Chrysoula Aza has recently joined the University of Bath as a Research Associate on the Core Project; Design Simulation Tools and Process Improvements for NCF Forming, where she will be working on understanding the ply mechanics of non-crimp fabrics (NCFs) and the effect of tool geometry on forming behaviour.
Chrysoula has a BSc and MSc in Structural Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace. Her MSc research work on multifunctional cementitious nanocomposites sparked her interest in advanced composite materials. Chrysoula obtained a PhD in Advanced Composites from the Bristol Composites Institute at the University of Bristol, with her PhD focusing on the structural analysis of assemblies of nonlinear composite structures with helical architectures. Chrysoula has also worked for iCOMAT, a spin-out company from the University of Bristol, that develops automated composite material deposition machines with defect-free fibre steering capabilities.