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Dr Graham McShane


Graham McShane

University Associate Professor

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Materials Engineering

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32635


Research interests

Dr McShane's research interests include:

  • Mechanics of materials
  • Light-weight materials: sandwich structures, lattice materials, polymers, composites, aerogels
  • Dynamic behaviour of materials: blast and impact resistance, deformation and failure
  • Multi-scale modelling of materials
  • Additive manufacturing

Research projects

  • Impact damage mechanics of polymers and polymer nano-composites
  • Impact perforation resistant polymer-metal laminates
  • Dynamic deformation of additively manufactured cellular materials
  • Topology optimisation of cellular materials for impact energy absorption
  • Auxetic cellular materials for blast and impact resistant sandwich structures
  • Modelling grain boundary interface mechanics in strain gradient crystal plasticity
  • Aerogel composites: processing, modelling and application of thermally efficient structural materials

Research opportunities

Research opportunities may be available for the projects listed above. Contact Graham McShane for further information.

Other positions

Fellow of Queens' College