Paul A. Bingham is Professor of Glasses and Ceramics at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He received his PhD in glass science from the University of Sheffield in 2000 and his BEng(Hons) degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 1995. He worked in the glass industry from 1999 to 2003, then in 2004 joined the Immobilisation Science Laboratory at the University of Sheffield as a Postdoctoral Researcher. In 2012 he joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer in Materials Engineering, being promoted to Reader in 2015 then Professor in 2018.
Paul works closely with foundation industries and the nuclear industry, with focus on glass and ceramics, to help reduce their energy use, CO2 emissions and environmental impact. He has published over 120 research papers in glasses; glass-ceramics; energy and the environment; waste management and nuclear and toxic waste treatment; advanced spectroscopy; and manufacturing technologies. He has co-edited and co-authored a book on low-energy, environmentally-friendly glass manufacture. He is Director of Studies for several PhD students and line manages many postdoctoral researchers, visiting academics and interns. Paul is a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology and sits on its Basic Science and Technology Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a reviewer for over 10 international journals, the US DoE Nuclear Energy Universities Programme and Horizon Europe.
Paul is a member of the International Commission on Glass Technical Committee 5: Waste Vitrification and was elected onto the Sector Decarbonisation Roadmap Committee for the ceramics industry, directly advising Government. He is a lead Academic Advisor to Glass Futures, and has organised multiple conferences. He has given many Invited Presentations at international conferences, and actively engages with the international academic and industrial glass and ceramics communities.