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.
The ACG will begin work in 2018 as part of the Horizon 2020 DaCoMat project. This exciting project represents 5 EU countries, including 1 Independent Research Organisation, 3 Universities and 8 Companies and will cover the full industrial value chain.
We are currently seeking an outstanding and committed graduate to undertake research in the area of self-healing rubbers. This PhD position is open to candidates of all nationalities.