New Professor of Polymer Science joins the School of Materials

It is our pleasure to welcome Professor Michael Shaver to the School, who joins us as Professor of Polymer Science.

After BSc and PhD chemistry degrees in his home country of Canada at Mount Allison University and the University of British Columbia respectively, he was awarded an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, which he held at Imperial College London. This is where he began to focus on polymer chemistry.

His first academic position was at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada, after which he moved to the University of Edinburgh, first as a Chancellor's Fellow and then as a Professor of Polymer Chemistry.

Professor Shaver's research is focused on sustainable polymer chemistry, including biodegradable commodity plastics, clean synthesis and functional materials. He serves as Editor of the European Polymer Journal and is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Green Materials.

Visit Professor Shaver's Green Materials Laboratory website.

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