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 Expert  729297

Expert in Composite, Polymer, Environment, Durability, Adhesive, Urethane, Thermal Analysis, Failure Analysis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Currently working on development and testing of biodegradable polymer blends (some nanocomposite in structure) for commercial applications, although development is from fundamental materials science viewpoint this includes oversight of scale up and production trials. The work is heavily reliant on an understanding of polymer science, composite behaviour, and both mechanical and thermal analysis.

Over the last 10 years, Expert's work has generally concerned the analysis of polymers and composites, seeking to solve problems based on an understanding of the fundamental materials science. This encompassed 4 years working on production, failure analysis and remediation of underwater systems subject to aggressive service conditions; much of this work focused on polyurethanes, adhesive bonding, and environmental durability. He then pursued studies for PhD, spending 3 years developing specialist fibreoptics and demonstrating their feasibilty for novel built in condition monitoring in composites. Working on a variety of materials systems, in different teams has allowed him to develop wide ranging experience in mechanical testing and thermal analysis, with due concern for the validity of the test. He is experienced in providing advice to other engineers in how best to approach the testing in order to obtain not only good raw data, but relevant to their line of enquiry.


biodegradable plastic


composite material characterization


degradable plastic


dynamic mechanical thermal analysis


material analysis




plastics research and development


polymer characterization


polymer material analysis


polymer mechanical property


polymer mechanical property testing


polymer property

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2010   PhD   Materials Science and Engineering   (Undisclosed University)  
2001   BEng   Materials Science and Engineering   Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to


(Undisclosed University)


Mechanical Engineering


KTP Associate


Development of biodegradable polymers with improved durability, for packaging of water and chemicals. Responsible for research, sourcing, manufacture and testing, oversight of prototyping and process scale-up.

2005 to 2008


(Undisclosed University)


Engineering Materials


PhD Student


Conducting feasibility study on chemical health monitoring of composites using evanescent wave spectroscopy.

2001 to 2005


Thales Underwater Systems Ltd


Materials Engineering


Materials Engineer


Support to production; process control, failure analysis, specialist testing, materials obsolescence monitoring. Support to project and trials work; failure analysis, design and implementaion of remedial measures.

2001 to 2001


Expert's University / Magna Science Adventure Centre






Chassis redesign and construction for a fleet of small autonomous robots for public display.

Career Accomplishments:


Publications and Patents Summary

He has 8 conference papers and one journal paper.

Consulting Services:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Ability for basic (if slow) discussion.
German   Basic communication to get around.

Additional Skills and Services:

In 2009 he devised and delivered 8 lectures covering the fundamentals of processing polymers and composites. This was in for a Level 2 undergraduate course in Materials Engineering at the Expert's University. Since 2005 he has presented scientific papers at 6 international conferences on composites and smart materials.


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