Professor Foot has been:
- Leader of the Materials Research Group, Kingston University London (since 1995)
- Founding Director, Centre for Materials Research (2008-10)
- Professor of Materials Science, Kingston University (since 1998)
He is currently supervising 6 postgraduate research students at Kingston University. He has been supervisor of 54 successfully-completed research students (8 as co-supervisor), and of 9 postdoctoral researchers.
- Member of the Materials Research Society
- Member of SPIE
- Former member of national committee of MacroGroup UK
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Downland Committee (2014-17)
- Academy of Finland (Assessment panel member for research grants & fellowships) 2012-13
- Consultant assessor for the Slovak Research Agency (2012), and for the Sultanate of Oman (2012).
- Editorial Board member for Energies (2014-), the Journal of Polymers (2012-present) and the Online Macromolecular Journal (2006-present)
- Member of EPSRC Peer-Review College 1996-present
- Referee for AHRC research grant proposals in the Materials area
- Reviewer (Panel of Registered Experts) for EU Framework Programmes 6
- Consultancy clients have included: Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., Personal Biometric Encoders Ltd., DERA/QinetiQ, Baxenden Ltd., RAPRA Ltd.
- Lead Academic on a KTP programme with Rayner Intraocular Lenses Ltd. (2013-15)
- Organic electronics and photonic materials
- Conducting polymer synthesis, properties and device applications
- Polymer nanocomposites and polyblends
- Electrochromic display materials and liquid crystal conducting polymers
- Evaporable organic semiconductors and OFET devices
- Smart polymers & nanomaterials for drug-delivery
- Lightweight composites and bone-replacement materials
The above research has attracted funding totalling about £1.6M from sources such as the EPSRC, MoD, UK Industry, the Royal Society and overseas governments. It has led to about 100 publications, including 8 UK and 10 overseas patents, and some of these are listed below.
- B. K. Ghatora, S. J. Barton, P. C. Miller Tate and P. J. S. Foot. "The Effect of Direct Gas Fluorination on Medical Grade Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)" Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials (2014), 4, pp. 74-83. Published Online October 2014 in SciRes. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojopm.2014.44010
- R. Vimalarasa, P. J. S. Foot, G. Calabrese, "Evaluation of a Smart Polymer Nanosphere for Potential Use in Anticancer Drug Delivery"; Polymers & Polymer Composites 22(9), pp.753-762 (2014) [ISSN: 0967-3911]; in press
- H. Torabmostaedi, T. Zhang, P. J. S. Foot, S. Dembele, C Fernandez, "Process control for the synthesis of ZrO2 nanoparticles using FSP at high production" in 'Powder Technology'. DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2013.05.006. (2013)
- D. Alero-Koroma, Z. K. Abbas, S. J. Barton, P. J. Foot, "The synthesis and properties of novel conducting polyaniline and poly(nitrile butadiene-co-acrylonitrile)/polyvinyl chloride) blends" in 'Polymers and Polymer Composites', 21(7), Smithers Rapra Technology, pp. 403-412. ISSN: 0967-3911. (2013)
- H. Torabmostaedi, T. Zhang, P. J. S. Foot, S. Dembele, C Fernandez, "Process control for the synthesis of ZrO2 nanoparticles using FSP at high production rate" in 'Powder Technology', May. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2013.05.006. (2013) Abstract
- S. J. Barton, P. J. S. Foot, P. C. Miller Tate, M. Kishi, B. K. Ghatora, "The Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Medical Grade Poly(methyl methacrylate)" in 'Polymers and Polymer Composites', 21(1), Smithers Rapra, pp. 1-7. (2013)
- V Izzard, H. Hadavinia, V.J. Morris, P. J. S. Foot, L Wilson, K Hewson, "Compression and Recovery Behaviour of Polyamide 6-Based Foams" in 'Polymers & Polymer Composites', 20(5), Smithers Rapra, pp. 411-423. (2012)
Recent Book Chapters
- G. Lambe, J. W. Brown, P. J. S. Foot, Chapter "Liquid crystal conducting polymers" in 'Specialty polymers: materials and applications', Edited by Mohammad, F., Anshan, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9781904798958. (2007)
- P. J. S. Foot, "Foreword" in 'Specialty polymers: materials and applications', Edited by Mohammad, F., Anshan, pp. v-vi. ISBN 9781904798958. (2007)
- P. J. S. Foot, A. B. Kaiser, Chapter on "Conducting polymers" in 'Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology', Edited by Kirk-Othmer, R. E., Wiley, pp. 513-551. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471238961.0512050318052514.a01.pub2. (2007); under revision (2014).