CASC is delivering world-leading research as demonstrated by publishing in top journals, getting invited to give lectures at other top institutions and at international conferences, and by acquiring funds for additional collaborative projects.
Key Research Areas
These projects include Post doctoral research work at Imperial:
- Fabrication of ternary carbides in Hf-Al-C system
- Graphene 3D networks
- Graphene enhancement of the photocatalytic activity of semiconductors
- Processing of carbon fibre / UHTC composites Studying of micromechanical modes of deformation in born carbide using in-situ techniques
- Silicon doped boron carbide
- Development of oxidation bonded reaction sintered EBC on melt infiltrated SiC/SiC cermic matrix composites
- Ceramic materials and shaping technologies for short life propulsion systems
- Processing and environmental protection of ultra-high temperature (>2000°C) and hard non-oxide ceramics
- Transpiration Cooling Systems for Jet Engine Turbines and Hypersonic Flight
Advanced Waste Management Strategies for High Dose Spent Adsorbents.
Some of these projects include PhD studentships (at Imperial):
- Carbides for Future Fission Environments.
- Ceramic Materials and Shaping Technologies for Short Life Propulsion Systems.
- Transpiration Cooling Systems for Jet Engine Turbines and Hypersonic Flight.
- Reliability of Fuel Cells.
- Modelling of Heat Flow in Fukushima Wasteforms.
- Living Materials.
- Responsive processing approaches for direct ink writing.
- Calcium Phosphate Scaffolds with Controlled Properties for Biological Applications.
- Bio-inspired Ceramic/Metal Composites.
- Low Temperature Immobilisation of Spent Adsorbents from Fukushima.
- Oxidation of Carbides for Fast Breeder Fuel.
- Ceramic Wasteforms for Advanced Fuel Cycle Reprocessing.
- Impact of Fast Firing on Phase Evolution in White-ware Ceramics.
- Development of Multifunctional Cement Kiln Refractory Coatings.
- Si doping of Boron Carbide.
- Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics and Composites.
- Adsorption of Heavy Metals and Radionuclides on Cement Phases.
- Designing Ceramic Matrix Composites for Ceramic Armour.
- Development of a Novel Wound Management Dressings.
- Graphene Coatings for Pipelines.
- Understanding Deformation Mechanics in Brittle Materials during Nanoindentation using in-situ Micro-Laue Technique.
- Understanding the Role of Interfaces and Local Residual Stresses on the Failure of Polycrystalline Metal-Ceramic Composites.
- Optimising Coating Design by Experimental Investigation and Microstructural Modelling Techniques.