Development of smart materials impedance graded composite materials in blast and impact mitigation


The purpose of this research is to develop novel composite materials and structural systems which have wide range of applications.


Dr Damith Mohotti

Research Location

Civil Engineering

Program Type



This project will carry out fundamental and applied research in the field of materials engineering and structural engineering. The research will comprise field and laboratory experiments as well as advanced computer simulations. The final goal is to develop innovative structural systems and materials that can use as composites in different applications such as energy absorbers and protective shields. Examples: auxetic materials, nano-enhanced polymer, multilayered composites

Additional Information

Applications are invited for researchers interested in joining a world-leading research group within the School of Civil engineering and pursuing further studies in the field of structural engineering and materials engineering. Background in civil/structural engineering, materials engineering, applied mathematics, numerical methods will be very useful. It is expected a strong commitment to academic research in the proposed field and the capacity to create and develop original approaches to tackle open questions.   Interested researchers are encouraged to get in touch with Dr. Damith Mohotti as soon as possible.

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new materials, structural systems, composites, nano-enhanced materials

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2162

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