Simon N.B. Hodgson

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor of Advanced Materials, Professor

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Academic Biography

Professor Simon Hodgson is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Teesside University and Professor of Advanced Materials

His specialist research field is in the area of inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid functional materials, coatings and nanocomposites by sol-gel, soft chemistry and related approaches together with their associated manufacturing processes. This has included the development of insulating coatings with high thermal and electrical performance, as well as range of novel materials/coatings to impart new or enhanced functionality - with a particular focus on aerospace and electrical machine applications. Much of the research that he has undertaken throughout his career has been focussed on the development of materials and processes for industrial applications and his research has included collaborations with a wide range of companies including multi-nationals such as Rolls-Royce, Safran Power, Dyson and LG-Philips.


Research Projects & External Funding

Coating Technology Development
Safran Electrical and Power UK (Pitstone)
2018-01 to 2018-12|Contract

Development of Materials for Aerospace Sensor Systems
Aerospace Technology Institute (NATEP Programme) (Farnborough )
2016-08 to 2017-02|Contract

Advanced Electrical Machines Technologies for Aircraft (AEMTA)
Innovate UK (Swindon)
2014-04-30 to 2017-04-29|Grant

High-Value High-Temperature Materials for Electrical Machines (HiVEM)
Technology Strategy Board (Swindon)
2013 to 2016|Grant
GRANT_NUMBER: 28239-196187

Commercial contracts for Development of High Temperature Electrical Insulation Technology
Funder details confidential
2007 to 2011|Contract

Dielectromagnetics Visiting Research Fellowship
Leverhulme Trust (London)
2007 to 2007|

Research Consortium in Multi-Scale Transport Phenomena for Advanced Materials Manufacturing
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Swindon)
2006-06-20 to 2008-06-19|Grant

Direct Laser Point of Processing via Sol-Gel Intermediates (DL-POP)
Department of Trade and Industry (London)
2006-01 to 2007-12|Grant

Design and Development of New Generation Sub-miniature fluorescence Lamps (MuLAMP)
Department of Trade and Industry (London)
2005-12 to 2009-11|Grant

Advanced Electrical Machines Through Materials (AEMTA)
Department of Trade and Industry (London)
2005 to 2008|GrantGRANT_NUMBER: 100228
Low Cost Metal Foam Technology via a Sol-Gel Process
East Midlands Development Agency (Nottingham)
2004 to 2004|Award

Dielectromagnetic based micromachines, components and materials
European Commission (Brussels)
2001 to 2005|Grant

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Swindon)
1999 to 2001|Grant

Development of a new Masters in Research Methodology
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Swindon)
1998 to 1999|Award

“Materials development for thermal barrier coatings"
Department of Trade and Industry (London)
1998 to 2000| TCS Award

“Dielectromagnetic Materials”.
British Council (London)
1998 to 2001|International Collaboration Award

Enhanced Thermionic Cathode
Philips Components ltd (Blackburn)
1998 to 2000|Contract

Novel Materials for Cathode Applications
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Swindon)
1997-09 to 1998|Grant

Research interests

  • Sol-Gel and Hybrid Materials Technologies
  • Functional Materials and Coatings
  • High Performance Electrical Insulation Technologies
  • Novel Materials Manufacturing Processes
  • Materials for Additive Manufacture
  • Bioactive and Biocompatible Coatings
  • Foams, Scaffolds and Micro/Mesoporous Materials for Catalytic Applications



Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 1 Apr 1994

Bachelor, University of Sheffield

Award Date: 1 Jun 1987

External positions

Director and Council Member - Materials Processing Institute

1 Apr 2018 → …

Committee Member and Past President, Engineering Professors Council

2012 → …


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