Carmarthenshire based Haydale Graphene Industries has funded a new professorial chairman appointment within Swansea University’s Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC).
Professor Tim Claypole MBE has been appointed as the Haydale-supported chairman in advance manufacture by printing.
Claypole is the founder and director of WCPC, which is based within the College of Engineering at the university’s Bay Campus and is one of the world’s leading centres for research and development of printing and coating processes.
Haydale has existing links with the centre and the new appointment will provide it with a dedicated ink and coating service capability, supporting the development and commercialisation of its products.
Additionally, the university’s College of Engineering will appoint a new professor to provide additional leadership capability in the area of functional coatings.
Ray Gibbs, chief executive at Haydale, said: “I am pleased that we are sponsoring this chair which is a natural progression of our existing relationship with the WCPC. We have already achieved good results with our graphene based inks and derivatives of it such as the patent applied for pressure sensor.
“We anticipate that this appointment will assist us in the commercialisation of our graphene enhanced conductive inks as Tim has a worldwide reputation in the ink, printing and coating world.”
Professor Tim Claypole added: “The WCPC is focused on collaboration with industry. This development strengthens our relationship with Haydale, which has been built up over many years.
“This new chair reinforces our position as a world-leading centre for advanced manufacture by printing working with companies who are at the leading edge of technology.”
Source: Insider Media