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  • Fibre reinforced composites
  • Nano-enhanced polymers
  • Design and manufacture of composite parts
  • Injection overmoulding
Dr. M. Ali Aravand
  • Computer aided process planning for multi-tasking machines and multi-machine tasks
  • Voice orchestrated design tools
  • Multi-robot systems
  • Hybrid manufacturing processes
  • Incremental sheet forming
Dr Amar Behera
  • Thermal comfort modelling and analysis in buildings and mass transport systems
  • Numerical modelling of expansion device systems for the aerospace industry
  • Numerical modelling of intra cranial human physiology
Dr Marco Geron
  • Sustainable energy and environmental systems 
  • The circular economy for energy and materials
  • Biogas, biomass and biofuels 
  • Energy, carbon and environmental life cycle assessment
Dr Beatrice Smyth
  • Engineering design systems
  • Simulation intent
  • Composites simulation techniques
  • Structural analysis methodology
Dr Declan Nolan
  • Accelerated test methods for predicting long-term performance of biomaterials
  • Bioresorbable polymers used in orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications, for example PLLA, PGA and various co-polymers
  • Influence of sterilisation technologies on performance of biomaterials
  • Electron beam modification of polymers
  • Calcium phosphate biomaterials
  • Tissue scaffolds via layer-by-layer manufacture
Professor Fraser Buchanan
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr Trevor Robinson
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, or another relevant discipline.
Professor Biqiong Chen
  • Investigate improving the quality and usefulness of trials and reviews,
  • Conduct health services research more generally;
  • Conduct research relevant to humanitarian emergencies.
Dr Dan Sun
  • Biomechanics/biomaterials for surgical planning
  • Medical device design/evaluation
  • Fundamental mechanobiology of cells/tissues.
Dr Alex Lennon