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Professor Ian Bond

Multifunctional Composites

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)

Research keywords

  • Aerospace
  • Materials
  • Biomimetics