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Mohammad Alghfeli starts with NSIRC, NIC and Cambridge Uni

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Tue, 11 February, 2020
Mohammad Alghfeli has joined NSIRC to being his PhD with the University of Cambridge and is sponsored by NIC (Non-metallic Innovation Centre). Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC
Mohammad Alghfeli has joined NSIRC to being his PhD with the University of Cambridge and is sponsored by NIC (Non-metallic Innovation Centre). Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC

NSIRC is delighted to welcome PhD student Mohammad Alghfeli, who will be within Functional Coatings and Resins (FCR) team at TWI Ltd.

Beginning in January 2020, Mohammad’s PhD programme will be sponsored by the Non-metallic Innovation Centre (NIC), and awarded by the University of Cambridge, as part of the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Department.

During his PhD, Mohammad’s research is set to focus on “Preliminary Development of HDPE - Silica Nanocomposites”, by establishing a thorough understanding of the interface between high-density polyethylene and inorganic reinforcement agents.

The industrial impact of this research will lead towards the development of novel high performance nanocomposites for application within the oil and gas industry.

All NSIRC students are assigned an academic and an industrial supervisor, and for Mohammad TWI Technology Fellow Alan Taylor will be his industrial supervisor, while from the University of Cambridge Mick Mantle will be his academic supervisor.

Mohammad undertook his BA and Master’s degree at Arizona State University, USA and today is a part of Cambridge University’s Magnetic Resonance Group.

Written for NSIRC by Thomas Clover and James Brookman, TWI Ltd