a young researcher.

The Fire and Materials Group AGM will also take place during the meeting (only SCI members are eligible to vote).

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission deadline for the Forum has now passed, but you are still welcome to register as a delegate for the event.


Day 1

Registration and Refreshments
Prof Dick Horrocks, Chair, SCI Fire and Materials Group
Industrial Speaker 1
Willem Hoflan, ICL-IP Europe BV
Industrial Speaker 2
Andrew Taylor, Shewin Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
Student Presentation: Lignin materials as innovative renewable flame retardants for ABS
B Prieur, R2Fire group/UMET
Student Presentation: Novel multifunctional fire and smoke retardants for engineering polymers
A Holdsworth, University of Bolton
Student Presentation: Methacrylated phenolic novalac- unsaturated polyester resin blends for flame retardant composite applications
L Krishnan, University of Bolton
Lunch and poster presentation
Student presentation: Pyrolysis modelling of EVA/ATH formulation
B Girardin, R2Fire group/UMET
Student presentation: Flammability behaviour of biodegradable natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites
W Pornwannachai, University of Bolton
Fire and Materials Group AGM
Discussion and awards over refreshments
Accessibility Grants

SCI accessibility grants are available to support SCI members with disabilities, long term health conditions, those who require a carer, and members who are nursing parents to attend SCI events. Download an application form to apply for a grant.

Venue and Contact

University of Bolton

Insitute for Materials, Research and Innovation, University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB

Emma Thomas

Tel: +44(0) 20 7598 1594

Email: Committee Support Contact for the Fire and Materials Group

GB£30..............................SCI Member
GB£40..............................Non Member

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.