Engineering staff working on site. 

Research degree candidates

Richard Arundal
On-orbit Manufacturing for Aerospace Structures
Supervisors: Dr Jasper Graham-Jones, Dr Boksun Kim and Mike McCulloch
Benjamin Bryant
Contaminates within ultraviolet polymers with reference to additive manufacturing
Gabriela Gonzalez Chan
Developing a prototype to model spasticity and hypertonia as a tool to improve clinical teaching and research outcomes
Chun Yin Choi
Investigation of the release and behaviour of plastic nanofibers to air and the marine environment
Supervisors: Dr Alexander Besinis, Richard Thompson and Francesca De Falco
Karolina Jablonka
Development of an in-vitro modelling system to improve and validate intraocular lenses efficacy for cataract patients
Casper Kruger
Effect of complex geometry on closed form FRP analytical methods i.e. CLT, CBT, plate and shell deflection
Adam Kyte
Microarterial anastomosis in reconstructive surgery; a numerical study of the factors affecting anastomosis patency
Supervisors: Dr Richard Pemberton, Rory Rickard, Alistair Cree and Dr Yeaw Chu Lee 
Muhammad Anas Maqbool
Structural Performance Analysis of a green ammonia and hydrogen floating energy storage subjected to non-linear loads
Sian Morgan
Nano silver-hydroxyapatite coatings for improved abutment integrity for periodontal health
Supervisors: Dr Alexander Besinis, Richard Handy, Vehid Salih and Chris Tredwin
Badr Moutik
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for luxury yacht manufacture (sponsored by Princess Yachts)
Carol Primmer
Developing high performance, durable graphene oxide concrete for structural applications in the coastal environment
Supervisors: Dr Boksun Kim, Dr Maozhou Meng and Monica Traciun
Sarah Probert
Technical education attainment and achievement best practice: exploring possibilities of 16+ education approaches, culture, and motivations in lifelong learning.
Matthew Prowse
Fishing Boat Stability, examining construction and cultural factors within the UK South West
Owais Raja 
Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) on recycled fishing net using the SimaPro Life Cycle Assessment software
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
Structural composites made from recycled plastics
Simon Weait
Improvement of the thermal properties of Fused Filament Fabricated co-polymers for use in extreme and high temperature environments
Zhenyi Yan
Fatigue failure mechanics of polymer-modified concrete in the marine environment
Saheed Yusuf
Coupled fluid-structure interaction of large floating concrete modular systems
Supervisors: Dr Shanshan Cheng, Dr Maozhou Meng and Dr Jian Dai (Oslo Metropolitan University)

Recently completed research degrees

Rzgar Mhammed Abdalrahman (PhD, 2015)
Supervisors: Stephen Grove, Adam Kyte and Dr Jahir Rizvi (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Iraq)
Mahdi Hameed Mohammad Al-Farttoosi (PhD, 2016)
Supervisors: Yaqub Rafiq,John Summerscales and Clive Williams (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Iraq)
Amjed Saleh Mahmood (PhD, 2016)
Supervisors: Neil James, John Summerscales and Richard Cullen (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Iraq)
Maozhou (Leo) Meng (PhD, 2016)
Supervisors: Jahir Rizvi, Huirong Le and Stephen Grove (CnTech for living expenses and School Research Committee Grant for tuition fees)
Vlad Zamorovskii (MPhil, 2017)
Supervisors: John Summerscales, Dmitriy Makhnovskiy (SoCM) and Mansel Davies (SoCM) (self funded with partial Faculty fee waiver)
Ganlin Feng (PhD, 2018)
Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Boksun Kim (China Scholarship Council)
Urvashi (Fowdar Danookdharree) Gunputh (PhD, 2018)
Supervisors: Long-yuan Li, Richard Handy, Christopher Tredwin and Huirong Le (University Research Scholarship)
Hossein Mohammad Khanlou (PhD, Griffith University – Australia, 2018)
Supervisors: Wayne Hall (GU), Peter Woodfield (GU) and John Summerscales (UoP)
Muhsin Ali Marie Aljuboury (PhD, 2019)
Supervisors: Jahir Rizvi, Stephen Grove and Richard Cullen (Iraq Higher Committee for Education Development)
Aitor Hernandez Michelena (PhD, 2019)
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)
Supervisors: Frank Abraham and John Summerscales (Malaysian Rubber Board funding)
Mohammed Al-Bahrani (PhD, 2019)
Supervisors: Alistair Cree, Jasper Graham-Jones and Sourajyoti Basu (Iraqi Ministry of Oil funding)
Sahar Sahib Elaiwi (PhD, 2019, ETHOS 791794)
Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Boksun Kim 
Matthias Wimmer (PhD, UoP Munich Node, 2019)
Supervisors: Christoph Maurer and Frank Abraham
Kunjie Fan (PhD, 2020)
Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Dave Easterbrook (Chinese Scholarship)
James Butler (PhD, 2022)
Supervisors: Alexander Besinis, Mathew Upton (Biomedical Sciences), Peter Jenks (Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust (Derriford)) and Garry Farnham (PUPSMD)
Benjamin O'Driscoll (PhD, 2022)
Supervisor: Toby Whitley, Paul Davey and Shakil Awan 
Lixuan Mao (PhD, 2023)
Supervisors: Long-yuan Li and Boksun Kim 
Nirvan Razaghi-Kashani (PhD, 2023)
Supervisors: Andrew Fox, Dave Easterbrook and Boksun Kim