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Prof. Peter Foot

School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Emeritus Professor in Pharmacy & Chemistry

Biography

Prof. Peter Foot studied chemistry at the Universities of Southampton and Oxford. Later, working at Brighton and Sussex Universities, he became interested in solid inorganic materials and organic polymers. His current research mainly involves functional polymers and nanocomposites for energy conversion, organic electronics and drug delivery.

Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and an active member of other professional bodies in chemistry, physics and materials science. He has lectured and collaborated widely in interdisciplinary research.

Peter Foot has been leader of the Materials Research Group, Kingston University London (since 1995).
He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Materials Research (2008-10). This is now the Nanomaterials and Composites Research Centre.
Professor of Materials Science, Kingston University (1998-2013).
Current Position: Emeritus Professor of Materials Science (2014-2019)

Prof. Foot is currently supervising 5 Ph.D. students at Kingston University. He has previously been the supervisor of 56 successfully-completed research students (8 as co-supervisor), and of 9 postdoctoral researchers. Peter has attracted research funding of almost £2M in the past, including a recent KTP award (2013-15) worth about £130k from InnovateUK.

QUALIFICATIONS & SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

BSc (Hons) Chemistry (1974), MSc Photochemistry, PhD Chemistry.
CChem (1984), FRSC; CPhys, MInstP (1986); MPRI/MIM (1989); MIMMM (2002).
Member of the European Materials Research Society (1992) and the American Nano Society (2011).

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

Reader (Associate Professor), Molecular Electronics, Kingston University 1994-97
Senior Lecturer, Industrial Chemistry, Kingston University 1988-93
Lecturer, Physics & Materials Science, Thames Polytechnic (Greenwich) 1986-88
BP Research Fellow, Polymer Science, University of Sussex 1983-86
Research Assistant, Solid-State Chemistry, Brighton Polytechnic 1978-82
Researcher, Physical Chemistry, University of Oxford 1975-78
Polymer Chemist, Borden (UK) Ltd., North Baddesley 1972-3

Research Interests

* Organic electronics and photovoltaic materials.

* Conducting polymer synthesis, properties and device applications, e.g. Biosensors.

* Polymer nanocomposites and polyblends.

* Electrochromic display materials and liquid crystal conducting polymers. Evaporable organic semiconductors and OFET devices.

* Smart polymers & nanomaterials for drug-delivery.

* Lightweight composites and bone-replacement materials.

The above research has attracted funding totalling almost £2M from sources such as the EPSRC, MoD, UK Industry, the Technology Strategy Board, the Royal Society and overseas governments. It has led to over 100 publications, including 8 UK and 10 overseas patents, and some of these are listed below.


SOME REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

C.H. Trease, P.J.S. Foot and A.T. Augousti, "Electrohydrodynamic patterning in a curable resin over a wide range of fabrication parameters", in 'European Polymer Journal', Vol. 91C (2017) pp. 315-325. DOI:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2017.04.011

Omer Y. Al-Janabi, Peter J.S. Foot, Emaad T. Al-Tikriti and Peter Spearman, "Synthesis and characterisation of novel thiophene based azomethine polymers and study of their liquid crystalline, electrochemical and optoelectronic properties"; 'Polymers & Polymer Composites'
25 (5), (2017) 335-351; [ISSN 0967-3911].

B.K. Ghatora, P.J.S. Foot, S.J. Barton, R.S. Thatti, A. Papagni and L. Vaghi, "Surface Perfluoroalkyl chains Segregation: a Tool for reducing Calcium deposits in Medical Grade Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)"; 'Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology'. (April 2017.) DOI: 10.4236/jbnb.2017.82012

C. H. Trease, M. Longman, A. T. Augousti, P. J. S. Foot, B. Pierscionek, "Cell morphology and growth observation studies on novel, chemically unmodified and patterned polymer surfaces for advanced tissue culture applications" in 'Polymer', 109(1), (2017) 13-24. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2016.12.032.

C.-Y. Lai, P.J.S. Foot, J.W. Brown and P. Spearman. "A urea potentiometric biosensor based on a thiophene copolymer" 'Biosensors', 7 (2017) 1-13. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/bios7010013

C.-Y. Lai, P. J. S. Foot and J. W. Brown, "Synthesis and properties of novel polymers to increase the electrochromic service life of poly(3-hexylthiophene)"; 'Polymers & Polymer Composites' [ISSN: 0967-3911], Vol. 25(2), (2017) 119-127.

B. M. Morais Faustino, P. J. S. Foot and R. A. Kresinski, "Synthesis and photoluminescent properties of Sm3+-doped SnO2 nanoparticles"; in 'Ceramics International', 42(16), pp. 18474-18478. ISSN (print) 0272-8842(2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.08.183.

I.M. Diaz Mesa, P.J.S.Foot and R.A.Kresinski, "Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Crystalline and Nanocrystalline
MnPS3-Poly(Phenylene Vinylene) Intercalates"; 'Materials Research Bulletin', Vol. 84, pp. 403-413, (2016).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2016.08.037

D. Roudini and P.J.S. Foot. "Side-Chain Liquid Crystal Conducting Polymers." 'Science Progress' Vol. 99(3), (Sept. 2016); DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3184/003685016X14670237050493.

J.C. Lacey, B.K. Ghatora, P.J.S. Foot, S.J. Barton and R. De'Cock. "Intraocular lens calcification following DSEK: a mechanism and preventative technique." In 'Cornea' (2016), 13 July 2016. http://journals.lww.com/corneajrnl/Citation/publishahead/Intraocular_Lens_Calcification_After_DSEK___A.97555.aspx. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000938

A. Ataei, P.J.S. Foot and J.W. Brown, "Synthesis and Properties of Novel Dendrimers for Molecular Delivery"; 'Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry' Vol. 6(2) (2016) 1172-75. http://biointerfaceresearch.com/?page_id=1253

C.M. Pratt, P.J.S. Foot and R. Davis, "Effects of CoCl2 and other Additives on the Oxidative Chemical Synthesis and Properties of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)"; 'Polymers & Polymer Composites' [ISSN: 0967-3911], Vol. 24(3), 185-190 (2016).

E. Bakhtiarian, P.J.S. Foot and P.C. Miller Tate, "Conductive poly(epichlorhydrin)–polyaniline dodecylbenzenesulfonate [PECH-PAni.DBSA] rubber blends prepared in solution". 'Progress in Rubber, Plastics & Recycling Technology' Vol. 32(3), (2016), pp. 183-199. ISSN 1477-7606.

D. Roudini and P.J.S. Foot, "Study of Ion Mobility Characteristics and Morphology of some Electrochemically-Synthesised Polypyrroles", IARJSET, Vol. 3(3), 23-26 (2016); DOI 10.17148/IARJSET.2016.3306.

G. Feraille, P. J. S. Foot and R. J. Singer. "In situ Polymerisation of Pyrrole Within the Lattices of Mesoporous Silica Systems." 'Polymers and Polymer Composites' 23(9), (2015), pp. 589-596. [ISSN: 0967-3911]

P.J.S. Foot. "Principles and Prospects of High-Energy Magnesium-Ion Batteries". 'Science Progress' 98(3),(2015) pp. 264-275.
doi: 10.3184/0036850155X14388749247375.

H. Olyaee, P. J. S. Foot and V. Montgomery, "Electrical properties and I–V characteristics of 5,14-dihydro-5,7,12,14-tetraazapentacene doped Schottky barrier diode." 'J. Theor. Appl. Physics'; Springer (2015); doi: 10.1007/s40094-015-0191-7.

B. K. Ghatora, S. J. Barton, P. C. Miller Tate and P. J. S. Foot. "The Effect of Direct Gas Fluorination on Medical Grade Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)" 'Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials' (2014), 4, pp. 74-83
Published Online October 2014 in SciRes. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojopm.2014.44010

R. Vimalarasa, P. J. S. Foot, G. Calabrese, "Evaluation of a Smart Polymer Nanosphere for Potential Use in Anticancer Drug Delivery"; 'Polymers & Polymer Composites' 22(9), pp.753-762 (2014) [ISSN: 0967-3911].

H. Torabmostaedi, T. Zhang, P. J. S. Foot, S. Dembele, C Fernandez, "Process control for the synthesis of ZrO2 nanoparticles using FSP at high production" in 'Powder Technology'. DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2013.05.006. (2013).

D. Alero-Koroma, Z. K. Abbas, S. J. Barton, P. J. Foot, "The synthesis and properties of novel conducting polyaniline and poly(nitrile butadiene-co-acrylonitrile)/polyvinyl chloride) blends" in 'Polymers and Polymer Composites', 21(7), Smithers Rapra Technology, pp. 403-412. ISSN: 0967-3911. (2013)

H. Torabmostaedi, T. Zhang, P. J. S. Foot, S. Dembele, C Fernandez, "Process control for the synthesis of ZrO2 nanoparticles using FSP at high production rate" in 'Powder Technology', May. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2013.05.006. (2013) Abstract

S. J. Barton, P. J. S. Foot, P. C. Miller Tate, M. Kishi, B. K. Ghatora, "The Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Medical Grade Poly(methyl methacrylate)" in 'Polymers and Polymer Composites', 21(1), Smithers Rapra, pp. 1-7. (2013)

V Izzard, H. Hadavinia, V.J. Morris, P. J. S. Foot, L Wilson, K Hewson, "Compression and Recovery Behaviour of Polyamide 6-Based Foams" in 'Polymers & Polymer Composites', 20(5), Smithers Rapra, pp. 411-423. (2012)

F Dogan, S. J. Barton, H. Hadavinia, P.J. Mason, P. J. Foot, "Experimental Studies on Conducting Polyaniline" in 'Recent Patents on Materials Science', 5(3), Bentham Science Publishing. DOI 1874-4648/12 $100.00+.00. (2012)

V Izzard, H. Hadavinia, C Bradsell, P. J. S. Foot, V.J. Morris, C. Wilson, "Performance of Nylon Based Polymer Foams at Elevated Temperature" in 'Key Engineering Materials', 488-489, pp. 286-289. DOI doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.488-489.286. (2012)

P. J. S. Foot, B. K. Ghatora, S. J. Barton, B. Sabagh, "The effects of gamma sterilisation of PMMA for implanted intraocular lenses" in 'Medical Plastics News', September, pp. 32-33. (2011)

A. Shakoor, P. J. S. Foot, T. Rizvi, "Conductive poly(methyl methacrylate)-polypyrrole dodecylbenzenesulfonate (PMMA-PPy.DBSA) blends prepared in solution in the presence of hydroquinone" in 'Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics', 21(12), February, pp. 1270-1276. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10854-010-0060-8. (2010)

V Izzard, C Bradsell, H. Hadavinia, V.J. Morris, P. J. S. Foot, N. Witten, "Investigation of the compression recovery properties of Polyamide-6 cellular solid over the temperature range of -5°C to 90°C" in 'Key Engineering Materials', 417-418, Trans Tech Publications, October, pp. 933-936. DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.417-418.933. (2010) Abstract

A. Shakoor, T. Rizvi, P. J. S. Foot, "Synthesis and characterisation of polyaniline/montmorillonite nanocomposites" in 'Polymers & Polymer Composites', 17(6), ISmithers, pp. 359-363. ISSN 0967-3911. (2009)

B. Sabagh, P. J. S. Foot, "Synthesis of novel donor-acceptor polymer blends and their properties" in 'Polymers & Polymer Composites', 17(9), ISmithers, pp. 529-533. ISSN 0967-3911. (2009)

K. C. Yong, P. J. S. Foot, H. Morgan, S. Cook, A. J. Tinker, M. A. Ahmed, "Electrically conductive epoxidised natural rubber-polyaniline dodecylbenzenesulfonate blends prepared by solution mixing" in 'Journal of Rubber Research', 11(2), Malaysian Rubber Board, April, pp. 59-77. ISSN 1511-1768. (2008) Abstract

M. Labate, P. J. S. Foot, H. O'Malley, L. Miozzo, A. Papagni, L. Silvestri, P. Spearman, S. Tavazzi, "Inorganic/organic semiconductor heterostructures: optical properties of quaterthiophene intercalated in cadmium phosphorus trisulfide" in 'The Journal of Physical Chemistry C', 112(51), American Chemical Society, December, pp. 20149-20153. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp806274w. (2008)

Z. K. Abbas, S. J. Barton, P. J. S. Foot, H. Morgan, "Conductive polyaniline/poly (epichlorohydrin-co-ethylene oxide) blends prepared in solution" in 'Polymers & Polymer Composites', 15(1), RAPRA Technology, pp. 1-7. ISSN 0967-3911. (2007)

C. Pratt, S. J. Barton, E. McGonigle, M. Kishi, P. J. S. Foot, "Preoperative opacification of acrylic intraocular lenses in storage" in 'Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine', 18(4), Kluwer, April, pp. 583-589. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10856-007-2305-5. (2007) Abstract

N. T. Kemp, A. B. Kaiser, H. J. Trodahl, B. Chapman, R. G. Buckley, A. C. Partridge, P. J. S. Foot, "Effect of ammonia on the temperature-dependent conductivity and thermopower of polypyrrole" in 'Journal of Polymer Science, pt.B: Polymer Physics', 44(9), Wiley, May, pp. 1331-1338. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/polb.20792. (2006)

K. C. Yong, P. J. S. Foot, H. Morgan, S. Cook, A. J. Tinker, "Conductive poly(butadiene-co-acrylonitrile)-polyaniline dodecylbenzenesulfonate [NBR-PAni.DBSA] blends prepared in solution" in 'European Polymer Journal', 42(8), Elsevier, August, pp. 1716-1727. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2006.03.007. (2006)

C. Pratt, S. J. Barton, E. McGonigle, M. Kishi, P. J. S. Foot, "The effect of ionising radiation on poly(methyl methacrylate) used in intraocular lenses" in 'Polymer Degradation and Stability', 91(10), Elsevier, October, pp. 2315-2317. DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2006.04.006. (2006)

C. Pratt, S. J. Barton, E. McGonigle, M. Kishi, P. J. S. Foot, "Effects of ionising radition on poly(methyl methacrylate) used in intra-ocular lenses" in 'Polymer degradation and stability', 91(10), October, pp. 2315-2317. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2006.04.006. (2006)

J. W. Brown, G. Lambe, P. J. S. Foot, J. A. Clipson, "Synthesis and properties of a novel thiophene-based conducting copolymer with mesogenic groups attached parallel to the polymer backbone" in 'Macromolecular Rapid Communications', 25(10), Wiley, May, pp. 1000-1003. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.200400035. (2004)

J. W. Brown, P. J. S. Foot, L. I. Gabaston, P. Ibison, A. Prevost, "Synthesis of laser-alignable liquid crystalline conducting polymers" in 'Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics', 205(14), Wiley, September, pp. 1823-1828. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.200400133. (2004)

D. Poussin, H. Morgan, P. J. S. Foot, "Thermal doping of polyaniline by sulfonic acids" in 'Polymer International', 52(3), Wiley, March, pp. 433-438. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pi.1107. (2003)

P. J. S. Foot, M. Miah, V. Montgomery, I. J. Youngs, "The electronic properties of metal complexed poly(3-alkythiophene) films" in 'Materials Research Bulletin', 37(12), Elsevier, October, pp. 2055-2066. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-5408(01)00564-5. (2002)

H. Morgan, P. J. S. Foot, N. W. Brooks, "The effects of composition and processing variables on the properties of thermoplastic polyaniline blends and composites" in 'Journal of Materials Science', 36(22), Kluwer, November, pp. 5369-5377. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1012480120667. (2001)

I. Rabias, I. Hamerton, B. J. Howlin, P. J. S. Foot, "Theoretical studies of conducting polymers based on substituted polypyrroles" in 'Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science', 8(3-4), Elsevier, December, pp. 265-271. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1089-3156(97)00024-X. (1998)

S. Marchant, P. J. S. Foot, "Annealing behaviour of conductive poly(3-hexylthiophene) films" in 'Polymer', 38(7), Elsevier, March, pp. (R)9-1751. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0032-3861(96)00905-6. (1997)

L. I. Gabaston, P. J. S. Foot, J. W. Brown, "Synthesis and properties of liquid crystalline aniline monomers and semiconducting polyaniline with mesogenic side-chains" in 'Chemical Communications', 1996(3), Royal Society of Chemistry, pp. 429-430. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/CC9960000429. (1996)

P. Ibison, P. J. S. Foot, J. W. Brown, "Preparation and characterization of polypyrrole, N-substituted with liquid crystalline moieties" in 'Synthetic Metals', 76(1-3), January, pp. 297-300. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0379-6779(95)03475-Y. (1996)

P. G. Hill, P. J. S. Foot, R. Davis, "Novel inorganic/conjugated polymer nanocomposites" in 'Synthetic Metals', 76(1-3), January, pp. 289-292. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0379-6779(95)03473-W. (1996)

P. J. S. Foot, V. Montgomery, P. Spearman, "Electrochromic polyquinoxaline oligomers" in 'Materials Science Forum', 191, January, pp. 251-256. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.191.251. (1995)

S. Marchant, P. J. S. Foot, "Poly(3-Hexythiophene)-Zinc Oxide Rectifying Junctions" in 'Journal Of Materials Science-Materials In Electronics', 6(3), July, pp. 144-148. DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/BF00190545. (1995)

S. Marchant, W. R. E. Brakenbury, J. Horder, P. J. S. Foot, "Ellipsometric analysis of Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) surfaces" in 'Journal of Materials Science Letters', 12(15), Kluwer, January, pp. 1154-1155. ISSN 0261-8028. (1993)

P. J. S. Foot, V. Montgomery, C. Rhodes, P. Spearman, "Electrical and optical properties of Polyquinoxalines" in 'Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals', 236, Taylor & Francis, October, pp. 199-204. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10587259308055228. (1993)


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Recent Book Chapters and Other Publications

Omer Thayee, Emaad Bakir and Peter Foot, "Designing Novel Electroluminescent Polymers Suitable for use in PLED Devices". Lambert Academic Publishing (2015). ISBN 978-3-659-81433-4.

G. Lambe, J. W. Brown, P. J. S. Foot, Chapter "Liquid crystal conducting polymers" in 'Specialty polymers: materials and applications', Edited by Mohammad, F., Anshan, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9781904798958. (2007)

P. J. S. Foot, "Foreword" in 'Specialty polymers: materials and applications', Edited by Mohammad, F., Anshan, pp. v-vi. ISBN 9781904798958. (2007)

P. J. S. Foot, A. B. Kaiser, Chapter on "Conducting polymers" in 'Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology', Edited by Kirk-Othmer, R. E., Wiley, pp. 513-551. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471238961.0512050318052514.a01.pub2. (2007); under revision (2014).

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Selected Conference Presentations (list under construction)

R. Vimalarasa, P.J.S. Foot and G. Calabrese.
"Polypyrrole-chitosan core-shell nanoparticles for anticancer drug delivery". NANOFAR Autumn School meeting, Institut de Recherche en Sante', Nantes, France (Oct. 2015)

C.H. Trease, P.J.S. Foot, A.T. Augousti, "Selective surface fabrication using instability patterning." 40th Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE) Conference, 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland (22-26 Sept. 2014.)

V.P. Tsikourkitoudi, P.J.S. Foot, T. Zhang, C. Fernandez.
"Controlled synthesis of lithium titanate (Li4Ti5O12) nanoparticles by flame spray pyrolysis." 11th International Conference on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, 8-11 July 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece, Poster presentation.

V.P. Tsikourkitoudi, C. Fernández, T. Zhang, P.J.S. Foot. "Nanomaterials for lithium-ion batteries."
Dresden School on Functional Nanomaterials, 30 September-4 October 2013, Dresden, Germany.

V.P. Tsikourkitoudi, C. Fernández, P.J.S. Foot, T. Zhang.
"Flame spray pyrolysis synthesis of spinel lithium titanate (Li4Ti5O12) nanoparticles." 10th International Conference on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, 9-12 July 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece, Poster presentation.

B. Morais Faustino, P. J. S. Foot, R. A. Kresinski, "Lanthanide Luminescence Sensitisation via Nanocrystalline Host Energy-Transfer". Presentation P2.508, 10th Int. Conf. on Electroluminescence and Organic Optoelectronics (ICEL 10), Cologne, Germany (Aug./Sept. 2014).

D. Roudini, P. J. S. Foot and C. E. Hall, "Synthesis and Properties of Novel Thiophene-Based Liquid Crystalline Conducting Polymers". OMICS Group International Conference and Expo on Materials Science & Engineering. Chicago, USA. (Oct. 2012.)

E. Bakhtiarian, P. J. S. Foot and P. C. Miller Tate. Preparation of Conductive Polyaniline/ Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene Blends via Solution Mixing and Study of Their Properties. Paper S14-PP4, 6th Eurasia Conf. on the Chem. Sciences, Corfu, Greece (April 2012).

P. J. S. Foot, H. Hadavinia, S. J. Barton and A. S. Farid. Effects of secondary doping on the conductivity of polyaniline and its blends. Oral presentation, 6th Int. Conf. on Advances in Computational Engineering and Experimentation, (Istanbul, Turkey; 1st – 4th July 2012).

P. J. S. Foot. Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Applications of Conducting Polymers. Invited talk at British Plastics Federation industrial seminar, London, 2nd Nov. 2011. http://www.bpf.co.uk/Events/Conductive_Polymers_2011.aspx

V G Izzard, C Bradsell, H Hadavinia, P J S Foot, N Witten. Performance of nylon-based foams at elevated temperature under tensile loading. 10th Int. Conf. on Damage and Fracture Mechanics, Dubrovnik, Sept. 2011.

P. J. S. Foot. Some New Concepts for Hydrogen Storage Materials. Energetic Materials Research seminar overview, Birmingham (2011).

IM Diaz Mesa, P. J. S. Foot & R. Kresinski, Preparation of Composites of a Luminescent Polymer in Layer Structured Host Compounds. RSC South East Regional Meeting on Inorganic & Materials Chemistry, University of Surrey, July 2nd 2012. (Previously presented as: Paper B3.3.2, 2nd Int. Conf. on Hybrid Materials (HYMAT), Strasbourg, France (March 2011.)

D. Roudini, P. J. S. Foot and C. E. Hall. Preparation, Characterisation and Diffusion Studies of Polypyrrole, poly(1,6-di(N-pyrrolyl)hexane) and poly(N-dodecylpyrrole). Macro2010: 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress - Polymer Science 11-16 July (2010). Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow.

P.J.S. Foot, Conductive Polymer-Elastomer Blends. Invited presentation, RIEG Smart Elastomers Meeting, Institute of Materials, London (11 Dec. 2009).

K C Yong, M A Ahmed, P J S Foot, H Morgan, S Cook and A J Tinker. Preparation and Characterisation of Novel Electrically Conductive Rubber Blends. RAPRA 1st Int. Conf. on Polymer Electronics, Barcelona, Spain (Feb. 2009).

V Izzard, C Bradsell, H. Hadavinia, V.J. Morris, P. J. S. Foot, N. Witten. Compression Recovery Testing of Polyamide-6 Foams. 8th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics (FDM09), September 8-10, Malta. (2009).

Pillai, Seema Sudhakaran, Foot, Peter J.S. and Kresinski, Roman A. (2008) Conducting polymer-lanthanide composites for luminescent devices. In: 59th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry; 7 - 12 Sept 2008, Seville, Spain. (Unpublished)

Lai, Cheng-Yuan, Foot, Peter J.S. and Brown, John W. (2008) The synthesis of novel electrochromic materials to increase the colour-changing service life of poly(3-hexylthiophene), and investigation of their optical and electrical properties. In: 59th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry; 7 - 12 Sept 2008, Seville, Spain.

B. Ghatora, M. Kishi, P. J. S. Foot, S. J. Barton. A Study of diffusion in PMMA. IoMMM International Materials Congress, Shrivenham (2008).

K Lai, PJS Foot. A New Biosensor System for Urea. Poster, 59th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry; 7 - 12 Sept 2008, Seville, Spain.

Novel electrical conductive material based on natural rubber: preparation & characterisation. K C Yong & Md Aris Ahmad, Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia; P J S Foot & H Morgan, Kingston University, UK; S Cook & A J Tinker, Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre, UK 6th Int. Conference on Rubber Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, 3-4 Dec 2008. Paper 6, in "Rubber Chem 2008" Published by RAPRA ISBN:0978-1-8473-5077-0

Tavazzi, Silvia, Foot, Peter Jonathan Samuel, Labate, Massimiliano, Miozzo, Luciano, O'Malley, Hugh, Papagni, Antonio, Silvestri, Leonardo and Spearman, Peter (2008) Optical properties of inorganic/organic semiconductor hetero-structures: quaterthiphene intercalated in cadmium chalcogenophosphate. In: 22nd General Conference of the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society; 25 - 29 August 2008, Rome, Italy.

Ghatora, Baljit, Foot, Peter, Barton, Stephen and Kishi, Mariko (2008) Investigation into the causes of post-operative calcification in intraocular lenses. In: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Annual Conference 2008; 13-15 May 2008, Grantham, U.K.

Ghatora, Baljit, Foot, Peter, Barton, Stephen and Kishi, Mariko (2007) Investigation into the causes of post-operative calcification in intraocular lenses. In: 35th European Federation of the Contact Lens and IOL Industries Conference; 11-13 Oct 2007, Malaga, Spain.

Dopant-Free Intrinsically Conducting Polymers
B Sabagh, P J S Foot and R J Singer, IoM3 Materials Congress (April 2006).

Conductive Poly(butadiene-co-acrylonitrile)-Polyaniline Dodecylbenzenesulfonate [NBR-PAni.DBSA] Blends Prepared in Solution.
KC Yong, PJS Foot, S Cook. Annual German Rubber Conference, Nurnburg, DKT2006.

N-Substituted Polypyrrole with Liquid Crystalline Moieties.M Almasri, P J S Foot and J W Brown. R.S.C. UK Industry Tour Presentation (2006).

Towards Nanoscale Patterning of Liquid Crystalline Conducting Polymer Films. P J S Foot, A Prevost, J W Brown. E-MRS Meeting, Symposium J, Strasbourg Sept. 2006.

Conductive Poly(Butadiene-co-Acrylonitrile)-Polyaniline Dodecylbenzenesulfonate Blends. KC Yong, PJS Foot, SJ Cook and AJ Tinker, German Int. Rubber Conf., Nuremburg 2006.

Laser Microlithography of Liquid Crystalline Conducting Polymer Films.
P J S Foot, A Prevost, J W Brown, M Almasri. Paper J-VII.04, E-MRS Spring Meeting, Symposium J, Strasbourg, Jun. 2005.

Hybrid Conducting Polymer-Layered Chalcogenide Nanocomposites.
PG Hill, PJS Foot and R Davis, ibid., Symposium E, Paper E-IV.08 (2005).

Synthesis, Stability and Properties of a Soluble Polyaniline.
D Poussin, PJS Foot and CHJ Wells, R.S.C. Autumn Meeting, September 2003

Effects of CoCl2 and Other Additives on Poly(3-Alkylthiophene) Synthesis and Properties.
CM Pratt, PJS Foot, R Davis, Oral Presentation, 5th Int. Conf. on Materials Chemistry, Univ. College Bangor. Royal Soc. of Chemistry, July 2001.

Metal Thiophosphate- and Molybdenum Trioxide-Conducting Polymer Hybrids.
PG Hill, PJS Foot and R Davis. Plenary lecture, Int. Conf. on Organic-Inorganic Hybrids: Science, Technology and Applications; University of Surrey, June 2000. Proceedings Paper 2, pp. 1-12. (Paint Research Association 2000.) [ISBN 0 9536913 0 8.]

Laser-Microprocessible Conductive Polymers. P Ibison, PJS Foot, JW Brown and R Simon. Invited Lecture, 5th Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials, Processes and Applications (EUROMAT 97), Maastricht, Netherlands (1997). Proceedings, Vol. 2, p.35. (Federation of European Materials Socs., 1997). [ISBN 90-803513-2-6]

Dielectric Measurement and Analysis of Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) at High Frequencies.
M Miah, PJS Foot, JS Ghotra, V Montgomery and IJ Youngs. MRS Spring Meeting (Paper H8.11), San Francisco, USA (1997). www.mrs.org/meetings/spring97/abstract_book/h/h8/

New Perspectives on the Sol-Gel Route to Amorphous NiPS3. PG Hill, PJS Foot and R Davis. Poster, R.S.C. Autumn Meeting, Aberdeen, September 1997.

A Novel Sol-Gel Route to Transparent Conductive Coatings. M Sugrue, PJS Foot, R Singer and IJ Youngs, R.S.C. 3rd Int. Conf. on Materials Chemistry, University of Exeter, July 97.

Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers and Two-Dimensional Inorganic Materials. PG Hill, R Davis and PJS Foot, ibid.

Synthesis and Properties of Quantum-Sized Metallic and Semiconducting Colloids.
LJ Brooks, PJS Foot and RJ Singer, MRS Fall 96 Meeting (Paper V9.6) www.mrs.org/meetings/fall96/program_book/symposia/v/v.html

P. J. S. Foot, V. Montgomery, P. Spearman, "Electrochromic polyquinoxaline oligomers", New Materials: Conjugated Double Bond Systems: Proceedings of the 5th International Autumn School, 26-30 Sept 1994, Warsaw, Poland, pp. 251-256. ISBN 9780878496952. (1995)

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PATENTS

Synthesis of Cathode Materials for Alkali Metal Rechargeable Cells.
PJS Foot and BA Nevett, UK Patent GB 2 132 181B; U.S. Patent 4,579,724;
European Patent 0128 181 B1; World Patent WO 84/02333 (1986). [NRDC]

Highly Conductive Organic Polymers.
P J S Foot, R Davis, D Budd. UK Patent GB 2 304 346B; also PCT/GB97/00742; WO9841555. (World patent rights licensed to Baxenden, Ltd.)

Intrinsically Conductive Organic Polymers.
P J S Foot, British Patent GB 2 304 722B (2000).

Liquid Crystalline Conducting Polymers.
P J S Foot, J W Brown and L I Gabaston, UK Patent GB 2 304 723B (2000).

Laser-Processed Conducting Polymers.
P Ibison, P J S Foot and J W Brown, UK Patent GB 2 318 119 B (2000).

Sol-Gel Route to Transparent Metal Oxide Films.
M Sugrue, PJS Foot and IJ Youngs, Patent GB 2 326 636B for Defence Evaluation & Research Agency/QinetiQ (2000); US6074471; EP0887103.

Switchable Liquid Crystal Conducting Copolymers.
P Ibison, P J S Foot and J W Brown, UK Patent GB2 346 1488B (2002).

Light-Weight Organoceramics for Prosthetic, Surgical and Structural Applications.
H Morgan and PJS Foot, UK Patent Appl. no. GB2409682A (2005).

Teaching Area

Polymer Chemistry. Inorganic Materials Chemistry. Optical/Electronic Properties of Polymers. Research Methods & Skills. IP and Patents [Retired from full-time teaching in Dec. 2013.]

Other Professional Activity


Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and member of the R.S.C. Downland Committee (2014-17).

Former member of MacroGroup UK national committee.

Academy of Finland (Assessment panel member for research grants & fellowships) 2012-13

Consultant assessor for the Slovak Research Agency (2012), the Sultanate of Oman (2012) and the Danish Council for Independent Research (2015-).

Editorial Board member for Energies (2014-), Journal of Polymers (2012-present) and the Online Macromolecular Journal (2006-present).

Journal Editor-in-Chief, Polymers & Polymer Composites (Smithers-Rapra Ltd.) 2008-present.

Member of EPSRC Peer-Review College 1996-present.

Referee for AHRC research grant proposals in the Materials area.

Reviewer (Panel of Registered Experts) for EU Framework Programmes 6 & 7.

Consultancy clients have included: Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., Personal Biometric Encoders Ltd., DERA/QinetiQ, Baxenden Ltd. and RAPRA Ltd.

Lead Academic on a KTP programme with Rayner Intraocular Lenses Ltd. (2013-15).


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Email:
P.J.Foot@kingston.ac.uk