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Centre members

The experience of our members covers a range of sectors including Manufacturing, Offshore, Energy, Automotive, Defence, Aeronautics and Space. The membership also has strong experience with European funded research under Horizon 2020 as well as previous framework programmes.

Centre Directors

Dr James Campbell
Dr James Campbell
Centre Director, Reader - Structural Integrity
Dr James Campbell is Reader in Structural Integrity at the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), near Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. James was awarded a BEng in Aeronautics from Imperial College London, an MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering and a PhD on Lagrangian hydrocode modelling of hypervelocity impact on spacecraft, from Cranfield University. James subsequently moved to Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States as a post-doctoral researcher. James returned to the UK and held academic appointments as Lecturer then Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University, from 2001 until 2015. Since 2001, James has demonstrated successful leadership and management of international research programmes and industrial consulting. This expertise is directly linked to teaching and supervision of post-graduate PhD and MSc students and professional development programmes.
Professor Rade Vignjevic
Professor Rade Vignjevic
Deputy Centre Director, Professor - Structural Integrity
Professor Rade Vignjevic joined Brunel from Cranfield University, where he was Head of the Applied Mechanics and Astronautics Department. His area of technical expertise includes nonlinear transient finite element method, SPH, impact mechanics, crashworthiness and structural integrity. Together with his research team, they have achieved international recognition for work on modelling the transient response of materials and structures, specifically meshless methods; impact and crashworthiness of aerospace structures; and shock waves and damage in metals and composites.