Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor in Mechanics of Materials and Structures



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Bamber's research interests include:

  • Fracture mechanics of engineering adhesive joints
  • Surface pre-treatment and adhesive bonding
  • Delamination of composite materials
  • High speed impact response and high speed photography
  • Structure-property relationships (including atomic force microscopy and dynamic mechanical analysis)
  • Standardisation of fracture test methods

Bamber has authored over 80 refereed papers and book chapters to date. He has presented research at many international conferences and has co-authored and managed the development of British Standard 7991:2001, a method to measure GIC in structural adhesive joints.