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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 175 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
20032020
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Biography

Dr Edward Archer is a Senior Lecturer of Advanced Composite materials in the School of Engineering and a member of the Engineering Research Institute. His research is focused on manufacturing and characterising 3D woven composite reinforcement structures and the prediction of their properties with key aspects of the work carried out in collaboration with major companies in several industrial sectors. He has recently been awarded a prestigious EPSRC grant to develop new composite materials. In addition, he has developed a bespoke composites training course for Aerospace professionals which he has delivered to 1200 Engineers in UK and Canada over the last 5 years. He has published many journal papers in this field and his research group operates both within the Engineering Composites Research Centre at Ulster and at Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE) in Belfast. He is Technical Director at the University spinout company Axis Composites Ltd. His contributions to advanced composite materials have recently been recognised by way of receipt of an ‘Honourable Mention’ certificate from Guy Hachey the President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Global Aerospace.Ed graduated with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in polymer processing from Queen’s University Belfast and took employment with Irish Composites for 2 years before accepting a Research position at Ulster University in 2006.

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Research Output 2003 2020

Open Access
File
Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylenes
Armor
Ballistics
Energy absorption
Yarn
3D printers
Ketones
Ethers
Materials properties
Nanocomposites
5 Citations (Scopus)

A unified framework for the multi-scale computational homogenisation of 3D-textile composites

Ullah, Z., University of Glasgow, Cardiff University, Archer, E., McIlhagger, AT. & Harkin-Jones, E., 15 Jun 2019, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 167, p. 582-598 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Textiles
Composite materials
Yarn
Boundary conditions
Potential flow

Comparative studies of structure property relationship between glass/epoxy and carbon/epoxy 3D woven composites

Dahale, M., Neale, G., Mc Garrigle, C., Kelly, J., Archer, E., Harkin-Jones, E. & McIlhagger, A., Sep 2019, Comparative studies of structure property relationship between glass/epoxy and carbon/epoxy 3D woven composites.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

File
Glass
Mechanical properties
Carbon
Composite materials
Fibers

Effect of extrusion parameters and nanofillers on mechanical properties of PPSU tufting yarns

Mc Garrigle, C., Wegrzyn, M., McIlhagger, AT., Harkin-Jones, E. & Archer, E., 22 Jan 2019, In : AIP Conference Proceedings. 2055, 1, p. 060003-1 - 060003-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
File
yarns
mechanical properties
carbon nanotubes
screws
fillers