Advanced Composites Group

The Advanced Composites Group is dedicated to both fundamental scientific and industrial oriented research in the area of polymeric and composite materials. Our research activities have the primary goal of determining structure – (re)processing – performance relationships and tailoring composite materials for specific requirements in engineering applications.

Our capabilities range from the micro to macro scale and cover experimental materials research as well as modelling. Our areas of inquiry include fibre reinforcement performance, single fibre interface testing, fibre recycling and regeneration, composite processing and testing and polymer aerogel composites.

Latest news

    • New PhD opportunity

      An exciting new PhD opportunity titled "Synthesis and Parametric study of Novel Aerogel Composite" has recently opened. The closing date for applications is 19 May 2017.

    • Subsea Expo 2017

      Dr Liu Yang attended the annual UK Subsea Expo in Aberdeen to showcase his team's work on polymer aerogel insulation blankets. This project is a collaboration between our group, Blueshift International Materials Inc and the Oil & Gas Innovation Center.

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