Imperial College London

Professor Tony Kinloch

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering




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Professor Tony Kinloch PhD, DSc (Eng), FCGI, FIMMM, FIMechE, FRSC, FREng, FRS holds a personal chair as 'Professor of Adhesion'. He was 'Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering' from 2007 to 2012. He has published over two hundred patents and refereed papers in the areas of adhesion and adhesives, toughened polymers, nanocomposites and the fracture of polymers and fibre-composites; and written and edited seven books in these areas. Over eighty students have obtained their MSc and PhD Theses under his supervision, with over fifty of this number being PhD Theses. In 1992 he received the US Adhesion Society 3M Award for 'Excellence in Adhesion Science' and was elected a 'R.L. Patrick Fellow' of the Society in 1995. Also, in 1994 he received the Adhesion Society of Japan Award for 'Distinguished Contributions to the Development of Adhesion Science and Technology'. In 1996 he was awarded the 'Griffith Medal and Prize' from the Institute of Materials, UK, for his work on the application of fracture mechanics to studies of adhesion and adhesives, and in 1997 he was awarded the 'Hawksley Gold Medal' from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK. In 2001, he was invited to give 'The Dow Honorary Lecture' of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. In 2002 he was awarded the 'Wake Memorial Medal' from the Institute of Materials, UK and named as 'R & D Scientist of the Year' by the US Adhesives Age Journal. He was elected President of the US Adhesion Society for 2002-2004. In 1997 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.  In 2007 he was elected as a  Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2009 he was awarded 'The Royal Society Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize for ‘Excellence in Materials Science and Technology’ and the 'Le Prix Dédale de la Sociéte Française d’Adhesion'.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Carolan D, Ivankovic A, Kinloch AJ, et al., 2017, Toughened carbon fibre-reinforced polymer composites with nanoparticle-modified epoxy matrices, Journal of Materials Science, Vol:52, ISSN:0022-2461, Pages:1767-1788

Wu S, Ladani RB, Zhang J, et al., 2016, Strain Sensors with Adjustable Sensitivity by Tailoring the Microstructure of Graphene Aerogel/PDMS Nanocomposites, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:8, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:24853-24861

Ladani RB, Ravindran AR, Wu S, et al., 2016, Multi-scale toughening of fibre composites using carbon nanofibres and z-pins, Composites Science and Technology, Vol:131, ISSN:0266-3538, Pages:98-109

Kinloch AJ, Taylor AC, Techapaitoon M, et al., 2016, From matrix nano- and micro-phase tougheners to composite macro-properties, Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:374, ISSN:1364-503X

Hu W, Jones R, Kinloch AJ, 2016, Computing the growth of naturally-occurring disbonds in adhesively-bonded patches to metallic structures, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:152, ISSN:0013-7944, Pages:162-173

Ladani RB, Wu S, Kinloch AJ, et al., 2016, Multifunctional properties of epoxy nanocomposites reinforced by aligned nanoscale carbon, Materials & Design, Vol:94, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:554-564

Conroy M, Kinloch AJ, Williams JG, et al., 2015, Mixed mode partitioning of beam-like geometries: A damage dependent solution, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:149, ISSN:0013-7944, Pages:351-367

Kinloch AJ, Taylor AC, Techapaitoon M, et al., 2015, Tough, natural-fibre composites based upon epoxy matrices, Journal of Materials Science, Vol:50, ISSN:0022-2461, Pages:6947-6960

Mohammed IK, Charalambides MN, Kinloch AJ, 2015, Modelling the interfacial peeling of pressure-sensitive adhesives, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Vol:222, ISSN:0377-0257, Pages:141-150

Jones R, Hu W, Kinloch AJ, 2015, A convenient way to represent fatigue crack growth in structural adhesives, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, Vol:38, ISSN:8756-758X, Pages:379-391

Alvarez D, Blackman BRK, Guild FJ, et al., 2013, Mode I fracture in adhesively-bonded joints: A mesh-size independent modelling approach using cohesive elements, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:115, ISSN:1873-7315, Pages:73-95

Bray DJ, Dittanet P, Guild FJ, et al., 2013, The modelling of the toughening of epoxy polymers via silica nanoparticles: The effects of volume fraction and particle size, Polymer, Vol:54, ISSN:0032-3861, Pages:7022-7032

Chen J, Kinloch AJ, Sprenger S, et al., 2013, The mechanical properties and toughening mechanisms of an epoxy polymer modified with polysiloxane-based core-shell particles, Polymer, Vol:54, ISSN:0032-3861, Pages:4276-4289

Martiny P, Lani F, Kinloch AJ, et al., 2013, A maximum stress at a distance criterion for the prediction of crack propagation in adhesively-bonded joints, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:97, ISSN:0013-7944, Pages:105-135

Blackman BRK, Kinloch AJ, Rodriguez-Sanchez FS, et al., 2012, The fracture behaviour of adhesively-bonded composite joints: Effects of rate of test and mode of loading, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol:49, ISSN:0020-7683, Pages:1434-1452

Hsieh TH, Kinloch AJ, Taylor AC, et al., 2011, The effect of carbon nanotubes on the fracture toughness and fatigue performance of a thermosetting epoxy polymer, Journal of Materials Science, Vol:46, ISSN:0022-2461, Pages:7525-7535

Karac A, Blackman BRK, Cooper V, et al., 2011, Modelling the fracture behaviour of adhesively-bonded joints as a function of test rate, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:78, ISSN:0013-7944, Pages:973-989

Hsieh TH, Kinloch AJ, Masania K, et al., 2011, The toughness of epoxy polymers and fibre composites modified with rubber microparticles and silica nanoparticles (vol 45, pg 1193, 2010), Journal of Materials Science, Vol:46, ISSN:0022-2461, Pages:4092-4092

Hsieh TH, Kinloch AJ, Masania K, et al., 2010, The mechanisms and mechanics of the toughening of epoxy polymers modified with silica nanoparticles, Polymer, Vol:51, ISSN:0032-3861, Pages:6284-6294

Manjunatha CM, Sprenger S, Taylor AC, et al., 2010, The Tensile Fatigue Behavior of a Glass-fiber Reinforced Plastic Composite Using a Hybrid-toughened Epoxy Matrix, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol:44, ISSN:0021-9983, Pages:2095-2109

Guild FJ, Kinloch AJ, Taylor AC, 2010, Particle cavitation in rubber toughened epoxies: the role of particle size, Journal of Materials Science, Vol:45, ISSN:1573-4803, Pages:3882-3894

Hsieh TH, Kinloch AJ, Masania K, et al., 2010, The toughness of epoxy polymers and fibre composites modified with rubber microparticles and silica nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Science, Vol:45, ISSN:0022-2461, Pages:1193-1210

Blackman BRK, Kinloch AJ, Sanchez FSR, et al., 2009, The fracture behaviour of structural adhesives under high rates of testing, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:76, ISSN:0013-7944, Pages:2868-2889

Blackman BRK, Johnsen BB, Kinloch AJ, et al., 2008, The effects of pre-bond moisture on the fracture behaviour of adhesively-bonded composite joints, Journal of Adhesion, Vol:84, ISSN:0021-8464, Pages:256-276

Mahdi S, Kinloch AJ, Crisfield MA, et al., 2002, The mechanical performance of repaired stiffened panels. Part II. Finite element modelling, Composites Part B - Engineering, Vol:33, ISSN:1359-8368, Pages:355-366

Georgiou I, Hadavinia H, Ivankovic A, et al., 2003, Cohesive zone models and the plastically deforming peel test, Journal of Adhesion, Vol:79, ISSN:0021-8464, Pages:239-265

Vine K, Cawley P, Kinloch AJ, 2001, The correlation of non-destructive measurements and toughness changes in adhesive joints during environmental attack, Journal of Adhesion, Vol:77, ISSN:1545-5823, Pages:125-161

Blackman BRK, Kinloch AJ, Paraschl M, 2005, The determination of the mode II adhesive fracture resistance, G(IIC), of structural adhesive joints: an effective crack length approach, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:72, ISSN:0013-7944, Pages:877-897

Hadavinia H, Kinloch AJ, Little MSG, et al., 2003, The prediction of crack growth in bonded joints under cyclic-fatigue loading II. Analytical and finite element studies, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Vol:23, ISSN:0143-7496, Pages:463-471

Kinloch AJ, 2003, Toughening epoxy adhesives to meet today's challenges, MRS Bulletin, Vol:28, ISSN:0883-7694, Pages:445-448

Kinloch AJ, Tan KT, Watts JF, 2006, Novel self-assembling silane for abhesive and adhesive applications, Journal of Adhesion, Vol:82, ISSN:1545-5823, Pages:1117-1132

Kinloch AJ, Mohammed RD, Taylor AC, et al., 2006, The interlaminar toughness of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic composites using 'hybrid-toughened' matrices, Journal of Materials Science, Vol:41, ISSN:1573-4803, Pages:5043-5046

Blackman BRK, Hadavinia H, Kinloch AJ, et al., 2003, The use of a cohesive zone model to study the fracture of fibre composites and adhesively-bonded joints, International Journal of Fracture, Vol:119, ISSN:0376-9429, Pages:25-46

Johnsen BB, Kinloch AJ, Mohammed RD, et al., 2007, Toughening mechanisms of nanoparticle-modified epoxy polymers, Polymer, Vol:48, ISSN:0032-3861, Pages:530-541

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