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 novel aerogel composites. This PhD position is open to UK and EU candidates.
Undergraduate student Muzamil Irfan has been acknowledged for the contribution of his research into “Regenerating the strength of thermally recycled fibre reinforcement for reuse in composite applications” and has received the IMechE sponsored award for the best project of the academic year.