Contact Dr Guillaume Kister

Areas of expertise


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.

Current activities

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

  • Materials characterisation using conventional techniques such as DMA/TMA, DSC, FTIR, rheometer
  • Structural health monitoring of composite structures using temperature and strain optical fibre sensors
  • Cure monitoring of composites and resin systems using spectroscopy- and refractive index-based optical fibre sensors
  • Mechanical testing and microscopy analysis of materials


  • Airbus
  • Mouchel
  • AWE


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.