Dr Anastasiia Mikhalchan is from Russia and joins our group as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher within EU Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways Scheme (IAPP). She has a background in polymeric composites and carbon materials, and will carry out research on novel composites based on oriented carbon nanofibres under the supervision of Alan Windle.
Nicola Montinaro, an Italian PhD student, is also joining our group. He is a mechanical engineer and focused his research on the provisional analysis of composites with carbon nanotubes using the finite element method. Nicola will cooperate with the group under the supervision of Alan Windle to develop models, which will help our understanding of the mechanical properties of the carbon nanofibre.