The research interests of the group are in structural integrity with a focus on experimental mechanics applied across a range of length scales. Current research projects are in the aerospace, nuclear and biomechanics fields.
Dean of the School of Engineering and AA Griffith Chair of Structural Materials & Mechanics. My research interests are in the acquisition of information-rich measurement data and its use to develop digital representations of complex systems in the aerospace, biological and energy sectors.More
The challenges I am addressing are a standardisation of validation methods, an effective use of full-field measurements in the validation process and interpretation of the validation outcomes to support decisions based on predictions of the computational solid mechanics models. My research currently focuses on macro-scale structural behaviour in aerospace and nuclear engineering sectors.More
My research focuses on how we ensure aircraft structures are safe to use. I do this by: characterising advanced materials, confirming that structures have been correctly designed, and developing methods for inspecting structures. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules covering the analysis and inspection of structures.More
My research focuses on non-destructive testing techniques to detect and monitor damage of aerospace components. I use full-field techniques, combined with processing using image decomposition, to locate cracks or defects in materials during large-scale testing. I also work on methods to compare these experimental datasets to computer simulations of the behaviour of these components.More
My research aims to understand the microstructure of fiber reinforced composite laminates used in engineering structures. I utilize image processing techniques to reconstruct the three-dimensional microstructure of composite materials from the images obtained by experimental methods. The in-depth knowledge of microstructures is used to understand the properties of composite materials.
My work involves developing compact low-cost structural health monitoring systems for the aviation industry. I perform a range of tasks from developing new software for the systems to conducting installations on industrial tests. The primary focus of my work is to make the structures of the future safer.
My research consists of investigating how we can determine if we trust the outputs of models when the amount of experimental data for comparison is limited. For many industries, data acquisition is restricted, and this means it is more difficult to validate models within these industries. Therefore, I am looking at how we can incorporate sparse datasets into existing validation frameworks.
I am visualising nanoparticles with an optical microscope. This can be done using the phenomena of caustics, which are 3D patterns of light caused by diffraction. I will design an in-situ instrument which uses this technique to analyse the effluent stream from the decommissioning of the Sellafield ponds.
My research consists of studying how hydrogen and radiation together influence crack growth in steels. In nuclear reactors, conditions exist where hydrogen can dissolve into steels while also being exposed to radiation. This causes microstructural changes and leads to embrittlement. I am trying to understand how these small-scale changes lead to macroscopic differences in crack growth.
The aim of my project is to investigate the potential impact of an integrated nuclear digital environment on the design and regulation of fusion powerplants.
The focus of my research is on improving the structural assessment of aerospace composites using non-destructive evaluation based models, such that better predictions of the carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) components failure can be made in industry, thus saving time, money and labour cost.
Credibility is a measure of trustworthiness, or when applied to a model, the willingness of a person to base decisions on predictions obtained from that model. My research examines the factors such as consistency and concordance that indicate that a model is likely credible in the absence of traditional validation methods.
My research aims to develop tracking technologies to better characterize and quantify nanoparticles motion in order to study their interaction with biological systems such as vitreous fluid and retinal epithelial cells, for the production of novel optimized drug delivery mechanisms in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
My research interest is the reshaping behaviour of fibre metal laminates during the thermomechanical forming process. I am looking for innovative techniques improving the forming quality and reducing the forming cost of fibre metal laminates.
I am a recent graduate of the University of Liverpool where I obtained my masters degree in aerospace engineering. My research is in conjunction with the National Nuclear Laboratory in Workington and is about using Laser Doppler Velocimetry to analyse flow patterns in pipes to inform the creation of accurate Computational Fluid Dynamics models for use by the National Nuclear Laboratory in new modular reactors.
My research is focused on developing a technique to understand the behaviours of complicated materials during loading. This technique will be demonstrated on different loading scenarios with different materials to quantify its robustness. This will help engineers to develop more efficient structures, by reducing both emissions and material wastage.