Professor in Mechanics of Composites MSc, PhD
Head, Department of Aeronautics
I joined Imperial College in 1988 as a lecturer having previously worked for Buro Happold Consulting Engineers and British Aerospace Space and Communications Division as a structural engineer.
My research interests lie in polymer matrix composites. My earlier work had a particular focus on the susceptibility of these materials to delamination and included the development and investigation of tests for characterising delamination resistance and methods for predicting delamination development in composite components due to static, impact and fatigue loading.
More recently my research has included development and investigation of ductile composite architectures (I was a co-I on the EPSRC Programme Grant High Performance Ductile Composite Technologies), investigation of strategies to improve the compression response of advanced composites (I am a co-I on the EPSRC Programme Grant Next Generation Fibre-Reinforced Composites), morphing structures, and controllable stiffness and shape memory composites (I am a partner in the EU-funded training programme ‘HyFiSyn’).
Wan A Hamid WLH, Iannucci L, Robinson P, 2023, Flexural behaviour of 3D-printed carbon fibre composites: Experimental and virtual tests - application to composite adaptive structure, Composites Part C: Open Access, Vol:10
et al., 2022, Functional flexibility: The potential of morphing composites, Composites Science and Technology, Vol:230, ISSN:0266-3538
et al., 2023, Hierarchical solutions to compressive problems in fibre-reinforced composites, ECCM20 - The 20th European Conference on Composite Materials, Composite Construction Laboratory (CCLab), Pages:1512-1517
Quino Quispe G, Robinson P, Trask RS, Design of a bending experiment for mechanical characterisation of pultruded rods under compression, 20th European Conference on Composite Materials
et al., 2022, DEPLOYABLE COMPOSITE MESHES - MODELLING, MANUFACTURE AND CHARACTERISATION, Pages:1183-1190