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Name Professor Kevin Potter
Job title Professor in Composites Manufacture
Department Department of Aerospace Engineering University of Bristol
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Qualifications PhD, CEng, BSc
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Member of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining
Member of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering.
Keywords advanced materials
composites
product design
manufacturing
enterprise
Areas of expertise Since joining the University of Bristol I have been responsible for developing and running a number of research programmes in the general area of advanced materials and manufacturing.

These include looking at innovative approaches to composite structures, generating an understanding of dimensional variability in composite components, developing technology to control crack propagation in bonded joints and improving the understanding of reinforcement deformation and drape over the tool geometry.

I am also interested in the design process and in the training of practicing designers in the use of new materials. I act as Enterprise Leader for Aerospace Engineering with the aim of encouraging enterprise among both students and staff.