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Personal Statement

I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde (MEng, Distinction 2014) and subsequently obtained my PhD from the University for studies on the influence of matrix stoichiometry on the performance of the fibre-matrix interface within glass fibre-reinforced composites, supervised by Professor Jim Thomason and Dr Liu Yang.

I then spent 4 years in industry with Far-UK (Nottingham) where I acted as both technical and overall project across a diverse portfolio of commercial and grant funded projects focussed on applied research and development of composite materials.

I have recently returned to the University of Strathclyde (January 2022) as a Lecturer in Composite Material Sustainability and Reinforcement as part of the Advanced Composites Group (ACG). My goal, through both academic and industrial collaboration, is to develop and characterise the next generation of sustainable, high performance composite materials.

Research Interests

My current research interests include understanding and enhancing the fibre-matrix interface for new polymer/fibre combinations, the optimisation of adhesion in multi-material structures, and the generation of new forms of advanced composite material to enhance the sustainability and circular nature of lightweight composite materials.

Expertise & Capabilities


  • Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
  • Composites Fibre-Matrix Interface
  • Composite Recycling
  • Reinforcement Fibres (Glass/Carbon/Natural)
  • Surface Adhesion & Coating
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Single Fibre Testing
  • Polymer and Elastomer 
  • Thermomechanical Analysis
  • Rheology
  • Multi-Material Structures
  • Adhesives
  • Auxetics

Organisational: Significant experience as technical and overall project lead in both fundamental and applied forms of research and development. Experienced in leading and delivering commerical and grant funded projects on time and within budget.

Communication: Regularly present at internationally peer-reviewed conferences as well as regular meetings with project partners.

Academic / Professional qualifications

Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Composite Material Science

Teaching Interests

16565 Engineering Composites

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Influence of Matrix Stoichiometry on Interfacial Adhesion in Composites for Wind Turbine Applications, University Of Strathclyde


Award Date: 25 May 2018

Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University Of Strathclyde


Award Date: 1 Jun 2014

External positions

Engineering Early Early Career Forum, EPSRC

Jan 2021 → …

Composite Development Engineer, Far-UK

Sept 2018Dec 2021


  • Composite materials
  • Adhesion
  • Fibre-Matrix Interface
  • Auxetic materials
  • Multi-material structures
  • Circular Economy
  • Polymers


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