Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Department of Materials


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Roshan Chapaneri  

I did a PhD at Loughborough which was sponsored by MacDermid and this ultimately led to me getting a permanent job with them after I gained my doctorate. As the Department of Materials was offering the chance of gaining experience of working with an international company whilst studying for my PhD it presented just the kind of opportunity I was looking for.

The main focus of my role as a Research Chemist is to support the team in formulating chemical solutions to comply with present and future legislation and in the development of new products for the metal finishing industry, such as anti-corrosion and decorative type coatings. The role draws upon and develops many of the skills I obtained during my time at Loughborough, ranging from theoretical knowledge of surface analysis techniques and electrodeposition, through to technical industrial knowledge.

My experience at Loughborough provided me with the confidence to apply myself to working life.  I also met lots of different people who were not only studying materials for different applications but were also from different cultures. This will no doubt provide me with an invaluable network of contacts for my career which is a real asset when working in global marketplace.


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