Professor Peter Schubel

  • Executive Director
  • University of Southern Queensland

Peter Schubel is a polymer composites materials and manufacturing engineer, specialising in the design and processing of high-value composite components and structures, focusing on automated manufacturing, process development, advanced infusion processing, surface metrology, biocomposites and cost modelling for the aerospace, defence, space, automotive and wind energy sectors. He completed his Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia in 1999. After working as a Production Engineer at Orford for 2 years, he moved to the University of Nottingham, UK and in 2004 completed his PhD with industrial sponsor Aston Martin Lagonda in the area of Polymer Composites Engineering, where he worked on composite materials and manufacturing projects ranging from automotive, aerospace and wind energy sectors. In 2011, he took on a joint role as the National Centre Manager for the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites, coordinating fundamental composites research activity in the UK. In 2014, he was also appointed as the Deputy Director of the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture at the University of Bristol, where he supported the development and delivery of the EngD program.

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