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Jonathan Belnoue

Dr Jonathan Belnoue

The University of Bristol

University of Bristol


Jonathan Belnoue

Jonathan Belnoue is Lecturer in Composites Process Simulation at the University of Bristol since August 2021. He holds a joint appointment with the National Composite Centre (NCC) where he spends about half of his time. Before that, he was awarded a D.Phil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford in 2011. He joined the University of Bristol as a Research Associate the same year. In the last 8 years, his research has focused on the development of efficient, physics-based numerical models for the simulation of the manufacturing process of real-size composite structures. Some of his current research interests include the use of numerical models to help mitigate manufacturing-induced defect in composites, the use of simulations to support the development of new manufacturing processes and the creation of composite manufacture digital twins and digital shadows. Jonathan has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal papers and has secured over £2 milllions of funding as PI and Co-I to support original research. He is currently a Co-I on the EPSRC grant Composites: Made Faster – Rapid, physics-based simulation tools for composite manufacture where he investigates real-time composite manufacturing simulations through the use of machine learning models trained from virtual data.

Jonathan has a longstanding involvement with the Hub (i.e. he has been a researcher on the core project Defgen of the CIMComp grant, and worked on 2 Hub feasibility studies). He was a Co-I on the Fibre-steered Forming Technology core project (and preceding feasibility study) and currently leads the Synergy project A numerical tool to aid Design-for-Manufacture of injection over-moulded composite parts .

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