David Packham

Materials Research Centre

University of Bath

Some selected publications


Preparation of metallic surfaces with microfibrous topography and their effect on the adhesion of hot-melt and thermoset adhesives. Int. J. Adhesion and Adhesives 6, 225 (1986)

Effect of curing cycle upon the molecular weight and properties of denture base materials (With R Huggett and J F Bates). Dental Materials 3 (3), 107 (1987).

Adhesion of microfibrous surfaces on steel and copper to epoxy resins. (With P J Hine and S El Muddarris). J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. 1, 69 (1987).

A laboratory method of assessment of mould release of cured rubber using a T.M.S. rheometer (with R.K. Champaneria, B. Harris, M. Lotfipour and .D.M. Turner) Plastics and Rubber Processing and Applications, Plast . and Rubber Proc,. Applns. 8, 185 (1988).

Freedom, funding and the future of universities (with ME Tasker), Studies in Higher Education, 15(2), 181 (1990).

Analysis of black deposits on road markings using solvent extraction - thermogravimetric and pyrolysis gas-chromatcographic techniques (with A Riad, GA Kelany, SA Hussainan and KY Al-Khalaf) J Oil Colour Chem Assn, 73 (2), 74 (1990).

Microstructural Analysis in Engineered Materials Handbook, vol. 3 Adhesives & Sealants (ed. H.L. Brinson) ASM International, Ohio 1990, 406.

Interfacial layers and adhesion on the moulding of nitrile rubber (with M. Lotfipour,& D.M. Turner) Surf. Interf. Anal. 17, 516(1991).

What are the 'Needs of industry' (with M.E. Tasker) Industry and Higher Education 5(2), 124(1991).

L.A. Reeves, M. Lotfipour, D. Kiroski & D.E. Packham,'The effect of chemical composition and surface characteristics of mould steels on the release of nitrile rubber', Kautschuk & Gummi Kunststoffe 45(5), 369(1992)

D.E. Packham, 'The mechanical theory of adhesion-changing perceptions 1925-1991', J. Adhesion, 39, 137 (1992).

D.E. Packham (ed.), 'Handbook of Adhesion', Longman, 1992.

Mary Tasker & David Packham, 'Industry and Higher Education: a Question of Values', Studies in Higher Education, 18, 127(1993).

M. Lotfipour, L.A. Reeves, D. Kiroski & D.E. Packham, 'The interphase in rubber-metal moulding: the influence on adhesion of sulphur-containing emulsifier residues in nitrile rubber.' J. Adhesion 47, 33-40(1994).

D. Kiroski, D. Burke, & D.E Packham, Effect of substrate on adhesion in rubber moulding, Vide-couches minces 1994 no.272 SS pp.454-457

L.A. Reeves, D. Kiroski & D.E. Packham, 'Interfacial layers formed during the moulding of nitrile butadiene rubber compounds: the influence of carboxylic acid residues on adhesion.' Surface & Interface Analysis 23, 229(1995).

Mary Tasker & David Packham 'Changing cultures? - government intervention in higher education 1987-93', British Journal of Educational Studies 42(2), 150(1994).

Mary Tasker & David Packham, 'Government, Higher Education and the Industrial Ethic', Higher Education Quarterly 48(3) 182(1994).

R.P. Digby & D.E. Packham, Pretreatment of aluminium: topography, surface chemistry and adhesive bond durability, Internat. J.Adhesion & Adhesives 15, 61-71(1995).

D.E. Packham, Engineering the Interface in Composites and Bonded Components, J.Adhesion 54,133-143(1995).

D.E. Packham, Work of adhesion: contact angles and contact mechanics, Internat. J.Adhesion & Adhesives 16, 121-128(1996)

D.E. Packham 'Summer Reading for the Dearing Committee', Times Higher Education Supplement, 2.8.96 Guest leading article.

David Packham and Mary Tasker 'Industry and Universities - some problems with "Foresight"' Times Higher Education Supplement, 1.xi.96

David Packham and Mary TaskerIndustry and the Academy - a Faustian Contract?’ Industry & Higher Education 11(2), 85-90(1997).

J. W. Cook, S. Edge and D. E. Packham, ‘Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of the Interaction between Natural Rubber and Chlorinated Natural Rubber’, J. Mat Sci letters 16(6).445-447(1997).

D.E. Packham, 'The mechanical theory of adhesion - a seventy year perspective and its current status', in 1st International. Congress on Adhesion Science and Technology: Invited Papers (ed W.J. van Ooij and H.R. Anderson, Jr.), VSP Publishers, Utrecht, 1998, p. 81-108.

J. W. Cook, S. Edge, D. E. Packham and A. S. Thompson, The Thermal Behaviour of Natural Rubber and Chlorinated Rubber Blends, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 65(7), 1379-1384(1997).

J. W. Cook, S. Edge, and D.E. Packham, The adhesion of natural rubber to steel and the use of the peel test to study its nature, Int. J. Adhesion Adhesives 17, 333-337(1997).

D.Kiroski, J. Sims, A. L. Gregory and D. E. Packham, The Use of Thiol-Amine Chemical Probes in Network Characterisation of Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Vulcanizates, Kautschuk Gummi Kunststoffe 50, 716-720(1997).

Mary Tasker and David Packham "Research shows" ......... or does it? Independent 8th October 1998

R. Jarosz, D.M. Turner, J.W. Cook, and D.E. Packham, Peeling of Vulcanised Natural Rubber from Steel: Mathematical Modelling and Finite Element Analysis, in Finite element analysis of elastomers, (ed. D. Boast and V.A. Coveney) Professional Engineering Publishing, 1999, p. 251.

Vera Kovacevic, David Packham, Sanja Lucic, Drago Hace and Ivan Smit, Composites of Poly(vinyl acetate) filled with CalciumCarbonate: Microscopy, Diffractometry and Thermophysical Properties, Pol. Eng. Sci. 39(8), 1433(1999)

David Packham, Science and Industry: a Third Way?, Save British Science Newsletter, no.22, Summer 1999.

David Packham, Impact of Commercialisation and Privatisation on Capabilities for Scientific Advice in Oracles or Scapegoats? Scientists and scientific advice in government policy making, Report of the conference on 28th Oct. 1999, Westminster Conference Centre, I.P.M.S, p. 11.

J. W. Cook, S. Edge and D. E. Packham, Bonding of natural rubber to steel: surface roughness and interlayer structure J. Adhesion 72, 293-316(2000).

L. Godail, and D.E. Packham, Interfacial structure and the adhesion of ethylene-octene copolymers to polypropylene, Le Vide: Science, Technique et Applications no. 296, 2/4, p. 403-407,.2000

Sanja Lucic, Vera Kovacevic, David E. Packham, Andrija Bogner and Anica Gerzina, Stearate-modified calcium carbonate fillers and their effect on the properties of poly(vinyl acetate) composites, in 'Polymer surface Modification: Relevance to adhesion, volume 2'. editor K.L. Mittal p. 505-525, VSP, 2000

David Packham, The corruption of scientific integrity? - The commercialisation of university science, T.H.E.S. 30.3.01

David Packham, Relevans for Industrien ... Forsker Forum, no. 144, Maj 2001, p. 23

L. Godail and D.E. Packham, Adhesion of ethylene-octene copolymers to polypropylene: Interfacial structure and mechanical properties, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. 15(11), 1305(2001).


Adhésion de polyolefins au métal, Groupement de Promotion pour la Connaissance des Plastiques, Journées d'Etudes, Paris, 1987.

The polymer-metal interface in rubber moulding (with M. Lotfipour), International Polymer Conference, Macrolux '88, Luxembourg 1988.

Démoulage de caoutchouc modification interfaciale (with M. Lotfipour) 2ème Semaine Internationale de l'Adhésion et de l' Assemblage, Bordeaux 1989.

Crosslink structure and properties of NBR vulcanisates (with J Sims and AL Gregory) Conférence Internationale de Caoutchouc, Paris 1990.

A.L. Gregory, J. Sims & D.E. Packham, 'Studies of the Thermal Oxidative Degradation of Nitrile Rubber', Discussion Meeting on 'Oxidative Degradation of Elastomers', 23rd September 1992, at P.R.I. London.

D.E. Packham, 'The influence of the interphase in rubber-metal moulding', International Symposium on the Interphase, Williamsburg, Virginia, February 1993

D.E. Packham, 'Interface engineering of composites', American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Summer National Meeting, Seattle, August 1993, Symposium on Interface Engineering in Composites.

L.A. Reeves, D. Kiroski, D. Burke and D.E. Packham, 'Interfacial layers and the adhesion of nitrile rubber to mould steel', American Chemical Society, 206th National Meeting, Chicago, August 1993, Symposium on fundamentals of adhesion and interfaces.

R.P. Digby & D.E. Packham 'Surface chemistry and topography and the durability of adhesive bonds with aluminium', Conférence Européenne sur l'Adhésion à Mulhouse le septembre de 1994

Mary Tasker and David Packham, 'Education plc. Higher education and the values of the market place.' European Colloquium on Education, New College, Oxford, April 1995

D.E. Packham, J.W. Cook, R. Jarosz, D.M. Turner, and S. Edge, Phenomenology of the peel test, Adhesion Society Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, Feb. 1998

D.E. Packham, Interface Engineering of Composites, Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Zagreb, Feb 1998.

J. W. Cook, S. Edge, & D. E. Packham, Studies in rubber to metal adhesion, R.A.P.R.A. Conference on rubber to metal bonding, Frankfurt, 1998.

D.E. Packham, Fundamentals of Adhesion, Swiss Bonding Conference, Rapperswil, May 1999.

David Packham, Impact of Commercialisation and Privatisation on Capabilities for Scientific Advice. I.P.M.S. Conference Oracles or Scapegoats? Scientists and scientific advice in government policy making, Westminster, 28.10.99.

D.E. Packham, Interfacial structure and mechanical properties in polymer-polymer adhesion, Swiss Bonding Conference, Rapperswil, May, 2001, Proceedings p. 199-208.

D.E. Packham, Mould release in rubber processing, Rubber Compounding for Improvements in Health, Safety & the Environment, TARRC, Hertford, Sept. 2001.

David Packham, Liberal Education and Globalisation: Q.A.A. and G.A.T.S Inspection in Difficult Times OFSTIN forum, 6th November 2001

January 2002

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