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Dr Matthew Unthank

Senior Lecturer

Department: Applied Sciences

 Matthew Unthank

Dr Matt Unthank is a Senior Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry within the Department of Applied Sciences at Northumbria University. His background is one of industrial research and academic collaboration having held leadership positions in polymer research within the coating industry with AkzoNobel and process chemistry and scale-up positions within the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline.

Matt joined the department in 2018 and lectures in polymer and organic chemistry across the BSc and MChem courses within the University.

Campus Address

Room D225, Ellison Building,
Northumbria University,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 8ST

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Amino-borate complexation for controlling transport phenomena of penetrant molecules into polymeric matrices, Unthank, M., Cameron, C., Wright, A., Alam, A., Probert, M. 26 Jun 2019
  • Amino-diol borate complexation for controlling transport phenomena of penetrant molecules into polymeric matrices, Unthank, M., Cameron, C., Wright, A., Hughes, D., Alam, A., Probert, M. 28 Sep 2019, In: Polymer Chemistry
  • Design and Optimisation of a Microwave Reactor for Kilo-Scale Polymer Synthesis, Buttress, A., Hargreaves, G., Ilchev, A., Monti, T., Sklavounou, A., Katrib, J., Martin-Tanchereau, P., Unthank, M., Irvine, D., Dodds, C. 1 May 2019, In: Chemical Engineering Science: X
  • The Importance of Ionic Conduction in Microwave Heated Polyesterifications, Hargreaves, G., Buttress, A., Dimitrakis, G., Dodds, C., Martin-Tanchereau, P., Unthank, M., Irvine, D. 29 Oct 2019, In: Reaction Chemistry and Engineering
  • A highly diastereoselective chloride-mediated dynamic kinetic resolution at phosphorus on-route to a key intermediate in the synthesis of GSK2248761A, Ironmonger, A., Shipton, M., Slater, F., Szeto, P., Unthank, M., Alexandre, F., Caillet, C., Dousson, C. 30 May 2018, In: Tetrahedron Letters
  • Process for the manufacture of an epoxy-functional polyester, epoxy-functional polyester obtained by such process and coating composition comprising such epoxy-functional polyester, Unthank, M., Jackson, I., Thompson, B. 18 Jan 2018
  • Coating method for surfaces in chemical installations, Cameron, C., Wright, A., Unthank, M., Wood, J. 27 Apr 2017
  • Coating method for surfaces in chemical installations, Wright, A., Unthank, M., Cameron, C. 11 Jun 2015
  • Coating method for surfaces in chemical installations, Wright, A., Unthank, M., Cameron, C. 5 Nov 2015
  • Curable coating composition, Cameron, C., Malthouse, M., Marrion, A., Wright, A., Unthank, M. 25 Jul 2013

PGR Supervision

  • Lynn Anderson Start: 01/10/2019
  • Joseph Watson Start: 01/10/2018


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