Dr Amiya Chaudhry

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Science


Dr Amiya Chaudhry received her BSc (Hons) (1998) in Environmental Science and a PhD (2004) in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Sussex. Her PhD, funded by the Atomic Weapons Establishment UK was based on the characterisation and degradation of a typical room temperature vulcanized (RTV) filled foamed poly(dimethyl)siloxane rubber.

In 2004 she was appointed as an associate lecturer at the Open University on a number of technology and science courses. In 2005 she joined the Materials Science Research Centre at Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University as a knowledge transfer associate on a two-year research project funded by the Department of Trade and Industry and Almetron Ltd.

In 2007 she took a permanent academic position and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently a senior lecturer and a programme leader for MRes Analytical and Forensic Chemistry and BSc (Hons) Biochemistry at the University. Her research interests lie in the broad area of polymer degradation and biopolymers, and works within two research centres: The Centre of Water Soluble Polymers and Advanced Composite Centres. She also teaches on the Forensic Science programmes and has extensive research experience in forensic analysis.

She is passionate about women in STEM and actively involved in inspiring girls and women to study and pursue careers in STEM fields.




Polymer Degradation and Lifetime prediction.

Forensic Chemical Analysis




Programme leader:

MRes Analytical and Forensic Chemistry.

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry.


Module Leader:

  • Advanced Research Skills
  • Drugs and Toxicology
  • Research Skills Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Essential Laboratory skills for Life Sciences
  • Laboratory and Field Skills


M. Patel, A.R. Skinner, A. Chaudhry, N.C. Billingham, B. Mahieu, Impact of thermal ageing on the tin catalyst species in room temperature vulcanised polysiloxane rubbers, Polymer Degradation and Stability 2004, 83, 1, 157-161. (2004)

A N. Chaudhry and N. C. Billingham, Characterisation and oxidative degradation of a room-temperature vulcanised poly(dimethylsiloxane) rubber, Polymer Degradation and Stability 2001, 73, 3, 505-510. (2001)

A.N. Chaudhry and N.C. Billingham, Degradation of a foamed poly(dimethylsiloxane), Polymer Preprints, 2001, 42, 346. (2001)