Dr Adam Joesbury is a Platform Fellow in Polymer Composites at the University of Nottingham. His work has strong links with the Hub Core project "Technologies framework for Automated Dry Fibre Placement". Adam has a BSc Hons in Physics with Experimental Physics, an MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design, and a PhD in Materials Science. Following the completion of his MSc he worked for several years at Airbus UK, where he held engineering roles within the A400M and A350 programmes. His PhD thesis was entitled “New Approaches to Composite Metal Joining” and formed part of the Bridging the Divide project within the EPSRC funded Cranfield University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre. Following his time at Cranfield Adam joined the University of Manchester as Knowledge Exchange Fellow for Composites Engineering, performing laboratory-based research together with project management as part of AMSCI, NATEP, Innovate UK, and Horizon 2020 funded projects in support of industry relevant R&D. Adam’s research experience has been complimented by employment within composite materials development SME companies. .