Postgraduate students

NameProject titleSupervisor
Jonathan Alston Non-linear ultrasonic detection of kissing bonds in composite structures Dr Anthony Croxford
Behjat Ansari Modelling of the back face deformation caused by ballistic impact of Dyneema® plates and shells with novel geometry Dr Luiz Kawashita
Gaetano Arena Morphing structures for flow regulation  Dr Alberto Pirrera 
Giampaolo Ariu Field manipulation of fibre additives in composite structures and subsequent treatment for performance enhancement and restoration Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Eileen Atieno Increasing the damage tolerance of carbon fibre reinforced thermoset composites: a use for multifunctional nonwoven interleaves Prof. Paul Weaver
Chrysoula Aza Compliant robotic actuation powering assistive composite exoskeletons  Dr Alberto Pirrera
Simon Bates RNLI multifunctional materials for future fleet concepts  Dr Ian Farrow 
Laura Beckett Morphogenesis manufacturing: smart materials with programmed transformations – shape-programmed folding of stimuli-responsive polymer bilayers  Prof. Ian Manners
Runa Begum  Natural polymer based composites as scaffolds for stem cells growth and differentiation  Dr Sameer Rahatekar
Jacob Best Biologically Inspired Next Generation Outer Body Armour  Prof Stephen Hallett
Lourens Blok  Development of improved fibre reinforced feedstocks for high performance 3D printing Dr Ben Woods
Diego Bracho Garcia Polychromatic composite structures Dr Annela Seddon
Callum Branfoot Covalent adaptable networks for repairable and reformable composites Prof. Paul Weaver
David Brigido

Switchable stiffness morphing aerostructures using granular jamming

Prof. Paul Weaver
Marc-Antoine Campana TBC Prof. Fabrizio Scarpa
James Chilles   Embedded inductively coupled sensors for structural monitoring   Dr Anthony Croxford 
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

Prof. Kevin Potter
Harry Clegg Exploring the possibilities and pushing the boundaries of TTR Prof. Ivana Partridge 
Alex Cochrane Virtual manufacturing: validation of laminate deformation processes in automated composite material deposition and moulding Prof Stephen Hallett
Jim Cole Embedded vascular networks in fibre reinforced polymer composites for active thermal management Prof. Paul Weaver
Simone De Broccolo Periodic inclusions in auxetic media Prof. Fabrizio Scarpa
Mattia Di Francesco  AFP technology material/deposition optimisation Prof. Kevin Potter 
Andrea Diaz Gaxiola  Functional Nanomaterials Mr Michael Dicker 
Michael Dicker Intelligent self-actuating composites  Prof. Ian Bond 
Max Dixon Multifunctional nonlinear lattice structures  Dr Alberto Pirrera
Huan Doan  Synthesis, characterization and applications of novel hierarchical porous materials Dr Valeska Ting
Yousef Dobah  Multi scale thermoplastics with natural and core reinforcement for shape change and high performance characteristics  Prof. Fabrizio Scarpa 
Peter Duckworth Chemical modification and processing of polysaccharide-based composites with antimicrobial properties  Dr Sameer Rahatekar 
Noemie Fedon Towards the optimisation of manufacturable composite structures employing lamination parameters Prof. Paul Weaver
Joachim Paul Forna Kretuzer High temperature ceramic matrix composites for aerospace applications Prof. Paul Weaver
Oliver Gaite  Composites Manufacture (EngD)   
Calum Gillespie Photonic muscles: light-switched artificial muscle composites Prof. Paul Weaver
Vincent Gill The impact of scaling component size and production rate on composite manufacturing process, technical capability and cost Prof. Kevin Potter
Daniel Griffin Development and delivery of cure and material state monitoring within liquid moulding processes for fibre reinforced composites Dr Ian Hamerton 
Tharan Gordon Novel tow termination technology for high-quality AFP production Prof. Paul Weaver
David Granados Alcala Identification and prediction of damage propagation in composites under high cycle fatigue loading Dr Dario Di Maio
Steven Grey Transformers: embedded actuation of folded structures Prof. Paul Weaver
Kilian Gruebler The influence of complex through-thickness stress states on in-plane fibre tensile strength of CFRP  Prof. Paul Weaver
Jamie Hartley  Crashworthiness improvements to automotive sandwich composites using hybrid fibre plies and tufting  Prof. Ivana Partridge
Robin Hartley Particle-matrix-fibre interaction in interleaf prepreg systems Prof. Paul Weaver
Yanjun (Desmond) He Surface modification of flexible deployable structures for space applications Dr Ian Hamerton
Callum Heath  Integrating form, function and fabrication within HIgh Value Added Complex Structures (HIVACS)  Prof. Ian Bond 
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
Chris Hunt Wrapped tow reinforced composite truss structures: analysis, manufacturing, characterisation and optimisation Prof. Paul Weaver
Muhammad Ichwan Cellulose Crystal Reinforced Electrospun Composite Nanofibres Prof. Stephen Eichhorn
Robert Iredale  Development of liquid processable BT resins suitable for microelectronic and radome applications  Dr Ian Hamerton 
Jordan Jones Novel interfaces in hybrid composite-metal struts  Prof. Stephen Hallett
Konstantina Kanari

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

Prof. Paul Weaver
Anatoly Koptelov

Disruptive approach to modelling consolidation and curing of modern composite precursors

Prof. Paul Weaver
Ashwin Kristnama

Effect of foreign object damage on composite aerofoils and structures

Prof. Michael Wisnom
Rico Kuehlewind  Understanding Composite Behaviour in Aero Engine Applications  Prof. Stephen Hallett
Shashitha Kularatna  Non-contact non-destructive inspection of composite structures during manufacture  Prof. Kevin Potter
Callum Lanherne  Ultrasonic ray tracing in composite specimens with arbitrary shapes  Prof. Paul Wilcox
Olivia Leao Carvalho  Structural efficiency via stiffness adaptation Dr Alberto Pirrera
Fengfeng Li PGR Prof. Fabrizio Scarpa
Thomas Llewellyn-Jones  Continuous ultrasonic assembly of composites  Prof. Bruce Drinkwater 
Vincent Maes  Advanced design and manufacture concept of bend-twist coupled wind turbine blade Prof. Paul Weaver
Riccardo Manno Micro-scale analysis of progressive damage in ceramic matrix composites Prof. Paul Weaver
Ffion Martin 

Design of preforms for resin infusion technologies

Prof. Kevin Potter 
Hernaldo Mendoza Nava

Aeroelastic sound production of Yponomeutidae moths

Prof. Paul Weaver
Francescogiuseppe Morabito

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

Prof. Paul Weaver
Manu Mulakkal Morphogenesis manufacturing: smart materials with programmed transformations  Dr Annela Seddon 
Camilla Osmiani  Multi-scale characterisation and modelling of tufted composite structures  Prof. Ivana Partridge 
Muhammad Othman  Multi-level aeroelastic tailoring of composite wing aircraft  Prof. Jonathan Cooper
Imad Ouachan Nanosilicate modification of rain erosion coatings Prof. Paul Weaver
Dominic Palubiski Fabrication and characterization of metal/13C-nanodiamond composites for oil drilling applications Prof. Paul Weaver
Rita Palumbo TBC Prof. Fabrizio Scarpa
Oli Parks The future of composites for marine applications Dr Paul Harper
Aakash Paul  TBC Prof. Michael Wisnom
Chiara Petrillo Development of functional nanocomposites for sustainable energy storage Prof. Paul Weaver
Laura Rhian Pickard  Investigation of new pressure testbed system and application to composites testing and manufacture Prof. Ivana Partridge  
Ellen Pope  Auxetic Nanofoams  Prof. Stephen Hallett  
Arjun Radhakrishnan  Novel multi-matrix patterned composites for functionalising and structural performance improvement by 3D printing Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Tamas Rev  Exploiting thin-ply hybrids to establish failure criteria under multi-axial loading Prof. Michael Wisnom 
Mayra Rivera Lopez TBC Dr 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
Sheril Rizal Vincent Processing of Natural Polymers and Nanoparticles with Ionic Liquids  Dr Sameer Rahatekar 
Bethany Russell  Development of light-weight, high mechanical strength carbon fibre composites suitable for turbine blade applications Dr Ian Hamerton
Jakub Rycerz  Realising the potential of carbon fibre composites in compression  Prof. Michael Wisnom
Sam Scott Multi-disciplinary optimisation of wind turbine systems with novel aeroelastic couplings  Prof. Paul Weaver
Jagan Selvaraj Advanced modelling techniques for impact of composite materials Prof. Paul Weaver
Usman Sikander Dyneema®/carbon hybrid composites – adhesion and wettability Prof. 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

Pichaya Srisuk  Alginate Based Composite Scaffold for Engineering and Biomedical Application  Dr Sameer Rahatekar 
Jonathan Stacey Stiffness tailoring of compliant prestressed composite shells Prof. Paul Weaver
Matthew Such  Investigation of aligned short fibre reinforcements for manufacturing high-volume and geometrically complex components  Prof. Kevin Potter 
Putu Suwarta  Optimisation and exploitation of thin ply hybrid composites  Prof. Michael Wisnom 
Rujie Sun Soft, stretchable, and conformable biointegrated composite electronics for wireless pressure measurement  Prof. Fabrizio Scarpa 
Rhys Tapper Development of a closed-loop recycling method for aligned short carbon fibre composites  Prof. Kevin Potter
Matthew Thomas Variable bend-twist coupling in turbine fan blades Prof. Paul Weaver 
Adam Thompson Numerical modelling of composite manufacture Prof. Stephen Hallett 
Matthew Tolladay A multiphysics atomistic-finite element approach for nanostructures and nanocomposite architectures Prof. Fabrizio Scarpa 
Ioannis Topalidis PGR Prof. Stephen Hallett
Iryna Tretiak

Testing and modelling of porosity defects

Dr Luiz Kawashita
Aristeidis Tsiamis High temperature composites Dr Ian Hamerton
Mark Turk

Manufacturing Composites with Dual Structural and Energy Storage Functions

Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Mario Valverde Hybrid reinforced thermoplastic composites  Prof. Stephen Hallett
Laura Veldenz Automated preforming technologies optimisation and integration Dr Eric Kim
Georgios Voudouris TBC Dr Dario Di Maio
Wei-Ting (Logan) Wang Improvement of composite drape forming quality by enhancing interply lubrication  Dr Eric Kim
Yi Wang Physical, mechanical and rheological behaviour of prepregs tapes for improving the part quality and deposition rate in automated manufacturing Prof. Paul Weaver
Jun Watanabe Tensile distribution of carbon fibre and unidirectional CFRP composite  Prof. Michael Wisnom
Kirk Willicombe Developing novel transportation shells for use in high volume composite preform processes Prof. Paul Weaver
Robert Worboys  Industrial scale nano-reinforced composite structures Dr Luiz Kawashita
Xun Wu  Pseudo-ductility of thin-ply angle-ply laminates in structural applications  Prof. Michael Wisnom
Meng Yi Song Textile Composites Modelling for Automotive Applications Prof. Stephen Hallett
Jibran Yousafzai TBC Dr Ian Hamerton
Ioannis Zampetakis Meta-compliance and energy dissipation in cactus-based solids Prof. Fabrizio Scarpa 
Joanne Zhang Damping performance of carbon based nanocomposite Prof. Stephen Hallett 
Petar Zivkovic Improvements and innovations in Automated Fibre Placement Dr Eric Kim
Evangelos Zympeloudis Next generation dry fibre placement technology for high volume and high quality composite manufacturing – CMTS (Continuous Multi-Tow Shearing) Dr Eric Kim

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