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CIMComp Researchers listed below in alphabetical order:

David Ayre

Dr David Ayre

Dr Ayre is a CIMComp Platform Fellow located at Cranfield University and is currently researching novel composite/metal joints and toughening of thermosetting resins and composites. d.s.ayre@cranfield.ac.uk

Jonathan Belnoue

Dr Jonathan Belnoue

Jonathan Belnoue is a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol working on the compaction behaviour of carbon fibre prepreg material jonathan.belnoue@bristol.ac.uk

Auréle Bras

Dr Auréle Bras

Auréle Bras is a Research Fellow at Cranfield University and is working on the Compression Moulding of Multi-Architecture Composites (CMMC) project. His research area id ‘Multi-Comp: High Volume Manufacture of Lightweight Carbon Fibre Composites. a.bras@cranfield.ac.uk

Louise Brown

Dr Louise Brown

Louise Brown is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham whose research area is TexGen Geometric Textile Modelling louise.brown@nottingham.ac.uk

Lawrence Cook

Dr Lawrence Cook

Lawrence Cook is a Research Fellow at  Cranfield University and is working on the Structural Joints project ‘Manufacturing Structural Joints in CFRP using Embedded Metallic Components l.s.cook@cranfield.ac.uk

Dennis Crowley

Mr Dennis Crowley

Dennis Crowley is a Research Assistant at the University of Bristol and is working on challenging design rules to deliver a step change in composites manufacture. dennis.crowley@bristol.ac.uk

Andreas Endruweit

Dr Andreas Endruweit

Andreas Endruweit is a Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham. He is working on the Multi-scale modelling project looking specifically at ‘Stochastic multi-scale modelling of resin flow to predict defect formation in Liquid Composite Moulding processes’. andreas.endruweit@nottingham.ac.uk

Frank Gommer

Dr Frank Gommer

Frank Gommer is a Research Fellow based at The University of Nottingham and is working on the prediction of composite properties based on the detection of manufacture induced variability. F.Gommer@nottingham.ac.uk

Eric Kim

Dr Eric Kim

Eric Kim is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Bristol whose research area is Advanced Continuous Shearing for Next Generation AFP Technology B.C.Eric.Kim@bristol.ac.uk

Vivek Koncherry

Dr Vivek Koncherry

Vivek Koncherry is a Research Associate at The University of Manchester working on the Innovative Preforms project and his research area is ‘Multifunctional Carbon Fibre Flat Tape for Composites’. vivek.koncherry@manchester.ac.uk

Anastasia Koutsomitopoulou

Dr Anastasia Koutsomitopoulou

Anastasia Koutsomitopoulou is a Research Fellow at University of Bristol working on the Complex Geometries project and her research area is ‘Automated Dry Fibre Placement (ADFP). an.koutsomitopoulou@bristol.ac.uk

James Kratz

Dr James Kratz

James Kratz is a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol and is working on the DefGen project and his research area if ‘Improving the Damage Tolerance in Composite Joints with Tufting  james.kratz@bristol.ac.uk

Mikhail Matveev

Dr Mikhail Matveev

Mikhail Matveev is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham working on Robustness-performance Optimisation for Automated Composites Manufacture emxmm@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Oliver Nixon-Pearson

Dr Oliver Nixon-Pearson

Oliver Nixon-Pearson is a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. on5405@bristol.ac.uk

Sree Shankhachur Roy

Dr Sree Shankhachur Roy

Shankhachur Roy is a Research Associate in the University of Manchester. He is currently involved in the project of “Compression moulding of multi-architecture composites”. His principle research area includes development of composite tubes using Braiding and Filament winding as a hybrid preforming technique.  shankhachur.roy@manchester.ac.uk

Carwyn Ward

Dr Carwyn Ward

Carwyn Ward is a Research Fellow and Lecturer based at the University of Bristol. He is working on the Novel approaches to the manufacture of complex geometries from broad goods project. C.Ward@bristol.ac.uk

Zeshan Yousaf

Dr Zeshan Yousaf

Zeshan Yousaf is a Research Associate at The University of Manchester. He is working on the research project of Compression Moulding of Multi-Architecture Composites. zeshan.yousaf@manchester.ac.uk

Xuesen Zeng

Dr Xuesen Zeng

Xuesen Zeng is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham working on Fibre Architecture Optimisation in Manufacturing 3D Fibre Reinforced Composites xuesen.zeng@nottingham.ac.uk

 

CIMComp PhD students listed below in alphabetical order:

David Corbridge

Mr David Corbridge

David Corbridge is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham working on the Multi-Scale Modelling Project researching the Hybrid Composites of Continuous and Random Carbon Fibres Architectures for High Volume Automotive Applications emxdc@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Mike Elkington

Mr Mike Elkington

Mike Elkington is located at Bristol University. He is currently undertaking a DTC PhD on ‘Improving composite production through detailed monitoring of the layup process.’ michael.elkington@bristol.ac.uk

Anthony Evans

Mr Anthony Evans

Anthony Evans is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham researching High Volume Production of Next-Generation Hybrid Composite Architectures eaxae@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Mayank Gautam

Mr Mayank Gautam

Mayank Gautam is a PhD student at the University of Manchester researching Multi-functional preforming with braiding mayank.gautam-3@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Jamie Hartley

Mr Jamie Hartley

Jamie Hartley is a PhD student at University of Bristol working on the Complex Geometries project and his research area is ‘Crash Simulation of Tufted Sandwich Components for Automotive Applications’. Jh9799@bristol.ac.uk

Roumen Ivanov

Mr Roumen Ivanov

Roumen Ivanov is a part-time PhD student at the University of Manchester researching Automated Placement and Draping for High Performance Composites roumen.ivanov@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Khayale Jan

Mr Khayale Jan

Khayale Jan is a PhD student based at The University of Manchester. He is supervised by Dr Prasad Potluri and his PhD is in Development & Modelling of Multi-Axial Textile Preforms / Braiding. khayalejan@gmail.com

Helene Jones

Ms Helene Jones

Helene Jones is a PhD student at the University of Bristol whose research area is Exploring Discrete Tools as Aids in Composites Manufacturing helene.jones@bristol.ac.uk

Shashitha Kularatna

Mr Shashitha Kularatna

Shashitha Kularatna is a PhD student at University of Bristol working on the Complex Geometries project and his research area is ‘Low Cost Gamified Training for Composite Layup’. sk0687@bristol.ac.uk

Paul Liddel

Mr Paul Liddel

Paul Liddel is a PhD student at Cranfield University whose research area is Transforming Composite Structural Design by use of SHM p.d.liddel@cranfield.ac.uk

Diego Lombetti

Mr Diego Lombetti

Diego Lombetti is based at Cranfield University and is a PhD student within CIMComp. His PhD is in hybridised composites by tufting. d.m.lombetti@cranfield.ac.uk

Dhavalkumar Patel

Mr Dhavalkumar Patel

Dhaval Patel is a PhD student at the University of Manchester working on influence of weft insertion method on carbon fibre weaving and composite properties. Dhavalkumar.patel@manchester.ac.uk

Kinjalkumar Patel

Mr Kinjalkumar Patel

Kinjalkumar Patel is a PhD student at the University of Manchester working on Functional Multi-scale Composites by Modification of Fibrous Reinforcement kinjalkumar.patel@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Dave Pollard

Mr Dave Pollard

Dave Pollard is a PhD student at the University of Bristol on the FARSCOPE DTC, and his research area is looking into control for 3D printed core development.
dp0084@bristol.ac.uk

Alvaro Silva Coballero

Mr Alvaro Silva Coballero

Alvaro Silva Coballero is based at The University of Manchester and is studying for his PhD, his research is on robot forming of aerospace composites/AFP. Alvaro.silvacaballero@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Satvinder Singh Pardesi

Mr Satvinder Singh Pardesi

Satvinder Singh Pardesi is a PhD student at Cranfield University who is working on ‘Design and Manufacturing Process for Embedding Optical Fibres and their Connectors in Fibre Reinforced Composites’. s.pardesi@cranfield.ac.uk

Jamie Snudden

Mr Jamie Snudden

Jamie Snudden is a PhD student at the University of Bristol working on Reforming Composites from Scrap Material for Energy Absorption Purposes j.p.snudden@bristol.ac.uk

Matthew Such

Mr Matthew Such

Matthew Such is a PhD student at the University of Bristol working on Intelligent Composite Layup by the Application of Discrete Technologies mathew.such@bristol.ac.uk

Adam Thompson

Mr Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson is a PhD student at the University of Bristol working on Deformation Modelling of Dry Fabrics Adam.thompson@bristol.ac.uk

Yuwei Wang

Ms Yuwei Wang

Yuwei Wang is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham working on Optimisation of Composite Reinforcement Formability eaxyw2@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Emily Withers

Ms Emily Withers

Emily Withers is a PhD student working at University of Bristol working on the Complex Geometries project and her research area is ‘Test Bed Development for Tuft Quality Visualisation and Analysis’. emily.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Shibo Yan

Mr Shibo Yan

Shibo Yan is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham working on 3D Textile Optimisation emxsy@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Evangelos Zympeloudis

Mr Evangelos Zympeloudis

Evangelos Zympeloudis is a PhD student at University of Bristol working on the Complex Geometries project and his research area is ‘Automated High-Volume Production of Complex Composite Parts (CMTS). ez13369@bristol.ac.uk

 

CIMComp IDC EngD students listed below in alphabetical order:

Harry Barnard

Mr Harry Barnard

Project Title: Composite to metal joining methodologies for high tensile load applications (NOV Elmar / Cranfield University)
H.Barnard@cranfield.ac.uk

Ashley Barnes

Mr Ashley Barnes

Project Title: An investigation into aerofoil thickness and weight control using Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) of pre-impregnated epoxy based carbon slit tows (Rolls-Royce Plc / University of Bristol)
ashley.barnes@rolls-royce.com

Pete Calvert

Mr Pete Calvert

Project Title: Pursuit of a repeatedly defect free, in tolerance as-moulded component through development of data-driven, adaptive, capable preforming and moulding processes irrespective of process variation (Rolls-Royce Plc / University of Bristol)
peter.calvert@rolls-royce.com

Harry Clegg

Mr Harry Clegg

Project Title: Exploring the possibilities and pushing the boundaries of TTR (National Composites Centre / University of Bristol)
hc14415@bristol.ac.uk

Alex Cochrane

Mr Alex Cochrane

Project Title: Virtual manufacturing: validation of laminate deformation processes in automated composite material deposition and moulding (Rolls-Royce / University of Bristol)
alexander.cochrane@bristol.ac.uk

Mattia Di-Francesco

Mr Mattia Di-Francesco

Project Title: AFP technology material/deposition optimisation (National Composites Centre / University of Bristol)
mattia.difrancesco@bristol.ac.uk

Vincent Gill

Mr Vincent Gill

Project Title: The impact of scaling component size and production rate on composite manufacturing process, technical capability and cost (Rolls-Royce / University of Bristol)
vincent.gill@bristol.ac.uk

Dimitris Karanatsis

Mr Dimitris Karanatsis

Project Title: Advanced CFRP simulation for the development of fabric architectures and process improvement (Formax / The University of Nottingham)
ezxdk3@nottingham.ac.uk

Ffion Martin

Ms Ffion Martin

Project Title: Design of preforms for resin infusion technologies (Jaguar Land Rover Ltd / The University of Nottingham)
ezxfm@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Oli Parks

Mr Oli Parks

Project Title: The future of composites for marine applications (Aviation Enterprises Limited/ University of Bristol)
op1002@bristol.ac.uk

Laura Pickard

Ms Laura Pickard

Project Title: Investigation of new “pressure testbed” system and application to composites testing and manufacture (National Composites Centre / University of Bristol)
lp3925@bristol.ac.uk

Laxman Sivanathan

Mr Laxman Sivanathan

Project Title: Developing Process Control in Contact Moulding and Infusion Processing for Low Cost High Volume Manufacture of Critical Safety Products (Jo Bird Ltd / University of Bristol)
Laxman.Sivanathan@jobird.co.uk

Ben Slater

Mr Ben Slater

Project Title: Development of local through thickness reinforcement material and reinforcement architectures to achieve effective delamination management and tailored mechanical performance (Rolls-Royce / University of Bristol)
ben.slater@bristol.ac.uk

Laura Veldenz

Miss Laura Veldenz

Project Title: Automated preforming technologies optimisation and integration (National Composites Centre / University of Bristol)
lv14989@bristol.ac.uk

Petar Zivkovic

Mr Petar Zivkovic

Project Title: Improvements and innovations in Automated Fibre Placement (Rolls-Royce / University of Bristol)
pz14559@bristol.ac.uk