Advanced Materials and Computational Mechanics

Opportunities available within the field of Materials, and Advanced and Computational Mechanics are:

  • Biological applications: Simulation of cutting for surgery, design of artificial skin, bloodflow, image to Mesh Pipeline, in order to obtain simulation ready models from images acquired by CT or MRI.
  • Materials Applications: Design methods to simulate materials from CT images across several scales. Optimization of Structures and Material microstructures, design and analysis of electronic textiles .
  • Simplification of the pipeline between Computer-Aided Design and simulation, in particular in the field of damage tolerance assessments of complex structures.
  • Development of a range of methods for linear and nonlinear mechanics.
  • Methods to reduce computational expense, in particular work in multiscale and model reduction.
  • Mechanics of biomaterials: This project aims to study the mechanical properties of biomaterials/structures.
  • Properties of composite materials: This project aims to optimize the mechanical/thermal/electric properties of composite materials in order to achieve the desired combination of different properties and to best meet the engineering requirements.
  • Fluid transportation in porous/cellular materials/structures: This project aims to study how biological structures transport water.
  • Postbuckling of laminated composite structures.
  • Modelling of damage in laminated composite structures.
  • Identification of damage in laminated composite structures.
  • Layup optimisation for composite laminates.
  • Optimisation of VICONOPT stacking sequence.
  • Structural metamaterials for cloaking and wave shielding: applications in civil and mechanical engineering.
  • Advanced electroactive soft material devices: smart actuation and energy harvesting.
  • Mechanics of quasicrystalline structures: wave propagation, instabilities and self similarity.


Pierre Kerfriden

Dr Pierre Kerfriden

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

+44 (0)29 2087 5926
Sivakumar Kulasegaram

Dr Sivakumar Kulasegaram

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

+44 (0)29 2087 4576
Han Xing Zhu

Dr Han Xing Zhu

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

+44 (0)29 2087 4824
David Kennedy

Professor David Kennedy


+44 (0)29 2087 5340

Professor Massimiliano Gei


+44 (0)29 2087 4316

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