Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor in Mechanics of Materials and Structures



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  • ESIS Fellowship, European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), 2014
  • 'SET' for Britain research prize at the House of Commons, Rolls Royce, 2001

External Positions

  • Secretary, Executive Committee, European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), 2014 - 2018
  • Secretary, European Structural Integrity Society´┐Żs Technical Committee (ESIS TC4)
  • Member, IMechE Aerospace Materials & Structures Technical Advisory Committee
  • Committee member, IMechE Structural Technology & Materials Group
  • Chairman, Structural Adhesives Division of the Adhesion Society

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member, EPSRC Peer Review College (since 2000)
  • Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Editorial Boards

  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Editorial Advisory Board, 2014 - 2018
  • International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, Editorial Board Member, 2011