Conference Chair

Bamber Blackman, Imperial College, UK

Bamber Blackman

Bamber Blackman is a Reader in the Mechanics of Materials in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. He completed his PhD in engineering adhesives at Imperial College and was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow prior to joining the faculty staff. His research focusses on the application of fracture mechanics to structural adhesive joints, composites and polymers. He is a member of the ESIS Executive Committee and is technical secretary of ESIS TC4, where he leads the structural adhesives activities.

He serves on the editoral boards of Engineering Fracture Mechanics and the International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. He chaired the US Adhesion Society’s Structural Adhesives Division from 2006-2008 and received an ‘Elsevier most cited author award’ in 2009 for an original research contribution on mode II fracture mechanics of adhesive joints. He is the author of over 65 refereed papers and book chapters in the area of structural adhesives and composites and has presented his research to a wide international arena.

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