A successful design of engineering applications and energy-efficient systems that have a positive environmental impact often requires the optimising and development of materials that possess suitable mechanical properties. This is achieved by furthering our understanding of materials performance through characterization, testing, failure analysis and lifetime prediction across a range of harsh and challenging environments.
Our research at UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering focuses on the design, processing, characterisation and testing of advanced structural materials such as:
We comprehensively investigate manufacturing and processing techniques of advanced polymer composite materials. Our experts have extensive experience characterising and testing various materials classes across multiple length-scales from the nanometer to the macro-scale. This includes:
Our collaborations range from both national and international industry and government partners: