Contact Susie Bloodworth-Race

Areas of expertise

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Explosives and Munitions
  • Human Factors for Defence
  • Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurement Science
  • Structures and Materials


I have an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath, followed up with an  MSc in Explosive Ordnance Engineering (EOE) from Cranfield Defence and Security. 

I am researching my PhD with Cranfield Forensics Institute entitled 'Blast mitigation within constrained mass-volume envelopes', which examines possibilities for reducing blast induced mild traumatic brain injuries by incorporating a further energy absorption layer into helmet design. My areas of interest in the topic are 3D printed structures, materials science, and shock physics.

Current activities

Sacrificical cladding

3D printing of energy absorbing structures

Representative physical models of the human head, brain, skull, and neck.


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