Daniel’s research focuses on a variety of applied problems in mechanics of materials and tribology. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Oxford in 2012 and subsequently undertook post-doctoral periods at University of Limerick, EPFL Switzerland and Cambridge University before joining Glasgow in 2016. Past research has included work on the mechanics of frictional joints, carbon nanotube fibre strength and friction in composites forming.
His present research spans tribology, composite materials, experimental mechanics and materials characterisation. Current projects encompass work on the mechanical behaviour of nano and micro-structured interfaces, controlling and understanding friction in composites forming and optimising triboelectric generator performance. He is also active in the group’s experimental work characterising the mechanical behaviour of various metal alloys. Daniel was BSSM Young Stress Analyst in 2011 and was awarded the Tribology Bronze medal by the IMechE in 2013.