PhD MSc CEng IMechE FHEA
has a account Senior Lecturer (associate professor) in Aerospace Structures at City, University of London Cranfield, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
I’m currently working at the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics at City, University of London, and worked formerly at Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre based in the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. My main focus is on structural design, assessment and manufacturing of multifunctional polymer composite structures, and joining (www.cranfield.ac.uk/cirj) mainly for eco-friendly, sustainable transport sector.
I received my PhD in mechanical engineering on a collaborative project between the University of Limerick, Imperial College London and Helmholtz-Zentrüm Berlin, titled “Effect of prior deformation on creep behaviour of AISI 316H austenitic stainless steels” funded by Science Foundation Ireland and British Energy Ltd.
I worked at the Irish Centre for Composites Research (www.icomp.ie) as a post-doctoral researcher on three consecutive industrial-oriented projects on composites materials, MAAXIMUS project funded through EU FP7 grant agreement nº213371 led by Airbus, Design of Optimised Composites for Impact Applications (OPTCOM) project funded by Enterprise Ireland (grant CF/2013/3012B), and the current SFI funded FALCOM project (grant 13/IA/1833). My research experiences are:
Experimental and computational mechanics of fibre-reinforced composites
Material characterisation of steels and composites
Plasticity and residual stress engineering
Impact damage response of composite structures
Adhesively bonded and bolted composite joints
Nanoparticle modified adhesives
Creep fracture mechanics
My research interests are:
Polymer composite repair
Creep fracture and fatigue in metals and composites
Processing of high toughness composites
Finite element damage modelling
Structural health and in-situ monitoring