Materials and Structures (MAST) Research Group

The Materials and Structures (MAST) Research Group develops fast and energy-efficient processes based on electropulsing and high magnetic field treatment to reduce residual stress and optimise mechanical properties in metallic materials. They have demonstrated beneficial effects on resistance to fatigue and cavitation erosion. Their research has also identified the mechanism of the catalytic effect of alkali and alkaline-earth carbonates on the oxidation of C-C composites.

They have proposed the use of alternative non-catalysing deicing chemicals to conduct research into advanced materials and structures for applications in extreme environments such as fuel cells, aerospace and the human body. MAST also do research in advanced composite materials for the design, repair, strengthening and reliability of concrete civil structures.

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Discover some of the publications from MAST...

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MAST boasts state-of-the-art equipment which is situated in four lab areas and two workshops...

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Our research group recruits students with high quality research potential, including self-funded applicants...

Prof Andreas Chrysanthou

Professor Andreas Chrysanthou

Professor Chrysanthou’s main research expertise lies in the processing of Materials. His early research established the thermodynamic and kinetic requirements for the production of silicon carbide whiskers from the carbothermic reduction of silicon dioxide. He has been working on in-situ processes for the production of metal-matrix composites and his work established the mechanism of reaction for the self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) using elemental powders for metal-carbide systems. This has led to collaborative work with industry on the reactive brazing of diamond tools.

He has served as Working Group coordinator in Intermetallics research within KMM-VIN and has served on its Board of Governors.

Meet the team

Research specialisms 
Advanced materials and processing Andreas Chrysanthou
Dr Uchenna Kesieme
Sikiru Ismail
Nanoparticle functionality for anti-bacterial and anti-microbial applications Guogang Ren
Mose Bevilacqua
Yuen Ki Cheong
Damage growth-modelling and impact behaviour of structural materials Jombo Gbanaibolou
Flight and structural dynamics and control Andrew Lewis
Peter Thomas
Tom De Vuyst
Sustainable manufacturing, operations and enterprise Antonios Kanellopoulos
Funlade Sunmola
Civil structure Antonios Kanellopoulos
Gabriel Barros dos Santos

Get in touch

For enquiries and the opportunity to work with the Materials and Structures Research Group, please contact Prof Andreas Chrysanthou, MAST Research Group Leader.