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Professor Ben Whiteside

Professor of Precision Manufacturing

Faculty/Dept/School Department of Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering
(Faculty of Engineering and Informatics)
Emailb.r.whiteside@bradford.ac.uk
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Biography

Prof Ben Whiteside, CEng, completed a PhD in 2001 studying ‘Simulation and validation of glass fibre orientation in automotive injection mouldings’ at the University of Bradford. Since then he has actively researched the field of micro-injection moulding (micromoulding), beginning with working at post doctoral level on an EPSRC funded research programme.  Over the last decade, he has built the area considerably by attracting further grant funding and industrial contracts worth in excess of £5m. 

He is now Director of the Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology (the Polymer MNT centre) based at the University of Bradford which was officially opened in 2009 and has quickly established a reputation as a key research facility in Europe for micro and nano moulding activities. The Polymer MNT Centre provides a focus for industry-facing aspects of research activities and a route for industrial engagement for proof of concept work, contract R&D and small scale manufacture.  Key Academic research areas investigate many aspects of the process including material modification and characterisation, micro and nano scale surface structuring, process measurement, high speed imaging systems, precision part handling systems, tribology  and product property assessment.

Research

Director of the Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology (the Polymer MNT centre) based at the University of Bradford,  a key research facility in Europe for micro and nano moulding activities. The Polymer MNT Centre provides a focus for industry-facing aspects of research activities and a route for industrial engagement for proof of concept work, contract R&D and small scale manufacture.

Key Academic research areas investigate many aspects of the process including material modification and characterisation, micro and nano scale surface structuring, process measurement, high speed imaging systems, precision part handling systems, tribology and product property assessment

Professional activities

  • 12-JUL-09: CEng MIMechE, Chartered Engineer CEng

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleEffects of mould wear on hydrophobic polymer surfaces replicated using plasma-treated and laser-textured stainless steel inserts (2020)
AuthorsRomano J.M.;Fantova Sarasa J.;Concheso C.;Gulcur M.;Dashtbozorg B.;Garcia-Giron A.;Penchev P.;Dong H.;Whiteside B.R.;Dimov S.
JournalTribology - Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces
DOI10.1080/17515831.2020.1785234
 
TitleBlister Formation in Film Insert Moulding. (2020)
AuthorsWöhner T;Islam A;Hansen HN;Tosello G;Whiteside BR;
JournalMicromachines
DOI10.3390/mi11040424
 
TitleUltrasonic micromoulding: Process characterisation using extensive in-line monitoring for micro-scaled products (2020)
AuthorsGülçür M.;Brown E.;Gough T.;Romano J.M.;Penchev P.;Dimov S.;Whiteside B.
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Processes
DOI10.1016/j.jmapro.2020.08.033
 
TitleCorrelating nano-scale surface replication accuracy and cavity temperature in micro-injection moulding using in-line process control and high-speed thermal imaging (2019)
AuthorsBaruffi, F.; Gülçür, Mert; Calaon, M.; Romano, J.-M.; Penchev, P.; Dimov, S.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Tosello, G.
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Processes
DOI10.1016/j.jmapro.2019.08.017
 
TitleStructural evolution of flow-oriented high density polyethylene upon heating: In situ SAXS and WAXD studies (2019)
AuthorsLiao T.;Zhao X.;Yang X.;Coates P.;Whiteside B.;Jiang Z.;Men Y.
JournalPolymer
DOI10.1016/j.polymer.2019.121698
 
TitlePredicting the location of weld line in microinjection-molded polyethylene via molecular orientation distribution (2019)
AuthorsLiao T.;Zhao X.;Yang X.;Whiteside B.;Coates P.;Jiang Z.;Men Y.
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
DOI10.1002/polb.24905
 
TitleMolecular weight dependency of β phase formation in injection-molded isotactic polypropylene (2019)
AuthorsYang X.;Tuinea-Bobe C.;Whiteside B.;Coates P.;Lu Y.;Men Y.
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
DOI10.1002/app.48555
 
TitleMechanical durability of hydrophobic surfaces fabricated by injection moulding of laser-induced textures (2019)
AuthorsRomano, J.-M.; Gulcur, Mert; Garcia-Giron, A.; Martinez-Solanas, E.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Dimov, S.S.
JournalApplied Surface Science
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.01.162
 
TitleInvestigation of in situ formed conductive polymer composite in adhesive matrix (2019)
AuthorsKirsnytė M.;Jurkūnas M.;Kancleris Ž.;Ragulis P.;Simniškis R.;Vareikis A.;Abraitienė A.;Požėla K.;Whiteside B.;Tuinea-Bobe C.;Stirkė A.
JournalSynthetic Metals
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2019.116181
 
TitleStructure and Property of Microinjection Molded Poly(lactic acid) with High Degree of Long Chain Branching (2018)
AuthorsZhao, Z.-G.; Yang, Q.; Coates, Philip D.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Kelly, Adrian L.; Huang, Y.-J.; Wu, P.-P.
 
TitleComparison of crystallization characteristics and mechanical properties of polypropylene processed by ultrasound and conventional micro-injection molding (2018)
AuthorsMasato D.;Babenko M.;Shriky B.;Gough T.;Lucchetta G.;Whiteside B.
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
DOI10.1007/s00170-018-2493-9
 
TitleThin-wall injection molding of polystyrene parts with coated and uncoated cavities (2018)
AuthorsMasato, Davide; Sorgato, M.; Babenko, Maksims; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Lucchetta, G.
 
TitleSimplified three-dimensional finite element hot-spotting modelling of a pin-mounted vented brake disc: an investigation of hot-spotting determinants (2018)
AuthorsTang, Jinghan; Bryant, David; Qi, Hong Sheng; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Babenko, Maksims
 
TitleEvaluation of heat transfer at the cavity-polymer interface in microinjection moulding based on experimental and simulation study (2018)
AuthorsBabenko, Maksims; Sweeney, John; Petkov, P.; Lacan, F.; Bigot, S.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
 
TitleEffect of microneedles on transdermal permeation enhancement of amlodipine (2017)
AuthorsNalluri B.;Uppuluri C.;Devineni J.;Nayak A.;Nair K.;Whiteside B.;Das D.
JournalDrug Delivery and Translational Research
DOI10.1007/s13346-017-0361-z
 
TitleEffect of Microneedle Type on Transdermal Permeation of Rizatriptan (2017)
AuthorsUppuluri C.;Shaik A.;Han T.;Nayak A.;Nair K.;Whiteside B.;Nalluri B.;Das D.
JournalAAPS PharmSciTech
DOI10.1208/s12249-016-0702-0
 
TitleMicroneedle-assisted transdermal delivery of Zolmitriptan: effect of microneedle geometry, in vitro permeation experiments, scaling analyses and numerical simulations (2017)
AuthorsUppuluri C.;Devineni J.;Han T.;Nayak A.;Nair K.;Whiteside B.;Das D.;Nalluri B.
JournalDrug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
DOI10.1080/03639045.2017.1313862
 
TitleCrystallization Temperature Dependence of Cavitation and Plastic Flow in the Tensile Deformation of Poly(ε-caprolactone) (2017)
AuthorsJiang Z.;Chen R.;Lu Y.;Whiteside B.;Coates P.;Wu Z.;Men Y.
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
DOI10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02595
 
TitleThermodynamic investigation of carbamazepine-saccharin co-crystal polymorphs (2017)
AuthorsPagire, Sudhir K.; Jadav, Niten B.; Vangala, Venu R.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Paradkar, Anant R.
 
TitleInvestigation of the influence of vacuum venting on mould surface temperature in micro injection moulding (2016)
AuthorsSorgato, M.; Babenko, Maksims; Lucchetta, G.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.
 
TitleInvestigation of Plasma Treatment on Micro-Injection Moulded Microneedle for Drug Delivery (2015)
AuthorsNair, Karthik Jayan; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Grant, Colin A.; Patel, Rajnikant; Tuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; Norris, Keith; Paradkar, Anant R.
 
TitleCharacterisation of demoulding parameters in micro-injection moulding (2015)
AuthorsGriffiths, C.A.; Tosello, G.; Dimov, S.S.; Scholz, S.G.; Rees, A.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.
 
TitleA new process chain for producing bulk metallic glass replication masters with micro- and nano-scale features (2015)
AuthorsVella, P.C.; Dimov, S.S.; Brousseau, E.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.
 
TitleFlow-induced crystallization of long chain aliphatic polyamides under a complex flow field: Inverted anisotropic structure and formation mechanism (2015)
AuthorsGao, Y.; Dong, X.; Wang, L.; Liu, G.; Liu, X.; Tuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Coates, Philip D.; Wang, D.; Han, C.C.
 
TitleA new process chain for producing bulk metallic glass replication masters with micro- and nano-scale features (2014)
AuthorsVella P.;Dimov S.;Brousseau E.;Whiteside B.
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
DOI10.1007/s00170-014-6148-1
 
TitleEpitaxial growth and morphological characteristics of isotactic polypropylene/polyethylene blends: Scale effect and mold temperature (2014)
AuthorsDeng, D.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Wang, F.; Norris, Keith; Zhang, Z.
 
TitleElectro-activated surface micropattern tuning for microinjection molded electrically conductive shape memory polyurethane composites (2013)
AuthorsFei, G.; Tuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; Li, Dongxu; Li, G.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Coates, Philip D.; Xia, H.
 
TitleSpherical Crystallization of Carbamazepine/Saccharin Co-Crystals: Selective Agglomeration and Purification through Surface Interactions (2013)
AuthorsPagire, Sudhir K.; Korde, Sachin A.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Kendrick, John; Paradkar, Anant R.
 
TitleTensile Deformation of Oriented Poly(ε-caprolactone) and Its Miscible Blends with Poly(vinyl methyl ether) (2013)
AuthorsJiang, Z.; Wang, Y.; Fu, L.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Wyborn, John; Norris, Keith; Wu, Z.; Coates, Philip D.; Men, Y.
 
TitleTowards the analytic characterization of micro and nano surface features using the Biharmonic equation. (2012)
AuthorsGonzalez Castro, Gabriela; Spares, Robert; Ugail, Hassan; Sweeney, John; Whiteside, Benjamin R.
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
 
TitleTowards the analytic characterization of micro and nano surface features using the Biharmonic equation (2011)
AuthorsGonzalez Castro, Gabriela; Spares, Robert; Ugail, Hassan; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Sweeney, John
 
TitleSurface profiling of micro-scale structures using partial differential equation (2010)
AuthorsGonzalez Castro, Gabriela; Spares, Robert; Ugail, Hassan; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Sweeney, John
 
TitleSurface profiling of micro-scale structures using partial differential equations (2010)
AuthorsCastro G.;Spares R.;Ugail H.;Whiteside B.;Sweeney J.
JournalInternational Journal of Material Forming
DOI10.1007/s12289-010-0795-z
 
TitleHigh shear strain rate rheometry of polymer melts (2009)
AuthorsKelly A.;Gough A.;Whiteside B.;Coates P.
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
DOI10.1002/app.30552
 
TitleMicromoulding: extreme process monitoring and in-line product assessment. (2009)
AuthorsWhiteside, Benjamin R.; Howell, Ken B.; Martyn, Michael T.; Spares, Robert
 
TitleReal-time diagnosis of micro powder injection molding using integrated ultrasonic sensors. (2007)
AuthorsCheng, C-C.; Ono, Y.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Brown, Elaine C.; Jen, C.K.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleReal-time process monitoring of micromoulding using integrated ultrasonic sensors (2007)
AuthorsOno Y.;Whiteside B.;Brown E.;Kobayashi M.;Cheng C.;Jen C.;Coates P.
JournalTransactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control
DOI10.1177/0142331207080153
 
TitleModelling the elastic and thermoelastic properties of short fibre composites with anisotropic phases (2006)
AuthorsPrice C.;Hine P.;Whiteside B.;Cunha A.;Ward I.
JournalComposites Science and Technology
DOI10.1016/j.compscitech.2005.05.024
 
TitleIn-process monitoring of micromoulding - assessment of process variation. (2005)
AuthorsWhiteside, Benjamin R.; Coates, Philip D.; Martyn, Michael T.
 
TitleReal-time ultrasonic diagnosis of polymer degradation and filling incompleteness in micromoulding. (2005)
AuthorsWhiteside, Benjamin R.; Brown, Elaine C.; Ono, Y.; Jen, C.K.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleMicromoulding: Extreme process monitoring and inline product assessment (2005)
AuthorsWhiteside B.;Spares R.;Howell K.;Martyn M.;Coates P.
JournalPlastics, Rubber and Composites
DOI10.1179/174328905X72011
 
TitleMicromoulding: process measurements, product morphology and properties. (2004)
AuthorsWhiteside, Benjamin R.; Martyn, Michael T.; Coates, Philip D.; Greenway, G.; Allen, P.; Hornsby, P.
 
TitleMicromoulding: Process characteristics and product properties (2003)
AuthorsWhiteside B.;Martyn M.;Coates P.;Allan P.;Hornsby P.;Greenway G.
JournalPlastics, Rubber and Composites
DOI10.1179/146580103225002650
 
TitleGlass fibre orientation within injection moulded automotive pedal Simulation and experimental studies (2000)
AuthorsWhiteside B.;Coates P.;Hine P.;Duckett R.
JournalPlastics, Rubber and Composites Processing and Applications