Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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Paul is a Lecturer in the Mechanics of Materials Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. He solves problems in additive manufacturing (3D printing), high strain-rate material behaviour and structural integrity.

His current research includes:

  • In-situ process monitoring and integrity
  • Process-microstructure-performance relationships
  • Simulation of AM processes
  • New process development
  • Lattice structures and architected materials
  • Design for AM
  • The behaviour of materials and structures at high rates of deformation (impact, shock and blast loading)

He did his undergraduate degree at the University of Bath and moved to Imperial in 2007 to study for his PhD titled "Blast performance of silicone-bonded laminated glass".

Paul teaches the "Embedded C for Microcontrollers" module on the Mechanical Engineering MEng undergraduate degree program. In 2012 he won the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Assistant award for his contribution to teaching.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ghouse S, Babu S, Nai K, et al., 2018, The influence of laser parameters, scanning strategies and material on the fatigue strength of a stochastic porous structure, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:22, ISSN:2214-8604, Pages:290-301

Williams RJ, Davies CM, Hooper PA, 2018, A pragmatic part scale model for residual stress and distortion prediction in powder bed fusion, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:22, Pages:416-425

Hooper PA, 2018, Melt pool temperature and cooling rates in laser powder bed fusion, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:22, ISSN:2214-8604, Pages:548-559

Piglione A, Dovgyy B, Liu C, et al., 2018, Printability and microstructure of the CoCrFeMnNi high-entropy alloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion, Materials Letters, Vol:224, ISSN:0167-577X, Pages:22-25

Ghouse S, Babu S, van Arkel R, et al., 2017, The influence of laser parameters and scanning strategies on the mechanical properties of a stochastic porous material, Materials & Design, Vol:131, ISSN:0261-3069, Pages:498-508

Pham MS, Dovgyy B, Hooper PA, 2017, Twinning induced plasticity in austenitic stainless steel 316L made by additive manufacturing, Materials Science and Engineering A - Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, Vol:704, ISSN:0921-5093, Pages:102-111

Hooper PA, Sukhram RA, Blackman BRK, et al., 2012, On the blast resistance of laminated glass, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol:49, Pages:899-918

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