About Us

The Engineering Composites Research Centre is a multi-disciplinary research team based at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. The aim of the centre is to design, manufacture and study advanced textile composite structures.


The centre has an impressive skills base drawing on expertise from the engineering and science backgrounds of the staff involved in the centre.

Typical areas of expertise are:

  • Unique design and manufacture – carbon tow through to component
  • Personnel with a varied skills base
  • Design and development and manufacture of 3D tailored complex textiles
  • Materials characterisation
  • Advanced composite manufacturing
  • Modelling of mechanical properties
  • Predictive models