Imperial College London

Prof Ambrose Taylor

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Materials Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 7149a.c.taylor Website




Miss Valerie Crawford +44 (0)20 7594 7083




515City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Ambrose heads the Nanomaterials for Engineering Applications Research activity.

The nanomaterials group is concerned with measuring, modelling and predicting the performance of polymers and composites modified with nanoparticles, and with the formation of nanostructure materials. There is special emphasis on the fracture performance of these materials.

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Research sponsors:

AHRC, Alstom, Areva, Beckers, City & Guilds College Association, CEC, Cytec, dstl, Emerald Performance Materials, EPSRC, Evonik, Henkel, ICI, Malaysian Government, Nanoresins, Noveon, Region Rhone-Alpes, Rolls Royce, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, Trinidad & Tobago Government, US Government, Victoria & Albert Museum



Dr Bamber Blackman, Imperial College London

Dr Maria Charalambides, Imperial College London

Dr Soraia Pimenta, Imperial College London

Emeritus Professor Williams, Imperial College London

Professor Anthony Kinloch, Imperial College London

Research Student Supervision

Khaleque,T, Modelling and Experimental Study of the Toughness of Core-shell Rubber Particle- and Silica Nanoparticle-Modified Epoxy Polymers