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Professor Richard Trask

Professor Richard Trask

Professor Richard Trask
B.Eng., MSc, PhD(Soton.)


Office 0.110
Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS),
University of Bristol, Queen's Building BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 42 83372

Research summary

Professor Trask is a member of the Bristol Composites Institutes (formly ACCIS), working in the field of Multifunctional Composites and Additive Manufacturing.

The focus of his research is directed towards the development of biologically inspired composite materials and structures, at the interface of engineering-chemistry-biological sciences, specifically targeted towards synthetic fibrous polymer composite materials in high performance applications. Nature has developed materials, objects and processes that function from the nanoscale to the macroscale. The aim of Professor Trask’s work is to mimic these systems to develop innovative and ingenious methods of adding functionality to advanced fibre reinforced polymer composite materials.

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Professor Richard Trask is the Professor of Advanced Materials at the University of Bristol in the Bristol Composites Institute. He is also an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Early Career Fellow (Engineering Fellowships for Growth - June 2014 to May 2019).

Professor Trask completed a first degree in Materials Science and Engineering before commencing employment as Research Scientist in the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) and ultimately secured the role of Technology Leader and Advisor for UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). He developed an interest in advanced composite materials for and undertook a PhD sponsored by the Royal ...

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