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Chris Holland : Publications

Since January 2013 has started a new position as an EPSRC Early Career Fellow continuing his silk research in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Sheffield.

Whilst below is up to date as of June 2013, it won't be for long and so to keep track of Chris' work please refer to his research group pages here.

2013 Mortimer, B. Drodge, D. Dragnevski, K.I. Siviour, C. Holland, C. In situ tensile tests of single silk fibres in an environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM). Journal of Materials Science, 48 (14): 5055-62 access

2013 Porter, D., Vollrath, F. & Holland, C. The Science Of Silks. MRS Bulletin, 38 (1): 73-80 access

2012 Porter, D. Vollrath, F. Holland, C. The Science Of Silks. MRS Bulletin (in press)

2012 Drodge, D. R., Mortimer, B., Holland, C., Siviour, C. R. Ballistic Impact to Access the High-Rate Behaviour of Individual Silk Fibres, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 60 (10): 1710-21 access

2012 Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Dicko, I.C. Distinct structural and optical regimes in natural silk spinning Biopolymers 97 (6): 368-73 access

2012 Holland, C. Urbach, J. Blair, D. Direct Visualization of Shear Dependent Silk Fibrillogenesis Soft Matter 8 2590-4 access **Cover Article**

2012 Holland, C. Porter, D. Vollrath, F. Comparing the rheology of mulberry and ‘wild’ silkworm spinning dopes. Biopolymers 97 (6) 362-7 access

2012 Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Ryan, A.J. Mykhaylyk, O.O. Silk and Synthetic Polymers; Reconciling 100 Degrees of Separation Advanced Materials 24 (1) 105-109 access **Cover Article**

2011 Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Thompson, M. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Tensile and Shear Mechanical Properties of Rotator Cuff Repair Patches. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (in press) access

2011 Vollrath, F. Porter, D. Holland, C. There are many more lessons to be learned from spider silk Soft Matter 7 (20) 9595-9600 access

2011 Kingdon, J. Agwanda, B. Kinnaird, M, O’Brien, Holland, C. Gheysens. T. Boulet-Audet, M. Vollrath, F.; A Poisonous Surprise Under The Coat Of The African Crested Rat. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279 (1729) 675-680 access

2011 Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Porter, D. Tirlapur, T. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Torn Human Rotator Cuff Tendons Have Reduced Collagen Thermal Properties on Differential Scanning Calorimetry. Journal of Orthopedic Research 29 (12) 1938-1943 access.

2011 Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Comparing normal and torn rotator cuff tendons using dynamic shear analysis Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 93-B (7) 942-948 access

2011 Boulet-Audet, M. Vollrath, F. Holland, C. Rheo-Attenuated Total Reflectance infrared spectroscopy: a new tool to study biopolymers. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 3979-3984 access

2009 Mo, C. Holland, C. Porter, D, Shao, Z. Vollrath, F. Concentration state dependence of the rheological and structural properties of reconstituted silk. Biomacromolecules 10 (10) 2724-8 access

2008 Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Biomimetic principles of spider silk for high performance fibres Chapter 7 in Biologically Inspired Textiles Eds Ellison, M.S. Abbott, A.G. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK

2007 Holland, C. Terry, A. Porter, D. Vollrath, F. Natural and Unnatural Silks. Polymer 48 3388-3392 access 

 

2006 Holland, C.A. Terry, A.E. Porter, D. P. Vollrath, F.V. Comparing the rheology of native spider and silkworm spinning dope Nature Materials 5 870-5 access **Cover Article**

 

 

Patents

 

2011 Robin Carter, Christopher Holland, Leslie Scott and Fritz Vollrath. 2011. Silk Matting: A method for manufacture thereof and a use of the silk matting for in-soles for shoes and vehicular tyres. GB90057

2008 David Philip Knight, Nicholas Skaer, Tom Gheysens, Andrew Collins, and Christopher Holland. Cartilage repair material and a method for the preparation thereof GB0807868.5

 

Other Articles

 

2011 Spinning Silk, British Society of Rheology Bulletin 53 (3) 63-8. email for access

2011 Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. The African crested rat poisonous hairs studied by attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy, Spectroscopy Europe email for access

2011 Captured by Their Threads a review of Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating. Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L. Craig. BioScience (journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences). (1) 61 78-9 email for access

2009 Eight legs good, an invited article: The Chemical Engineer 815 24-26 reprinted in Engineering World October/November 2009 email for access

 

Awards

2012 EPSRC Early Career Fellowship

2012 Outstanding Early Career Plenary Lecture: SAS2012 Conference, Sydney, Australia Nov. 2012

2011 1st Place Best Talk General Biomechanics Session: Society of Experimental Biology Conference, Glasgow

2008 Fellowship by examination, Magdalen College

2008 Wellcome Trust Value In People award

2007 1st Place Best Talk MPLS Graduate Student Prize Symposium, Oxford University, UK

2001-3 Scholar of Jesus College, Oxford University, UK

 

Presentations

2013

Fellowships: Early Career Perspectives. Engineering Faculty Fellowship Coaching Scheme and Fellowship Day Red Lining Week, Sheffield University, UK 27th June and 4th July 2013

Refining Silk: How silk research has pushed the limits of testing hardware and sample preparation. Nano Tensile Testing Workshop,  Agilent Technologies, Frankfurt, Germany, 22nd May 2013 **Invited**

Putting a New Spin on Silk, Departmental Seminar, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Sheffield University, UK, 17th April 2013

Can an Old Spider Teach Us New Tricks? 2nd ADAM meeting, University of Sheffield, UK, 15th March 2013

Putting a New Spin on Silk, Departmental Seminar, Chemistry Department, Cambridge University, UK, 1st March 2013

Silk: Spiders, Silkworms and Stress, 3rd year Biomechanics Option, Department of Zoology, Oxford University, UK, 30th January 2012

Silk Quality and Spin-ability, AFOSR Program Review,Natural Material and Systems & Extremophiles, Washington DC, USA, 11th January 2013

2012

Putting a New Spin on Silk, Soft Matter Physics Research Group, Leeds University, 26th October 2012 **Invited**

Secrets of Silk. BioSoc, Oxford University, 15th October 2012 **Invited**

Spider Silk. Superhuman Collection, Wellcome Trust, London, 28th September 2012 **Invited**

Natural Solutions RAPS: Recent Appointees in Polymer Science Meeting, Aston University, Birmingham, 15th September 2012

Silk as a nanomaterial for regenerative medicine NanoRegen Trade Mission, Fraunhofer IZI and BioCity Leipzig, BCRT and BioTOP British Embassy Berlin, UKTI and LISA Vienna 5-8th September 2012 **Invited**

Rediscovering Life’s Best Ideas: A Users Guide to Biomimetics, Oxbridge Teachers Seminars, Mansfield College, Oxford, 26th July 2012 **Invited**

Spider silk and novel bio-inspired synthetic polymers Nanotechnology Programme Nanoparticles, Nanostructures and Biomimetics, Ewert House, Summertown, Oxford, UK 5th July 2012 **Invited**

Silk: On the stressful road to fibre formation Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA 18th June 2012

Silk: Making the best of a bad situation Harvard University, Boston MA, USA, 7th June 2012

Coupling Rheology with IR Spectroscopy, Malvern Instruments, Malvern, UK 19th April 2012 **Invited**

Admiral: a user's perspective, Dataflow launch workshop, Said Business School, Oxford, UK, 2nd March 2012

Rheology for Biology GTS Seminar, Department of Zoology, Oxford University 26th January 2012

2011

Spinning Silk Department of Complex and intelligent systems, Future University Hakodate, Japan 6th December 2011 **Invited**

Illuminating the Secrets of Silk Researchers Night, Huddersfield University, UK, 23rd September 2011 **Invited General Public Lecture**

Silk and stress: How to Spin a Fibre using Controlled Protein Denaturation TA Instruments Materials Characterisation Seminar, University of Bradford, UK 13th-14th September 2011 **Invited**

From Flow to Fibres: Using Rheology to Understand How Silk Is Spun Silk: Is It All Spin? New York Academy of Sciences, New York, USA 27th-29th July 2011 Agenda Here **Organiser**

From Flow to Fibres: Using Rheology to Understand How Silk Is Spun Society of Experimental Biology, Glasgow 1st-4th July 2011 Agenda Here **1st place best talk**

2010

Spinning silk, The British Society Of Rheology Midwinter Meeting 2010, Food, pharma, health care and biological systems, University of Nottingham, 13-14th December 2010 **Invited**

Biomimetic Principle of Spider Silk for High Performance Fibres, The Second International Conference on Advanced Textile Materials & Manufacturing Technology, Hangzhou, China, 20th-24th October 2010 **Invited**

Silk: secret to the spider’s success British Arachnological Society AGM, Blencathra Centre, Lake District, UK 23rd-24th June 2010 **Invited**

Silk: Structure, Function and Processing, GTS Seminar, Department of Zoology, Oxford University 11th February 2010

Silk: Structure, Function and Processing, Department of Engineering, Oxford University 17th January 2010

Quantifying and visualising the processing of silk, AFOSR Biomimetic, Biomaterial & Biointerfacial Program Review Washington DC, USA, 4th January 2010

2009

Silk: A model Biopolymer, MCR/SCR Research Forum, Magdalen College, Oxford 17th June 2009

Silk: A model Biopolymer U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, USA, 21st May 2009

Natual and Unnatural Silks, Georgetown University,  Washington DC, USA, 19th May 2009

Natural and Unnatural Silks, ICIPIE, Nairobi, Kenya, 6th May 2009

2008

Silk: A Model Biopolymer. Oxford Polymer Network, Oxford, 3rd October 2008

From Spiderman to Space: The Amazing Properties of Silk Highgate School Physics Society, Highgate, London, UK, 1st May 2008 **Invited**

Processing and Structure-Function Relationships of Silk Fibres and Composites AFOSR Biomimetic, Biomaterial & Biointerfacial Program Review Key West, FL, USA, 7th January 2008

2007

Spiderman’s Silk Spinning Secrets Revealed: Why Web Shooters Won’t Work (Well) Departmental Talk on Graduate Induction Day, Oxford, 4th October 2007

Going With The Flow: A Brief Introduction To Silk Rheology 3rd International Marie Curie Summer School on Knowledge Based Materials: Partially Molten and Amorphous Materials, Estremoz, Portugal, 21st August 2007

Spiderman’s Silk Spinning Secrets Revealed: Why Web Shooters Won’t Work (Well) MPLS Graduate Student Prize Symposium, Oxford, 3rd July 2007 **1st place best talk**

Natual and Unnatural Silks British Society of Rheology Non Newtonian Club meeting Department of Engineering, Oxford, 19th June 2007

From Plastics to Evolution Malvern Instruments Complementary Web Seminars 28th, Malvern, March 2007 available here **Invited**

2006

Two Silks One Rheology Annual Meeting of the British Society of Rheology, Manchester, 11-13th December 2006

Going against the flow: Industrial silk production. ABRG Graduate Training Seminar, Oxford, 24th October 2006

From Plastics to Evolution: How can rheology help us understand the spinning process of spiders and silkworms? Departmental Talk on Graduate Induction Day, Oxford, 3rd October 2006

From Polymer Melts to Cobwebs: Bridging the gap between natural and industrial fibre processing. Oxford Polymer Network, Oxford, 29th September 2006

2005

Introduction to the Silk Group. First SilkBONE EU Grant meeting Southampton 16th November 2005

Going with the flow: How can rheology help us understand silk production? ABRG Graduate Training Seminar, Oxford, 5th June 2005

2004

ImageBLAST: data integration and display for bioinformatics research 3rd E-BioSci/Oriel Annual Workshop, Hinxton, Cambridge UK,12-15 October 2004

The relationship between optical birefringence and mechanical properties in spider dragline silk MSc departmental presentation 7th May 2004

 

Conference Abstracts

Where I did not present the work.

2013

 

Beth SEB

 

 

2012

 

Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F Native silk spinning studied by small angle x-ray scattering,15th International Small-Angle Scattering Conference SAS2012, Sydney, Australia, 18th-23rd November 2012

Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Silk fibrillogenenis investigated using coupled rheology and infrared spectroscopy, Biopolymer Gorden Research Conference, Newport, USA 3rd-8th June 2012

Mortimer, B. D. Drodge, D.Siviour, C. Holland, C. Shooting silk: Stress strain properties of single fibres at high rate European Society of Biomechanics, Lisbon, Portugal 1st-4th July 2012

 

2011

 

Mortimer, B. Holland, C. Porter, D. Drodge, D.Siviour, C. Vollrath, F. Shooting Silk: Techniques to study silk fibres under high-speed impact BioFuture 2011, Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium 16th-18th November 2011

Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. WISS: Why is silk spun? Developing Rheo-IR as a new tool to study biopolymers. BioFuture 2011, Het Pand, Ghent, Blegium 16th-18th November 2011

Mortimer, B. Holland, C. Porter, D. Drodge, D.Siviour, C. Vollrath, F. Shooting Silk: Techniques to study silk fibres under high-speed impact Society of Experimental Biology (SEB), Glasgow 1st-4th July 2011

 

2010

Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Dynamic Shear Analysis: A Novel Technique For Comparing Normal And Torn Rotator Cuff Tendons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), New Orleans

Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Dynamic Shear Analysis: A Novel Technique For Comparing Normal And Torn Rotator Cuff Tendons International Congress for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES), Edinburgh

Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Mechanical Suitability Of Extracellular Matrix Grafts To Augment Repairs of Rotator Cuff Tears European Society of Traumatology (ESTES), Brussels

Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Porter, D. Tirlapur, U. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Characterizing Differences In The Collagen Structural Composition Between Normal And Torn Rotator Cuff Tendons Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS), Cardiff

Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Dynamic Shear Analysis: A Novel Technique For Comparing The Shear Mechanical Properties Of Normal And Torn Rotator Cuff Tendons British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS), Cardiff

Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Are They Tough Enough?  A Comparison Of How The Shear Mechanical Properties Of Rotator Cuff Repair Patches Match Normal And Torn Rotator Cuff Tendons British Trauma Society (BTS), Manchester
 
Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Dynamic Shear Analysis Of Normal And Torn Rotator Cuff Tendons British Trauma Society (BTS), Manchester

2009 

Chaudhury, S. Holland, C. Vollrath, F. Carr, A. Dynamic Shear Analysis Of Normal And Torn Rotator Cuff Tendons British Elbow and Shoulder Society, London

2004

Holland, C. Shotton, D.M. and Catton, C. ImageBLAST: Data integration and display for bioinformatics research. (abstract) Proc. 3rd E-BioSci/Oriel Annual Workshop, 12-15 October 2004, Hinxton, Cambridge UK

 

Public Engagement

Lectures

2011 "Illuminating the secrets of silk" Researchers Night, University of Huddersfield, 23rd September **Invited**

2008 From Spiderman to Space: The Amazing Properties of Silk Highgate School Physics Society, Highgate, London, UK, 1st May 2008 **Invited**

 

TV (youtube playlist here)

2013 Nature's Weirdest, Series 2, Episode 3, BBC 2, 3rd January 2013

2012 'Superspider' National Geographic, worldwide distribution

2011 'Why is silk spun?' ESRF Light for Science channel 1st April watch clip here

2010 'Inside Science - Materials: Spider Silk' Teachers TV, 1st July watch clip here

2009 Bang Goes the Theory, Series 1, Episode 8. BBC 1, 29th September watch clip here

2005 'Ahead of the game' Explorations Series 3 Episode 7: Five, to watch go here navigate to 'watch a story' and then select episode.

2004 BBC Programme 'Young Foresight'

 

Radio

2012: Comment: Forschung Aktuell, Deutschlandfunk, Germany 10th July here

2012 Comment: Drive Time 6 O'Clock news BBC Radio 4 and BBC Scotland 3rd, 4th January

2011 Interview: Norwegian Radio listen (copyright belongs to Vibeke Røiri)

2010 Interview: Knit Weekly: The HUB: BBC Radio Oxford, 11th April listen (copyright belongs to Felix Ford here)

2009 Interview: Science in Action: Using the ISIS Pulsed Neutron Source to study silk: BBC World service, 6th February listen.

2009 Interview: The Material World: Using the ISIS Pulsed Neutron Source to study silk: BBC Radio 4, 22nd January listen

2008 Interview: Drive Time, Talk 107, Radio Scotland, 12th November.

 

Press

2012: Comment: Hagfish slime could slink to the height of fashion, New Scientist Issue 2894, 8th December here

2012: Interview: Think twice before squishing that spider! ISIS Website News, 12th October here

2011: Spider know-how could cut future energy costs Oxford University Website news highlight of the day 23rd November here also covered here and here and here and here and here and here and here

2011: Numerous articles on the African Crested Rat Story here and here and here and here

2010: The Spiders' Apprentices: Chemistry World, 43-45 December 2010 here

'2010: WARNING: Spiders' The Domestic Soundscape here

2009:Eight legs good, an invited article: The Chemical Engineer 815 24-26 reprinted in Engineering World October/November 2009 email for access

2008: 'Super-microscope opens at ISIS: Spider Study' BBC News Online, 11th November here

'2008: Arachnids: making a silk purse out of a spider's web' Telegraph, 7th Ocotber here

2007: 'Spiderman's Secrets Revealed!' Jesus College Website News 10th July 2007 here

'2007: Photo box' Blueprint The Newsletter of the University of Oxford 7 (12) 5 28th June 2007 here

'2007: Malvern Rheometer In Continuing Sear For Perfect Silk' fibre2fashion.com 12th June here laboratorynetwork.com 11th June 2007 here, Nanotechnology Now 7th June 2007 here, AZOM.com 7th June 2007 here

'2007: Malvern Rheometer In Continuing Sear For Perfect Silk' Malvern Instruments 7th June 2007 here

'2007: How to make Artificial Spider Silk' Softpeida News Nano-Biotechnology 5th June 2007 here

'2007: For spider-strength silk go back to basics' Oxford University Website news highlight of the day 4th June 2007 here

'2007: Taken for a spin' Science News: Vol 171 April 14th 2007 here

2006: 'Malvern Rheometer Helps Oxford Scientists Unravel Secrets of Silk' Malvern Instruments News 27th November 2006 here

'2006: Malvern Rheometer Helps Oxford Scientists Unravel Secrets of Silk' ThomasNet Industrial Newsroom 27th November 2006 here

'2006: Spiders unspun silk flows easier the faster it is sheared' Oxford University Website news highlight of the day 1st November 2006 here

'2006: Spiders unspun silk flows easier the faster it is sheared' physorg.com 1st November 2006 here

'2006: The Elephant in the mirror' NYT October 31st 2006 here

2006: 'Scientists Compare the Rheology of Native Spider and Silkworm Spinning Dope' AZOM.com 27th September 2006 here

'2006: Tejidos Araña & Gusano S.A.' El Columbino (Spanish) here

 

Public Exhibits

2012 Exhibit for Science Gallery ‘Magical Materials’, Dublin, September 2012

Conferences

2013

World Conference on Regenerative Medicine, Leipzig, Germany, 23rd-25th October 2013 here

RAPS, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK 4th-6th September 2013 here

The Living Cell, Understanding the Physics of Life: EPSRC Grand Challenge Network, Sheffield Univesity, UK, 22nd-23rd July 2013 here

High Polymer Research Group, Pott Shrigley, UK 28th April-2nd May 2013 here

2012

RAPS, Aston University, Birmingham, UK,12th-14th September 2013 here

High Polymer Research Group, Pott Shrigley, UK 29th April-3rd May 2012 here

Dataflow launch workshop, Said Business School, Oxford, UK, 2nd March 2012

2011

Complex Flows of Complex Fluids, British Society Of Rheology Annual Meeting, University College London, UK, 19th-20th December 2011

TA Instruments Materials Characterisation Seminar, University of Bradford, UK 13th-14th September 2011

Society of Experimental Biology (SEB), Glasgow 1st-4th July 2011

High Polymer Research Group, Pott Shrigley, UK 17th-21st April 2011

UK Neutron and Muon User Meeting, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, 6th April 2011

2010

Food, pharma, health care and biological systems, British Society Of Rheology Annual Meeting, University of Nottingham, UK, 13th-14th December 2010

Thermal Analysis Meeting by the Thermal Methods Group: The Use of Thermal Methods in the Investigation of Biomaterials, University of Manchester, 24th November 2010

The Second International Conference on Advanced Textile Materials & Manufacturing Technology, Hangzhou, China, 20th-24th October 2010

British Arachnological Society AGM, Blencathra Centre, Lake District, UK 23rd-24th June 2010

High Polymer Research Group, Pott Shrigley, UK, 25th-28th April 2010

2008

Neutron Scattering Workshop on Biomolecular Dynamics and Protein-Water Interactions, International Education Center, Feldafing, Germany, 24-26th September 2008

Advances in Polymer Science & Neutron Scattering-In honour of Dame Julia Higgins, Imperial College London, Dept of Chemical Engineering, London, 14-15th September 2008

AFOSR Biomimetic, Biomaterial & Biointerfacial Program Review Key West, FL, USA, 7-11th January 2008

2007

3rd International Marie Curie Summer School on Knowledge Based Materials: Partially Molten and Amorphous Materials, Estremoz, Portugal, 19-29th August 2007

IOP - Institute of Physics 'The Physics of Self Assembing Polypeptides' Institute of Physics, London, UK, 22nd March 2007

2006

BSR Annual Meeting 2006 - British Society of Rheology 2006 'Dynamics of Biofluids and Biomaterials' Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, Manchester University, UK, 11-13th December 2006

IAfM - 06 Image Analysis for Microscopy University of Liverpool, UK, 19-21st June 2006

2004

Ebiosci: 4th annual network conference: Tightening the net: use of grid for bioinformatics. Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, 12-15th October 2004

 

 
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