Our staff and researchers

Our research group is structured into three principal foci: composites engineering (fibres or particles embedded in a matrix), civil and structural materials (composites, concrete and steel) and structural integrity (composites, metals and alloys). Staff who work in these areas are listed below.

We also have a number of visiting researchers and research degree students. They are listed below, detailing the projects they are working on.  

Composites engineering staff

Research degree candidates

Paul Arnold (candidate for MPhil/PhD - commenced October 2018)

Self-Sensing and Energy-Harvesting (SSEH) composite materials for coastal infrastructure

Supervisors: Sung-Hwan Jang, Alison Raby and John Summerscales

Aissa Bouaissi 

Development of a new concrete for marine environment using high volume of industrial by-products

Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Dave Easterbrook

James Butler (candidate for MPhil/PhD - commenced October 2018)

Development of a novel antibacterial resin-based silver nanocoating to protect patients from bioaerosol infections in hospitals

Supervisor: Dr Alexander Besinis

Jak Chaos

Fatigue-induced precipitation in engineering materials

Supervisor: Alistair Cree

Kunjie Fan 

Fire performance assessment of concrete materials with supplemental cementitious materials

Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Dave Easterbrook (Chinese Scholarship)

Jie Ji

Fatigue analysis of reinforced concrete in the marine environment

Supervisor: Shanshan Cheng

Casper Kruger

Effect of complex geometry on closed form FRP analytical methods i.e. CLT, CBT, plate and shell deflection

Director of studies: Jasper Graham-Jones

Adam Kyte

Microarterial anastomosis in reconstructive surgery; anumerical study of thefactors affecting anastomosis patency

Supervisor: Richard Pemberton

Matthew Prowse (candidate for MPhil/PhD - commenced October 2018)

Fishing Boat Stability, examining construction and cultural factors withinthe UK South West

Supervisor: Dr Jasper Graham-Jones

Jihad Taha

Development of an integrated approach for smart virtual factories based on Model Bases Systems Engineering and Cyber Phyxial Systems Approach

Director of studies: Vahid Salehi (Munich Node)

Matthias Wimmer 

FlexForCfK: development of a form flexible tooling system for the production of curved CFRP parts

Supervisors: Christoph Maurer and Frank Abraham (UoP Munich Node)

Qi Ye 

Structural performance of floating marine energy devices 

Supervisor: Shanshan Chang

Nanting Yu 

The buckling behaviour of cold-formed steel built-up channel beams with web perforations

Supervisor: Boksun Kim


Sahar Elaiwi 

Analysis and design of castellated beams

Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Boksun Kim

Mohammed Al-Bahrani 

The Manufacture and Testing of Self-Sensing CNT Nanocomposites for Damage Detecting Applications

Supervisors: Alistair Cree, Jasper Graham-Jones and Sourajyoti Basu (Iraqi Ministry of Oil funding)