Dr Ben K S Woods

B.S. (Maryland), M.S. (Maryland), Ph.D (Maryland)

  • BS8 1TR

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Research interests

Dr. Woods is a Senior Lecturer in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Bristol University.  He is an EPSRC Early Career Fellow and Coordinator of the SABRE H2020 Research Programme. His research focuses on the development of novel structural solutions to challenging problems in aerospace engineering.   This includes a broad range of work on morphing and adaptive aerostructures, development of low cost, ultra-efficient wound composite truss structures, novel energy storage and actuation methods, and reusable composite tooling solutions.   The research undertaken by Dr. Woods is concept driven and spans a range of disciplines including structures, aerodynamics, mechanics, kinematics, materials, optimization and design.  He uses a variety of analytical, numerical, and experimental tools and techniques to guide technologies from initial conception through increasing levels of technology readiness with a constant view towards commercialization and real world use.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • ACCIS Core Team


  • Morphing Aerostructures
  • Rotorcraft
  • Active and Adaptive Structures
  • Composites Design and Manufacturing
  • Compliant Structures
  • Actuation
  • Pneumatic Artificial Muscles
  • Negative Stiffness Mechanisms
  • Multiobjective Optimization
  • Experimental Testing


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