Professor Jim Thomason is an internationally-recognized scientist known for his research into glass fibres and reinforced composites structure-performance relationships. He has had 25 years experience in the research laboratories of two major materials multinationals (Shell Chemicals and Owens Corning Fibreglass), involving extensive fundamental research and development of glass fibre sizes and coatings for enhanced composite performance. He has published more than 200 articles and holds 5 patents in composites technology. In 2007 Jim was appointed Professor of Advanced Materials and Composites at the University of Strathclyde. He is currently applying his experience from both sides of the Industry-Academia interface to build the Advanced Composites Group whose mission is to provide fundamental scientific and industrially relevant research understanding of reinforced polymer composites. He is still highly active in the field of sizes and interfaces in glass fibre reinforced composites.