Xudan Yao got awarded the 3rd place in the Sir Bernhard Crossland poster competition 2016. She is a PhD student in the Advanced Composites Research Group at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Queen’s University Belfast, and her PhD project is closely related to the MACANTA project. Congratulations Xudan!
Professor Brian G. Falzon was successful in securing two China Scholarship Council PhD studentships. One project looks at the relationship between phase morphology and fracture toughness of CNT-modified multi-phase hybrid resin matrices and the other will explore surface functionalisation processes for creating highly functional polymer nanocomposites.
Professor Brian G. Falzon gave a keynote lecture on crashworthiness modelling at the largest automotive congress (SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition) in Detroit, MI (USA) on 12-14 April 2016.
Dr. Kumar is the third post-doctoral researcher that joins MACANTA.
In February 2016, the third MACANTA post-doctoral researcher, Dr. Sandeep Kumar, joined MACANTA and the Advanced Composites Research Group at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Queen’s University Belfast from DuPont. His present research in MACANTA is focussed on structural health monitoring of multi-scale composites using different assemblies of carbon nanotubes. Welcome Sandeep!
Dr. Diamanti and Dr. Nistal join the MACANTA project as post-doctoral researchers.
In January 2016, two post-doctoral researchers joined MACANTA and the Advanced Composites Research Group at Queen’s University Belfast. Dr. Evmorfia Diamanti joined us from Cornell University, Ithaca (USA) where she spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher. Her research is focussed on the identification of the optimum CNT morphology with high electrical conductivity for lightning strike protection, and to develop new strategies for introducing CNTs into structural composites. Dr. Andrés Nistal joined us from the Institute of Glass and Ceramic (ICV-CSIC) in Madrid (Spain). His research interests include different aspects of carbon nanostructure-reinforced advanced multifunctional composites, and the use of CNT assemblies in carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy laminates. Welcome Evmorfia and Andres!