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
Eileen Atieno Multilayer thermoplastic fibres for composites (and other applications) Professor Paul Weaver
Chrysoula Aza Compliant robotic actuation powering assistive composite exoskeletons  Dr Alberto Pirrera
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 Professor Ian Bond
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   CDT 1st Year Student Professor Paul Weaver
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 Prof Stephen Hallett
Jim Cole Embedded vascular networks in fibre reinforced polymer composites for active thermal management Professor Ian Bond
Gianni Comandini 1st Yeat CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver
Simone Del Broccolo Periodic inclusions in auxetic media Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Charles De Kergariou 1st Year CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver 
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  Professor Fabrizio Scarpa 
Noemie Fedon Towards the optimisation of manufacturable composite structures employing lamination parameters Terence Macquart 
Joachim Paul Forna Kretuzer Deformation and fracture of ceramic matrix composites for aerospace applications Dr Dong Liu
Pedro Galvez 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
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 Dr Eric Kim
Steven Grey Transformers: embedded actuation of folded structures Dr Mark Schenk
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 Dr Ian Hamerton
Marcelle Hecker 1st Year CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver 
Rafael Heeb 1st Year CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver
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 1st Year CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver 
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 Stephen Eichhorn
Jordan Jones Novel interfaces in hybrid composite-metal struts  Professor Stephen Hallett
Konstantina Kanari

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

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Ali Kandemir

1st Year CDT Student 

Professor Paul Weaver
Anatoly Koptelov

Disruptive approach to modelling consolidation and curing of modern composite precursors

Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Narongkorn Krajangsawasdi

1st Year CDT Student 

Professor Paul Weaver
Ashwin Kristnama

Effect of foreign object damage on composite aerofoils and structures

Professor Michael Wisnom
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
Callum Lanherne  Ultrasonic ray tracing in composite specimens with arbitrary shapes  Professor Paul Wilcox
Olivia Leao Carvalho  Structural efficiency via stiffness adaptation Dr Alberto Pirrera
Fengfeng Li PGR Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Qinyu Li TBC Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Reece Lincoln 1st Year CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver 
Vincent Maes  Advanced design and manufacture concept of bend-twist coupled wind turbine blade Professor Paul Weaver
Sarthak Mahapatra 1st Year CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver 
Riccardo Manno Micro-scale analysis of progressive damage in ceramic matrix composites Professor Paul Weaver
James McArdle   Professor Kevin Potter
Hernaldo Mendoza Nava

Aeroelastic sound production of Yponomeutidae moths

Professor Paul Weaver
Francescogiuseppe Morabito

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

Professor Paul Weaver
Caroline O'Keeffe   Professor Ivana Partridge
Michael O'Leary 1st Year CDT Student Professor Paul Weaver 
Muhammad Othman  Multi-level aeroelastic tailoring of composite wing aircraft  Professor Jonathan Cooper
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
Aakash Paul  TBC Professor Michael Wisnom
Chiara Petrillo Development of functional nanocomposites for sustainable energy storage Professor Paul Weaver
William Proud 1st Year CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver
Arjun Radhakrishnan  Novel multi-matrix patterned composites for functionalising and structural performance improvement by 3D printing Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Michelle Rautmann 1st Year CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver 
Tamas Rev  Exploiting thin-ply hybrids to establish failure criteria under multi-axial loading Professor 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
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  Professor Michael Wisnom
Eduardo Santana de Vega 1st Year CDT Student  Professor Paul Weaver 
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
Rujie Sun Soft, stretchable, and conformable biointegrated composite electronics for wireless pressure measurement  Professor Fabrizio Scarpa 
Sean (Xiaoyang) Sun   Professor Michael Wisnom 
Putu Suwarta   Optimisation and exploitation of thin ply hybrid composites  Professor Michael Wisnom 
Rhys Tapper Development of a closed-loop recycling method for aligned short carbon fibre composites  Professor Kevin Potter
Matthew Tolladay A multiphysics atomistic-finite element approach for nanostructures and nanocomposite architectures Professor Fabrizio Scarpa 
Ioannis Topalidis PGR Professor Stephen Hallett
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  Professor Stephen Hallett
Laura Veldenz Automated preforming technologies optimisation and integration Dr Eric Kim
Jing Wang TBC Professor Steve Eichhorn
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 Professor Stephen Hallett
Kirk Willicombe Developing novel transportation shells for use in high volume composite preform processes: “The Clamshell Concept” Professor Paul Weaver
Robert Worboys  Industrial scale nano-reinforced composite structures Dr Luiz Kawashita
Meng Yi Song Textile Composites Modelling for Automotive Applications Professor Stephen Hallett
Jibran Yousafzai TBC Dr 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
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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