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Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast


Legal Entity Short Name: QUB

Academic / Non-Academic: Academic

Country: United Kingdom

Department / Division: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Postal Address:

  • School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Ashby Building
  • Stranmillis Road
  • Belfast
  • BT9 5AH
  • United Kingdom

Scientists

Prof. Brian Falzon

Position: Head of School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, FRAeS, Professor of Composite Materials and Aerostructures

Role in ICONIC: Project Coordinator, QUB Scientist-in-charge, Supervisor

Email address: b.falzon@qub.ac.uk

Supervisor For: ESRs 4, 5, 6, 9, 14 & 15


Experience:

Prof. Brian Falzon has nearly 20 years’ research experience in advanced composites and has initiated and managed a number of projects with academic and industry partners across Europe and Australia, totalling over €9M in direct research income. He has published over 120 research papers, 3 books, 3 book chapters, 2 patents and is the co-founder of one spin-off company. In 2013, Brian Falzon was awarded an FP7 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant for the project MAGNUS (Multifunctional composite aerostructures utilising carbon nanotube webs). Over the past 10 years, Brian Falzon has supervised 5 postdoctoral research fellows and 15 PhD students.

Prof. Mark Price

Position: Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engineering and Physical Sciences

Role in ICONIC: Supervisor

Email address: M.Price@qub.ac.uk

Supervisor For: ESRs 6 and 12


Experience:

Prof. Mark Price has been involved in numerous EU projects including FP4/MMFSC, FP5/ViSiCADE, FP6/DEEPWELD, FP6/VIVACE, FP6/EPISODE3 and FP7/RECREATE. He has supervised 12 postdoctoral fellows, 18 PhD students to completion and is currently co-supervising 6 PhD students.

Prof. Biqiong Chen

Position: Professor of Polymer Engineering

Role in ICONIC: Supervisor

Email address: b.chen@qub.ac.uk

Supervisor For: ESR 4


Experience:

Prof. Biqiong Chen’s research interests are mainly focussed on polymer nanocomposites, aiming to gain a sound scientific understanding of their formation and reinforcement/toughening mechanisms, whilst also developing advanced polymer nanocomposites with controllable morphologies and properties for a variety of applications, including healthcare, energy and general engineering applications.

Dr. Peter Martin

Position: Head of Thermoforming Research Group, Reader in Polymer Engineering

Role in ICONIC: Supervisor

Email address: p.j.martin@qub.ac.uk

Supervisor For: ESR 5


Experience:

Dr. Peter Martin has more than 25 years’ research experience in polymer processing, with particular focus on extrusion and thermoforming of polymers and polymer-based composites. His expertise includes process modelling, in-process measurement and structural development during processing. To date he has supervised more than 35 PhD students and has published over 170 research papers and 3 book chapters.

Dr. Giuseppe Catalanotti

Position: Lecturer

Role in ICONIC: Supervisor

Email address: G. Catalanotti@qub.ac.uk

Supervisor For: ESRs 1, 4, 6 and 9


Experience:

Dr. Giuseppe Catalanotti has more than 10 years’ research experience in the structural integrity of advanced polymer composites, in particular fracture mechanics, continuum damage mechanics, computational mechanics for advanced polymer composites, design and manufacture of composite structures, joining of composite structures and new test methods for composites. He has been involved in several projects (SHEFAE, 2GenComp, iComp, MOMENTUM, HY-LYGHT, ULTIMAT) funded by the European Commission and by the aeronautical industry. To date he has supervised 4 PhD students.