Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Visiting Lecturer







City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Declan has been a visiting lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 2018. He is currently the Lead Scientist at FAC Technology, where he leads industrial and fundamental research into multifunctional composite materials.

He delivers, along with colleagues in the department, an ME3/4 course on Composite Materials.

Since September 2020, he is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at FAC Technology. His research is focused on establishing the potential for bio-based thermosets to replace petrochemical derived materials as the matrix in aerospace and automotive composites.



Irven G, Carolan D, Fergusson A, et al., 2023, Digital image correlation of cross-ply laminates in tension to reveal microcracking, Composite Structures, Vol:319, ISSN:0263-8223, Pages:1-12

Irven G, Whitehouse A, Carolan D, et al., 2023, Toughening of face-sheet core bonds in sandwich structures, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:290, ISSN:0013-7944, Pages:1-14

Irven G, Carolan D, Fergusson A, et al., 2023, Fracture performance of fibre-reinforced epoxy foam, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol:250, ISSN:1359-8368, Pages:1-12

Irven G, Duncan A, Whitehouse A, et al., 2021, Impact response of composite sandwich structures with toughened matrices, Materials and Design, Vol:203, ISSN:0264-1275


He S, Carolan D, Fergusson A, et al., 2020, Mechanical and fracture properties of epoxy syntactic foams modified with milled carbon fibre

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