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Andy joined the University in 2013 from the University of Bolton. He is an experienced interviewee for print and broadcast media, mainly around the design and use of auxetic materials - which can be used for a variety of transport, advanced manufacturing and healthcare technologies, including in keyhole surgery. He is a co-inventor on 14 patent applications and has been involved in collaborative academia-industry research programmes worth almost £10M into smart and advanced materials having extreme or optimised properties


  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • Materials modelling
  • Auxetic materials – design, modeling, fabrication and testing 
  • Composites
  • Cellular solids
  • Advanced textiles
  • Smart materials and systems

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Professor Andy Alderson

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