Research degree candidates and recently completed research degrees

Research degree candidates

Paul Arnold

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

Supervisors: John Summerscales, Alison Raby and Chris Bowen (University of Bath).

Richard Arundal

On-Orbit Manufacturing for Aerospace Structures

Supervisor Jasper Graham-Jones

Aissa Bouaissi 

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

Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Dave Easterbrook

Benjamin Bryant

Contaminates within ultraviolet polymers with reference to additive manufacturing

Supervisors:Jasper Graham-Jones, Richard Pemberton and John Summerscales

Gabriela Gonzalez Chan (October 2022 start)

Developing a prototype to model spasticity and hypertonia as a tool to improve clinical teaching and research outcomes

Supervisors: Hilary Gunn, Jon Marsden and Alexander Besinis

Chun Yin Choi (started October 2022)

Investigation of the release and behaviour of plastic nanofibers to air and the marine environment

Supervisor: Alex Besinis

Kunjie Fan 

Fire performance assessment of concrete materials with supplemental cementitious materials

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

Ruadan (Rudi) Geraghty

Glass reinforced plastics (GRP) end-of-life boats

Supervisors: Richard Pemberton, Jasper Graham-Jones and John Summerscales

Karolina Jablonka (October 2022 start)

Development of an in-vitro modelling system to improve and validate intraocular lenses efficacy for cataract patients

Supervisors: Phillip Buckhurst, Hetal Buckhurst and Alexander Besinis

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

Bisma Mannan (started October 2021)

Developing computational tool of safer decommissioning plan for ships and offshore structures through condition assessment

Supervisor: Jahir Rizvi

Sian Morgan (started October 2020)

Nano silver-hydroxyapatite coatings for improved abutment integrity for periodontal health

Supervisors: Alexander Besinis

Badr Moutik (started January 2022)

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for luxury yacht manufacture (sponsored by Princess Yachts)

Supervisors: John Summerscales, Jasper Graham-Jones and Richard Pemberton

Benjamin O'Driscoll (started October 2018)

Biosensing with Graphene Field Effect Transistors (GFETs)

Supervisor: Shakil Awan

Carol Primmer (started October 2022)

Developing high performance, durable graphene oxide concrete for structural applications in the coastal environment

Supervisor: Boksun Kim

Matthew Prowse

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

Supervisor: Dr Jasper Graham-Jones

Owais Raja 

Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) on recycled fishing net using the SimaPro Life Cycle Assessment software

Supervisors: Jasper Graham-Jones and John Summerscales

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)

Christopher Tomlin (started October 2022)

Structural composites made from recycled plastics

Supervisors: Jasper Graham-Jones and John Summerscales

Simon Weait

Improvement of the thermal properties of Fused Filament Fabricated co-polymers for use in extreme and high temperature environments

Supervisor: Jasper Graham-Jones

Qi Ye 

Structural performance of floating marine energy devices 

Supervisor: Shanshan Chang

Recently completed research degrees

Rzgar Mhammed Abdalrahman (PhD, 2015)

Design and analysis of integrally-heated tooling for polymer composites

Supervisors: Stephen Grove, Adam Kyte and Md Jahir Rizvi (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Iraq)

Mahdi Hameed Mohammad Al-Farttoosi (PhD, 2016)

Impact behaviour of reinforced concrete beams strengthened or repaired with carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) 

Supervisors: Yaqub Rafiq, John Summerscales and Clive Williams (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Iraq)

Amjed Saleh Mahmood (PhD, 2016)

Processing-performance relationships for fibre reinforced composites

Supervisors: Neil James, John Summerscales and Richard Cullen (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Iraq)

Maozhou (Leo) Meng (PhD, 2016)

Fatigue failure of fibre reinforced plastics for marine environment

Supervisors: Jahir Rizvi, Huirong Le and Stephen Grove (CnTech for living expenses and School Research Committee Grant for tuition fees)

Vlad Zamorovskii (MPhil, 2017)

Composite materials filled with ferromagnetic microwire inclusions demonstrating microwave response to temperature and tensile stress

Supervisors: John Summerscales, Dmitriy Makhnovskiy (SoCM) and Mansel Davies (SoCM) (self funded with partial Faculty fee waiver)

Ganlin Feng (PhD, 2018)

Micro-scale study of multicomponent ionic transport in concrete

Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Boksun Kim (China Scholarship Council)

Urvashi (Fowdar Danookdharree) Gunputh (PhD, 2018)

Antibacterial and toxicological properties of self-organised TiO2 nanotubes used as a scaffold for nano-ZnO and nano-Ag coating on medical grade Ti-6Al-4V with and without nano-hydroxyapatite 

Supervisors: Long-yuan Li, Richard Handy, Christopher Tredwin and Huirong Le (University Research Scholarship).

Hossein Mohammad Khanlou (PhD, Griffith University – Australia, 2018)

The sensitivity of biocomposites to environmental conditions 

Supervisors: Wayne Hall (GU), Peter Woodfield (GU) and John Summerscales (UoP)

Muhsin Ali Marie Aljuboury (PhD, 2019)

The Design and Manufacture of a Glass FibreReinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bolted Flange Joint for Oil and Gas Applications

Supervisors: Jahir Rizvi, Stephen Grove and Richard Cullen (Iraq Higher Committee for Education Development)

Aitor Hernandez Michelena (PhD, 2019)

Natural fibre reinforced composite materials 

Supervisors: John Summerscales, Wayne Hall (Griffith University – Australia) and Jasper Graham-Jones (in collaboration with Acciona Windpower/Nordex and University of Zargoza).

Dayang Habibah binti Abang Ismawi Hassim (PhD, 2019)

Fatigue properties of novel recycled rubber compounds

Supervisors: Frank Abraham and John Summerscales (Malaysian Rubber Board funding)

Mohammed Al-Bahrani (PhD, 2019)

The manufacture and testing of self-sensing CNT [carbon nanotube] nanocomposites for damagedetecting applications

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

Sahar Sahib Elaiwi (PhD, 2019, ETHOS 791794)

Analysis and design of castellated beams

Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Boksun Kim

Kunjie Fan (PhD, 2020)

Fire performance assessment of concrete with fly ash as the supplemental cementitious material

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

James Butler (PhD, 2022)

Development of a novel antibacterial resin-based silver nanocoating to reduce nosocomial infections

Supervisors: Alex Besinis, Alistair Cree and Mat Upton