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Dr Kevin Fancey

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science

Summary

Kevin Fancey has enjoyed working in various areas of industrial and academic research relating to physics and engineering, including acoustics (audiology), combustion (ignition systems), rheology (food gels) and display technology. At Hull, he has worked in surface engineering (hard coatings, thermal barriers) and the fundamentals of glow discharges and plasma-based coatings / treatments processing. Most recently, he has focused on viscoelastically prestressed polymeric composites and he also collaborates with colleagues in areas involving materials development, including air-conditioning (evaporative cooling), medical and chemical engineering. Kevin Fancey is not someone who likes to write self-congratulatory profiles.

Postgraduate

Applications relating to viscoelasticity and composite materials would be considered. Completed PhDs - A Davison, Plasma diagnostic studies of DC ion plating discharges: Influence of discharge and vapour characteristics on coating deposition (2003) - A Fazal, Polymer fibre composites: Investigation into performance enhancement through viscoelastically generated pre-stress (2014) - B Wang, Viscoelastically prestressed composites: Towards process optimisation and application to morphing structures (2016)

Journal Article

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites - effects of delayed moulding on Charpy impact properties

Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2019). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites - effects of delayed moulding on Charpy impact properties. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 121, 169-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.03.014

Towards "green" viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement

Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2018). Towards "green" viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 154, 439-448. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.08.096

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An investigation into fibre deformation and prestress mechanisms

Wang, B., & Fancey, K. S. (2018). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An investigation into fibre deformation and prestress mechanisms. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 111, 106-114. doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.05.013

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites - Effects of temperature on Charpy impact behaviour

Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2018). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites - Effects of temperature on Charpy impact behaviour. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 141, 265-270. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.12.036

Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler

Xu, P., Ma, X., Zhao, X., & Fancey, K. (2017). Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler. Applied energy, 203, 761-777. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.06.095