Organization profile

Organisation profile

Bristol Composites Institute was established in March 2017, building on the work of ACCIS, the Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science. It brings together composites activities across the University of Bristol, based in the Faculty of Engineering and linking to the Science and Medical Faculties.
The Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) vision is to be a world-leading institute for composites research and education, combining cutting-edge fundamental science with strong industrial links for exploitation and technology transfer. It is a focus for collaboration internally, nationally and internationally. The establishment of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science in 2009 has further strengthened the composites research base by substantially increasing student numbers and widening collaboration with industry.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

    Research Output

    Abnormal stiffness behaviour in artificial cactus-inspired reinforcement materials

    Zampetakis, I., Dobah, Y., Liu, D., Woods, B., Bezazi, A., Perriman, A. & Scarpa, F., 14 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Bioinspiration and Biomimetics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • A comparative assessment of 3D wovens and non-crimp fabrics under three point bending

    Gill, V. & Potter, K., 1 Jan 2020, ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials. Applied Mechanics Laboratory, (ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • A comparative study on glass and carbon fibre reinforced laminated composites in scaled quasi-static indentation tests

    Fotouhi, M., Damghani, M., Choong Leong, M., Fotouhi, S., Jalalvand, M. & Wisnom, M. R., 1 Aug 2020, In : Composite Structures. 245, 14 p., 112327.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 40 Downloads (Pure)


    Student theses

    A Closed-Loop Recycling Process for Discontinuous Carbon Fibre Composites

    Author: Tapper, R., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Longana, M. (Supervisor), Yu, H. (Supervisor), Potter, K. (Supervisor) & Hamerton, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Adaptive Compliant Structures for Fluid Flow Control: A ‘catastrophic’ approach

    Author: Arena, G., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Pirrera, A. (Supervisor), Groh, R. (Supervisor) & Theunissen, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Aeroelastic Tailoring of Composite Aircraft Wings with Uncertainty Quantification for Robust and Reliable Design

    Author: Othman, M. F. B., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Pirrera, A. (Supervisor) & Cooper, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    ASME SMASIS best hardware paper award

    Weaver, Paul M (Recipient), 14 Sep 2011

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Best Oral Presentation Award (Student)

    Rivero , Andres E (Recipient), 3 Oct 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Best Poster Award at EuroMOF 2019

    Harina Amer Hamzah (Recipient), 30 Oct 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    Royal Academy of Engineering (Publisher)

    Rainer Groh (Peer reviewer)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Design and analysis support on an Innovate UK project regarding composite tow-steering for aircraft wing panels

    Rainer Groh (Advisor)

    1 Apr 202031 Jan 2021

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyVia UoB

    STEM for Britain 2020

    Harina Amer Hamzah (Participant)

    9 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course