Professor Alan Crosky
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Professor Alan Crosky is a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW. His research interests include sustainable composite materials, reducing embodied energy of synthetic fibre reinforced plastic composites and biochar for soil beneficiation and carbon sequestration. Alan's research has focused on the effect of structure (both micro and macro) on mechanical behaviour. Specific areas of research include directed fibre placement in fibre reinforced plastic composites, natural fibre composites, wood plastic composites, agro biochar, ageing behaviour in aluminium alloys and failure analysis. Recognition of this includes more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences; $2.3m research funding since 2003; six PhD/ME completions since 2003; and Program Leader, CRC for Advanced Composite Structures.