Colin Hindle

Colin Hindle

Colin Hindle FIMMM



Colin Hindle is a product of the Polymer Engineering Directorate of EPSRC, an internationally recognised expert in polymer materials and polymer processing. His expertise is called upon and valued by individuals, companies, and non-government organisations. In addition to his 37 years of teaching at Edinburgh Napier University, he has taught and examined at both Heriot Watt and London Metropolitan Universities plus 5 other European Universities

He serves on numerous national committees including the Council of the Institute of Materials' Minerals and Mining, Horners' Polymer Committee, British Plastics Federation Education and Skills Committee, and the Council of the Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association of which he is a Past-President and currently Education Officer.

Research Groups


External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner BEng Hons Polymer Engineering


Fellowships and Awards

  • Robert Perrin Medal for Educational Outreach
  • Outstanding Service Award from IOM3
  • Fellow of Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association


Invited Speaker

  • Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Horners


Membership of Professional Body

  • Elected member of Council representing members in Scotland
  • Fellow Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining
  • Fellow of the Plasics and Rubber Institute


Non-executive Directorship

  • Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association


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