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Jonathan Adams 400 x 400
Name: Jonathan Adams
Email: jadams25@qub.ac.uk  
Supervisors: Dr Yan JinDr David Barnes and Dr Joseph Butterfield
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (2015)
Project Title: Optimized Motion Planning and Control for Robot Based Rotational Moulding Processes
 
Name: Suhail Attar       
Email: sattar01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Professor Brian Falzon, Professor Biqiong Chen and Dr Giuseppe Catalanotti
Funding: EU-H2020-MSCA-ITN ICONIC
Education: MSc (Mechanical Engineering), Hanyang University Seoul
Project Title: Developing Sustainable Energy Absorbing Materials for Transportation Structures
Bach, Thomas
Name: Thomas Bach  
Email: tbach01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Yasser Mahmoudi Larimi, Professor Stephen Spence
Funding: EPSRC
Education: Diploma as Polymechaniker (CNC Precision Engineer), GIB Thun Switzerland (2010) MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (2017)
Project Title: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of Transpiration Cooling and Entropy Noise Reduction in Jet Engine Turbine Blades
 
 
Name: Théo Baumard
Email: tbaumard01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Gary Menary, Dr Peter Martin, Dr Olivier De Almeida, Pr Yannick Le Maoult and Pr Fabrice Schmidt
Funding: Queen’s University Belfast & École des Mines d’Albi
Education: Diplôme d’Ingénieur, École Centrale de Nantes (2014); MEng (Aerospace Materials and Structures), McGill University (2014)
Project Title: Advanced Thermomechanical Simulation of the Thermoforming of Thermoplastic Composites
Black, Dorothy
Name: Dorothy Black
Email: dblack21@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Damian Quinn and Dr Gasser Abdelal
Funding: EPSRC and Wrightbus
Education: MPhil in Automotive Engineering
Project Title: Simulation of Vibration Induced Fatigue of Automotive Components
 Blair, Ross  
Name: Ross Blair
Email: rblair522@qub.ac.uk           
Supervisors: Dr Gary Menary, Dr Alex Lennon and Professor Nicholas Dunne
Funding: EPSRC
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast
Project Title: Investigating Biomechanics of Bioresorbable Coronary Stents
David Buentello Montoya 400 x 400
Name: David Buentello Montoya
Email: dbuentellomontoya01@qub.ac.uk  
Supervisors: Dr Xiaolei Zhang and Dr Marco Geron
Funding: CONACYT
Education: Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, MSc in Chemical Engineering
Project Title: Biomass Gasification and Tar Removal for Power Generation
Burnett, Clare

Name: Clare Burnett

Email: cburnett04@qub.ac.uk

Supervisors: Dr Zafer Kazancı and Professor Brian Falzon

Funding: DfE 

Education: MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, Queens University Belfast (2017)

Project Title: Using Auxetic Materials as a Core for Sandwich Structures Under Severe Loading Conditions

Joanne Campbell 400 x 400
Name: Joanne Campbell
Email: jcampbell2002@qub.ac.uk           
Supervisors: Professor Brian Falzon and Dr Gasser Abdelal
Funding: DfE
Education: MSci (Hons) Physics, Queen's University Belfast
Project Title: Multiphysics Simulation of Lightning Strike on Nano-Enhanced Composite Aircraft Structures
Castellanos Aleman, David
Name: David Noel Castellanos Alemán
Email: dcastellanosaleman01@qub.ac.uk 
Supervisors: Dr Peter Martin
Funding: The project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), with match funding provided by the Department for the Economy and Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland
Education: BEng Industrial Chemical Engineering, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2016)
Project Title: Development of Hybrid Rotomoulded Composite Structures for Solar Panel Frames
Cathcart, Ashley
 
Name: Ashley Cathcart  
Email: acathcart02@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Beatrice Smyth and Professor David Rooney
Funding: The Bryden Centre (EU Interreg VA)
Education: MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Project Title: Nutrient Management of Digestate and Slurry combined with Energy Recovery
Clugston, Adam
Name: Adam Clugston  
Email: aclugston02@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Trevor Robinson and Dr Declan Nolan
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast (2017)
Project Title: Simulation Tools for Early and Accurate Composite Design Decisions
 Colbert, Stephen
 
Name: Stephen Colbert
Email: scolbert01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Damian QuinnDr Declan Nolan and Mr Rob Fox
Funding: EPSRC Industrial Case (ICASE) Studentship Award, Rolls-Royce Plc
Education: MEng Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast (2018)
Project Title: Modelling Framework to Facilitate Novel Aircraft Configurations and Propulsion Systems
Colligan, Andrew
Name: Andrew Colligan
Email: acolligan01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Trevor RobinsonDr Declan Nolan and Dr Yang Hua
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (2018)
Project Title: Application of Machine Learning for Feature Recognition in CAD Models
   
Name: Stavros Constantinou
Email: sconstantinou01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Marco Geron, Mr Mano Shanmuganathan and Professor Adrian Murphy
Funding: Department of Neurosciences, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
Education: MBChB, BSc (Hons) University of Leicester 2009, MRCS (RCSEng), Senior Neurosurgical Registrar (Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast)
Project Title: G-Forces, Microgravity and Intracranial Pressure.  Using Mathematical Modelling to Extend our Understanding
Denis Dalli 400 x 400
Name: Denis Dalli
Email: ddalli01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Professor Brian G Falzon and Dr Giuseppe Catalanotti
Funding: Queen's University Belfast, McLaren Honda F1
Education: MSc Advanced Motorsport Engineering, Cranfield University (2016); BEng Mechanical Engineering, University of Malta (2015)
Project Title: Predicting the Crashworthiness of Formula 1 Composite Automotive Structures Using Finite Element Analysis
   
Name: Clare Lubov Donaghy
Email: cdonaghy38@qub.ac.uk   
Supervisors: Dr Chi Wai Chan, Dr Savko Malinov and Andriana Margariti
Funding: DfE
Education: BSc Biomedical Engineering, University of Ulster Jordanstown
Project Title: Laser Processing of Beta Titanium Orthopaedic Implants for Enhanced Cell Response
Matthew Elliott 400 x 400
Name: Matthew Elliott
Email: melliott16@qub.ac.uk   
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Spence
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (2016)
Project Title: 3D Blade Optimisation Using Multiphysics Analysis for Improved Efficiency of Mixed Flow Turbines
 Eshawish, Naeem  
Name: Naeem N Eshawish
Email: neshawish01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Gasser Abdelal and Dr Savko Malinov
Funding: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, ''Libya''
Education: MSc in Advanced Engineering and Management, Sheffield Hallam University 
Project Title: Experimental Microstructure Characterization of Additive Manufactured Parts (Selective Laser Melting)
 Farrell, Charlie  
Name: Charlie Farrell
Email: cfarrell13@qub.ac.uk       
Supervisors: Dr Xiaolei Zhang and Professor Adrian Murphy
Funding: Renewable Engine - Project ID IVA5033 (EU INTERREG VA Funding) 
Education: MEng Chemical Engineering - Queen's University Belfast
Project Title: Physiochemical Characterisation and Kinetic Investigation of Constituents Found in First-Generation (c-Si) Photovoltaic Modules
Geddes, Lucy
Name: Lucy Geddes
Email: lgeddes01@qub.ac.uk        
Supervisors: Professor Fraser Buchanan, Louise Carson and Efrosyni Themistou
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast
Project Title: Enhancing Performance of Bioresorbable Polymers Used in Trauma Fixation and Tissue Regeneration Applications

 

   
Name: Surendra Kumar Ghadai
Email: sghadai01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Gary Menary and Dr Peter Martin
Funding: ALPLA
Education: B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, UCE Burla, Odisha, India and M.Tech in Thermal Engineering, IIT Delhi, India
Project Title: Finite Element Modelling of Stretch Blow Moulding Process for Optimal Design of Packaging
Lee Gibson 400 x 400
Name: Lee Gibson
Email: lgibson17@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Spence and Dr Sung In Kim
Funding: ALPLA
Education: BEng Mechanical Engineering, LYIT (2015) and MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering, QUB (2016)
Project Title: Extension of the Surge Flow Range of a Turbocharger Compressor at Low Speeds and Pressure Conditions
   
Name: Zara Gibson           
Email: zgibson01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Joseph Butterfield
Funding: DfE
Education: BSc Psychology
Project Title: Virtual Methods for Assessing Distractibility and the Broader Human Experience in the Operation of Modern Transport Platforms
   
Name: Jordan Graham    
Email: jgraham53@qub.ac.uk    
Supervisors: Dr Savko Malinov and Professor Roy Douglas
Funding: Invest NI
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering from QUB
Project Title: Experimental Investigation of the Microstructure Changes, Properties and Performance of High Temperature Materials
Graninger, Georg
Name: Georg Graninger
Email: ggraninger01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Professor Brian FalzonDr Sandeep Kumar and Professor Stephen Hawkins
Funding: DfE
Education: Dipl.-Ing. Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
Project Title: Nanocellulose as a Cost Effective Additive to Develop High Performance Composite Materials
Andrew Harris 400 x 400
Name: Andrew Harris
Email: aharris07@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Danielle Soban and Dr Beatrice Smyth
Funding: DfE and Wrightbus
Education: Dipl.-Ing. Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
Project Title: Nanocellulose as a Cost Effective Additive to Develop High Performance Composite Materials
Harte, Katie
Name: Katie Harte
Email: kharte04@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Alex Lennon and Dr Gary Menary
Funding: DfE
Education: Degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Trinity College Dublin), MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering (QUB)
Project Title: Biomechanical Investigation of Injury Mechanisms to the Pelvic Floor Muscles Resulting from Child Birth
Name: Farzaneh Hassani
Email: f.hassani@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Peter Martin and Professor Brian Falzon
Funding: EU-H2020-MSCA-ITN ICONIC
Education: MSc (Polymer Science and Engineering), The University of Manchester
Project Title: Thermoplastic Self-Reinforced Composites (SRCs) for Energy-Absorbing Applications
Higgins, Daniel
Name: Daniel Higgins
Email: dhiggins10@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Gasser Abdelal and Professor Brian Falzon
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Aerospace engineering (QUB)
Project Title: Microstructure Evolution of Additive Manufacturing Parts and its Compatibility with ENBIO Coating Technology
Ying Huang 400 x 400
Name: Ying Huang
Email: yhuang13@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Danielle Soban and Dr Dan Sun
Funding: DfE
Education: BSc mathematics, MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
Project Title: Technology Impact Forecasting for Multi-Functional Composites
Name: Kurtis Irwin
Email: kirwin09@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Professor Roy Douglas and Dr Savko Malinov
Funding: Invest NI
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast
Project Title: Ageing Mechanisms and Procedures for Automotive Catalysts
Jian, Yinglun
Name: Yinglun Jian
Email: yjian01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Yan Jin and Professor Mark Price
Funding: Queen's University Belfast and Cathedral Eye Clinic
Education: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Beihang University, China
Project Title: Design and Development of a Robot for Eye Surgery
Johnston, Barry
Name: Barry Johnston
Email: bjohnston17@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Aoife Foley  and Dr Timothy Littler
Funding: INTERREG
Education: MSc Construction and Project Management
Project Title: Optimal Integration of Joint Energy and Power Services to Determine True Strike Price of Offshore Wind
Name: Belinda Babu Joseph
Email: bjoseph05@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Giuseppe CatalanottiProfessor Brian Falzon and Dr Zafer Kazanci
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (2017)
Project Title: Programmable Mechanical Metamaterials for improved vehicle Crashworthiness
Karamanos, Konstantinos
Name: Konstantinos Karamanos
Email: kkaramanos01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Yasser Mahmoudi Larimi and Professor Roy Douglas
Funding: EPSRC and Wrightbus
Education: MSc New and Renewable Energy, Durham University, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Northumbria University
Project Title: CFD of Thermal System for Euro VI Bus Engine
Khaljani, Mansoureh
Name: Mansoureh Khaljani
Email: skhaljani01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Yasser Mahmoudi Larimi and Professor Adrian Murphy
Funding: Deparment for the Economy and Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland
Education: MSc (Energy Engineering), Sahand University of Thechnology
Project Title: Optimising a High Pressure Liquid Piston Gas Compressor (LPGC): Application to Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)
Kyle, Stephen
Name: Stephen Kyle
Email: skyle09@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Declan NolanProfessor Mark Price and Dr Wei Zhang
Funding: EPSRC
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (2018)
Project Title: Bio-Inspired Design Systems
Benoit Lecallard 400 x 400
Name: Benoît Lecallard
Email: blecallard01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Trevor Robinson and Professor Cecil Armstrong
Funding: Innovate UK
Education: MSc Aerostructures and Aerodynamics (University of Sheffield); MSc Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Arts et Métiers Paritech, France)
Project Title: Managing Computer Aided Engineering Models for Complex Component Geometry
Li, Shuang
Name: Shuang Li
Email: sli25@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Professor Adrian Murphy and Dr Joseph Butterfield
Funding: Queen's University Belfast
Education: MEng Jilin University; MSc University of Manchester
Project Title: Simulation Methods for the Design of Self-Adapting Production Control
Livingstone, David
Name: David Livingstone
Email: dlivingstone04@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Beatrice Smyth and Dr Aoife Foley
Funding: The Bryden Centre (EU Interreg VA)
Education: MEng Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast
Project Title: Renewable Energy Crops for Reducing Agricultural Run-Off and Improving Water Quality
Hong Ma 400 x 400
Name: Hong Ma
Email: hma91@qub.ac.uk  
Supervisors: Professor Brian Falzon, Professor Stephen Hawkins and Dr M Aravand
Funding: Queen's University Belfast/China Scholarship Council
Education: Bachelor in Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology and MSc in Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University
Project Title: The CTNs Modified Multi-Phase Hybrid Epoxy Nanocomposites
Martin, Carrie
Name: Carrie Martin
Email: cmartin64@qub.ac.uk 
Supervisors: Dr Damian QuinnDr Trevor Robinson and Professor Adrian Murphy
Funding: EPSRC
Education: MEng Aerospace Engineering Queens Belfast  
Project Title: Load Sharing in Next Generation Aircraft Configurations
Martin, Peter
Name: Peter Martin
Email: pmartin29@qub.ac.uk 
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Spence and Dr Marco Geron
Funding: EPSRC
Education: MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast  
Project Title: Improving Aerodynamic Efficiency by Producing Non-Uniform Spanwise Flow at the Rotor Inlet Using a Multi-Scroll Volute
Matthews, Thomas
Name: Thomas Matthews
Email: tmatthews01@qub.ac.uk 
Supervisors: Dr Juliana Early and Dr Geoff Cunningham
Funding: DfE and Wrightbus
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (2018)  
Project Title: Big Data -Driven Drive Cycles for Next Gen Bus Performance Evaluation
Name: Emer McAleavy
Email: emcaleavy01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Professor Brian Falzon and Dr Damian Quinn
Funding: DfE
Education: BSc (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering, MSc Advanced Composites and Polymers
Project Title: Analysis and Design of Thermoplastic Composite Structural Joints
 ‌McClelland, John  
Name: John McClelland
Email: jmcclelland08@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Professor Adrian Murphy, Dr Saurav Goel and Dr Yan Jin
Funding: DfE
Education: QUB Maters Mechanical Engineering 2010-2015
Project Title: Virtual Manufacturing Simulations for Single Shot Drilling Processes
McFadden, Ryan
Name: Ryan McFadden
Email: rmcfadden02@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Chi-Wai ChanDr Louise Carson and Professor Fraser Buchanan
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng in Aerospace Engineering
Project Title: Laser Manufacturing of Multi-Functional and Antibacterial Surfaces for Orthopaedic Applications 
McGarry, Lauren
Name: Lauren McGarry
Email: lmcgarry05@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Joseph Butterfield and Professor Adrian Murphy
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast
Project Title: Engineering Modelling Methods to Drive the Operation of Cyber Physical Production Systems
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Name: Thomas McGauran
Email: tmcgauran01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Eoin Cunningham, Dr Beatrice Smyth and Professor Nicholas Dunne
Funding: ERSRC Case Studentship Award
Education: BEng in Sustainable Design Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Dundalk Institute of Technology, 2015
Project Title: Development of Novel Bio-polymer Functional Additives from Poultry Waste Streams
McIlroy, Michelle
Name: Michelle McIlroy
Email: mmcilroy03@qub.ac.uk    
Supervisors: Professor A MurphyDr Damian Quinn and Dr Trevor Robinson
Funding: DfE and Wrightbus
Education: MEng Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast (2017)
Project Title: Advanced Simulation Methods for Light-weighting of Large Automotive Vehicles
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Name: Vincent McKenna
Email: vmckenna02@qub.ac.uk    
Supervisors: Dr Yan Jin and Professor Adrian Murphy
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, QUB (2015)
Project Title: Variation Management in Design and Production for Complex Assembly Systems
McLaughlin, Laura
Name: Laura McLaughlin
Email: lmclaughlin31@qub.ac.uk    
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Spence and Dr Yasser Mahmoudi Larimi
Funding: DfE
Education: MSc Advanced Aerospace Engineering (Queen’s University Belfast), BSc Mathematics (University of Leeds)
Project Title: Investigation of Concepts for Integrated Diffuser and Volute Systems for Packaging and Performance
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Name: Scott Millen
Email: smillen05@qub.ac.uk          
Supervisors: Professor Adrian Murphy and Dr Gasser Abdelal
Funding: EPSRC
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering (QUB 2015)
Project Title: Development of a New Modelling Tool to Better Represent the Interaction of Lightning with Aircraft Composites
Name: Joanne Mitchell
Email: jmitchell15@qub.ac.uk         
Supervisors: Dr Aoife Foley, Professor John Doran and Professor D John Morrow
Funding: The Bryden Centre, Interreg
Education: Masters of Mechanical Engineering with Sandwich, QUB
Project Title: An Offshore Wind Turbine Mechanical Power Electronic-Coupled Fault Diagnostic Tool
 ‌Morrison, Richard  
Name: Richard Morrison
Email: rmorrison13@qub.ac.uk     
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Spence and Dr Sung In Kim
Funding: DfE     
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering at QUB (2014)
Project Title: Evaluating the Impact of Housing Configuration and Surface Friction on the Off-Design Performance of Mixed Flow Turbines for Automotive Turbocharger Applications
Nurhamiyah, Yeyen
Name: Yeyen Nurhamiyah
Email: ynurhamiyah01@qub.ac.uk                 
Supervisors: Professor Biqiong Chen and Professor Brian Falzon
Funding: Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Indonesia
Project Title: Synthesis and Characterisation of Sustainable Polyamides and their Nanocomposites
Oblanlege, Mustapha
Name: Mustapha Adewale Obalanlege
Email: mobalanlege01@qub.ac.uk                
Supervisors: Dr Yasser Mahmoudi LarimiProfessor Roy Douglas and Dr Marco Geron
Funding: DfE CAST 
Education: MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering QUB
Project Title: Investigation of Waste Heat Recovery from Photovoltaic Solar Systems Using Air Source Heat Pumps
O'Boyle, Conor
Name: Conor Patrick O’Boyle
Email: coboyle15@qub.ac.uk                
Supervisors: Dr Marco Geron and Professor Roy Douglas
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Aerospace Engineering QUB
Project Title: Modelling and Development of Efficient Ventilation Strategies to Optimise Bus Passengers Thermal Comfort Whilst Minimising Energy Consumption
Dimitrios Papadimitrakis 400 x 400
Name: Dimitrios Papadimitrakis
Email: dpapadimitrakis01@qub.ac.uk                  
Supervisors: Professor Cecil Armstrong and Dr Trevor Robinson
Funding: Aerospace Technology Institute , Rolls Royce
Education: Joint Degree in Mechanical Engineering 
Project Title: GEMinIDS
 ‌Parlamas, Apostolos  
Name: Apostolos Parlamas
Email: aparlamas01@qub.ac.uk    
Supervisors: Professor Brian Falzon and Dr Zafer Kazanci
Funding: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Education: Diploma Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece
Project Title: Optimisation of the Injection Method Using Nano-enhanced Resins for the Repair of Composite Structures
Prichard, Alex
Name: Alex Pritchard
Email: apritchard25@qub.ac.uk    
Supervisors: Dr Peter Martin and Dr Eoin Cunningham
Funding: Supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), with match funding provided by the Department for the Economy and Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland
Education: MEng Product Design Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast (2017)
Project Title: The Development of Light Weight Rotomoulded Multi-Layer Structures for Off Shore Energy Generation
 ‌Ren, Pangbo  
Name: Pangbo Ren
Email: pren01@qub.ac.uk          
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Spence and Dr Sung In Kim
Funding: Queen’s University Belfast Studentship 
Education: MSc Power Engineering and Engineering Thermodynamics
Project Title: Enhancing Aerodynamic Efficiency of Turbines at High Load Conditions 
Rolt, Ryan
Name: Ryan Rolt
Email: rrolt01@qub.ac.uk         
Supervisors: Professor Roy Douglas and Professor Kang Li
Funding: DfE and Wrightbus
Education: MEng in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast (2017)
Project Title: Advanced Battery Management Technologies for Heavy Duty Vehicle Applications
Russello, Massimiliano
Name: Massimiliano Russello
Email: mrussello01@qub.ac.uk         
Supervisors: Dr Giuseppe CatalanottiProfessor Brian Falzon and Professor Stephen Hawkins
Funding: Marie Skłodowska-Curie programmes (SPaRK)
Education: MSc (Mechanical Engineering), Universitá degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)
Project Title: Synthesis and Modelling of Multifunctional Hierarchical Thin-ply/CNTs/GNP Composites
Name: Megan Rutherford
Email: mrutherford90@qub.ac.uk              
Supervisors: Dr Alex Lennon, Dr Janet Hill and Professor David Beverland
Funding: Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust
Education: MEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Queen’s University of Belfast
Project Title: Pelvic Orientation During Hip Replacement Surgery
Seregar, Jitendra
Name: Jitendra Seregar
Email: jseregar01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors:  Dr Peter Martin and Dr Gary Menary
Funding:  SEUPB
Education: M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering(IITG, India) and BEng in Mechanical Engineering (VTU, India)
Project Title:  Simulation of the Advanced Manufacturing of Multi-Layer Rotomoulded Structures
Shannon, Thomas
Name: Thomas Shannon  
Email: tshannon05@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors:  Dr Trevor Robinson and Professor Adrian Murphy
Funding:  DfE
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering QUB
Project Title:  Modelling Strategy to Facilitate Future Airframe and Powerplant Concepts
 
Alexander Shaw 400 x 400
Name: Alexander Shaw
Email: ashaw17@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors:  Professor Brian Falzon and Dr Xiaolei Zhang
Funding:  DfE
Education: MChem Chemistry, Sheffield Hallam University
Project Title:  Bio-oil Valorisation To Produce Sustainable Transport Fuels
 Sheshanarayana, Sriharsha  
Name: Sriharsha Sheshanarayana
Email: ssheshanarayana01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors:  Professor Cecil ArmstrongProfessor Adrian Murphy and Dr Trevor Robinson
Funding:  EPSRC and Airbus
Education: Master’s in Aerospace Mechanics and Avionics from ISAE, Toulouse, France and Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from VTU, India
Project Title:  Aircraft Structural Stress Based Indicators for Loads Optimisation
Sierra Romero, Adriana
Name: Adriana Sierra Romero
Email: asierraromero01@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors:  Professor Biqiong Chen and Professor Brian Falzon
Funding:  Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT)
Education: BSc Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering at Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico (2015); MSc Polymers and Polymer Composites Science and Engineering at The University of Sheffield (2016)
Project Title:  Biomimetic Polymer Nanocomposites with Hierarchical Structure
Dan Smith 400 x 400
Name: Dan Smith
Email: dsmith32@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors:  Dr Juliana Early and Dr Robert Kee
Funding:  DfE and Wrightbus
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast
Project Title:  Intelligent Power Management and Control for Hybrid / Electric Vehicles
Stephen Smith 400 x 400
Name: Stephen Smith
Email: ssmith54@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors:  Professor Brian Falzon and Dr Gary Menary
Funding:  DfE
Education: 1st BEng Mechanical Engineering, Oxford Brookes University
Project Title:  Meshless Methods for Simulating the Injection Stretch Blow Moulding Process
Name: Yaoguang Song
Email: ysong17@qub.ac.uk     
Supervisors: Dr Xiaolei Zhang, Professor David Rooney, Professor Stuart Gibb and Dr Peter Nockemann
Funding: EU's INTERREG VA Programme
Education: MSc (Chemical Processing Engineering of Forest Products), Chinese Academy of Forestry; BSc (Chemistry), Qingdao University of Science & Technology
Project Title: Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Lignin into Mesoporous Carbon Materials
Name: Gary Stevens
Email: gstevens01@qub.ac.uk      
Supervisors: Dr Robert Kee and Dr Juliana Early
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast 2015
Project Title: Drive Cycle Modelling for the Mild Hybridisation of Conventional Buses
Name: Daye Sun
Email: dsun03@qub.ac.uk      
Supervisors: Professor Brian Falzon and Dr Dan Sun
Funding: Queen's University Belfast/China Scholarship Council
Education: MEng Chemical Engineering, Jilin University, 2016; BSc Chemistry, Jilin University, 2013
Project Title: Plasma Assisted Synthesis of Novel Multifunctional Nanocomposites
Josh Turner 400 x 400
Name: Josh Turner
Email: jturner13@qub.ac.uk 
Supervisors: Dr Gary Menary and Dr Peter Martin
Funding: DfE
Education: MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (2016)
Project Title: Finite Element Modelling the Forming of Components for Portable Electronic Devices
Name: Luís Filipe Varandas
Email: L.Varandas@qub.ac.uk 
Supervisors: Professor Brian Falzon and Dr Giuseppe Catalanotti
Funding: EU-H2020-MSCA-ITN ICONIC
Education: MSc (Mechanical Engineering), Universidade do Porto (Portugal)
Project Title: high fidelity computational modelling of composite crushing
   
Name: Raffaele Vinciguerra
Email: rvinciguerra@qub.ac.uk
Supervisors: Professor Brian Falzon and Dr Giuseppe Catalanotti
Funding: EU-H2020-MSCA-ITN ICONIC (via Bombardier Aerospace Belfast)
Education: MSc (Mechanical Engineering), Universitá degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" (Italy)
Project Title: Design of crashworthy composite aerostructures
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Name: Huidong Wei
Email: hwei02@qub.ac.uk 
Supervisors: Dr Gary Menary and Dr Saurav Goel
Funding: Queen’s University Belfast
Education: MSc in Refrigeration and Cryogenics Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China
Project Title: Development of Validated Finite Element Model for Manufacture of Angioplasty Balloons