Denis Dalli graduated with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2015. In his final year project, he focused on the mechanical modelling of offshore wind turbine systems. He completed his MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering in 2016, at Cranfield University, where his research was focused on structural design and simulation. His dissertation was conducted in collaboration with a Formula 1 team, focusing on fatigue life modelling using finite element methods. He joined the ACRG at Queen’s University Belfast in November 2016, as a PhD student. He completed his PhD in April 2020, having performed an extensive study on the experimental and numerical aspects of composite crashworthiness modelling, in collaboration with McLaren F1. He is currently researching the development of CNT-web based inserts for use in innovative welding techniques of thermoplastic composites.