Prof. Stephen Rimmer
University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Stephen Rimmer is Professor of Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry and Biomaterials Chemistry at the University of Bradford. He was awarded a PhD in 1992 (Imperial College) for work on polyurethane graft copolymers. He spent a total of six years in industrial research and development (Macpherson Polymers Ltd. and Biocompatibles Ltd.) and two years as a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. J. R. Ebdon. His time in industry included development of many commercialised coating formulations and a new contact lens (The ProClear lens). In 1995 he was appointed to a permanent independent post as lecturer at Lancaster University and in 2000 he moved to the University of Sheffield. In January 2012 he was promoted to a personal chair and then took up the Chair of Chemistry at the University of Bradford in May 2015. His research interests can be divided into two main areas: (1) synthesis and (2) biological applications of functional polymers.