Brunel Composites Centre (BCC) Research Team including Akram Zitoun, Nithin Jayasree, Dr. Sadik Omairey and Director Mihalis Kazilas recently published a journal article for Springer Nature Applied Sciences Journal entitled “Graphene based strain sensing in composites for structural and health monitoring applications”.
The paper investigates the use of Graphene-based strain sensors to monitor composite structures. The Graphene sensor offers great flexibility and a high level of sensitivity as it can be applied on the surface of the structure, offering retrofitting capabilities or integrated within the structure to equip the material with smart features. The paper can be accessed from this link

The work was conducted as part of the Graphosite project (Graphosite – A Graphene Sensor for Defect Detection and Predictive Maintenance in Composite Materials). Graphosite is a 1.3 Millions funded project through Innovate UK, including 6 partners: Brunel University London, ADVISE-DETA LIMITED, DZP Technologies, Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology, TWI and Haydale Composite Solutions.


The GRAPHOSITE Project Partners are pleased to announce their 2nd Open Day Workshop, which is taking place in Cambridge on the 17 November 2020. The GRAPHOSITE Open Day Workshop and Exhibition will be a great opportunity to learn about the GRAPHOSITE project results, meet their partners and learn about their products and services.

Participation is free, but registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to:

The GRAPHOSITE partner, HAYDALE Composites Solutions Ltd hosted the project review meeting (Q6) on the 19th February, at their facilities in Loughborough. This was an opportunity for the GRAPHOSITE partners not only to discuss their work and shared an overview of each WP achieved results, but also to visit HAYDALE facilities and learn more about the work they are doing.

GRAPHOSITE was invited to participate at the Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) consortium meeting (joined to the Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing –AMAM- consortium meeting) on the 10th and 11th July 2019 at Wolfson College, Cambridge.

This consortium is run by Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd, one of the GRAPHOSITE partners who is in charge of Exploitation and Dissemination. The Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) Consortium was put together in order to provide the consortium members a unique insight into nanocarbon materials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, facilitate the commercial uptake and bring together potential users with a shared interest to address commercialisation challenges.

Dr Sofia Sampethai from TWI, Dr Nithin Amirth Jayasree from BCC and Thomas Greaves from Haydale were invited to present at the meeting. There was an exhibition desk with information on the GRAPHOSITE project. It was a great opportunity for the GRAPHOSITE project to get the interest of other organisations in their activities and in the forthcoming Open Day.