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For technology and information exchange, the DURACOMP academic team is benefitting from a committed group of industrial partners.

For expertise in composite materials and their processing there is support from FORMAX UK Ltd. (Tom James and Liam O’Sullivan) and Gurit (Luke McEwen).

To provide links to bridge and other highways civil engineering the project receives guidance and advice from the Highways Engalnd (Dr Pierfrancesco Valerio) and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Jon Shave).

Aquamarine Power Ltd. (John Hancock) is providing the Bristol University team with bespoke composite specimens in the form of massive T-joints for future sea wave power units.The company cesased business in November 2015.


Industrial Partners Academic Partners

Limes Net

Aquamarine Power Ltd (no longer in business)

Formax UK Ltd (Now Hexel Reinforcements)

Highways England

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff


The University of Bath

Dr Mark Evernden

Dr Sotirios Grammatikos (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

The University of Leeds

Professor Philip Purnell

Newcastle University

Professor Peter Gosling

Professor Chris Kilsby

Dr Xiaoyi Zhou (Cardiff University)

The University of Warwick

Professor Toby Mottram - PI

Dr Behrouz Zafari (Kington University)

University of Bristol

Dr Wendel Sebastian (now UCL)

Dr Joel Ross

Dr Wei Sun

The University of Glasgow

Professor Chris Pearce

Dr L Kaczmarczyk

Dr Zahur Ullah (Ulster University)