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Siobhán Matthews

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Siobhán Matthews

Awards: International Award (formerly the Overseas Award) 2009

Biography

SCF Processing Ltd provides a materials processing consultancy service based on polymer processing techniques and supercritical fluid technology. Prior to joining SCF Processing, Siobhán worked at the Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing (Brunel University) where she held a number of positions including ISO 9001:2000 Quality Manager, Research Fellow for supercritical fluids, Senior Project Engineer and part-time lecturer.

Siobhán is a member of various professional societies including The London Materials Society, where she is at present Senior Vice Chair of the Society. She is also secretary of the Applied Polymer Science Committee of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Siobhán is also affiliated to The American Ceramic Society and The Materials Research Society. Since returning to Ireland Siobhan has accepted an invitation to join the Irish South Polymer Group committee. This group represents the polymer industry in the Republic of Ireland.

BSc Polymer Technology (Athlone IT, Ireland) 1993
 MSc Polymer Science (Loughborough, UK) 1995
 PhD Materials Engineering (Brunel, UK) 1999
Siobhán was awarded the International Award (formerly the Overseas Award) in 2009 for the best paper presented at an Institute symposium, or published in a mining journal or for notable contribution to development of the Institute overseas.

Siobhan has made a major contribution to the Younger Member's Committee, and took the lead in last year's Young Persons' World Lecture Competition. She has fostered links in the USA with the University of Florida, which led to the Institute accrediting its distance learning courses, and at its Materials Department, with a view to setting up a new overseas local society. Based in Ireland, she is a Council member and former member of the Managing Board.

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