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Research interests

My research interest is to develop innovative composite products and manufacturing processes with high industrial impact by means of Axiomatic Design. My current research mainly focuses on novel automated fibre placement technologies for manufacturing defect-free complex composite parts. One of my invention 'Continuous Tow Shearing' technology is known as the world-first fibre placement technology that can steer the fibre paths without causing fibre buckling defects in manufacturing complex composite components. This technology has been successfully commercialised through a spin-out company iCOMAT that I co-founded. I'm also interested in applying the Axiomatic Design approach to various fields such as automotive, defence, marine, and machinery in conjunction with my knowledge on composite materials.


Education/Academic qualification

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 1 Jun 2017

External positions

External examiner for MSc in Aircraft Engineering, Cranfield University

1 Oct 202030 Sept 2024

Co-founder & Chief Technology Advisor, iCOMAT Ltd

May 2020 → …

Member of Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

14 Apr 201613 Apr 2018

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