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At TWI, Chris is responsible for delivering composites joining, manufacture, processing and testing services to both members and through public funded projects. He has spent 10 years in Japan working in the automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and rail transport industries. Before leaving the UK, he worked in a research laboratory on the processing of novel thermoplastic composite materials, improving the toughness of composites, and developing test methods for composite materials.
His 30 years of composites expertise covers; composite-metal joining, thermoplastic composite welding, microstructure characterisation, mechanical testing of composite materials (including impact, fracture and toughness), finite element analysis (FEA) of composites, design of composite structures, manufacturing technology for composite materials.
Chris holds a PhD in the field of impact of composite sandwich structures in addition to a BSc in metallurgy and materials science. Furthermore, Chris had significant involvement in developing an innovative material and manufacturing system for a thermoplastic composite for use in the automotive sector, with input from initial material characterisation through to patent application. Recently, Chris was part of the SurFlow™ team at TWI that won a 2018 UK Composites Association Innovation Award

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Wednesday, June 2

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