Dr Max Babenko is a Civil and Structural Engineering graduate (University of Bradford). He has completed summer internship in the Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology where he has conducted a high shear strain rate rheometry for a range of polymers, was responsible for light/energy collection device manufacturing and worked on an industrial collaboration project with Network Medical Products ltd. In 2015 he has competed his PhD in Heat Transfer at the Cavity-Polymer Interface in Microinjection Moulding. In 2016 completed a Postdoctoral research project which was in collaboration with one of the largest chemical companies to benchmark candidate polymer materials in terms of their suitability for polymer microneedles manufacturing.
Currently working under supervision of Professor Tim Gough and Professor Ben Whiteside on EPSRC funded Postdoctoral project (EP/P005403/1) - Flow induced crystallisation in polymers: from molecules to processing.
Main research projects include:
a. Mouldling of Micro and Nano-scale components using a range of technologies
b. Ultrasound micro-injection moulding
c. Characterisation of polymer in high strain rate environments
d. High speed thermal imaging of micromoulding flows
e. Surface characterisation using, SEM, WLI (white light interferometry), Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy
f. Microneedles manufacturing and characterisation