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The deformation and failure mechanisms of composite materials

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November 2020 – My co-author (E. Martínez-Pañeda) and I would like to announce that our new paper titled “Phase field predictions of microscopic fracture and R-curve behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites” has been accepted in Composites Science and Technology (The most prestigious journal in the composite field, IF=7.09), The archived version can be found in the link (https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.00779).

September 2020 – Welcome Mr. Emilio Felipe Gomez, PhD candidate, working on the thermal-mechanical modelling of graphene-related materials.

June 2020 – 5 PhD Studentships from September 2020 in Graphene Materials at QMUL. Queen Mary University of London is launching a miniCDT in graphene materials with significant co-funding from the EU Graphene Core 3 Flagship programme. QMUL will establish this new activity with a cohort of five fully funded PhD studentships in the School of Engineering and Materials from September 2020. For more detail, please find the job post in Jobs.ac.uk, FindAPhD or QMUL webstite. We are looking for enthusiastic and talented PhD students to work on these projects.

April 2020 – Our new paper titled ‘A physically-based constitutive model for the shear-dominated response and strain rate effect of carbon fibre reinforced composites’ has been published in Composites Part B (IF=6.82), please enjoy reading this paper through a free link.

February 2020 – Welcome Ravi and John to join the Mechanics of Composite Materials (MCM) lab. We will work on the next generation battery electrode materials.

January 2020 – Dr. Tan has joined School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University London. Please check his University Profile.

November 2019 – Congratulations to our paper published in the Aeronautical Journal (https://doi.org/10.1017/aer.2018.78), which was awarded the Bronze Award (Authors: Dr Liu, Prof. Falzon, Dr. Catalanotti and Dr. Tan). This was featured in the annual ‘Honours, Medals and Awards 2019’ of Royal Aeronautical Society, the global aerospace community’s most prestigious and long-standing awards honouring achievement, innovation and excellence. Check the full winner list here: ow.ly/wgtU50xl20k.

November 2019 – I am going to give a talk in the 1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON CRASHWORTHINESS OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, 19-21st November 2019, Riddel Hall, at Queen’s University Belfast. Looking forwarding to meeting my colleagues there.

October 2019 – I am looking for an enthusiastic and talented PhD student to join my new group at Queen Mary University London, starting from January 2020, fully funded for 3.5 years for UK/EU students. More information can be found from the Application Guideline or the Job Post . Visiting scholars, outstanding MSc and undergraduate students are welcome to inquire regarding research opportunities at my group.

October 2019 – Delighted to announce that, from January 2020, I will be working at Queen Mary University London as a Lecturer (Assistant Prof.). I will be leading the Mechanics of Composite Materials Lab.


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