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NCC-ACCIS PhD candidate open day

Mike Elkington presented his research work on improving composite production through detailed monitoring of the layup process

Mike Elkington presented his research work on improving composite production through detailed monitoring of the layup process M. Yasaee

1 November 2013

The first NCC-ACCIS PhD Candidate Open Day was held on 31st October 2013 and provided the opportunity for PhD students from ACCIS to showcase their research to the National Composites Centre.

Congratulations to all those who participated in the first NCC-ACCIS PhD Candidate Open Day. The Open Day, held on 31st October 2013, provided nine PhD students from ACCIS with the opportunity to showcase their research work at the National Composites Centre (NCC). The audience included senior Engineering Capability Managers and Technical Capability Managers from the NCC, as well as representatives from ACCIS academic and research staff.

PhD open day at NCC 1

Mike Elkington presented his research work on improving composite production through detailed monitoring of the layup process
Image by M. Yasaee

Students presented the following research topics during the event:

  1. Dominic Bloom: Towards the use of robots for the manufacture of advanced composite components
  2. Alex Brinkmeyer: Time-dependent bistable morphing structures
  3. Neil Buckney: Optimisation of wind turbine blade structural topology
  4. Mike Elkington: (pictured right) Improving composite production through detailed monitoring of the layup process
  5. Steve Green: Numerical modelling of 3D woven composites
  6. Joe Mills-Brown: High temperature composite materials and structures
  7. Steven Rae: Novel self-healing systems: inhibited and expanding healing agents
  8. James Trevarthen: Carbon nanotube fibres and sheets for multi-functional aerospace composites
  9. Chenchen Zhu: Fibre spinning and characterization of natural polymer based nanocomposite textile fibres using ionic liquids as benign solvent

It is hoped that this and future events will help NCC to identify potential future resource or opportunities, as well as providing NCC with the opportunity to demonstrate its operations and develop networks with the University.

Video footage from the event will soon be made available via this website.


Further information

National Composites Centre

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