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Academic Biography

David is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Engineering since 2013. Prior to joining Teesside University David worked as a design and development technician in the polymer industry winning the Society of Polymer Engineers national award in 2008. David works closely with local trusts and industries and has presented work at a number of international conferences.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Polymer Processing - Injection molding and polymeric materials
  • Thermoplastic Composites - Commodity thermoplastic composites for mass manufacture
  • Composite Design - Specifically digital manufacture for optimised performance and waste reduction
  • High Temperature Functional Materials - Including sensitive materials and composite coatings (Geopolymers)
  • Bio-Mechanics - Particularly the Glenohumeral joint (Human Shoulder)

PhD and Research Opportunities

We have a relationship with Siemens PLM working with the package Fiber Sim for composite design and manufacture. We have developing research interests around waste reduction and efficiency using these tools.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

David is involved in a number of enterprise activities focused around materials technology. He is currently running a KTP project and other funded streams of work.

The focus of his industrial work is around the development and processing of material solutions, this includes polymers and polymer processing, composite material development and materials testing and characterisation. He has specific interests around waste management and reduction in processing.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Pedagogical research and development interests in the following two areas:

  1. Overcoming the challenges of large and diverse classes using digital tools.
  2. Developing the skills required for the digital industrial revolution.

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Projects 2017 2020

KTP - Scot Bros

Hughes, D., Sargent, P. & Vukovic, V.


Project: Other

KTP -Nymas

Reid, P., Ramegowda, M., Hughes, D. & Martin, D.


Project: Other

Research Output 2009 2018

Comparison of impact energy absorbance by various combinations of hip protector and flooring material

Hughes, D. & Nabhani, F., 1 Nov 2018, In : Current Orthopaedic Practice. 29, 6, p. 579-584 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Hip Fractures
Home Care Services
Wounds and Injuries

Digital Composite Manufacturing - An Enabling Technology

Hughes, D., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Digital Twin Methodology For Compression Moulded Thermoplastic Composite Optimisation.

Hughes, D., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Composite materials

Effect Of Temperature On Conductivity Of PLA-Carbon 3D Printed Components

Hughes, D. & Amalu, E., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Effect of Temperature on Conductivity of PLA-Carbon 3D Printed Components.

Hughes, D. & Amalu, E., 2018, In : International Journal of 3D Printing Technologies and Digital Industry. 2, 2, p. 111 – 115

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Electric properties