Project ProGrESS met for two days at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Composites Group (ACG) facilities and at the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC) as work starts on the three-year project in composites recycling and sustainability.
Four members of the ACG virtually attended and presented research at the 41st Risø International Symposium on Materials Science. The event was organised and hosted by the Technical University of Denmark.
We are currently seeking an outstanding and committed graduate to undertake research in the area of Polymer Composite Structures for Processing Corrosive Fluids. 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.
Dr Liu Yang and PhD student Wichain Chailad attended the 2019 International Rubber Conference conference held at the Kia Oval, London at which Wichain gave an oral presentation on his first year PhD studies in the session on friction and erosion of rubber.
Five members of the Advanced Composites Group attended two different conferences held in Portugal. Prof Jim Thomason spoke at the International Conference on Natural Fibres, while a group of post-docs and PhD students presented at the International Conference on Mechanics of Composites.
Undergraduate student Muzamil Irfan has won a second award for his 4th year research project “Regenerating the strength of thermally recycled fibre reinforcement for reuse in composite applications”. Following an award from IMechE, his work was recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society as the Best Aeronautical Engineering Project at University of Strathclyde for the 2017-18 academic year.
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.
The objective of DACOMAT is to develop more damage tolerant and damage predictable low cost composite materials, for use in large load carrying structures such as wind turbine blades, bridges and buildings.
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.
As a recipient of a Scottish Crucible 2017 award, Dr Yang attended the Research Awards Reception hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The evening celebrated a group of leading researchers from across Scotland, who has collectively been granted over £2M in support by RSE.
Glass fibre manufacturing group Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation visited our group to learn more about our facilities and our leading composites research capabilities, with a view to possible future collaboration.
Second year postgraduate student Sairah Bashir has recently been awarded two bursaries to help fund her travel to a conference to present work on strength regeneration of thermally damaged glass fibres
Dr Liu Yang attended the annual UK Subsea Expo in Aberdeen to showcase his team's work on polymer aerogel insulation blankets. This project is a collaboration between our group, Blueshift International Materials Inc and the Oil & Gas Innovation Center.
ACG is pleased to announce that José Luis Rudeiros-Fernández successfully defended his thesis “Improving the Impact Performance of Injection Mouldable Natural Fibres Polyolefin Compounds for Lightweight Automotive Applications”
Fourth year undergraduate student Ross Anderson has been recognised by the IMechE for meritorious performance in his honours research project “Strengthening thermally conditioned glass fibre for composites recycling”
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