• Room 04.014 - Ashby Tower

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Research areas: Computational damage modelling, multifunctional composites, material characterisation, structural stability, crashworthiness of composite structures, structural optimisation, composite repair, thermoplastic joining, meshless methods, process modelling. Please check the Advanced Composites Research Group website (https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/acrg/) or contact Prof Brian G. Falzon (b.falzon@qub.ac.uk)

1993 …2020

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Research Output

2020

Atmospheric pressure microplasma for antibacterial silver nanoparticle/chitosan nanocomposites with tailored properties

Sun, D., Turner, J., Jiang, N., Zhu, S., Zhang, L., Falzon, B., McCoy, C., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D. & Sun, D., 20 Jan 2020, In : Composites Science and Technology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of Impactor Geometry on the Low-Velocity Impact Behaviour of Fibre-Reinforced Composites: An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation

Liu, H., Liu, J., Ding, Y., Zhou, J., Kong, X., Blackman, B., Kinloch, A. J., Falzon, B. & Dear, J. P., 11 May 2020, (Accepted) In : Applied Composite Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Modelling damage in fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite laminates subjected to three-point-bend loading

Liu, H., Liu, J., Ding, Y., Zhou, J., Kong, X., Harper, L. T., Blackman, B. R. K., Falzon, B. & Dear, J., 09 Jan 2020, In : Composite Structures.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2 Citations (Scopus)
85 Downloads (Pure)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Phase morphology and fracture behaviour of CNT and thermoplastic modified epoxy ternary nanocomposite by different processing methods

Ma, H., Aravand, M. A. & Falzon, B., 10 Jan 2020, 35th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society: Proceedings. AIP Publishing, (AIP Conference Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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2019
3 Citations (Scopus)

Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Synthesized Gold Nanoparticle/Carbon Nanotube Hybrids for Photo-thermal Conversion

Sun, D., McLaughlan, J. R., Zhang, L., Falzon, B., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P. & Sun, D., 02 Apr 2019, In : Langmuir. 35, 13, p. 4577-4588 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Axisymmetric modelling of stretch blow moulding using a Galerkin mesh-free method

Smith, S., Falzon, B. G. & Menary, G., 01 Jan 2019, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Pleiades Publishing, p. 203-211 9 p. (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Comparison of Kiss-Bond and Dis-Bond Defects in CFRP Laminates by Compression After Impact Testing

Pierce, R., Telford, R., O'Carroll, A., Campbell, W. C., Young, T. M. & Falzon, B., 2019, Proceedings of ICCM-22: 11-15 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Composite Sandwich Panels using Novel 3D Printed Auxetic Cores for Blast Mitigation

Burnett, C., Kazancı, Z. & Falzon, B., Sep 2019, 7th Thematic Conference on The Mechanical Response of Composites – Composites 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Compressive failure of woven fabric reinforced thermoplastic composites with an open-hole: An experimental and numerical study

Liu, H., Falzon, B. G., Li, S., Tan, W., Liu, J., Chai, H., Blackman, B. R. K. & Dear, J. P., 01 Apr 2019, In : Composite Structures. 213, p. 108-117 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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9 Citations (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)

DC atmospheric pressure microplasma for the synthesis of gold nanoparticle/graphene oxide nanocomposites

Sun, D., Tang, M., Zhang, L., Falzon, B., Babu, D., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P., Chen, M. & Sun, D., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Effect of Carbon Nanotube Bulk Morphology on the Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of CFRP Laminates

Hawkins, S., Falzon, B., Nistal, A. & Chitwan, R., 2019, Proceedings of ICCM-22, 11-16 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Energy Absorption Capabilities of Composite Cellular Mechanical Metamaterials

Joseph, B., Catalanotti, G., Kazancı, Z. & Falzon, B., Sep 2019, 7th Thematic Conference on The Mechanical Response of Composites – Composites 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Enhancing the fracture toughness of hierarchical composites through amino‒functionalised carbon nanotube webs

Nistal, A., Falzon, B. G., Hawkins, S. C., Chitwan, R., García-Diego, C. & Rubio, F., 15 May 2019, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 165, p. 537-544

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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8 Citations (Scopus)
41 Downloads (Pure)

Micromechanical analysis of interlaminar crack propagation between angled plies in mode I tests

Varandas, L. F., Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G. & Falzon, B. G., 09 Apr 2019, In : Composite Structures.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Microplasma assisted synthesis of gold nanoparticle/graphene oxide nanocomposites and their potential application in SERS sensing

Sun, D., Tang, M., Zhang, L., Falzon, B. G., Padmanaban, D. B., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P., Xu, H., Chen, M. & Sun, D., 2019, In : Nanotechnology. 30, 11 p., 455603.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Microplasma synthesized silver nanoparticle/chitosan nanocomposite for antimicrobial applications

Sun, D., Tunner, J., Zhang, L., McCoy, C., Falzon, B., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D. & Sun, D., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of thin-ply laminates with CNT webs at the crack interface

Di Leonardo, S., Nistal, A., Catalanotti, G., Hawkins, S. C. & Falzon, B. G., 01 Oct 2019, In : Composite Structures. 225, 111178.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
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3 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling the size and strength benefits of optimised step/scarf joints and repairs in composite structures

Pierce, R. S. & Falzon, B. G., 15 Sep 2019, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 173, 107020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multi-physics modelling of continuing current waveforms

Campbell, J., Abdelal, G., Mahmoudi, Y. & Falzon, B., 08 Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Multiscale damage analysis of a plain carbon weave incorporating material variability

Varandas, L. F., Melro, A. R., Catalanotti, G. & Falzon, B. G., 01 Dec 2019, ECCM 2018: 18th European Conference on Composite Materials: Proceedings. Applied Mechanics Laboratory

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Numerical Simulation of Selective Laser Melting manufacturing process

Higgins, D., Abdelal, G. & Falzon, B., 11 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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4 Citations (Scopus)
161 Downloads (Pure)

Phase morphology and mechanical properties of polyetherimide modified epoxy resins: A comparative study

Ma, H., Aravand, M. A. & Falzon, B. G., 28 Sep 2019, In : Polymer. 179, 10 p., 121640.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Properties and Failure Prediction of Interply Hybrid Composites of Galss and Self-Reinforced Polypropylene

Hassani, F., Aravand, M. A., Martin, P. & Falzon, B., 2019, Proceedings of ICCM-22, 11-16 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Size Effect and Intralaminar Fracture Toughness of Fibre-Reinforced Composites

Catalanotti, G. & Falzon, B., 2019, Proceedings of ICCM-22, 11-16 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Thermoresponsive nanocomposites incorporating microplasma synthesized magnetic nanoparticles - synthesis and potential applications

Nolan, H., Sun, D., Falzon, B., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D. & Sun, D., Feb 2019, In : Plasma Processes and Polymers.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
159 Downloads (Pure)

Ultrasensitive Embedded Sensor for Composite Joints Based on a Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotube Web

Falzon, B., Hawkins, S. & Kumar, S., 19 Apr 2019, In : Carbon. 149, p. 380-389

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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3 Citations (Scopus)
157 Downloads (Pure)

Ultrasensitive Strain Sensor for Structural Health Monitoring Using a Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotube Web

Kumar, S., Falzon, B. & Hawkins, S., 2019, Proceedings of ICCM-22, 11-16 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2018

Aligned carbon nanotube webs embedded in a composite laminate: A route towards a highly tunable electro-thermal system

Yao, X., Falzon, B., Hawkins, S. & Tsantzalis, S., Apr 2018, In : Carbon. 129, p. 486-494

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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23 Citations (Scopus)
155 Downloads (Pure)

An advanced anti-icing/de-icing system utilizing highly aligned carbon nanotube webs

Yao, X., Hawkins, S. C. & Falzon, B. G., 20 Apr 2018, In : Carbon.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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27 Citations (Scopus)
186 Downloads (Pure)
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5 Citations (Scopus)
184 Downloads (Pure)

Au nanoparticle/ CNT hybrid structures as potential photothermal therapeutic agents – a plasma synthesis approach

Sun, D., Falzon, B., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P. & Sun, D., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Enhancing the electrical conductivity of carbon fibre thin-ply laminates with directly grown aligned carbon nanotubes

Russello, M., Diamanti, E. K., Catalanotti, G., Ohlsson, F., Hawkins, S. C. & Falzon, B. G., 15 Dec 2018, In : Composite Structures. 206, p. 272-278

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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10 Citations (Scopus)
85 Downloads (Pure)
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40 Citations (Scopus)
284 Downloads (Pure)

Investigation on the Effect of Cooling Rate on the Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene Self-Reinforced Composites

Hassani, F., Martin, P. & Falzon, B., 28 Jun 2018, Proceedings of ECCM-18.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution