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Professor Kevin Potter

Professor Kevin Potter

Professor Kevin Potter
PhD, CEng, BSc

Professor in Composites Manufacture

Office 0.54a
Advanced Composites Ctre for Innovation & Science,
(ACCIS), University of Bristol BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 33 15277

Summary

Since joining the University of Bristol I have been responsible for developing and running a number of research programmes in the general area of advanced materials and manufacturing.

These include looking at innovative approaches to composite structures, generating an understanding of dimensional variability in composite components, developing technology to control crack propagation in bonded joints and improving the understanding of reinforcement deformation and drape over the tool geometry.
I am also interested in the design process and in the training of practicing designers in the use of new materials. I act as Enterprise Leader for Aerospace Engineering with the aim of encouraging enterprise among both students and staff.

Biography

Kevin Potter gained a BSc in Materials Science from Imperial College of Science and Technology in 1974, and has spent almost all his career since then working with the design, manufacture and assessment of composite products, mostly in an industrial setting.

Since joining the University of Bristol he has been responsible for developing and running a number of research programmes in the general area of materials and manufacturing. These include looking at innovative approaches to composite structures, generating an understanding of dimensional variability in composite components, developing technology to control crack propagation in bonded joints and improving the understanding of reinforcement deformation and drape over the tool geometry. Almost all of the work is carried out in collaboration with industrial companies such as Airbus, Agusta Westland and Bombardier.

Keywords

  • advanced materials
  • composites
  • product design
  • manufacturing
  • enterprise

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