Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Fellow



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Paul is a Research Fellow in the Mechanics of Materials group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. He works on additive manufacturing (3D printing), high-strain rate material behaviour and structural integrity.

His current research interests include:

  • In-situ process monitoring and integrity
  • Process-microstructure-performance relationships
  • Simulation of AM processes
  • New process development
  • Lattice structures and architected materials
  • Design for AM
  • Behaviour of materials and structures at high rates of deformation (impact, shock and blast loading)

He did his undergraduate degree at the University of Bath and moved to Imperial in 2007 to study for his PhD titled "Blast performance of silicone-bonded laminated glass".

Paul teaches the "Embedded C for Microcontrollers" module on the Mechanical Engineering MEng undergraduate degree program. In 2012 he won the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Assistant award for his contribution to teaching.



Samieian MA, Cormie D, Smith D, et al., 2018, Temperature effects on laminated glass at high rate, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol:111, ISSN:0734-743X, Pages:177-186

Pham MS, Dovgyy B, Hooper PA, 2017, Twinning induced plasticity in austenitic stainless steel 316L made by additive manufacturing, Materials Science and Engineering A-structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, Vol:704, ISSN:0921-5093, Pages:102-111

Ali AM, Newman SDS, Hooper PA, et al., 2017, The effect of implant position on bone strain following lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty A BIOMECHANICAL MODEL USING DIGITAL IMAGE CORRELATION, Bone & Joint Research, Vol:6, ISSN:2046-3758, Pages:522-529

Del Linz P, Hooper PA, Arora H, et al., 2017, Delamination properties of laminated glass windows subject to blast loading, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol:105, ISSN:0734-743X, Pages:39-53

Rolfe E, Kelly M, Arora H, et al., 2017, Failure analysis using X-ray computed tomography of composite sandwich panels subjected to full-scale blast loading, Composites Part B-engineering, Vol:129, ISSN:1359-8368, Pages:26-40

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