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Professor Stephen Hallett

Professor Stephen Hallett

Professor Stephen Hallett
B.Sc.(Cape Town), D.Phil.(Oxon.)

Professor in Composite Structures

Area of research

Composite failure mechanisms and numerical modelling

Office 0.58
Advanced Composites Ctre for Innovation,
and Science (ACCIS), University of Bristol BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 33 15313


Dr Hallett is a member of the Advance Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS). His principal research interests are:


  • Composite failure mechansims
  • Cohesive zone formulations for finite element analysis
  • 3D Reinforced Composites
  • Impact damage and high rate effects
  • Fatigue of Composites


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Prof. Hallett obtained a BSc in mechanical engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1993. After this he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to complete his D.Phil at the University of Oxford where he studied impact damage in composite materials on a Rolls-Royce supported project.

Before joining the University of Bristol as a research associate in 2000 he worked at Ove Arup and Partners. There he gained experience of vehicle crash worthiness and safety as well as finite element analysis techniques. He was appointed as a lecturer in Aerospace Structures in 2002, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007 and Professor in 2013. He is currently Technical Director for the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) for composites based in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) at the University of Bristol.


  • composite materials finite element analysis

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