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Books and Book Chapters

Günaydın, K., Eren, Z. and Kazancı, Z. (2022). Additive Manufacturing of Tunable Metamaterials. In Nanotechnology-Based Additive Manufacturing (eds K. Deshmukh, S.K.K. Pasha and K.K. Sadasivuni). Link

Faggiani, A., Falzon, B.G. (2018). Numerical modelling and optimisation of postbuckling stiffened aerostructures. In: Falzon, B.G., Aliabadi, M.H. (Eds.), Buckling and Postbuckling Structures II: Experimental, Analytical and Numerical Studies. World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 253-284. Link

Falzon, B.G., Aliabadi, M.H. (2018). Buckling and Postbuckling Structures II: Experimental, Analytical and Numerical Studies. World Scientific, Singapore, 380 pp. Link

Falzon, B.G., Muthu, N. (2018). Micromechanical modelling of composite materials using the element free Galerkin approach. In: Beaumont, P.W.R., Zweben, C. (Eds.), Comprehensive Composite Materials II, Vol. 1: Fibre reinforcements and general theory of composites. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 327-352. Link

Camanho, P.P., Catalanotti, G. (2017). Mechanical fastening of composite and composite-metal structures. In: Amancio-Filho, S.T., Blaga, L.-A. (Eds.), Joining of Polymer-Metal Hybrid Structures: Principles and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, pp. 187-202, doi:10.1002./9781119429807.ch7. Link

Chen, B. (2017). Mechanical properties of natural biopolymer nanocomposites. In: Aimé, C., Coradin, T. (Eds.), Bionanocomposites: Integrating Biological Processes for Bioinspired Nanotechnologies. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, pp. 235-256.

Kazancı, Z. (2017). Computational methods to predict the non-linear dynamic response of blast loaded laminated composite plates. In: Mouritz, A.P., Rajapakse, Y.D.S. (Eds.), Explosion Blast Response of Composites. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. 85-112. Link

Falzon, B.G., Tan, W. (2016). Virtual testing of composite structures. In: Beaumont, P.W.R., Soutis, C. (Eds.), The Structural Integrity of Carbon Fibre Composites: Fifty Years of Progress and Achievement of the Science, Development and Applications. Springer International Publishing, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 699-743. Link

Camanho, P.P., Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Melro, A.R., Vogler, M. (2015). Three-dimensional invariant-based failure criteria for transversely isotropic fibre-reinforced composites. In: Camanho, P.P., Hallett, S. (Eds.), Numerical Modelling of Failure in Advanced Composite Materials. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 111-150. Link

Hawkins, S.C. (2013). Introduction to Fiber Materials. In: Schulz, M.J., Shanov, V.N., Yin, Z. (Eds.), Nanotube Superfiber Materials - Changing Engineering Design. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 1-32.

Sapkota, J., Roberts, M.N., Kumar, S., Weder, C., Foster, E.J. (2013). Melt-processing of PVAc-cellulose nanocrystal nanocomposites. In: Postek, M.T., Moon, R.J., Rudie, A.W., Bilodeau, M.A. (Eds.), Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials. TAPPI Press, Peachtree Corners, GA, USA, pp. 111.


Journal Publications


Süsler S, Kazancı Z. Delamination Strength Comparison of Additively Manufactured Composite Curved Beams Using Continuous Fibers. Polymers, 5(19), [3928]. Link

Asiliskender, A., Peiró, J., Lee, K-Y., Parlamas, A., Falzon, B.G., & Kazancı, Z. (2023). Predicting filling efficiency of composite resin injection repair. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, [107708]. Link

Eren, Z., Burnett, C. A., Wright, D., & Kazancı, Z. (2023). Compressive characterisation of 3D printed composite materials using continuous fibre fabricationInternational Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture6(4), 494-507. Link

Zhou, J., Haibao, L., Dear, J.P., Falzon, B.G.,  & Kazancı, Z. (2023). Comparison of different quasi-static loading conditions of additively manufactured composite hexagonal and auxetic cellular structures, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 244, [108054]. Link

Fisher, T., Almeida Jr, J. H. S., Falzon, B. G., & Kazancı, Z. (2023). Tension and compression properties of 3D-printed composites: print orientation and strain rate effects. Polymers15(7), [1708]. Link 

Ge, J., Zhang, W., Luo, M., Catalanotti, G., Falzon, B. G., Higgins, C., Zhang, D., Jin, Y., & Sun, D. (2023). Multi-objective optimization of thermoplastic CF/PEKK drilling through a hybrid method: an approach towards sustainable manufacturing. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing167, [107418]. Link

Jiang, Y., Shi, K., Zhou, L., He, M., Zhu, C., Wang, J., Li, J., Li, Y., Liu, L., Sun, D., Feng, G., Yi, Y., & Zhang, L. (2023). 3D-printed auxetic-structured intervertebral disc implant for potential treatment of lumbar herniated discBioactive Materials20, 528-538. Link 

Almeida Jr., J. H. S., Christoff, B. G., Tita, V., & St-Pierre, L. (2023). A concurrent fibre orientation and topology optimisation framework for 3D-printed fibre-reinforced composites. Composites Science and Technology232, [109872]. Link

Almeida Jr, J. H. S., Lisbôa, T. V., Spickenheuer, A., & St-Pierre, L. (2023). A sequential finite element model updating routine to identify creep parameters for filament wound composite cylinders in aggressive environmentsComputers & Structures276, [106939]. Link

Russello, M., Catalanotti, G., Hawkins, S. C., & Falzon, B. G. (2023). Resistance welding of carbon fibre reinforced PEKK by means of CNT webs. Journal of Composite Materials57(1), 79-94. Link

Ge, J., Luo, M., Zhang, D., Catalanotti, G., Falzon, B. G., McClelland, J., Higgins, C., Jin, Y., & Sun, D. (2023). Temperature field evolution and thermal-mechanical interaction induced damage in drilling of thermoplastic CF/PEKK – A comparative study with thermoset CF/epoxy. Journal of Manufacturing Processes88, 167-183. Link

Russello, M., Catalanotti, G., Hawkins, S. C., Chan, C. W., & Falzon, B. G. (2023). Transmission laser welding of thermoplastics by using carbon nanotube web. Optics and Laser Technology157, [108733]. Link

Wan, L., Ullah, Z., Yang, D., Falzon, B. G. (2023). Probability embedded failure prediction of unidirectional composites under biaxial loadings combining machine learning and micromechanical modelling. Composite Structures, [116837]. Link

Millen, S. L. J., Dahale, M., Fisher, T., Samy, A., Thompson, K., Ramaswamy, K., Ralph, C., Archer, E., McIlhagger, A., Ullah, Z., & Falzon, B. G. (2023). Modelling low-velocity impact damage and compression after impact of 3D woven structures considering compaction. Composite Structures, [117104]. Link

Journal Publications


Günaydın, K., Rea, C., & Kazancı, Z. (2022). Energy absorption enhancement of additively manufactured hexagonal and re-entrant (auxetic) lattice structures by using multi-material reinforcements. Additive Manufacturing59(Part A), [103076]. Link

Dalli, D., Varandas, L.F., Scalici, T., Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G.. (2022). Exploiting intrinsic size effect to overcome specimen scaling limitations in fracture toughness characterisation of composite materials. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, , [108951]. Link

Wang, B., Ming, Y., Zhou, J., Xiao, H., Wang, F., Duan, Y., & Kazancı, Z. (2022). Fabrication of triangular corrugated structure using 3D printed continuous carbon fiber-reinforced thermosetting epoxy composites. Polymer Testing106, [107469]. Link

Falzon, B.G. (2022). Computational modelling of the crushing of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer composites. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 380. Link

Varandas, L.F., Dalli, D., Catalanotti, G., & Falzon, B.G. (2022). Estimating the mode I through-thickness intralaminar R-curve of unidirectional carbon fibre-reinforced polymers using a micromechanics framework combined with the size effect method. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 162, [107141]. Link

Ma, H., Aravand, M.A., & Falzon, B.G. (2022). Influence on fracture toughness arising from controlled morphology of multiphase toughened epoxy resins in the presence of fibre reinforcement. Composites Science and Technology, 217, [109095]. Link

Ge. J., Catalanotti, G., Falzon, B.G., McClelland, J., Higgins, C., Jin, Y. & Sun, D. (2022). Towards understanding the hole making performance and chip formation mechanism of thermoplastic carbon fibre/polyetherketoneketone composite. Composites Part B: Engineering, 234, [109752]. Link

Ullah, Z., Ullah, B., Khan, W., & ul-Islam, S. (2022). Proportional topology optimisation with maximum entropy-based meshless method for minimum compliance and stress constrained problemsEngineering With Computers. Link

Attar, S., Chen, B., Cicala, G., Catalanotti, G., Scalici, T., & Falzon, B. G. (2022). On the mechanical properties of melt-blended nylon 6/ethylene-octene copolymer/graphene nanoplatelet nanocomposites. Polymer243, [124619]. Link

Ferreira, G. F. O., Almeida Jr, J. H. S., Ribeiro, M. L., Ferreira, A. J. M., & Tita, V. (2022). A finite element unified formulation for composite laminates in bending considering progressive damage. Thin-Walled Structures172, [108864]. Link

Lisbôa, T. V., Almeida Jr, J. H. S., Spickenheuer, A., Stommel, M., Amico, S. C., & Marczak, R. J. (2022). FEM updating for damage modeling of composite cylinders under radial compression considering the winding patternThin-Walled Structures173, [108954]. Link

Wang, Z., Almeida Jr, J. H. S., Ashok, A., Wang, Z., & G. P. Castro, S. (2022). Lightweight design of variable-angle filament-wound cylinders combining Kriging-based metamodels with particle swarm optimization. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization65(5), [140]. Link

Monticeli, F. M., Neves, R. M., Ornaghi, Jr., H. L., & Almeida Jr, J. H. S. (2022). Prediction of Bending Properties for 3D-Printed Carbon Fibre/Epoxy Composites with Several Processing Parameters Using ANN and Statistical Methods. Polymers14(17), [3668]. Link

Azizian, M., & Almeida Jr, J. H. S. (2022). Stochastic, probabilistic and reliability analyses of internally-pressurised filament wound composite tubes using artificial neural network metamodels. Materials Today Communications31, [103627]. Link

Monticeli, F. M., Almeida Jr, J. H. S., Neves, R. M., Ornaghi, H. L., & Trochu, F. (2022). The influence of fabric architecture on impregnation behavior and void formation: Artificial neural network and statistical‐based analysis. Polymer Composites43(5), 2812 – 2823. Link



Millen, S. L. J., Ullah, Z, Falzon, B. (2021). On the importance of finite element mesh alignment along the fibre direction for modelling damage in fibre-reinforced polymer composite laminates. Composite Structures, 278, [114694]. Link

Johnston, R., & Kazancı, Z. (2021). Analysis of additively manufactured (3D printed) dual-material auxetic structures under compression. Additive Manufacturing38, [101783]. Link

Millen, S. L. J., & Aravand, M. A. (2021). Assessing the relative conservatism of the unit circle failure envelope. Composites Communications, 24, [100690]. Link

Millen, S. L. J., Falzon, B.G., & Aravand, M. A. (2021). Invariant based approaches in the design of composite laminates. Composites Science and Technology, 202, [108526]. Link

Monticeli, F. M., Neves, R. M., Ornaghi Jr, H. L., & Almeida Jr, J. H. S. (2021). A systematic review on high‐performance fiber‐reinforced 3D printed thermoset compositesPolymer Composites42(8), 3702-3715. Link

Almeida Jr, J. H. S., St-Pierre, L., Wang, Z., Ribeiro, M. L., Tita, V., Amico, S., & Castro, S. (2021). Design, modeling, optimization, manufacturing and testing of variable-angle filament-wound cylinders. Composites Part B: Engineering225, [109224]. Link

Castro, S. G. P., Almeida Jr, J. H. S., St-Pierre, L., & Wang, Z. (2021). Measuring geometric imperfections of variable–angle filament–wound cylinders with a simple digital image correlation setup. Composite Structures276, [114497]. Link

Ornaghi Jr, H. L., Almeida Jr, J. H. S., Monticeli, F. M., Neves, R. M., & Cioffi, M. O. H. (2021). Time-temperature behavior of carbon/epoxy laminates under creep loading. Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials25, 601-615. Link


Dalli, D., Varandas, L.F.,  Catalanotti, G.,, Foster, S., Falzon, B. (2020) Assessing the current modelling approach for predicting the crashworthiness of Formula One composite structures Composites Part B: Engineering. (Accepted/In press). 10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108242. Link

Ul-Islam, S., Khan, W., Ullah, B., & Ullah, Z. (2020). The localized radial basis functions for parameterized level set based structural optimization. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 113. Link

Kaczmarczyk, Ł., Ullah, Z., Lewandowski, K., Meng, X., Zhou, X-Y., Athanasiadis, I., Nguyen, H., Chalons-Mouriesse, C-A., Richardson, E. J., Miur, E., Shvarts, A. G., Wakeni, M., & Pearce, C. J. (2020). MoFEM: An open source, parallel finite element library. The Journal of Open Source Software, 5(45). Link

Ullah, Z., Kaczmarczyk, L., & Pearce, C. J. (2020). A three-dimensional hierarchic finite element-based computational framework for the analysis of composite laminates. Composite Structures, 239, [111968]. Link

Falzon, B., Tan, W. (Accepted/In press). A crystal plasticity phenomenological model to capture the non-linear shear response of carbon fibre reinforced composites. International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture. DOI:1016/j.ijlmm.2020.06.004. Link

Dalli, D., Catalanotti, G., Varandas, L., Falzon, B. (2020). Compressive intralaminar fracture toughness and residual strength of 2D woven carbon fibre reinforced composites: New developments on using the size effect method. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 106, [102487]. DOI: 10.1016/j.tafmec.2020.102487. Link

Kumar, S., Falzon, B., Graninger, G., Hawkins, S., Kun, J., Wilson, E. (2020). High performance multiscale glass fibre epoxy composites integrated with cellulose nanocrystals for advanced structural applications. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 131, [105801]. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105801. Link

Liu, H., Liu, J., Ding, Y., Zhou, J., Kong, X., Harper, L. T., Blackman, B. R. K., Falzon, B., Dear, J. (2020). Modelling damage in fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite laminates subjected to three-point-bend loading. Composite Structures. DOI:1016/j.compstruct.2020.111889. Link

Varandas, L., Catalanotti, G., Melro, A. R., Falzon, B. (2020). On the importance of nesting considerations for accurate computational damage modelling in 2D woven composite materials. Computational Materials Science, 172. DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2019.109323. Link

Hassani, F., Martin, P. J., Falzon, B. (2020). Progressive failure in interply hybrid composites of self-reinforced polypropylene and glass fibre. Polymer (United Kingdom). DOI: /10.1016/j.polymer.2020.122411. Link

Liu, H., Liu, J., Ding, Y., Zhou, J., Kong, X., Blackman, B., Kinloch, A. J., Falzon, B., Dear, J. P. (Accepted/In press). Effects of Impactor Geometry on the Low-Velocity Impact Behaviour of Fibre-Reinforced Composites: An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation. Applied Composite Materials. DOI:10.1007/s10443-020-09812-8. Link

Sebaey, T. A., Catalanotti, G., Lopes, C. S., O'Dowd, N. (2020). Computational micromechanics of the effect of fibre misalignment on the longitudinal compression and shear properties of UD fibre-reinforced plastics. Composite Structures, 248, [112487]. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112487. Link

Cappello, R., Pitarresi, G., Xavier, J., Catalanotti, G. (2020). Experimental determination of mode I fracture parameters in orthotropic materials by means of Digital Image Correlation. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 108, [102663]. DOI: 10.1016/j.tafmec.2020.102663. Link

Catalanotti, G., Kuhn, P., Xavier, J., & Koerber, H. (2020). High strain rate characterisation of intralaminar fracture toughness of GFRPs for longitudinal tension and compression failure. Composite Structures, 240, [112068]. DOI:10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112068. Link

Pitarresi, G., Cappello, R., Catalanotti, G. (2020). Quantitative thermoelastic stress analysis by means of low-cost setups. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 134, [106158]. DOI: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2020.106158. Link

Arteiro, A., Furtado, C., Catalanotti, G., Linde, P., Camanho, P. P. (2020). Thin-ply polymer composite materials: A review. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 132, [105777]. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105777. Link

Millen, S. L. J., Murphy, A., Abdelal, G., Catalanotti, G. (2020). Understanding the impact of standardized SAE waveform parameter variation on artificial lightning plasma, specimen loading and composite material damage. SAE International Journal of Aerospace, 13(1). DOI: 10.4271/01-13-01-0002. Link

Hou, Y., Jiang, N., Sun, D., Wang, Y., Chen, X., Zhu, S., Zhang, L. A Fast UV-Curable PU-PAAm Hydrogel with Mechanical Flexibility and Self-Adhesion for Wound Healing. RSC Advances. 10, 9, p. 4907-4915. DOI: 10.1039/C9RA10666A. Link

Liu, S., Tao, Y., Liu, C., Jin, Y., Sun, D., Shen, Y. (2020). An analytical delamination model of drilling aramid fiber–reinforced plastics by brad drill. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-020-05628-9. Link

Huang, Y., Sun, D., & Soban, D. (2020). Assessing the Novel Aircraft Lightning Strike Protection Technology Using Technology Impact Forecasting. Journal of Aircraft. DOI: 10.2514/1.C035875. Link

Sun, D., Turner, J., Jiang, N., Zhu, S., Zhang, L., Falzon, B., McCoy, C., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D., Sun, D. (2020). Atmospheric pressure microplasma for antibacterial silver nanoparticle/chitosan nanocomposites with tailored properties. Composites Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.107911. Link

Liu, S., Tao, Y., Liu, C., Jin, Y., Sun, D., Shen, Y. (2020). Mechanistic force modelling in drilling of AFRP composite considering the chisel edge extrusion. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-020-05608-z. Link

Liu, S., Tao, Y., Liu, C., Jin, Y., Sun, D., Shen, Y. (2020). Modelling and experimental validation on drilling delamination of aramid fiber reinforced plastic composites. Composite Structures. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.111907. Link

Jiang, Y., Yang, Y., Zheng, X., Yi, Y., Chen, X., Li, Y., Sun, D., Zhang, L. (2020). Multifunctional load-bearing hybrid hydrogel with combined drug release and photothermal conversion functions. NPG Asia Materials. DOI: 10.1038/s41427-020-0199-6. Link

He, M., Ou, F., Sun, X., Chen, X., Li, H., Sun, D., Zhang, L. (2020). Smart Multi-layer PVA foam/ CMC mesh Dressing with Integrated Multi-functions for wound management and infection monitoring. Materials & Design. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108913. Link

Tweedie, M., Sun, D., Gajula, D. R., Ward, B., Maguire, P. (2020). The analysis of dissolved inorganic carbon in liquid using a microfluidic conductivity sensor with membrane separation of CO2. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 24(37). DOI: 10.1007/s10404-020-02339-1. Link

Zhang, R., Huang, Z., Huang, Z., Zhong, M., Zang, D., Ai, L., Lin, X., Millar, B., Garrett, G., Menary, G., Turner, J., Ji, D., Song, L., Zhang, Q., Zhang, J., Sun, D. (2020). Uniaxially Stretched Polyethylene/Boron Nitride Nanocomposite Films with Metal-like Thermal Conductivity. Composites Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108154. Link

Süsler, S., Kurtaran, H., Türkmen, H. S., Kazancı, Z., Lopresto, V. (2020). An Experimentally Validated Numerical Method for Investigating the Air Blast Response of Basalt Composite Plates. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures27(6), 441-454. DOI: 10.1080/15376494.2018.1478049. Link

Simpson, J., Kazancı, Z. (2020). Crushing Investigation of Crash Boxes Filled with Honeycomb and Re-entrant (auxetic) Lattices. Thin-Walled Structures150, [106676]. DOI: 10.1016/j.tws.2020.106676. Link

Nikkhah, H., Baroutaji, A., Kazancı, Z., Arjunan, A. (2020). Evaluation of Crushing and Energy Absorption Characteristics of Bio-Inspired Nested Structures. Thin-Walled Structures148, [106615]. DOI:10.1016/j.tws.2020.106615. Link

De La Pierre, S., Scalici, T., Tatarko, P., Valenza, A., Goglio, L., Paolino, D.S., Ferraris, M. Torsional shear strength and elastic properties of adhesively bonded glass-to-steel components (2020). Materials and Desing. 192, 108739. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108739. Link

Fiore, V., Calabrese, L., Scalici, T., Valenza, A. Evolution of the bearing failure map of pinned flax composite laminates aged in marine environment. (2020). Composites Part B: Engineering. 187,107864. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.107864. Link

Calabrese, L., Fiore, V., Bruzzaniti, P., Scalici, T., Valenza, A. Pinned hybrid glass-flax composite laminates aged in salt-fog environment: Mechanical durability. (2020). Polymers. 12(1),40. DOI: 10.3390/polym12010040. Link


Varandas, L.F., Catalanotti, G., Melro, A.R., Falzon, B.G. On the importance of nesting considerations for accurate computational damage modelling in 2D woven composite materials. Computational Materials Science. 171, art. no. 109323. doi: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2019.109323. Link

Usta, F., Ertaş, O. F., Ataalp, A., Türkmen, H. S., Kazancı, Z., Scarpa, F. (2019). Impact behaviour of triggered and non-triggered crash tubes with auxetic lattices. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments and Design, 2(2), pp. 119-127. Link

Günaydın, K., Eren, Z., Kazancı, Z., Scarpa, F., Grande, A. M., Türkmen, H. S. (2019). In-plane Compression Behavior of Anti-tetrachiral and Re-entrant Lattices. Smart Materials and Structures, 28(11), pp. 1-14. Link

Pitarresi, G., Scalici, T., Dellaira, M., Catalanotti, G. A methodology for the rapid characterization of Mode II delamination fatigue threshold in FRP composites. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 220 art. no. 106629. doi: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.106629. Link

Pitarresi, G., Scalici, T., Catalanotti, G. Infrared Thermography assisted evaluation of static and fatigue Mode II fracture toughness in FRP composites. Composite Structures, 226, art. no. 111220. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111220. Link

Di Leonardo, S., Nistal, A., Catalanotti, G., Hawkins, S.C., Falzon, B.G. (2019). Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of thin-ply laminates with CNT webs at the crack interface. Composite Structures, 225, art. no. 111178. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111178. Link

Pierce, R.S., Falzon, B.G. (2019). Modelling the size and strength benefits of optimised step/scarf joints and repairs in composite structures. Composites Part B: Engineering, 173, art. no. 107020. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107020. Link

Kumar, S., Falzon, B.G.Hawkins, S.C. (2019). Ultrasensitive Embedded Sensor for Composite Joints Based on a Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotube Web. Carbon, 149, pp. 380-389. doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.04.044. Link

Varandas, L.F., Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Falzon, B.G. (2019). Micromechanical analysis of interlaminar crack propagation between angled plies in mode I tests. Composite Structures, 220, pp. 827-841. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.04.050. Link

Dalli, D., Catalanotti, G., Varandas, L.F., Falzon, B.G., Foster, S. (2019). Mode I intralaminar fracture toughness of 2D woven carbon fibre reinforced composites: A comparison of stable and unstable crack propagation techniques. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 214, pp. 427-448. doi: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.04.003. Link

Nistal, A., Falzon, B.G., Hawkins, S.C., Chitwan, R., García-Diego, C., Rubio, F. (2019). Enhancing the fracture toughness of hierarchical composites through amino‒functionalised carbon nanotube webs. Composites Part B: Engineering, 165, pp. 537-544. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.02.001. Link

Sun, D., McLaughlan, J., Zhang, L., Falzon, B.G., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P., Sun, D. (2019). Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Synthesized Gold Nanoparticle/Carbon Nanotube Hybrids for Photothermal Conversion. Langmuir, 35 (13), pp. 4577-4588. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03945. Link

Nolan, H., Sun, D., Falzon, B.G., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D., Zhang, L., Sun, D. (2019). Thermoresponsive nanocomposites incorporating microplasma synthesized magnetic nanoparticles—Synthesis and potential applications. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 16 (2), art. no. 1800128.  doi:10.1002/ppap.201800128. Link

Yao, X., Falzon, B.G.Hawkins, S.C. (2019). Orthotropic electro-thermal behaviour of highly-aligned carbon nanotube web based composites. Composites Science and Technology, 170, pp. 157-164. doi: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.11.042. Link

Smith, S., Falzon, B.G., Menary, G. (2019). Axisymmetric modelling of stretch blow moulding using a Galerkin mesh-free method. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, pp. 203-211. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2273-0_17. Link

Cidade, R.A., Castro, D.S.V., Castrodeza, E.M., Kuhn, P., Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J., Camanho, P.P (2019). Determination of mode I dynamic fracture toughness of IM7-8552 composites by digital image correlation and machine learning. Composite Structures, 210, pp. 707-714. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.11.089. Link

He, M., Chen, X., Guo, Z., Qiu, X., Yang, Y., Su, C., Jiang, N., Li, Y., Sun, D., Zhang, L. (2019). Super tough graphene oxide reinforced polyetheretherketone for potential hard tissue repair applications. Composites Science and Technology, 174, pp. 194-201. doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.02.028. Link

Tweedie, M., Sun, D., Ward, B., Maguire, P.D. (2019). Long-term hydrolytically stable bond formation for future membrane-based deep ocean microfluidic chemical sensors. Lab on a Chip, 19 (7), pp. 1287-1295. doi: 10.1039/c9lc00123a. Link

Catalanotti, G. (2019). Prediction of in situ strengths in composites: Some considerations. Composite Structures 207, 889-893, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.09.075. Link

Liu, D., Liu, L., Ji, L., Qi, Z., Xia, Y., Song, Y., Dong, D., Li, Z., Liu, R., Liu, B., Sun, D., Liu, D. (2019). Detection and plasma assisted degradation of dye on reuseable gold coated tungsten nanofuzz array surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate. Applied Surface Science 469, 262-268, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.11.042. Link

Cavaleri, L., Di Paola, M., Ferrotto, M.F., Scalici, T., Valenza, A. (2019). Structural performances of pultruded GFRP emergency structures – Part 1: Experimental characterization of materials and substructure. Composite Structures, 214, pp. 325-334. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.02.004. Link

Sergi, C., Tirillò, J., Seghini, M.C., Sarasini, F., Fiore, V., Scalici, T. Durability of basalt/hemp hybrid thermoplastic composites (2019). Polymers, 11 (4), art. no. 603. doi: 10.3390/polym11040603. Link


Nolan, H., Sun, D., Falzon, B.G., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D., Zhang, L., Sun, D. (2018). Thermoresponsive nanocomposites incorporating microplasma synthesized magnetic nanoparticles - Synthesis and potential appllications. Plasma Processes and Polymers, in press, doi:10.1002/ppap.201800128. Link

Russello, M., Diamanti, E.K., Catalanotti, G., Ohlsson, F., Hawkins, S.C., Falzon, B.G. (2018). Enhancing the electrical conductivity of carbon fibre thin-ply laminates with directly grown aligned carbon nanotubes. Composite Structures 206, 272-278, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.08.040. Link

Liu, H., Falzon, B.G., Catalanotti, G., Tan, W. (2018). An experimental method to determine the intralaminar fracture toughness of high-strength carbon-fibre reinforced composite aerostructures. The Aeronautical Journal 122(1255), 1352-1370, doi:10.1017/aer.2018.78. Link

Nolan, H., Sun, D., Falzon, B.G., Chakrabarti, S., Padmanaba, D.B., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D., Yu, T., Jones, D., Andrews, G., Sun, D. (2018). Metal nanoparticle-hydrogel nanocomposites for biomedical applications - An atmospheric pressure plasma synthesis approach. Plasma Processes and Polymers 15(11), 1800112, doi:10.1002/ppap.201800112. Link

Pierce, R.S., Falzon, B.G., Thompson, M.C. (2018). Permeability characterisation of sheared carbon fibre textile preform. Polymer Composites 39(7), 2287-2298, doi:10.1002/pc.24206. Link

Tan, W., Naya, F., Yang, L., Chang, T., Falzon, B.G., Zhan, L., Molina-Aldareguía, J.M., González, C., Llorca, J. (2018). The role of interfacial properties on the intralaminar and interlaminar damage behaviour of unidirectional composite laminates: Experimental characterization and multiscale modelling. Composites Part B: Engineering 138, 206-221, doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.11.043. Link

Liu, H., Falzon, B.G., Tan, W. (2018). Predicting the Compression-After-Impact (CAI) strength of damage-tolerant hybrid unidirectional/woven carbon-fibre reinforced composite laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 105, 189-202, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.11.021. Link

Yao, X., Hawkins, S.C., Falzon, B.G. (2018). An advanced anti-icing/de-icing system utilizing highly aligned carbon nanotube webs. Carbon 136, 130-138, doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2018.04.039. Link

Yao, X., Falzon, B.G., Hawkins, S.C., Tsantzalis, S. (2018). Aligned carbon nanotube webs embedded in a composite laminate: A route towards a highly tunable electro-thermal system. Carbon 129, 486-494, doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2017.12.045. Link

Liu, H., Falzon, B.G., Tan, W. (2018). Experimental and numerical studies on the impact response of damage-tolerant hybrid unidirectional/woven carbon-fibre reinforced composite laminates. Composites Part B: Engineering 136, 101-118, doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.10.016. Link

Xiang, D., Wang, L., Zhang, Q., Chen, B., Li, Y., Harkin-Jones, E. (2017). Comparative study on the deformation behavior, structural evolution, and properties of biaxially stretched high-density polyethylene/carbon nanofiller (carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets, and carbon black) composites. Polymer Composites 39(52), E909-E923, doi:10.1002/pc.24328. Link

Li, W., Song, W., Chen, B., Matcher, S.J. (2018). Superparamagnetic graphene quantum dot as a dual-modality contrast agent for confocal fluorescence microscopy and magnetomotive OCT. Journal of Biophotonics, in press, doi:10.1002/jbio.201800219. Link

Su, X., Chen, B. (2018). Transparent, UV-proof and mechanically strong montmorrilonite/alginate/Ca2+ nanocomposite hydrogel films with solvent sensitivity. Applied Clay Science 165, 223-233, doi:10.1016/j.clay.2018.07.044. Link

Liu, Y., Xu, Y., Geng, X., Huo, Y., Chen, D., Sun, K., Zhou, G., Chen, B., Tao, K. (2018). Synergistic targeting and efficient photodynamic therapy based on graphene oxide quantum dot-upconversion nanocrystal hybrid nanoparticles. Small 14(19), 1800293, doi:10.1002/smll.201800293. Link

Justin, R., Chen, B. (2018). Multifunctional chitosan-magnetic graphene quantum dot nanocomposites for the release of therapeutics from detachable and non-detachable biodegradable microneedle arrays. Interface Focus 8(3), 20170055, doi:10.1098/rsfs.2017.0055. Link

Su, X., Chen, B. (2018). Tough, resilient and pH-sensitive interpenetrating polyacrylamide/alginate/montmorillonite nanocomposite hydrogels. Carbohydrate Polymers 197, 497-507, doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.05.082. Link

Yoon, S., Chen, B. (2018). Elastomeric and pH-responsive hydrogels based on direct crosslinking of the poly(glycerol sebacate) pre-polymer and gelatin. Polymer Chemistry 9, 3727-3740, doi:10.1039/C8PY00544C. Link

Wu, T., Gray, E., Chen, B. (2018). A self-healing, adaptive and conductive polymer composite ink for 3D printing of gas sensors. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 6, 6200-6207, doi:10.1039/C8TC01092G. Link

Tamer, Y., Chen, B. (2018). Lysine-derived, pH-sensitive and biodegradable poly(beta-aminoester urethane) networks and their local drug delivery behaviour. Soft Matter 14, 1195-1209, doi:10.1039/C7SM01886J. Link

Istrate, O.M., Chen, B. (2018). Structure and properties of clay/recycled plastic composites. Applied Clay Science 156, 144-151, doi:10.1016/j.clay.2018.01.039. Link

Usta, F., Eren, Z., Kurtaran, H., Türkmen, H.S., Kazancı, Z., Mecitoglu, Z. (2018). Crashworthiness optimization of nested and concentric circular tubes using response surface methodology and genetic algorithm. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures 15(5), e42, doi:10.1590/1679-78254385. Link

Cidade, R.A., Castro, D.S.V., Catsrodeza, E.M., Kuhn, P., Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J., Camanho, P.P. (2018). Determination of Mode I Dynamic Fracture Toughness of IM7-8552 Composites by Digital Image Correlation and Machine Learning. Composite Structures, in press, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.11.089. Link

Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Reinoso, J., Linde, P., Camanho, P.P. (2018). Simulation of the Mechanical Response of Thin-Ply Composites: From Computational Micro-Mechanics to Structural Analysis. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, 1-43, doi:10.1007/s11831-018-9291-2. Link

Kuhn, P., , Xavier, J., Ploeckl, M., Koerber, H. (2018). Determination of the crack resistance curve for intralaminar fiber tensile failure mode in polymer composites under high rate loading. Composite Structures 204, 276-287, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.07.039. Link

Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J., Linde, P., Camanho, P.P. (2018). A strategy to improve the structural performance of non-crimp fabric thin-ply laminates. Composite Structures 188, 438-449, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.11.072. Link

Yoo, S., Schueler, D., Brodbeck, M., Toso, N., , Voggenreiter, H. (2018). An improved load introduction technique for dynamic material characterisation at intermediate strain rate. Proceedings 2(8), 381, doi:10.3390/ICEM18-05203. Link

Deng, Y., Huang, M., Sun, D., Hou, Y., Li, Y., Dong, T., Wang, X., Zhang, L., Yang, W. (2018). Dual physically cross-linked κ Carrageenan-based double network hydrogels with superior self-healing performance for biomedical application. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10(43), 37544-37554, doi:10.1021/acsami.8b15385. Link

Fu, R., Jia, Z., Wang, F., Jin, Y., Sun, D., Yang, L., Cheng, D. (2018). Drill-exit temperature characteristics in drilling of UD and MD CFRP composites based on infrared thermography. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture 135, 24-37, doi:10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2018.08.002. Link

Jiang, N., Guo, Z., Sun, D., Li, Y., Yang, Y., Chen, C., Zhang, L., Zhu, S. (2018). Promoting osseointegration of Ti implants through micro/nanoscaled hierarchical Ti phosphate/Ti oxide hybrid coating. ACS Nano 12(8(9, 7883-7891, doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b02227. Link

Lai, X., Sun, D., Hou, Y., Zuo, Y., Li, Y., Zhang, L. (2018). Amino-functionalized multilayer core-shell mesoporous organosilica nanospheres for Cr(VI) removal. Advanced Materials Interfaces 5(18), 1800630, doi:10.1002/admi.201800630. Link

Shang, S., Qin, X.D., Li, J.H., Li, S.P., Li, H., Huang, T., Jin, Y., Sun, D. (2018). Modelling of cutting forces and researching calibration method in helical milling. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 94(5-8), 2949-2960, doi:10.1007/s00170-017-1117-0. Link

Li, S.P., Qin, X.D., Jin, Y., Sun, D., Li, Y.H. (2018). A comparative study of hole-making performance by coated and uncoated WC/Co cutters in helical milling of Ti/CFRP stacks. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 94(5-8), 2645-2658, doi:10.1007/s00170-017-0842-8. Link

Sun, D., Lemoine, P., Keys, D., Doyle, P., Malinov, S., Zhao, Q., Qin, X., Jin, Y. (2018). Hole-making processes and their impacts on the microstructure and fatigue response of aircraft alloys. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 94(5-8), 1719-1726, doi:10.1007/s00170-016-9850-3. Link


Pierce, R.S., Falzon, B.G. (2017). Simulating resin infusion through textile reinforcement materials for the manufacture of complex composite structures. Engineering 3(5), 596-607, doi:10.1016/J.ENG.2017.04.006. Link

Stojanov, D., Wu, X., Falzon, B.G., Yan, W. (2017). Axisymmetric structural optimization design and void control for selective laser melting. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 56(5), 1027-1043, doi:10.1007/s00158-017-1700-x. Link

Muthu, N., Maiti, S.K., Yan, W., Falzon, B.G. (2017). Modelling interacting cracks through a level set using the element-free Galerkin method. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 134, 203-215, doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2017.10.009. Link

Pierce, R.S., Falzon, B.G., Thompson, M.C. (2017). A multi-physics process model for simulating the manufacture of resin-infused composite aerostructures. Composites Science and Technology 149, 269-279, doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2017.07.003. Link

Falzon, B.G., Liu, H., Tan, W. (2017). Comment on "A tensorial based progressive damage model for fibre reinforced polymers". Composite Structures 176, 877-882, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.06.011. Link

Oldfield, D.T., Huynh, C.P., Hawkins, S.C., Partridge, J.G., McCulloch, D.G. (2017). Synthesis of multi-layer graphene films on silica using physical vapour deposition. Carbon 123, 683-687, doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2017.08.014. Link

Wu, T., Chen, B. (2017). Facile fabrication of porous conductive thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposite films via solution casting. Scientific Reports 7, 17470, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-17647-w. Link

Wu, X., Zhang, Z., Xia, C., Chen, B., Jin, X., Huang, Z., Liu, Y., Fang, M., Min, X. (2017). Magnetically recoverable Ni@C composites: The synthesis by carbonization and adsorption for Fe3+. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 718, 15-21, doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.05.029. Link

Piao, Y., Chen, B. (2017). Synthesis and mechanical properties of double cross-linked gelatin-graphene oxide hydrogels. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 101, 791-798, doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.03.155. Link

Frydrych, M., Chen, B. (2017). Fabrication, structure and properties of three-dimensional biodegradable poly(glycerol sebacate urethane) scaffolds. Polymer 122, 159-168, doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2017.06.064. Link

Su, X., Mahalingam, S., Edirisinghe, M., Chen, B. (2017). Highly stretchable and highly resilient polymer-clay nanocomposite hydrogels with low hysteresis. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9(27), 22223-22234, doi:10.1021/acsami.7b05261. Link

Wu, T., Chen, B. (2017). Autonomous self-healing multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposites with piezoresistive effect. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 7(33), 20422-20429, doi:10.1039/C6RA28010B. Link

Chen, D., Tao, R., Tao, R., Chen, B., Choi, S.K., Tian, Q., Xu, Y., Zhou, G., Sun, K. (2017). Efficacy dependence of photodynamic therapy mediated by upconversion nanoparticles: Subcellular positioning and irradiation productivity. Small 13(13), 1602053, doi:101002/smll.201602053. Link

Xiang, D., Wang, L., Tang, Y., Hill, C.J., Chen, B., Harkin-Jones, E. (2017). Reinforcement effect and synergy of carbon nanofillers with different dimensions in high density polyethylene based nanocomposites. International Journal of Materials Research 108(4), 322-334, doi:10.3139/146.1114782. Link

Xiang, D., Guo, J., Kumar, A., Chen, B., Harkin-Jones, E. (2017). Effect of processing conditions on the structure, electrical and mechanical properties of melt mixed high density polyethylene/multi-walled CNT composites in compression molding. Materials Testing 59(2), 136-147, doi:10.3139/120.110974. Link

Luo, W., Wu, T., Chen, B., Liang, M., Zou, H. (2017). Highly stretchable conductors based on expanded graphite macroconfined in tubular rubber. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9(49), 43239-43249, doi:10.1021/acsami.7b08866. Link

Süsler, S., Türkmen, H.S., Kazancı, Z. (2017). Nonlinear dynamic analysis of tapered sandwich plates with multi-layered faces subjected to air blast loading. International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design 13(3), 429-451, doi: 10.1007/s10999-016-9346-1. Link

Zhang, R.-C., Sun, D., Lu, A., Zhong, M.L., Xiong, G.Y., Wan, Y.Z. (2017). Equilibrium melting temperature of polymorphic poly(L-lactide) and its supercooling dependence on growth kinetics. Polymers 9(11), 625, doi:10.3390/polym9110625. Link

Li, H., Qin, X., He, G., Price, M.A., Jin, Y., Sun, D. (2017). An energy based force prediction model for UD-CFRP orthogonal machining. Composite Structures 159, 34-43, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.09.051. Link

Zhang, R.-C., Sun, D., Zhang, R., Lin, W.-F., Macias-Montero, M., Patel, J., Askari, S., McDonald, C., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P. (2017). Gold nanoparticle-polymer nanocomposites synthesized by room temperature atmospheric pressure plasma and their potential for fuel cell electrocatalytic application. Scientific Reports 7, 46682, doi:10.1038/srep46682. Link

Kuhn, P., Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J., Camanho, P.P., Koerber, H. (2017). Fracture toughness and crack resistance curves for fiber compressive failure mode in polymer composites under high rate loading. Composite Structures 182, 164-175, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.09.040. Link

Catalanotti, G., Furtado, C., Scalici, T., Pitarresi, G., van der Meer, F.P., Camanho, P.P. (2017). The effect of through-thickness compressive stress on mode II interlaminar fracture toughness. Composite Structures 182, 153-163, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.09.014. Link

Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J., Linde, P., Camanho, P.P. (2017). Effect of tow thickness on the structural response of aerospace-grade spread-tow fabrics. Composite Structures 179, 208-223, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.06.047. Link

Reinoso, J., Catalanotti, G., Blázquez, A., Areias, P., Camanho, P.P., París, F. (2017). A consistent anisotropic damage model for laminated fiber-reinforced composites using the 3D-version of the Puck failure criterion. International Journal of Solids and Structures 126-127, 37-53, doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.07.023. Link

Rath, T., Pramanik, N., Kumar, S. (2017). High electrochemical performance fliexble solid-state supercapacitor based on Co-doped reduced graphene oxide and silk fibroin composites. Energy 141, 1982-1988, doi:10.1016/ Link

Varandas, L.F., Arteiro, A., Bessa, M.A., Melro, A.R., Catalanotti, G. (2017). The effect of through-thickness compressive stress on mode II interlaminar crack propagation: A computational micromechanics approach. Composite Structures 182, 326-334, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.09.020. Link


Muthu, N., Maiti, S.K., Falzon, B.G., Yan, W. (2016). Crack propagation in non-homogenous materials: Evaluation of mixed-mode SIFs, T-stress and kinking angle using a variant EFG method. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 72, 11-26, doi:10.1016/j.enganabound.2016.07.017. Link

Tan, W., Falzon, B.G. (2016). Modelling the crush behaviour of thermoplastic composites. Composites Science and Technology 134, 57-71, doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.07.015. Link

Tan, W., Falzon, B.G., Price, M., Liu, H. (2016). The role of material characterisation in the crush modelling of thermoplastic composite structures. Composite Structures 153, 914-927, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.07.011. Link

Stojanov, D., Falzon, B.G., Wu, X., Yan, W. (2016). Implementing a structural continuity constraint and a halting method for the topology optimization of energy absorbers. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 54(3), 429-448, doi:10.1007/s00158-016-1451-0Link

Chiu, L.N.S., Falzon, B.G., Chen, B., Yan, W. (2016). Validation of a 3D damage model for predicting the response of composite structures under crushing loads. Composite Structures 147, 65-73, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.03.028. Link

Falzon, B.G., Tan, W. (2016). Predicting impact damage, residual strength and crashworthiness of composite structures. SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing 9(3), 718-728, doi:10.4271/2016-01-0497. Link

Tan, W., Falzon, B.G. (2016). Modelling the nonlinear behaviour and fracture process of AS4/PEKK thermoplastic composite under shear loading. Composites Science and Technology 126, 60-77, doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.02.008. Link

Wu, T., Chen, B. (2016). Synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotube-reinforced polyborosiloxane nanocomposites with mechanically adaptive and self-healing capabilities for flexible conductors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(36), 24071-24078, doi:10.1021/acsami.6b06137. Link

Piao, Y., Wu, T., Chen, B. (2016). One-step synthesis of graphene oxide-polyamidoamine dendrimer nanocomposite hydrogels by self-assembly. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 55(21), 6113-6121, doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.6b00947. Link

Gunning, M.A., Geever, L.M., Killion, J.A., Lyons, J.G., Chen, B., Higginbotham, C.L. (2016). The effect of the mixing routes of biodegradable polylactic acid and polyhydroxybutyrate nanocomposites and compatibilised nanocomposites. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 29(4), 538-557, doi:10.1177/0892705714526912. Link

Justin, R., Tao, K., Román, S., Chen, D., Xu, Y., Geng, X., Ross, I.M., Grant, R.T., Pearson, A., Zhou, G., MacNeil, S., Sun, K., Chen, B. (2016). Photoluminescent and superparamagnetic reduced graphene oxide-iron oxide quantum dots for dual-modality imaging, drug delivery and photothermal therapy. Carbon 97, 54-70, doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2015.06.070. Link

Wu, T., Chen, B. (2016). A mechanically and electrically self-healing graphite composite dough for stencil-printable strechable conductors. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 4(19), 4150-4154, doi:10.1039/C6TC01052K. Link

Piao, Y., Chen, B. (2016). One-pot synthesis and characterization of reduced graphene oxide-gelatin nanocomposite hydrogels. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 6(8), 6171-6181, doi:10.1039/C5RA20674J. Link

Kazancı, Z. (2016). A review on the response of blast loaded laminated composite plates. Progress in Aerospace Sciences 81, 49-59, doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2015.12.004. Link

Kazancı, Z., Mecitoğlu, Z. (2016). Flutter analysis of a laminated composite plate with temperature dependent material properties. International Journal of Aeronautical Science & Aerospace Research 3(3), 106-114, doi:10.19070/2470-4415-1600013. Link

Mullaoǧlu, F., Usta, F., Türkmen, H.S., Kazancı, Z., Balkan, D., Akay, E. (2016). Deformation behavior of the polycarbonate plates subjected to impact loading. Procedia Engineering 167, 143-150, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.681. Link

Baştürk, S., Uyanık, H., Kazancı, Z. (2016). Nonlinear transient response of basalt/nickel FGM composite plates under blast load. Procedia Engineering 167, 30-38, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.666. Link

Eren, Z., Kazancı, Z., Türkmen, H.S. (2016). Repeated air blast response of sisal fibers reinforced bio-composites. Procedia Engineering 167, 197-205, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.688. Link

Sun, D., Lemoine, P., Keys, D., Doyle, P., Malinov, S., Zhao, Q., Qin, X., Jin, Y. (2016). Hole-making process and their impacts on the microstructure and fatigue response of aircraft alloys. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, doi:10.1007/s00170-016-9850-3. Link

Zhou, Y., Wang, R., Chen, B., Sun, D., Hu, Y., Xu, P. (2016). Daunorubicin and gambogic acid coloaded cysteamine-CdTe quantum dots minimizing the multidrug resistance of lymphoma in vitro and in vivo. International journal of Nanomedicine 11, 5429-5442, doi:10.2147/IJN.S115037. Link

Khanam, P.N., AlMaadeed, M.A., Ouederni, M., Mayoral, B., Hamilton, A., Sun, D. (2016). Effect of two types of graphene nanoplatelets on the physico-mechanical properties of linear low-density polyethylene composites. Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science 2(2), 67-73, doi:10.1080/20550340.2016.1235768. Link

Zhang, R.-C., Sun, D., Lu, A., Askari, S., Macias-Montero, M., Joseph, P., Dixon, D., Ostrikov, K., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D. (2016). Microplasma processed ultrathin boron nitride nanosheets for polymer nanocomposites with enhanced thermal transport performance. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(21), 13567-13572, doi:10.1021/acsami.6b01531. Link

Khanam, P.N., AlMaadeed, M.A., Ouederni, M., Harkin-Jones, E., Mayoral, B., Hamilton, A., Sun, D. (2016). Melt processing and properties of linear low density polyethylene-graphene nanoplatelet composites. Vacuum 130, 63-71, doi:10.1016/j.vacuum.2016.04.022. Link

Khanam, P.N., AlMaadeed, M.A., AlMaadeed, S., Kunhoth, S., Ouederni, M., Sun, D., Hamilton, A., Harkin-Jones, E., Mayoral, B. (2016). Optimization and prediction of mechanical and thermal properties of graphene/LLDPE nanocomposites by using artifical neural networks. International Journal of Polymer Science, 5340252, doi:10.1155/2016/5340252. Link

Bodaghi, M., Catalanotti, G., Correia, N. (2016). On the statistics of transverse permeability of randomly distributed fibers. Composite Structures 158, 323-332, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.09.045. Link

Scalici, T., Pitarresi, G., Catalanotti, G., van der Meer, F.P., Valenza, A. (2016). The Transverse Crack Tension test revisited: An experimental and numerical study. Composite Structures 158, 144-159, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.09.033. Link

Pinto, R.F., Catalanotti, G., Camanho, P.P. (2016). Measuring the intralaminar crack resistance curve of fibre reinforced composites at extreme temperatures. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 91(1), 145-155, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.10.004. Link

Furtado, C., Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J., Camanho, P.P. (2016). Selective ply-level hybridisation for improved notched response of composite laminates. Composite Structures 145, 1-14, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.02.050. Link

Catalanotti, G. (2016). On the generation of RVE-based models of composites reinforced with long fibres or spherical particles. Composite Structures 138, 84-95, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.11.039. Link

Catalanotti, G., Katunin, A. (2016). Modelling the electro-mechanical properties of PPy/epoxy conductive composites. Computational Materials Science 113, 88-97, doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2015.11.016. Link





Chiu, L.N.S., Falzon, B.G., Boman, R., Chen, B., Tan, W. (2015). Finite element modelling of composite structures under crushing load. Composite Structures 131, 215-228, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.05.008. Link

Chiu, L.N.S., Falzon, B.G., Ruan, D., Xu, S., Thomson, R.S., Chen, B., Yan, W. (2015). Crush responses of composite cylinder under quasi-static and dynamic loading. Composite Structures 131, 90-98, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.04.057. Link

Pierce, R.S., Falzon, B.G., Thompson, M.C., Boman, R. (2015). A low-cost digital image correlation technique for characterising the shear deformation of fabrics for draping studies. Strain 51(3), 180-189, doi:10.1111/str.12131. Link

Tan, W., Falzon, B.G., Chiu, L.N.S., Price, M. (2015). Predicting low velocity impact damage and Compression-After-Impact (CAI) behaviour of composite laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 71, 212-226, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.01.025. Link

Tan, W., Falzon, B.G., Price, M. (2015). Predicting the crushing behaviour of composite material using high-fidelity finite element modelling. International Journal of Crashworthiness 20(1), 60-77, doi:10.1080/13588265.2014.972122. Link

Falzon, B.G., Robinson, P., Frenz, S., Gilbert, B. (2015). Development and evaluation of a novel integrated anti-icing/de-icing technology for carbon fibre composite aerostructures using an electro-conductive textile. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 68, 323-335, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.10.023. Link

Jin, Y., Hawkins, S.C., Huynh, C.P., Su, S. (2015). Preparation optimization of carbon nanotube/carbon fiber incorporated carbon composite monoliths for high CO2 adsorption capacity. Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering 10(6), 842-850, doi:10.1002/apj.1921. Link

Oldfield, D.T., McCulloch, D.G., Huynh, C.P., Sears, K., Hawkins, S.C. (2015). Multilayered graphene films prepared at moderate temperatures using energetic physical vapour deposition. Carbon 94, 378-385, doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2015.06.071. Link

Lee, H.J., Lee, J.H., Huynh, C.P., Hawkins, S.C., Musameh, M., Kim, D.H., Lee, S.H., Choi, J.H. (2015). Orientational and electro-optical properties of liquid crystal aligned with a directly spinnable carbon nanotube web. Liquid Crystals 42(3), 322-327, doi:10.1080/02678292.2014.986233. Link

Frydrych, M., Román, S., Green, N.H., MacNeil, S., Chen, B. (2015). Thermoresponsive, stretchable, biodegradable and biocompatible poly(glycerol sebacate)-based polyurethane hydrogels. Polymer Chemistry 6(46), 7974-7987, doi:10.1039/C5PY01136A. Link

Frydrych, M., Román, S., MacNeil, S., Chen, B. (2015). Biomimetic poly(glycerol sebacate)/poly(L-lactic acid) blend scaffolds for adipose tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia 18, 40-49, doi:1016/j.actbio.2015.03.004. Link

Piao, Y., Chen, B. (2015). Self-assembled graphene oxide-gelatin nanocomposite hydrogels: Characterizazion, formation mechanisms, and pH-sensitive drug release behavior. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 53(5), 356-367, doi:10.1002/polb.23636. Link

Justin, R., Román, S., Chen, D., Tao, K., Geng, X., Grant, R.T., MacNeil, S., Sun, K., Chen, B. (2015). Biodegradable and conductive chitosan-graphene quantum dot nanocomposite microneedles for delivery of both small and large molecular weight therapeutics. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 5(64), 51934-51946, doi:10.1039/C5RA04340A. Link

Bagheri Kazemabad, S., Khavandi, A., Fox, D., Chen, Y., Zhang, H., Chen, B. (2015). Effects of blending sequence on morphology and mechanical properties of polypropylene/ethylene-octene copolymer/clay nanocomposites. Manufacturing Science and Technology 3(5), 236-239, doi:10.13189/mst.2015.030507. Link

Liu, Y., Sun, D., Askari, S., Patel, J., Macias-Montero, M., Mitra, S., Zhang, R., Lin, W.-F., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P. (2015). Enhanced dispersion of TiO2 nanoparticles in a TiO2/PEDOT:PSS hybrid nanocomposite via plasma-liquid interactions. Scientific Reports 5, 15765, doi:10.1038/srep15765. Link

Ji, C., Li, Y., Qin, X., Zhao, Q., Sun, D., Jin, Y. (2015). 3D FEM simulation of helical milling hole process for titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 81(9-12), 1733-1742, doi:10.1007/s00170-015-7323-8. Link

Sun, D., Tweedie, M., Gajula, D.R., Ward, B., Maguire, P.D. (2015). High-strength thermoplastic bonding for multi-channel, multi-layer lab-on-chip devices for ocean and environmental applications. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 19(4), 913-922, doi:10.1007/s10404-015-1620-2. Link

Mayoral, B., Harkin-Jones, E., Khanam, P.N., AlMaadeed, M.A., Ouederni, M., Hamilton, A.R., Sun, D. (2015). Melt processing and characterisation of polyamide 6/graphene nanoplatelet composites. RSC Advances 5, 52395-52409, doi:10.1039/C5RA08509H. Link

Li, H., Qin, X., He, G., Jin, Y., Sun, D., Price, M. (2015). Investigation of chip formation and fracture toughness in orthogonal cutting of UD-CFRP. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 82(5-8), 1079-1088, doi:10.1007/s00170-015-7471-x. Link

Zhao, Q., Qin, X., Ji, C., Li, Y., Sun, D., Jin, Y. (2015). Tool life and hole surface integrity studies for hole-making of Ti6Al4V alloy. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 79(5-8), 1017-1026, doi:10.1007/s00170-015-6890-z. Link

Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Melro, A.R., Linde, P., Camanho, P.P. (2015). Micro-mechanical analysis of the effect of ply thickness on the transverse compressive strength of polymer composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 79, 127-137, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.09.015. Link

Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J. (2015). Measurement of the mode II intralaminar fracture toughness and R-curve of polymer composites using a modified Iosipescu specimen and the size effect law. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 138, 202-214, doi:10.1016/j.engfracmech.2015.03.005. Link

Camanho, P.P., Arteiro, A., Melro, A.R., Catalanotti, G., Vogler, M. (2015). Three-dimensional invariant-based failure criteria for fibre-reinforced composites. International Journal of Solids and Structures 55, 92-107, doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2014.03.038. Link

Papageorgiou, G.Z., Terzopoulou, Z., Tsanaktsis, V., Achilias, D.S., Triantafyllidis, K., Diamanti, E.K., Gournis, D., Bikiaris, D.N. (2015). Effect of graphene oxide and its modification on the microstructure, thermal properties and enzymatic hydrolysis of poly (ethylene succinate) nanocomposites. Thermochimica Acta 614, 116-128, doi:10.1016/j.tca.2015.06.016. Link

Angelopoulou, A., Voulgari, E., Diamanti, E.K., Gournis, D., Avgoustakis, K. (2015). Graphene oxide stabilized by PLA-PEG copolymers for the controlled delivery of paclitaxel. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 93, 18-26, doi:10.1016/j.ejpb.2015.03.022. Link

Spyrou, K., Calvaresi, M., Diamanti, E.K., Tsoufis, T., Gournis, D., Zerbetto, F., Rudolf, P. (2015). Graphite oxide and aromatic amines: Size matters. Advanced Functional Materials 25(2), 263-269, doi:10.1002/adfm.201402622. Link

Sapkota, J., Kumar, S., Foster, E.J., Weder, C. (2015). Influence of processing conditions on propertiues of poly (vinyl acetate)/cellulose nanocrystals nanocomposites. Macromolecular and Materials Engineering 300(5), 562-571, doi:10.1002/mame.201400313. Link


Pierce, R.S., Falzon, B.G., Thompson, M.C., Boman, R. (2014). Implementation of a non-orthogonal constitutive model for the finite element simulation of textile composite draping. Applied Mechanics & Materials 553, 76-81, doi:10.4028/ Link

Chawla, J.S., Suryanarayanan, S., Puranik, B., Sheridan, J., Falzon, B.G. (2014). Efficiency improvement study for small wind turbines through flow control. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments 7, 195-208, doi:10.1016/j.seta.2014.06.004. Link

Stojanov, D., Falzon, B.G., Wu, X., Yan, W. (2014). An application of bi-directional evolutionary structural optimisation for optimising energy absorbing structures using a material damage model. Applied Mechanics and Materials 553, 836-841, doi:10.4028/ Link

Soni, G., Gupta, S., Singh, R., Mitra, M., Yan, W., Falzon, B.G. (2014). Study of localized damage in composite laminates using micro-macro approach. Composite Structures 113, 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.02.016. Link

Soni, G., Singh, R., Mitra, M., Falzon, B.G. (2014). Modelling matrix damage and fibre-matrix interfacial decohesion in composite laminates via a multi-fibre multi-layer representative volume element (M2RVE). International Journal of Solids and Structures 51(2), 449-461, doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.10.018. Link

Muthu, N., Falzon, B.G., Maiti, S.K., Khoddam, S. (2014). Modified crack closure integral technique for extraction of SIFs in meshfree methods. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 78, 25-39, doi:10.1016/j.finel.2013.09.005. Link

Choi, J., Lee, C., Hawkins, S.C., Huynh, C.P., Park, J., Jeon, Y., Truong, Y.B., Kyratzis, I.L., Shul, Y.G., Caruso, R.A. (2014). Direct spun aligned carbon nanotube web-reinforced proton exchange membranes for fuel cells. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 4, 32787-32790, doi:10.1039/C4RA03117B. Link

Khandoker, N., Ibrahim, R., Hawkins, S.C., Huynh, C.P. (2014). Interaction between spinnable multiwall carbon nanotube webs. Journal of Experimental Nanoscience 10(15), 1180-1193, doi:10.1080/17458080.2014.989550. Link

Khandoker, N., Hawkins, S.C., Ibrahim, R., Huynh, C.P. (2014). Peel test of spinnable carbon nanotube webs. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 60, 160-165, doi:10.1016/j.physe.2014.02.007. Link

Cai, J.C., Min, J., Miao, M., Church, J.S., McDonnell, J., Knott, R., Hawkins, S.C., Huynh, C.P. (2014). Enhanced mechanical performance of CNT/Polymer composite yarns by γ-irradiation. Fibers and Polymers 15(2), 322-325, doi:10.1007/s12221.014.0322.9. Link

Dumée, L.F., Feng, C., He, L., Yi, Z., She, F., Peng, Z., Gao, W., Banos, C., Davies, J.B., Huynh, C.P., Hawkins, S.C., Duke, M.C., Gray, S., Hodgson, P.D., Kong, L. (2014). Single step preparation of meso-porous and reduced graphene oxide by gamma-ray irradiation in gaseous phase. Carbon 70, 313-318, doi:10.1016/j.carbon/2013.12.094. Link

Istrate, O., Chen, B. (2014). Enhancements of clay exfoliation in polymer nanocomposites using a chemical blowing agent. Polymer International 63(12), 2008-2016, doi:10.1002/pi.4753. Link

Hussain, S., Yorucu, C., Ahmed, I., Hussain, R., Chen, B., Bilal Khan, M., Siddique, N.A., Rehman, I.U. (2014). Surface modification of aramid fibres by graphene oxide nano-sheets for multiscale polymer composites. Surface and Coatings Technology 258, 458-466, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.08.054. Link

Bagheri-Kazemabad, S., Fox, D., Chen, Y., Zhang, H., Chen, B. (2014). Morphology and properties of polypropylene/ethylene-octene copolymer/clay nanocomposites with double compatibilizers. Polymers for Advanced Technologies 25(10), 1116-1121, doi:10.1002/pat.3363. Link

Wu, T., Su, Y., Chen, B. (2014). Mechanically adaptive and shape-memory behaviour of chitosan-modified cellulose whisker/elastomer composites in different pH environments. ChemPhysChem 15(13), 2794-2800, doi:10.1002/cphc.201402157. Link

Wu, T., Frydrych, M., O'Kelly, K., Chen, B. (2014). Poly(glycerol sebacate urethane)-Cellulose nanocomposites with water-active shape-memory effects. Biomacromolecules 15(7), 2663-2671, doi:10.1021/bm500507z. Link

Justin, R., Chen, B. (2014). Strong and conductive chitosan-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites for transdermal drug delivery. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2(24), 3759-3770, doi:10.1039/C4TB00390J. Link

Wu, T., Farnood, R., O'Kelly, K., Chen, B. (2014). Mechanical behavior of transparent nanofibrillar cellulose-chitosan nanocomposite films in dry and wet conditions. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 32, 279-286, doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.01.014. Link

Wu, T., O'Kelly, K., Chen, B. (2014). Poly(vinyl alcohol) particle-reinforced elastomer composites with water-active shape-memory effects. European Polymer Journal 53, 230-237, doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2014.01.031. Link

Justin, R., Chen, B. (2014). Characterisation and drug release performance of biodegradable chitosan-graphene oxide nanocomposites. Carbohydrate Polymers 103, 70-80, doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.12.012. Link

Wu, T., O'Kelly, K., Chen, B. (2014). Biomimetic chitosan-treated clay-elastomer composites with water-responsive mechanically dynamic properties. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 52(1), 55-62, doi:10.1002/polb.23393. Link

Justin, R., Chen, B. (2014). Body temperature reduction of graphene oxide through chitosan functionalisation and its application in drug delivery. Materials Science and Engineering C 34, 50-53, doi:10.1016/j.msec.2013.10.010. Link

Mecitoğlu, Z., Kazancı, Z., Balkan, D. (2014). Accuracy of strain solution of a laminated composite plate via Galerkin's Method. International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation 15(5), 251-263, doi:10.1515/ijnsns-2013-0131. Link

Baştürk, S., Uyanık, H., Kazancı, Z. (2014). An analytical model for predicting the deflection of laminated basalt composite plates under dynamic loads. Composite Structures 116, 273-285, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.05.018. Link

Baştürk, S., Uyanık, H., Kazancı, Z. (2014). Nonlinear damped vibrations of a hybrid laminated composite plate subjected to blast load. Procedia Engineering 88, 18-25, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.121. Link

Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J., Camanho, P.P. (2014). Large damage capability of non-crimp fabric thin-ply laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 63, 110-122, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.04.002. Link

Catalanotti, G., Arteiro, A., Hayati, M., Camanho, P.P. (2014). Determination of the mode I crack resistance curve of polymer composites using the size-effect law. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 118, 49-65, doi:10.1016/j.engfracmech.2013.10.021. Link

Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J., Camanho, P.P. (2014). Measurement of the compressive crack resistance curve of composites using the size effect law. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 56, 300-307, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2013.10.017. Link

Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Melro, A.R., Linde, P., Camanho, P.P. (2014). Micro-mechanical analysis of the in situ effect in polymer composite laminates. Composite Structures 116, 827-840, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.06.014. Link

Aravand, M., Lomov, S.V., Verpoest, I., Gorbatikh, L. (2014). Evolution of carbon nanotube dispersion in preparation of epoxy-based composites: From a masterbatch to a nanocomposite. Express Polymer Letters 8(8), 596-608, doi:10.3144/expresspolymlett.2014.63. Link


Patents of ACRG Members


Method of forming carbon nanotube webs and devices incorporating same. Provisional Patent Application No. GB1712538.6, filed August 2017. Assignee: Queen's University Belfast, UK.

Polymeric blends containing poly alfa-1, 3 glucan. Patent No. WO 2016106068 A1, published 30 June 2016. Assignee: DuPont, USA.

Nested Crash Boxed in Vehicles as a Passive Energy Absorber. Patent No. 10333 code number (p15/322), published 2015 in Turkey. Assignees: Eren, Z., Kazancı, Z., Usta, F., Türkmen H.S., Mecitoğlu, Z. 

Nanocomposite compositions and process of preparation thereof. Patent No. 3377/DEL/2014, published 12 September 2014. Assignee: DuPont, USA.