People in Advanced Structures Group
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The lead researchers in the Advanced Structures Group are:
The following PhD students are affiliated to the Advanced Structures Group.
- Mohammad-reza Golabchi – mrg47
- Mohammad is working on multistable textured shells. His research investigates the structural properties of shell surfaces where local indentations are used to replace the isotropic behaviour of the shell, and studies the possibilities of using these shells as multistable structures.
- Xin Liang – xl319
- Xin's research focus on repetitive structures, such as zeolites and its corresponding 2-D cases (Kagome and Roman mosaic net). The kinematic properties of these structures are interestingly related with the symmetries.
- Evripides Loukaides – el249
- Evripides is primarily studying the behaviour of elementary, non-corrugated morphing shells. Specifically, with the use of certain aspects of Catastrophe Theory a complete description of multistable shells was constructed. In addition he is using the information available from this model to construct novel morphing shells in our lab. His current interests also include actuation methods and applications for such shells.
- Ioannis Mitsos – im330
- Ioannis is investigating the structural behaviour of multi-modular tensegrity grids. More precisely, the investigation focuses on the pre-stressing as well as on the adaptation of techniques for measuring the tension in double layer tensegrity space grids. Part of this research is based on experiments carried out on a large scale tensegrity space frame in collaboration with Expedition Engineering.
- Pooya Sareh – pps25
- With a diverse background in art and engineering, Pooya is interested in linking engineering and industrial design with geometry, visual arts and architecture. His current research involves computational design of origami tessellations and geometry of folding. More of his artwork (mainly surreal cartoons) can be found on his website: www.pooyasareh.com.
4th Year Students
The following students are doing their final year project with the Advanced Structures Group.
- Stephen Kerr (sk621): origami folding methods of space inflatable booms.
- Andrew Smyth (ams231): conical packing scheme of space inflatable booms.
The following people previously worked with the Advanced Structures Group.
- Dr Mark Schenk
- Mark's PhD research was on the mechanics of Folded Shell Structures, and used his knowledge of engineering origami as Research Associate working on inflatable space structures. He is currently at Surrey Space Centre.
- Dr Videsh Seereeram
- Videsh is investigated the properties and applications of curved corrugated shells, and constrained developable deformations of shell structures.
- Dr Andrew Viquerat
- Andrew's PhD research was on the kinematics of overconstrained spatial mechanisms, using polynomial continuation methods. As Research Associate he worked on inflatable space structures. He is currently at Surrey Space Centre.
- Dr Arnaud Bonin
- Arnaud worked on the mechanics of wrinkling of membranes, with a specific focus on space telescope applications.
- Alex MacDonald
- Alex investigated protein kinematics using the tools of structural mechanics. His approach consolidates various disparate techniques currently being used in computational biology.
- Dr Alex Norman
- Alex worked on bi-stable corrugated sheets, and pioneered work in morphing curved corrugated shells. He is currently at Sagentia.
- Dr Pandia Raj Ramar
- Raj worked on using symmetry point groups to find tensegrity configurations. He is currently at DeepSea Engineering.