Leadership

Ulster currently has 14 full time academic staff with composites expertise.



Professor Eileen Harkin-Jones

Bombardier-Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Composites Engineering

School of Engineering










Dr Bryan Magee

Lecturer in Construction Materials

Belfast School of Architecture & the Be


Associated Staff and Groups

Within the Advanced Future Materials & Manufacturing group at Ulster, ECRE collaborates closely with:

Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Group (NNG,UU)

  • Professor Paul Maguire, Professor Davide Mariotti
  • Professor Pagona Papakonstantinou
  • Dr Supriya Chakrabarti

Sensing and data Science Group, Digital Science

  • Professor Jim McLaughlin
  • Professor Dewar Finlay
  • Dr Glenn Hawe

Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping and Automation Systems

  • Dr Mark Ng
  • Pearse O Gorman
  • Wesley McKnight
  • Dr Nikel Bhalat

Externally we work with many Industrial and research organisations. Ulster University’s research is commercially exploited through spin out Axis Composites whose customers include GE, Rockwell Collins, Thales and Eirtech Aviation.

  • Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre

    NIACE brings together engineering companies and knowledge providers to work on projects developing technical expertise and helping support innovation and product development – for the benefit of the NI economy. Ulster are leading projects in the centre.

    NIACE website

  • Belfast Region City Deal

    The proposed AMIC City Deal will be further bolstered by co-investment of upwards of £150m from Belfast Region City Deal partners and investment by the private sector is anticipated to bring the total investment package to over £1 billion. Ulster are working with the team to develop future manufacturing capability.

    Belfast Region City Deal website