Loughborough University
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Department of Materials

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Mo Song 2015 x 135

Professor Mo Song

Professor of Polymer Science and Nanotechnology
BSc, MSc, PhD

Tel: 01509 223160

Fax: 01509 223949


Mo attained his BSc and MSc in China. He attained his PhD at Lancaster University from the School of Physics and Chemistry. He worked at Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences as an Assistant Professor and then at Case Western Reserve University in the USA as a Research Assistant. Mo joined Loughborough University as a Research Associate/Research Fellow, and then progressed to Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and now Professor.


Current teaching responsibilities

Current administrative responsibilities

Outline of main research interests

Recent publications

Y Lin, J Jin, O Kusmartseva, M Song, Preparation of Pristine Graphene Sheets by Non-Covalent Functionalisation and Large-Area/Ultra-Thin Graphene Films for High Conducting and Transparent Applications, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117, 17237

J. Jin, R. Rafiq, Y.Q. Gill, M. Song, Preparation and characterization of high performance graphene/nylon nanocomposites, European Polymer Journal, Volume 2013, 49, 2617

Cai, D. and Song, M., ''High mechanical performance polyurea/organoclay nanocomposites, Composites Science and Technology, 103, 2014, 44

J Jin, Y Lin, M Song, C Gui, S Leesirisan, Enhancing the electrical conductivity of polymer composites, European Polymer Journal 2013, 49, 1066

Current and recent grants and contracts (with others)

1.2013 – 12.2015 TATA Steel: Graphene and PU/graphene composite coating for energy storage applications7.2013 – 12.2016  

EPSRC/Dstl: Understanding the effect of ultra-low nanofiller loadings on optically transparent polymeric materials

1.2014 – 12.2016 IOSH nano project: Assessment of the risk of nanostructured materials applied to civil engineering

4.2015 - 3.2019 SABIC: High performance polymer nanocomposites

External collaborators

Partners since 2001 include:

External roles and appointments

Visiting Professor, Sichuan University, China; Guest Professor, Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College; Member of the Editorial Board of Nanomaterials and Energy; Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Simulation- Systems, Science and Technology; Member of the advisory committee of International Conference on Modelling & Simulation; Member of the Editorial Board of Nanomaterials; Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Cellulose Science and Technology; Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Materials Science & Nanotechnology, Editor of the Editorial Board of Austin Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology.

Additional information

A spin-out company, Polyfect Solutions Limited, was created in July 2008 based on Mo’s nanotechnology research

Full list of publications

Loughborough CIS Portal: Publications list

Link to Google Scholar



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