Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

Department of Materials

Retained for REF

John Binner

Professor Jon Binner

Professor of Ceramic Materials
BSc, PhD Leeds, CEng, FIMMM, FIM, MACerS.




Jon attained a BSc and PhD from the Department of Ceramics at Leeds University. He then spent a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California in Los Angeles in the USA. Following his return to the UK he spent 4 years as a Lecturer at Leeds University before moving to Nottingham University in 1989. After one year at Brunel University as Professor of Materials Engineering and Head of Department, Jon joined Loughborough University in 2000 as Professor of Ceramic Materials and became Head of Department in 2005 and Dean for the new School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering in Aug 2011. Jon moved to The University of Birmingham from 1/1/2014.

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Key awards

Outline of main research interests

The generation of the necessary scientific understanding and required engineering solutions for the development of process routes that display technical and/or economic advantages over existing techniques, yielding new or improved ceramic-based materials, from nanostructured to traditional ceramics and including ceramic-based composites.

Recent publications

52 Journal and refereed conference papers have been published in the last 5 years including:

Selected publications

Current and recent grants and contracts (with others)

31 grants totalling £3.3M in last five years including:

External collaborators

Worldwide partners since 2000 include, amongst others:

External roles and appointments

Full list of publications

Loughborough CIS Portal: Publications list

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