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Prof Raymond Oliver


Department: Northumbria School of Design

He possesses leadership experience with track record from applied research to new products & processes in main applications areas of chemical & process engineering and in the fields of organic electronics, renewable energy & photovoltaics, micro & nano technologies and ‘smart’ ICT applications in healthcare and the creative industries sector.

Raymond Oliver


  • Engineering DEng July 31 2001
  • Mathematical Sciences PhD October 01 1978
  • Chemical Engineering BSc (Hons) October 01 1970
  • Fellow (FREng) Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) 1988
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) Engineering Council UK (ECUK) 1986
  • Fellow (FIChemE) Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) 1985

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Physical & Digital Materialisation - Reverse Pattern Cutting: From 3D to 2D and back again, Deesomboon, B., Morehead, S., Oliver, R. Aug 2017
  • The Power of 'Soft', Morehead, S., Oliver, R., O'Connor, N., Stevenson-Keating, P., Toomey, A., Wallace, J. 2 Feb 2016, In: MRS Advances
  • A Design-Led, Materials Based Approach to Human Centered Applications Using Modified Dielectric Electroactive Polymer Sensors, Toomey, A., Oliver, R., O'Connor, N., Stevenson-Keating, P. 6 May 2015, Sensor Systems and Software, Cham, Springer
  • Biomimetic spatial and temporal (4D) design and fabrication, Kapsali, V., Toomey, A., Oliver, R., Tandler, L. Jul 2013
  • A physical basis for ambient intelligence: the convergence of biology, polymers and electronics enabling new design approaches to assistive living, Toomey, A., Oliver, R. Mar 2011, Ambient Media and Systems: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 2011, London, Springer
  • Design Drives - materials innovation, Oliver, R., Toomey, A. Mar 2010, In: Ingenia
  • Bioengineered Textiles and Nonwovens – the convergence of bio-miniaturisation and electroactive conductive polymers for assistive healthcare, portable power and design-led wearable technology, Oliver, R., Tillotson, J., Toomey, A. 2009, In: Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Infomatics

PGR Supervision

  • Jacob Goff Start: 01/03/2019
  • Emelia Erland Start: 01/10/2018
  • Chawisa Deesomboon Start: 01/03/2017


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