Postgraduate students

NameProject titleSupervisor
Kevin Alarcon 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Behjat Ansari Modelling of the back face deformation caused by ballistic impact of Dyneema® plates and shells with novel geometry Dr Luiz Kawashita
Eileen Atieno Multilayer thermoplastic fibres for composites (and other applications) Professor Paul Weaver
Lourens Blok  Development of improved fibre reinforced feedstocks for high performance 3D printing Dr Ben Woods
Matthew Bone 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Diego Bracho Garcia Polychromatic composite structures Dr Annela Seddon
Callum Branfoot Covalent adaptable networks for repairable and reformable composites Professor Ian Bond
Charles Brewster 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
David Brigido

Switchable stiffness morphing aerostructures using granular jamming

Dr Ben Woods
Pete Calvert Pursuit of a repeatedly defect free, in tolerance as-moulded component through development of data-driven, adaptive, capable preforming and moulding processes irrespective of process variation Professor Kevin Potter
Marc-Antoine Campana Periodic inclusions in auxetic media Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Mudan Chen 

Extending the range of applications for Z-pins in composites

Professor Stephen Hallett
Harry Clegg Exploring the possibilities and pushing the boundaries of TTR Professor Ivana Partridge 
Alex Cochrane Virtual manufacturing: validation of laminate deformation processes in automated composite material deposition and moulding Professor Stephen Hallett
Jim Cole Embedded vascular networks in fibre reinforced polymer composites for active thermal management Professor Ian Bond
Gianni Comandini Composite metamaterials for lightweight sound insulation Professor Valeska Ting
Simone Del Broccolo Periodic inclusions in auxetic media Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Charles De Kergariou Hygromorph materials for 4D printing shape change and environmental sensing Dr Giuliano Allegri
Huan Doan Synthesis, characterization and applications of novel hierarchical porous materials Professor Valeska Ting
Yousef Dobah  Multi scale thermoplastics with natural and core reinforcement for shape change and high performance characteristics  Professor Fabrizio Scarpa 
Noemie Fedon Towards the optimisation of manufacturable composite structures employing lamination parameters Dr Terence Macquart 
Ruggero Filippone 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Joachim Paul Forna Kretuzer Deformation and fracture of ceramic matrix composites for aerospace applications Dr Dong Liu
Pedro Galvez Hernandez TBC Dr James Kratz
Calum Gillespie Photonic muscles: light-switched artificial muscle composites Dr Andrew Conn
Vincent Gill The impact of scaling component size and production rate on composite manufacturing process, technical capability and cost Professor Kevin Potter
Tharan Gordon Novel tow termination technology for high-quality AFP production Dr Eric Kim
Christopher Grace 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Steven Grey Transformers: embedded actuation of folded structures Dr Mark Schenk
Daniel Griffin Development and delivery of cure and material state monitoring within liquid moulding processes for fibre reinforced composites Professor Ian Hamerton 
Kilian Gruebler The influence of complex through-thickness stress states on in-plane fibre tensile strength of CFRP  Professor Stephen Hallett
Robin Hartley Particle-matrix-fibre interaction in interleaf prepreg systems Dr James Kratz
Suihua He TBC Professor Ian Hamerton
Yanjun (Desmond) He Surface modification of flexible deployable structures for space applications Professor Ian Hamerton
Marcelle Hecker A 'recycling map' for end-of-life sails: end-of-life sails as a feedstock for circular manufacturing Professor Ian Hamerton
Rafael Heeb Eastomeric matrix composites for morphing skins Dr Ben Woods
Bethany Hickton  Bioprinting for creating and growing ceramic armour on-demand  Dr Adam Perriman 
Khinwei (Aewis) Hii Efficient numerical models for early design analysis and optimisation of thick composite laminates Dr Luiz Kawashita
Callum Hill Path to aircraft electrification Professor Richard Trask
Chris Hunt Wrapped tow reinforced composite truss structures: analysis, manufacturing, characterisation and optimisation Dr Ben Woods
Muhammad Ichwan

Cellulose Crystal Reinforced Electrospun Composite Nanofibres

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Konstantina Kanari

Toughening composite laminates using hierarchical electrospun and electrosprayed nanofibre/particle interleaves

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Ali Kandemir

Sustainability of composite materials delivered using HiPerDif

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Athina Kontopuolou

1st Year CDT student

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Anatoly Koptelov

Disruptive approach to modelling consolidation and curing of modern composite precursors

Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Narongkorn Krajangsawasdi

Highly aligned discontinuous fibre thermoplastic filaments as feedstock for additive manufacturing

Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Rico Kuehlewind  Understanding Composite Behaviour in Aero Engine Applications  Professor Stephen Hallett
Shashitha Kularatna  Non-contact non-destructive inspection of composite structures during manufacture  Professor Kevin Potter
Olivia Leao Carvalho  Structural efficiency via stiffness adaptation Dr Alberto Pirrera
Chantal Lewis 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Qinyu Li TBC Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Reece Lincoln Imperfection insensitive Continuous Tow Sheared rocket launch structures Dr Rainer Groh
Vincent Maes  Advanced design and manufacture concept of bend-twist coupled wind turbine blade Professor Paul Weaver
Sarthak Mahapatra Modelling the behaviour of toughened prepreg during Automated Fibre Placement process Dr Jonathan Belnoue
Riccardo Manno Micro-scale analysis of progressive damage in ceramic matrix composites Professor Paul Weaver
James McArdle   Professor Kevin Potter
Calum McInnes 1st year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Hernaldo Mendoza Nava

Bio-inspired sound production using instabilities

Dr Alberto Pirrera
Francescogiuseppe Morabito

Project peach: continuous extrusion and winding of wrapped tow reinforced (WrapToR) trusses

Dr Ben Woods
Alexander Moss 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Caroline O'Keeffe   Professor Ivana Partridge
Michael O'Leary Infusion of integrated structures with semi-cured elements Dr James Kratz 
Imad Ouachan Nanosilicate modification of rain erosion coatings Professor Paul Weaver
Dominic Palubiski Fabrication and characterization of metal/13C-nanodiamond composites for oil drilling applications Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Rita Palumbo  Vibroacoustics of PERiodic media - VIPER Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Oli Parks The future of composites for marine applications Dr Paul Harper
Chiara Petrillo Development of functional nanocomposites for sustainable energy storage Professor Paul Weaver
William Proud Framework for life cycle engineering assessment of structural laminates for application to the marine environment Professor Richard Trask
Arjun Radhakrishnan  Novel multi-matrix patterned composites for functionalising and structural performance improvement by 3D printing Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Michelle Rautmann Advanced continuous tow shearing process for manufacturing defect-free complex composite parts Dr Eric Kim 
Tamas Rev  Exploiting thin-ply hybrids to establish failure criteria under multi-axial loading Professor Michael Wisnom 
Mayra Rivera Lopez   Professor Ian Hamerton
Andres Rivero Bracho  Design, analysis, optimisation, and experimental validation of a three dimensional aeroelastically tailored camber morphing wing for lift control and load alleviation  Dr Ben Woods
Bethany Russell  Development of light-weight, high mechanical strength carbon fibre composites suitable for turbine blade applications Professor Ian Hamerton
Jakub Rycerz  Realising the potential of carbon fibre composites in compression  Professor Michael Wisnom
Eduardo Santana de Vega Improving the Mode II delamination bridging behaviour of Z-Pins through materials solutions Dr Giuliano Allegri
Sam Scott Multi-disciplinary optimisation of wind turbine systems with novel aeroelastic couplings  Dr Terence Macquart
Jagan Selvaraj Advanced modelling techniques for impact of composite materials Professor Paul Weaver
Usman Sikander Dyneema®/carbon hybrid composites – adhesion and wettability Professor Paul Weaver
Laxman Sivanathan Developing process control in contact moulding and infusion processing for low cost high volume manufacture of critical safety products

Dr Carwyn Ward

Keyao Song TBC

Professor Fabrizio Scarpa

Jonathan Stacey Stiffness tailoring of compliant prestressed composite shells Dr Mark Schenk
Sean (Xiaoyang) Sun   Professor Michael Wisnom 
Joseph Surmon  1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Putu Suwarta   Optimisation and exploitation of thin ply hybrid composites  Professor Michael Wisnom 
Ioannis Topalidis   Professor Stephen Hallett
Aristeidis Tsiamis High temperature composites Professor Ian Hamerton
Mark Turk

Manufacturing Composites with Dual Structural and Energy Storage Functions

Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Mario Valverde Hybrid reinforced thermoplastic composites  Professor Stephen Hallett
Sundararaman Venkatesh 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Yi Wang Physical, mechanical and rheological behaviour of prepregs tapes for improving the part quality and deposition rate in automated manufacturing Professor Stephen Hallett
Kirk Willicombe Developing novel transportation shells for use in high volume composite preform processes: “The Clamshell Concept” Professor Paul Weaver
Dankun (Anna) Yang TBC Professor Valeska Ting
Meng Yi Song Textile Composites Modelling for Automotive Applications Professor Stephen Hallett
Jibran Yousafzai TBC Professor Ian Hamerton
Ioannis Zampetakis Meta-compliance and energy dissipation in cactus-based solids Professor Fabrizio Scarpa 
Petar Zivkovic Improvements and innovations in Automated Fibre Placement Dr Eric Kim



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