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 Out-of-Autoclave manufacture of fibre reinforced composites. This fully funded PhD position is open to candidates from the UK and EU.
ACG lead, Dr Liu Yang, has been awarded a four year industrial fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering. This fellowship is sponsored by the Weir Group and Weir Advanced Research Centre. He received the award at a ceremony in London in September 2019.