University of Glasgow
Dr Philip Harrison is Senior Lecturer in Materials in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Glasgow University where his research is concerned with the experimental characterisation and numerical modelling of a broad range of materials including textile composites, smart materials (magneto-rheological elastomers and shape memory polymers) and polymeric foams. Prior to working at Glasgow, Dr Harrison conducted materials-related research in several internationally leading groups in Europe, including: The Composites Group at the University of Nottingham, UK (2001-2005), The Materials Group in the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands (1999-2001), The Centre de Mise en Forme in the Ecole des Mines de Paris, France (1997-1999) and The Rheology Group in the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, UK (1992-1997). Dr Harrison served as President of the Scottish Association of Metals (2013-2015) and has been a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers since 2006 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He leads the Feasibility Study 'Multi-Step Thermoforming of Multi-Cavity, Multi-Axial Advanced Thermoplastic Composite Parts'.