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.
Williams RJ, Davies CM, Hooper PA, 2018, A pragmatic part scale model for residual stress and distortion prediction in powder bed fusion, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:22, Pages:416-425
et al., 2012, On the blast resistance of laminated glass, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol:49, ISSN:0020-7683, Pages:899-918
et al., 2017, The influence of laser parameters and scanning strategies on the mechanical properties of a stochastic porous material, Materials & Design, Vol:131, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:498-508
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
et al., 2018, Printability and microstructure of the CoCrFeMnNi high-entropy alloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion, Materials Letters, Vol:224, ISSN:0167-577X, Pages:22-25
et al., 2018, The influence of laser parameters, scanning strategies and material on the fatigue strength of a stochastic porous structure, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:22, ISSN:2214-8604, Pages:290-301
Hooper PA, 2018, Melt pool temperature and cooling rates in laser powder bed fusion, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:22, ISSN:2214-8604, Pages:548-559