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Dr Tristan Shelley

Dr Tristan Shelley
Name Tristan Shelley
Position Research Fellow (Thermoset Composites Manufacturing - Pultrusion)
Section Centre for Future Materials (Operations)
Office Z2-108
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5474
Extension 5474
Qualifications BEng Qld , PhD Qld

Dr Tristan Shelley is a mechanical and aerospace engineer and early career researcher, focused in the areas of design and manufacturing of composite materials contributing to high-value composite components for industry. He has specialised in the areas of advanced and automated manufacturing, static and dynamic numerical analysis, and product design among other industry focused R&D activities. Tristan completed his Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering degree at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2011. Directly after completing his bachelor¿s degree he remained at the University of Queensland to study for his PhD investigating the topic `Understanding Joint Formation in Thermoset Composite Welding (TCW) Joints for New-Generation Advanced Composite Commercial Aircraft¿ for CRC-ACS partner Airbus. Tristan completed his PhD in late-2015, after which he immigrated to the United Kingdom to begin a Research Engineer position at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Composite Centre, a part of the University of Sheffield. During his time at the AMRC, Tristan worked on a variety of programs in both the Aerospace and Automotive sectors. In this diverse research environment Tristan developed a range of designs and solutions using technologies and advanced manufacturing techniques to provide innovate solutions to industry. During his 3.5 years in the UK, he helped develop a number of industrial collaborations with UK OEMs, Tier 1 supplier and local SMEs. In late-2019, Tristan moved back to Australia to take up a Research Engineer position at USQ within the Centre of Future Materials (CFM). He is based at the Toowoomba campus. USQ Research Affiliations: ¿ Centre for Future Materials (CFM) Current Projects: ¿ CRC-P Advanced Composite Pultrusion Manufacturing for Next Generation Civil Structures: a three year program with Wagners CFT begun in late-2019 focusing on holistic engineering approach to optimise the existing composite pultrusion process for increased productivity and development of novel value-added products. ¿ DST Tailored Composite Scarf Repair with Additive Manufacturing: an investigation of adhesive bonded composite repair with additive manufactured metal. Administrative Responsibilities: ¿ Chair of Centre for Future Materials Facilities Committee, USQ, Australia