My research focuses on hierarchical composites, developing novel nanoscale reinforcers with carbon fibres specialising in the synthesis of carbon nanoforms including carbon nanotubes and carbon aerogels. I particularly like to develop equipment and I have designed and commissioned a continuous chemical vapour deposition (CVD) reactor for carbon nanotube synthesis on carbon fibres, as well as designing electrical and small coupon jigs for composite characterisation and mechanical testing.

I currently work at Imperial College London and when I am not, I'm trying to cycle around the crowds in town or I tend to be watching the Formula 1.

I have provided links to my current project and publications, if you have any enquires please feel free to contact me.


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A selection of paper highlights with links to publishers.

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    Applying a potential difference to minimise damage to carbon fibres during carbon nanotube grafting by chemical vapour deposition

    DB Anthony, H Qian, AJ Clancy, ES Greenhalgh, A Bismarck, MSP Shaffer

    Vol: 28, Number: 30, Page: 305602

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    Property and Shape Modulation of Carbon Fibers Using Lasers

    JJ Blaker, DB Anthony, G Tang, SR Shamsuddin, G Kalinka, M Weinrich, A Abdolvand, MSP Shaffer, A Bismarck

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
    Vol: 8, Pages: 16351-16358

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    Joule Heating Characteristics of Emulsion-Templated Graphene Aerogels

    R Menzel, S Barg, M Miranda, DB Anthony, SM Bawaked, M Mokhtar, SA Al-Thabaiti, SN Basahel, E Saiz, MSP Shaffer

    Advanced Functional Materials
    Vol: 25, Pages: 28-35