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ACCIS PhD graduation success

From left to right: Callum, Helene, Kasia, Mark, Laura, Michael, Anna and Qing Stephen Hallett

Professor Paul Weaver, ACCIS CDT Director, (second from right) with the new graduates. From left to right: Helene, Mark, Laura, Anna, Michael, Joanne and Qing.

17 July 2017

The Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) and EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) celebrate the success of their recent graduates.

On Monday 17 July proud family members and academic supervisors gathered at the iconic Wills Memorial Building to watch as 10 ACCIS/ACCIS CDT PhD students were conferred their degrees.

After the graduation ceremony the new graduates and their families joined staff at the Bristol Grammar School for the Department of Aerospace Engineering graduation lunch. The lunch is an eagerly anticipated occasion every year marking the culmination of many years of hard work on the part of the Department's undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In alphabetical order, the full list of graduates is provided below:

Qing Ai (2012 ACCIS CDT cohort)

  • Thesis title: Novel morphing structures for aerofoil flow and noise control purposes
  • Supervisors: Dr Mahdi Azarpeyvand and Professor Paul Weaver

Anna Baker (2012 ACCIS CDT cohort)

  • Thesis title: 4D materials: programming reversible shape change into hydrogels
  • Supervisors: Professor Duncan Wass and Professor Richard Trask

Kasia Boba

  • Thesis title: Development of vascular networks for thermal management in FRP composites
  • Supervisors: Professor Ian Bond and Professor Richard Trask

Michael Dicker (2012 ACCIS CDT cohort)

  • Thesis title: Light and chemistry applied to the control of smart materials and structures
  • Supervisors: Professor Ian Bond, Professor Paul Weaver and Professor Jonathan Rossiter

Laura Edwards (2011 ACCIS CDT cohort)

  • Thesis title: Structural magnetic materials for use in electro-mechanical applications
  • Supervisors: Professor Ian Bond, Professor Phil Mellor and Dr Jason Yon

 Mark Hazzard (2012 ACCIS CDT cohort)

  • Thesis title: Composite armour - from atoms to application
  • Supervisors: Professor Stephen Hallett and Professor Richard Trask

Callum Heath 

  • Thesis title: Integrating form, functionality and fabrication into High Value-Added Complex Structures (HiVACs)
  • Supervisors: Professor Ian Bond and Professor Kevin Potter

 Helene Jones (2012 ACCIS CDT cohort)

  • Thesis title: On laminators in composites design and manufacture
  • Supervisors: Professor Kevin Potter and Dr Carwyn Ward

 Mary Ogunnupebi

  • Thesis title: Effect of non-uniaxial loading on the tensile strength of composite laminates containing circular holes 
  • Supervisors: Professor Michael Wisnom and Professor Stephen Hallett

 Joanne Zhang

  • Thesis title: Carbon nanotubes modified nanocomposites with multiscaled architectures: static mechanical and damping 
  • Supervisors: Professor Fabrizio Scarpa and Professor Hua-Xin Peng

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