Postgraduate students


NameProject titleSupervisor
Meiran Abdo 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Afzali Naniz Moqaddadesh 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Stefania Akromah 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Mohammad Ibrahim Aljasser   Professor Stephen Hallett
Abayomi Amosu  

Professor Richard Trask

Muhammad Basit Ansari  

Professor Stephen Hallett

Anagnostis Samanis  

Dmitry Ivanov

Eileen Atieno Multilayer thermoplastic fibres for composites (and other applications) Professor Steve Eichhorn
Liia Buhhanevits   Professor Neil Fox
Lourens Blok Development of improved fibre reinforced feedstocks for high performance 3D printing Dr Ben Woods
Matthew Bone Development of multiscale modelling methodology for the discovery and design of composite materials Dr Terence Macquart
Diego Bracho Garcia Polychromatic composite structures Dr Annela Seddon
Callum Branfoot Covalent adaptable networks for repairable and reformable composites Professor Ian Bond
David Brearley   Professor Ole Thomsen
Thomas Brereton 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Charles Brewster Design, fabrication and testing of porous material-metal hydride composites for hydrogen storage Professor Valeska Ting
David Brigido

Switchable stiffness morphing aerostructures using granular jamming

Dr Ben Woods
Nikita Budwal    
Roy Bullock   Professor Ole Thomsen
Benjamin Chappell    
An Chen

1st Year CDT student

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Mudan Chen

Extending the range of applications for Z-pins in composites

Professor Stephen Hallett
Siyuan Chen

1st Year CDT student

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Gianni Comandini Composite metamaterials for lightweight sound insulation Professor Valeska Ting
Maria Veyrat Criz-Guzman 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
George Cucu   Professor Stephen Hallett
Anastasios Danezis    
Will Darby    
Sarvesh Dhiman    
Charles De Kergariou Hygromorph materials for 4D printing shape change and environmental sensing Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
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
Philip Druiff    
Huw Edwards    
Matt Etchells    
Zoe Fielden-Stewart    
Ruggero Filippone Advanced high fidelity modelling of woven composites Dr Bassam Elsaied
Joachim Paul Forna Kretuzer Deformation and fracture of ceramic matrix composites for aerospace applications Dr Dong Liu
Pedro Galvez Hernandez   Dr James Kratz
Nikita Gandhi    
Eleni Georgiou 1st Year CDT student Professor Stephen Hallett
Calum Gillespie Photonic muscles: light-switched artificial muscle composites Dr Andrew Conn
Tharan Gordon Novel tow termination technology for high-quality AFP production Dr Eric Kim
Christopher Grace Manufacture, characterisation, and optimisation of WrapToR stiffened skin panels for aerospace applications Dr Ben Woods
Daniel Griffin Development and delivery of cure and material state monitoring within liquid moulding processes for fibre reinforced composites Professor Ian Hamerton
James Griffith 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Bethany Grimes    
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   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
Robbie Herring    
Callum Hill Path to aircraft electrification Professor Richard Trask
Fen Huang   Professor Stephen Hallett
Muhammad Ichwan

Cellulose Crystal Reinforced Electrospun Composite Nanofibres

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Junjie Jiang
Effect of tape termination on delamination
Dr Eric Kim
Nuhaadh Mahid

1st Year CDT student

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Claudia Jimenez Martin    
Anuradha Kamble   Professor Ian Hamerton
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 Lattice cores for high performance sandwich composite structures Dr Giuliano Allegri
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
Athira Anil Kumar   Dr Bassam Elsaied
Jakub Kucera    
David Langston    
Ian Lee 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Olivia Leao Carvalho  Structural efficiency via stiffness adaptation Dr Alberto Pirrera
Emily Leung   Professor Ole Thomsen
Chantal Lewis An investigation into the performance of aligned, discontinuous carbon fibre produced with the scaled-up HiPerDiF process  Professor Ian Hamerton
Qinyu Li   Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Reece Lincoln Imperfection insensitive Continuous Tow Sheared rocket launch structures Dr Rainer Groh
Jack Lindley-Start    
Josh Loughton    
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 Stephen Hallett
Humza Mahmood    
James McArdle   Professor Kevin Potter
Calum McInnes Tow steering for the structural dynamics of launch vehicles Dr Rainer Groh
Hernaldo Mendoza Nava

Bio-inspired sound production using instabilities

Dr Alberto Pirrera
Preetum Mistry    
Francescogiuseppe Morabito

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

Dr Ben Woods
Alexander Moss Topological optimization of large, additively manufactured composite structures with a graded lattice core Dr Alberto Pirrera
Lewis Munshi    
Caroline O'Keeffe   Professor Ivana Partridge
Michael O'Leary Infusion of integrated structures with semi-cured elements Dr James Kratz 
Maria Onoufriou    
Imad Ouachan Nanosilicate modification of rain erosion coatings Professor Carwyn Ward
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
Rikesh Patel 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Chiara Petrillo Development of functional nanocomposites for sustainable energy storage Professor Paul Weaver
Tom Pratt 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
William Proud Framework for life cycle engineering assessment of structural laminates for application to the marine environment Professor Richard Trask
Raul Gomez Quinones

Fast simulation tools for predicting consolidation-induced defects in large-scale aerospace components

Dr Jonathan Belnoue

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
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
Rafael Ruiz Iglesias   Janice Barton
Bethany Russell  Development of light-weight, high mechanical strength carbon fibre composites suitable for turbine blade applications Professor Ian Hamerton
Anagnostis Samanis    
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 Dr Luiz Kawashita
Usman Sikander Dyneema®/carbon hybrid composites – adhesion and wettability Professor Ian Hamerton
Joe Soltan    
Keyao Song  

Dr Mark Schenk

Jonathan Stacey Stiffness tailoring of compliant prestressed composite shells Dr Mark Schenk
Christian STewart 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Patrick Sullivan    
Sean (Xiaoyang) Sun   Professor Michael Wisnom 
Joseph Surmon Design for 4D printing: Modelling of smart porous networks for in-vivo deployment Professor Richard Trask
Owen Taylor    
Phoebe Teuton 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Aree Tongloet   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
James Uzzell

1st Year CDT student

Professor Steve Eichhorn
Mario Valverde Hybrid reinforced thermoplastic composites  Professor Stephen Hallett
Sundararaman Venkatesh Topological morphing of composite structures Professor Paul Weaver
Jing Wang   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
Ed Wheatcroft   Mark Schenk
Toby Wilcox 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Simon Wilkinson    
Lachlan Williams    
Kirk Willicombe Developing novel transportation shells for use in high volume composite preform processes: “The Clamshell Concept” Professor Carwyn Ward
Cameron Woodgate   Professor Steve Eichhorn
George Worden 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
John Worth 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Axel Wowogno 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Gaoyue Xing   Dr Luiz Kawashita
Guofan Xu   Professor Steve Eichhorn
Dankun (Anna) Yang   Professor Valeska Ting
Mengzhu Yang   Dr Mark Schenk
Burak Yavuz 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Meng Yi Song Textile Composites Modelling for Automotive Applications Professor Stephen Hallett
Jibran Yousafzai   Professor Ian Hamerton
Xindi Yu   Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
Lichang Zhu 1st Year CDT student Professor Steve Eichhorn
Maria Zilidou    
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