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.
In February 2019 the ACG were kindly given a tour of the facilities at BAMG where routine maintenance of British Airways fleet aircraft is carried out
Prof Thomason reviewed the latest ACG research on the Fibre-Matrix Interfaces in Glass Fibre Composites in an invited paper at the 33rd Şişecam Glass Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey, 2nd November 2018.