Research aim and objectives
Fracture Mechanics, Experimentation, Composite Materials, Computational mechanics & XFEM, Adhesion, Bonding of dissimilar materials
Lisa received her BEng in Mechanical Engineering and her PhD from the University of Limerick. Her PhD studies involved extensive collaboration with Glasgow University and the Cardiff University. She has experience in both computational (extended Finite Element Method) and experimental analysis of fracture in composite materials. Lisa is currently employed as a post-doctoral researcher in IComp at the centre of Adhesion and Adhesives, University College Dublin. Her current focus is on the experimental characterisation of adhesively bonded composite joints and composite joint optimisation. This work encompasses many different industrial applications and includes composite/composite and composite/metal joints. Her current work examines both co-cured and secondary bonded joints as well as the enhancement of structural adhesives.