The Fielding research group are based in the Department of Materials at The University of Manchester and our laboratories are located in the Henry Royce Institute hub building. Our research primarily focuses on the design, synthesis and applications of polymers and polymer colloids for use in fields such as waterborne coatings and adhesives, nanocomposite materials, 3D printing, biomedical diagnostics and regenerative medicine. This website aims to provide a background to who we are, a directory of our publications and highlight a range of our research activities.

We are always looking for new collaborators and to recruit talented PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers, where funding allows. Currently advertised project vacancies can be found on our University of Manchester research  page and informal enquiries can be sent via email (contact details at foot of page). Prospective applicants who can self-fund or have a scholarship should also make initial contact by email.

February '24 - Three articles published in quick succession!

The 1st paper of the year on Polymer-assisted 3D printing of inductor cores comes from Zhidong Luo's PhD project and shows how polymers can be used to help develop low-cost, fully aqueous, high loading, and 3D printable ceramic inks for functional devices. 

Recent work collaborating with the Armes group on tetrablock copolymer nanoparticles as waterborne thermoplastic elastomers has been publised in Chemistry of Materials. 

Our 3rd paper accepted at the start of the year comes from Beth Trinh's PhD work. We show in Biomacromolecules a method of detecting the presence of amplified DNA from a range of pathogens associated with serious infections including Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, and viruses. 


Henry Royce Institute Hub Building,  The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.