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 March 2019 PhD student Ashlee Espinoza travelled to Santiago, Chile to visit facilities operated by her project funder the Weir Group
Three new PhD students begin their research with us in early 2019; Shima Dayarian, Miguel Ubago Torres and Sheik Malik.