Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Professor Young’s main research interest is the relationships between structure and properties in polymers and composites, publishing over 300 papers and a number of books. He is listed in the ISI HighlyCited.com for his publications in Materials Science. He has delivered courses in Polymer Science and Technology at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and lectured extensively at international conferences. His research interests have extended recently into the field nanotechnology, working in particular upon polymers containing carbon nanotubes or graphene. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006 and to the Royal Society in 2013.