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ACCIS celebrates its PhD successes

Left to right: Ric Sun, Supratik Mukhopadhyay, Steven Rae, Rafael Luterbacher Mus, Bassam El Said, James Trevarthen, Francesca Pernice. Stephen Hallett

22 July 2016

Congratulations to the eight ACCIS students who graduated on Friday 15 July 2016. The graduates included six members of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (denoted by ‘ACCIS CDT’ below) and two PhD students in advanced composites.

The graduation ceremony, which took place in the Wills Memorial Building, was followed by a drinks reception at Bristol Grammar School, for the students and their guests to celebrate their success. 


In alphabetical order, the graduating PhD students were:

Jamie Blanchfield (2010 ACCIS CDT cohort) (Graduated in absentia)
Thesis title: Unified nonlinear damage model for fatigue delamination onset and growth in fibre reinforced plastics
Supervisors: Prof. Stephen Hallett and Dr Giuliano Allegri

Bassam El Said (2011 ACCIS CDT cohort)
Thesis title: Integrated multi-scale modelling of 3D woven composites
Supervisors: Prof. Stephen Hallett and Dr Dmitry Ivanov

Rafael Luterbacher Mus (2011 ACCIS CDT cohort)
Thesis title: Self-healing for structural applications
Supervisors: Prof. Ian Bond and Prof. Richard Trask

Supratik Mukhopadhyay
Thesis title: Failure of laminates containing embedded wrinkle defects - numerical and experimental study
Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Hallett

Francesca Pernice (2010 ACCIS CDT cohort)
Thesis Title: On delamination migration in composite laminates
Supervisors: Prof. Stephen Hallett, Dr Giuliano Allegri, and Dr Luiz Kawashita

Steven Rae (2010 ACCIS CDT cohort)
Thesis title: Novel self-healing systems: expanding and inhibited healing agents
Supervisors: Prof. Ian Bond, Prof. Richard Trask, and Prof. Duncan Wass

Xiao Chuan (Ric) Sun
Thesis title: Impact modelling of composites
Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Hallett

James Trevarthen (2010 ACCIS CDT cohort)
Thesis title: Towards CNT fibre/polymer composites
Supervisors: Dr Sameer Rahetekar and Prof. Michael Wisnom

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