Our people

The SMI Hub provides support to businesses looking to make more sustainable choices in their plastics use.

Our people

We have a diverse team of materials scientists, technical specialists and operational staff to ensure businesses have all the relevant expertise to help create the trusted sustainability solutions they require.

Hub Team

Prof Michael Shaver

Director | Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub

Hannah Baron

Industrial Liaison Officer

Dr Michelle Ledward

Business Development Manager

Adam Peirce

Industrial Liaison Officer

Michaela Kiernan

Business Engagement Coordinator

Poppy Robinson

Communications Manager

Dr Guilhem De Hoe

Sustainable Materials Research Fellow

Dr Tom Bennett

Sustainable Materials Research Fellow

Dr Jair Esquivel

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Chloe Loveless

Senior Experimental Officer

Dr Nicola Jones

Experimental Officer

Dr Parnian Doostdar


Jill Brown

Project Manager

Katrina Farrugia

Project Administrator

Dr Ian Wimpenny

Research & Facilities Manager

Research Collaborators

Dr Alejandro Gallego Schmid

Senior Lecturer in Circular Economy and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

Dr Claudia E Henninger

Senior Lecturer in Fashion Marketing Management

Dr Jonny Blaker

Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials

Dr. Lee A. Fielding

Senior Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry

Dr Helen Holmes

Lecturer in Sociology

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