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David Porter
Prof. David Porter

Prof. David Porter

Prof. Porter gained his PhD in Physics at Loughborough University and worked for 16 years with Dow Chemical on polymer research and development in Switzerland, The Netherlands and USA. 

While at Dow, he wrote a book ‘Group Interaction Modelling of Polymer Properties’ on predicting structure-property relations in polymers.  He joined QinetiQ in The UK in 1995 and is a QinetiQ Fellow on materials modelling, and works on all material types over a wide range of applications. 

His speciality is prediction of engineering properties of materials from molecular composition and morphological structure, with particular emphasis on polymers.  He has also worked for the last 3 years with Professor Vollrath at Oxford on silk, with emphasis on modelling structure-property relations for all aspects of silk materials.

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