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, now relocated to the University of Vienna), Nanostructured Hierarchical Assemblies and Composites (NanoHAC) Groups and The Composite Centre, respectively.
Currently he is working in the Beyond structural; multifunctional composites that store electrical energy (Structrual Power Composites) project in collaboration with Durham University, developing materials which can store electrical energy as well as functioning a load bearing elements (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) EP/P007465/1).
A brief video explaining the concept can viewed on YouTube.
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:1361-6528
et al., 2015, Joule Heating Characteristics of Emulsion-Templated Graphene Aerogels, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:25, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:28-35