Contact Dr Guillaume Kister

Areas of expertise

  • Composites
  • Explosives and Munitions
  • Sensor Technologies


Dr. Guillaume Kister completed his higher education in mechanical engineering in France before being awarded his PhD in "Ceramic-matrix composites for gas turbine applications" at the University of Bath.

Research opportunities

Guillaume Kister is an active researcher in the domains of materials characterisation and optical fibre-based sensors for structural health monitoring. The research focus is primarily on the mechanical, thermal and rheological analysis of energetic and inert materials and fibre-reinforced composites.  

Current activities

Guillaume Kister is currently employed as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Defence Chemistry at Cranfield University Shrivenham and is involved in:

  • Materials characterisation using conventional techniques such as DMA, DSC/TGA, FTIR, rheometer, mechanical testing machine
  • Stability and compatibility analysis of energetic materials
  • Cure monitoring of composites and resin systems using spectroscopy- and refractive index-based optical fibre sensors

Guillaume Kister also lectures to several MSc and short courses on the topics of materials, fibre-reinforced composites, and chemical hardening.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Kister G, Badcock RA, Gebremichael YM, Leighton J, Boyle WJO & Fernando GF Structural integrity of a foundation pile using optical fibre-based sensors. In: RUFUS Conference, London.