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.
As a recipient of a Scottish Crucible 2017 award, Dr Yang attended the Research Awards Reception hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The evening celebrated a group of leading researchers from across Scotland, who has collectively been granted over £2M in support by RSE.
Second year postgraduate student Sairah Bashir attended the 2017 International Conference on Glass in Prague to present her work on regenerating the strength of thermally damaged glass fibres.