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Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering+44 (0) 191 33 42398


Research Grants
  • 2020 (PI) “Safety and Fire reaction of structural power storage devices” (EPSRC: EP/T013044/1)
  • 2017 – 2021 (Co-I) “ISCF Wave 1: North East Centre for Energy Materials” (EP/R021503/1) (formed between the universities of Newcastle, Durham and Northumbria) 
  • 2016 – 2020 (PI) “Beyond structural: multifunctional composites that store electrical energy” (EPSRC: EP/P007546/1) (in collaboration with Imperial College London).
  • 2014 (PI) “Autonomous smart sensors for structural health monitoring of wind turbine blades”, DEI Small grant, Durham University.
Research Interests
  • Functional polymeric materials for energy applications, e.g. separators for batteries, electrolytes for supercapacitors;
  • Porous polymers, synthesis, including emulsion templating, precipitation polymerisation, reaction-induced phase separation, and characterisation;
  • Epoxy based materials, e.g. foams, electrolytes for structural supercapacitors;
  • Fibre/matrix composites, e.g. carbon fibres/epoxy; their manufacturing and characterisation;
  • Use of environmentally friendly and sustainable resources for polymer synthesis/manufacture, e.g. vegetable oils, and processes, e.g. printing.


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