Contact Dr David Ayre

Areas of expertise

  • Composites
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Nanotechnology


Dr Ayre has 10 years experience of working in industry as a chemist in the nuclear power generation industry, where he worked on operating and commissioning AGR Power Stations

Current activities

Dr Ayre is a Senior Lecturer in Composites and Polymers in the Composites and Advanced Materials Centre at Cranfield University. He is the course director for the Advanced Materials MSc and has research interests in polymer and composite toughening, composite manufacturing cost modelling, joining of composite structures, failure of polymeric coatings and recycling of polymeric materials.

Other research interests include mechanical, thermal and visual characterisation of materials.


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