EDI Champion and Innovation Fellow
Dr Connie Qian is a Research Fellow within the Automotive Composites Research Centre at WMG, and is the lead of the simulation team within ACRC. Connie joined the Hub in 2019 as an Innovation Fellow working on the project ‘Numerical simulation of high-rate compression moulding of combined SMC and prepreg’. Her fellowship project focuses on developing novel experimental characterisation methods and finite element based material models for carbon fibre SMC and prepreg.
Prior to joining WMG in 2018, she was a PhD candidate and later a postgraduate research fellow based in the polymer composites group at the University of Nottingham, where she worked on a number of projects in multi-scale material modelling, structural analysis and optimisation and manufacturing process simulation for automotive composites.