Composites Group

The Composites Group conducts research in the manufacturing of composite materials, structural health management and biocomposites as part of the Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing (AMPAM).

Areas of research include:

  • Expertise in the application of thermoplastic polymers for composites manufacturing, surface optimisation and joining of dissimilar materials.
  • Development of bio-based composites including natural fibre composites and nanocomposites.
  • Application of ultrasonic measurement techniques to characterise composite materials, evaluate the integrity of structural components and develop smart materials for structural health monitoring.