Imperial College London
Professor Paul Robinson is Reader in Mechanics of Composites and Head of The Composites Centre at Imperial College London. His research has included the development and investigation of tests for characterising delamination resistance and the development of methods for predicting delamination growth in composite components due to static loading and fatigue. His interest in failure mechanics of composites has developed beyond delamination to include test methods for the through-thickness properties of laminates, the energy absorption characteristics of sandwich panel structures and the application of interlaminar toughness tests to through-thickness reinforced composite laminates. Recently he has also been developing tests for measuring the energy absorption associated with in-plane failure modes of composites for use in general failure modelling of composite structures.