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.
We are currently seeking an outstanding and committed graduate to undertake research in the area of Polymer Composite Structures for Processing Corrosive Fluids. This fully funded PhD position is open to candidates from the UK and EU.
A proposal to develop a cost effective, commercially viable recycling process for wind turbine blades has been awarded funding from the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub.