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Zoltan Gombos

  • PhD
  • Structural Integrity Senior Laboratory Technician
  • University of Plymouth
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Research interests

material science; fibrous structures; composites; metals; coatings; material testing.

About

I have a Master’s degree (Cum Laude) in Mechanical Engineering and have completed my PhD thesis in Material Science/Engineering. I am an ambitious and hard-working person with a logical approach to problem recognising and problem solving. I am comfortable working as a member of a team or on my own initiative and these attributes help to support the efficiency of my work. I have more than ten years’ of hands-on experience in materials science (polymers, metals, and their composites), have worked with a wide range of manufacturing and testing techniques and have a good theoretical and practical engineering background. During my career, I have written numerous technical reports, co-ordinated research and liaison between universities and industrial partners. I have participated in the proposal and the bidding process proactively in a number of European research projects. I have also completed courses related to material testing in Germany, and modern techniques for analysis and design of advanced composite structures in Denmark. I published several papers in scientific journals and also presented my work at international conferences. I am familiar using specialist techniques and equipment, in particular, a range of design, manufacture and testing. In my career, I have carried out various commercial projects for companies in the aerospace, automotive and marine sectors.

Co-authors (9)

  • Jasper Graham-Jones

Publications (6)

In-mould gel-coating for polymer composites

  • Gombos Z
  • Summerscales J
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (2016)
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In-mould gel-coating of polymer composites: A review

  • Rogers W
  • Hoppins C
  • Gombos Z
Journal of Cleaner Production (2014)
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Testing and modeling the tensile strength behavior of glass fibers, fiber bundles and fiber mat

  • Molnár K
  • Gombos Z
  • Vas L
Materials Science Forum (2008)
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Absorbency behaviour of vertically positioned nonwoven glass fiber mats in case of two different resin viscosities

  • Gombos Z
  • Nagy V
  • Kostakova E
Macromolecular symposia (2006)
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Investigation of pore size and resin absorbency in chopped strand mats

  • Gombos Z
  • Nagy V
  • Vas L
Periodica Polytechnica, Mechanical Engineering (2005)
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Professional experience

Structural Integrity Senior Laboratory Technician

University of Plymouth

January 2014 - Present

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

University of Plymouth

January 2012 - January 2014(2 years)

R&D Engineer

Polinvent Ltd

January 2009 - January 2012(3 years)

Assistant Lecturer

Budapesti Muszaki es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem

January 2008 - January 2009(a year)

Education history

PhD in material science

Budapest University of Technology and Economics Department of Mechanics Materials and Structures

January 2005 - January 2008(3 years)

Master's degree in mechanical engineering

Budapest University of Technology and Economics Department of Mechanics Materials and Structures

January 1998 - January 2005(7 years)