Dr Dominic Palubiski is a Research Associate, at The University of Bristol. Dominic has recently worked on the Hub feasibility study ‘Advanced Dynamic Repair Solutions for Sustainable Composites (ADDRESS)’ and is currently working on the Hub funded project ‘Modular infusion and modular forming for de-risking manufacturing and sustainable use of structures’. Both projects investigate the use of Covalent Adaptive Networks (CANs) as matrix for composite materials. The ADDRESS project aimed to investigate composite repair by allowing interlaminar failure to be healed back while maintaining fibre integrity. His current project is utilizing CANs ability to ‘soften’ (above a certain temperature) without sacrificing structural integrity to reduce the complexity of component deployment. This is envisioned through the manufacturing of simpler, planar, panels, and their reshaping into complex geometries in-situ using the vitrimer matrix inserts as hinges.
Dominic obtained a masters in chemistry in 2016, and his Ph.D. at the Bristol Composites Institute in 2021 researching diamond manufacture and nanocomposite design.