This site is under construction so if there are topics which may
be of interest please be patient and I hope to get into a little
more detail in coming weeks.
My full name is Jonathan Anthony Lloyd. I'm married with three
kids. I'm a mechanical engineer by profession and a tinkerer at
heart. Originally a Lancashire lad (from Clitheroe) I went to
Imperial college in London, started work in Glasgow for Babcock and Wilcox, thence to Leeds and
about 30 years ago moved to Peterborough. Redundancy from a local
firm Perkins Engines (after several years of asking) allowed me to
fulfill an ambition to return to college and do an M.Sc. and PhD
in Energy Engineering. Being the oldest student in the class was a
little off-putting at first, but I soon got scruffier and began to
feel fitted in! Here I was to learn what polymers can do.
Now I am retired -- an OAP -- and I hope to be able to make some
For many years I was fascinated by the potential for innovation in
polymer chemistry. If you view the Business section you will see
that two intensive research programs around the vinylpyrrolidone
molecule led to two innovative polymers able to start two
businesses. I still work extensively with that molecule so if you
have a particular polymer interest drop me an email.
I am an engineer by education , inclination and training so much
of the site concerns the areas that have been of special interest
to me. I have organised the site into 3 main regions.
My immediate concern is how to deal with the blood cancer myeloma
which is affecting my wife. The search for a cure is all
consuming and the best reference site for such a quest is The Myeloma Crowd.
There is considerable detail on this topic within the molecular
dynamics section because it holds the key to predicting how a drug
will effect a protein - the beginning of the trail about having
effect upon body chemistry. The Myeloma Crowd are a group of
myeloma patients intent upon finding a cure. Organized with energy
and enthusiasm by Jennifer Ahlstrom they keep at the forefront of
the technology involved in the disease and have decided that the
status quo is inadequate. They are launching a project
wait for a cure" which I think is the first time that
a patient group has decided to find and fund a cure for its
disease. I intend to help them any way I can.
I have recently needed to move my domain , with email service and
web hosting. I experienced some of the best customer service
I have seen in the IT sector with SGT .
Trying to use computational chemistry to find solutions to medical complaints.
Businesses set up to exploit hydrophilic co-polymer chemistry.
Great interest in heat transfer and most especially fluidised beds