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Dr Benjamin King Sutton Woods

Dr Benjamin King Sutton Woods

Dr Benjamin King Sutton Woods
B.S. (Maryland), M.S. (Maryland), Ph.D (Maryland)

Lecturer in Aerosopace Structures

Office 0.114 ACCIS
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 33 15845

Summary

Dr. Woods is a Lecturer in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Bristol University.  His research focuses on the development of novel structural solutions to challenging problems in aerospace engineering.   This includes a broad range of work on morphing and adaptive aerostructures, development of low cost, ultra-efficient wound composite truss structures, novel energy storage and actuation methods, and reusable composite tooling solutions.   The research undertaken by Dr. Woods is concept driven and spans a range of disciplines including structures, aerodynamics, mechanics, kinematics, materials, optimization and design.  He uses a variety of analytical, numerical, and experimental tools and techniques to guide technologies from initial conception through increasing levels of technology readiness with a constant view towards commercialization and real world use.

Biography

Dr. Benjamin K.S. Woods earned his PhD in Aerospace Structures from the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland in 2012, having earlier received a B.S. with honors (2005) and M.S. (2007) in Aerospace Engineering from Maryland.  His PhD focused on the development of a novel pneumatic actuator solution for active helicopter rotor blades. He was also heavily involved in Maryland’s World Record breaking Human Powered Helicopter project.  He held a post-doctoral research post (Senior Research Officer) at Swansea University from 2012 to 2015, where he developed a number of morphing aircraft concepts.  He started his current post in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Bristol in August of 2015 as a lecturer in composites design within ACCIS, the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science.  He holds 7 US patents, has authored 23 journal publications, two book chapters, and over 40 conference papers.

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