If you are interested in my research then my colleague and I currently have funding for a PhD student (no restrictions on nationality).Development of advanced validation techniques for computational models
Defect Mechanics in Composite Materials
I use digital image correlation and thermoelastic stress analysis to experimentally determine how defects cause structures to deform and fail. Much of my work has been focused on carbon-fibre reinforced polymers, looking at impact damage and fibre-waviness. Recently I have worked on more exotic ceramic matrix composite materials.
Non-destructive Evaluation of Structural Materials
I use ultrasound and a novel strain-based defect assessment that I have developed to predict material properties for defective structures. I use simple statistical algorithms to make these predictions.
Computer Vision for Engineering Data
I use orthogonal decomposition of image data to perform pattern recognition. I also use texture analysis techniques for characterising defects.
MUSICA: Modelling UltraSonic Inspection of Challenging defects for Automated analysis
March 2023 - June 2025
INNOVATE UK (UK)
January 2021 - December 2024
SteADfASt – Strain-based Assessment of Defects for Aerospace Structures
ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL
January 2022 - December 2022