Dr David B Anthony is a Research Technician in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
His research focuses on hierarchical composites, developing novel nanoscale reinforcers with carbon fibres specialising in the synthesis of carbon nanoforms including carbon nanotubes and carbon aerogels. David's research is inherently multidisciplinary, working between Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Aeronautics within Polymers and Composites Engineering (PaCE), Nanostructured Hierarchical Assemblies and Composites (NanoHAC) Groups and The Composite Centre, respectively.
He is currently working in the High Performance Ductile Composites (HiPerDuCT) Project in collaboration with University of Bristol, developing materials which display ductile or pseudo-ductile response to mechanical load and have high strength and stiffness.
David has a keen interest in Formula 1 managing to visit Monza in 2013 for the last season with the now fondly missed sounds of the V8 engines.
et al., 2017, Applying a potential difference to minimise damage to carbon fibres during carbon nanotube grafting by chemical vapour deposition, Nanotechnology, Vol:28, ISSN:0957-4484
et al., 2015, Joule Heating Characteristics of Emulsion-Templated Graphene Aerogels, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:25, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:28-35