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Professor Ian Bond

Professor Ian Bond

Professor Ian Bond
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Bath)

Dean of Faculty of Engineering

Area of research

Multifunctional Composites

Office 1.46
Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS),
University of Bristol, Queen's Building BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 954 5169


Prof. Bond is currently the Head of the Queen's School of Engineering (Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical).

His research interests are to develop, characterise and optimise a variety of innovative and ingenious approaches which provide functionality to fibre reinforced polymer composite materials and take them beyond their structural role. This includes bio-inspired and biomimetic approaches.

Functionalities such as self-healing, electromagnetic response, and shape change (morphing) within fibre reinforced composites are currently being developed, alongside research into creating novel hierarchical architectures and improving damage tolerance via innovative means.

His teaching includes various aspects of structures and materials, aircraft operations and supervision of design and research projects. He also has extensive teaching and PhD supervision duties.

Please see ACCIS Multifunctional Materials and Technologies

or Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science

Postgraduate research student supervisor in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT)


Prof. Ian P. Bond, (1995, Ph.D. in Materials Science; 1991, B.Sc. in Materials Science) is a recognised expert on multifunctional composites; including self-healing, adaptive materials, damage tolerance and bioinspiration/biomimetics. Since 1997, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers on these subjects, given over 30 keynote, plenary or invited lectures, and has graduated 16 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.


  • Aerospace
  • Materials
  • Biomimetics

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