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.


TWI one of the partners of the GRAPHOSITE project, has been performing mechanical testing of composite specimens in order to validate the graphene sensors. More information on the testing can be found at the following link.

The GRAPHOSITE project consortium met on the 19th May 2020, for the reviewing of the 7th quarter of the project. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting was held online. This was an opportunity for all Project Partners to discuss the progress of the project and share an overview of each work package achieved results, to the Project Officer.