Dr. Andrés Nistal
Dr. Andrés Nistal received his BSc degree in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 2006, his MSc in Chemistry in 2008 and his PhD in in Materials Science in 2012 from the same University. His research interest includes different aspects of carbon nanostructure-reinforced advanced multifunctional composites, from carbon nanostructure functionalisation to composite processing and mechanical, thermal and electrical testing. Andres has experience with different matrix composites, including not only polymer composites but also glass and ceramic matrices. After completing his PhD in the Chemical-Physics of Surfaces and Processes group he joined the Technical Ceramics group of the Institute of Glass and Ceramic (ICV-CSIC), where he developed graphene reinforced glass-ceramic coating for the aerospace industry until he joined the ACRG at Queen’s University Belfast at the beginning of 2016. His research is now focused on the use of functionalised and non-functionalised CNT assemblies in carbon fibre reinforced epoxy laminates for the development of hierarchical advanced multifunctional composites.