Educated to PhD level with 5 years of research experience in the field of advanced composite materials. Possessing sound knowledge and experience in accelerated weathering, mechanical testing and characterisation of carbon fibre composites.
As well as excellent experience in nano-composites production and characterisation. Considerable experience in teaching and student supervision.
The main focus of my research is on the long-term lifetime behaviour of polymers composites. I am currently working on industrial research projects studying moisture absorption and its effect on mechanical and physical properties of carbon fibre reinforced epoxy and carbon fibre reinforced phenolic composites. Mechanical testes include tensile, compression, shear, strain energy release and interlaminar shear. A variety of analysis techniques (DSC, TGA, FTIR, DMA) for investigation of physical properties.