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Dr Mark Eaton

Dr Mark Eaton

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email
eatonm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5793
Campuses
W2.27, S/1.07
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Lecturer in Composite Materials interested in: manufacturing and machining of composites; developmentment and characterisation of structured nanocomposites; and structural health monitoring (SHM) of composite materials and structures. I work closely with industry and have collaborated with: Haydale Ltd, Airbus, Boeing, Messier-Buggatti-Dowty, Centre for Defence Enterprise, MoD and MBDA.

Biography

Invited Talks * Piezo-electric Thick-films – Technical Meeting, Institute of Physics, London, UK, 2015 * Development of Multi-scale Carbon Composites using Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene, Cardiff School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, UK, 2014. * National Composite Centre (NCC), Feynman Way Central, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Bristol, UK, 2013. * Association of Aerospace Universities – Technical Meeting. Gas Turbine Research Centre, Port Talbot, UK, 2011. Awards and Recognition * Selected for participation in the Welsh Crucible, 2014. * One star innovation industry award at the MBDA UK recognition awards, 2014. * Institution of Mechanical Engineers Charles Sharpe Beecher Prize for best paper on an aerospace theme, entitled “Acoustic Emission for Monitoring Aircraft Structures”, 2009.

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Research Theme: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Live Grants

Title People Sponsor Value Duration
O-ring Design and Testing for Sealing of Transformer Bushings and Cable Ends A. Clarke, M. Eaton, A. Haddad National Grid £279k 31/03/2019-31/03/2021
 

Past Grants

       
Title People Sponsor Value Duration
Developing Functional Composites using Plasma Processed Nanocarbons M. Eaton, R. Pullin, S. Evans        (P. Sangha PhD) KESSII (EU) - Haydale Ltd. £55k 1/10/2016 - 31/9/2019
Optimisation of Trailer Upper Structures A. Clarke, M. Eaton,          A. Kwan Loadlok (KTP) £127k 1/6/2016 - 31/5/2018
A-Ultra Phase 2: NDE device to monitor rigid helmets and rigid armour plates R. Pullin, D. Crivelli,           M. Eaton, M. Pearson MOD-SBRI £180k 1/9/2016 - 1/9/2017
Protection of Structures from Lightning Strikes (PROTEST) M. Haddad, C. Featherston, M. Eaton, P, Prokopovic InnovateUK £495k 3/3/2014 - 2/3/2017
Developing Autonomous Load Cells J. Lees, R. Pullin,            C. Featherston, M. Eaton Flintec (KTP) £123k 1/10/2013 - 30/9/2015
A-Ultra: NDE device to monitor rigid helmets and rigid armour plates R. Pullin, M. Eaton,         D. Crivelli MOD-SBRI £65k 9/11/2015 - 2/5/2016
Efficient Composite Curing by Intelligent Microwave Processing J. Lees, S. Evans,           A. Porch, M. Eaton CIMComp - EPSRC £49k 1/5/2015 - 31/10/2015

Supervised Students

Title Student Status Degree
Developing Nanocomposites with Highly Aligned Nanoscale Reinforcement Kyriaki Gkaliou Current PhD
Developing functional composites using plasma processed nanocarbons Perminder Sangha Current PhD
A Study of the Environmental and Structural Parameters Influencing Impact Damage in Fibre Reinforced Composites Faisel Almudaihesh Current PhD
Damage Assessment in Complex Structures using Acoustic Emission Safaa Al Jumaili Graduated PhD

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Nanocomposites
  • Ageing of composites
  • Machining of composites