|Picture 4.8 Meet Tom Dowden. As a graduate recruit, Tom has a varied job, working in the laboratoryand in his office.|| |
|Meet a scientist|
| ||Tom Dowden joined Corus RD&T after completing a masters degree in Chemical Physics at the University of Sheffield. He is based at the Corus UK Technology Centre, at Swinden Labs in Rotherham. As part of his research for Corus, Tom is studying for a PhD with the University of Sheffield Chemistry department. The project is an investigation into the formation and behaviour of polyurethane foams in the construction of composite panels. This involves a combination of experimental chemistry and modelling techniques. |
Although this project takes up the majority of his time, Tom is involved with other projects in the department, including analysing samples using XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) and SIMS (secondary ion mass spectrometry).