Prof Marianne Gilbert

Professor of Polymer Technology

Loughborough University, Department of Materials

Loughborough University
LE11 3TU
United Kingdom
PH: 44 (1509) 223158
Email: [email protected]


BSc in Applied Chemistry obtained from the Aston University, followed by 18 months at Dunlop Research Department, then returned to Aston to study for a PhD in polymer chemistry, awarded in 1970. Became a Lecturer in the Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering at Loughborough in 1970, subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor. Two years as Acting Head of Department then six years as head of Department from 1994 – 2000.


Swinburne Award 2006

Research Interests and Activities

Processing, structure and property interactions in plastics. Peroxide crosslinking of thermoplastics Silane crosslinking of thermoplastics PVC technology Biaxial orientation of thermoplastics Particulate fillers in thermoplastics Coating particulate fillers Modelling orientation in plasticized PVC. PVC/ plasticizer interactions. Has successfully supervised 28 PhD and MPhil students, and over 100 publications. Research grants obtained total over £2M.

Major Qualifications

BSc, PhD Aston, CEng, CChem

Major Publications

  • Structure and Properties of an Oriented Fluorosulfonated/PTFE Copolymer’, Gilbert M, Haworth B, Myers DJB, Polymer Engineering & Science, 44[2], 272-282, (2004).
  • ‘Interactions between PVC and Binary or Ternary Blends of Plasticizers. Part I. PVC/Plasticizer Compatibility’, Gilbert M, Oosterhaut JT, Polymer, 44(26), 8081-8094, (2003).
  • ‘X-ray Pole Figures to Assess Orientation in PVC Sheets’, Gilbert M, Kim HC, Ross DH,
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science , 104[1], 528-535, (2007).
  • ‘Characterisation and Properties of Oriented PVC Fibres’, Gilbert M, Kim Hwan C. Polymer, 45[21], 7293-7301, (2004).

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