Chair of the Postgraduate Development Committee
Professor Ivana Partridge is Chair of the Postgraduate Development Committee for the Hub. She is Professor in Composites Processing within the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation & Science (ACCIS) group at the University of Bristol. She directs the £7M multi-partner EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Manufacture, with particularly close links to the National Composites Centre and the industry sector. Her long-term research interests include thermoset resin and composite toughening, through-thickness reinforcement of composites, composite process control and polymer-metal-fibre hybridization. Her past research has been funded mainly by EPSRC grants, but also by EU and direct industry programmes. Professor Partridge is Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) and the current Vice-Chair of the British Composites Society, whom she represents in the national Composites Leadership Forum. She is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.