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Dr Lorna Anguilano
Senior Research Fellow

Research area(s)

Material characterisation; X-Ray Diffraction; Electron Back-Scattering Diffraction; metal matrix composites; polymer composites; basalt fibres; soil contamination; phytomining; archaeometallurgy

Research Interests

Lorna’s research interests are focused on the upcycling of waste and contaminants for the manufacturing of high value product particularly for the energy and food industry. In collaboration with industrial partners Lorna’s activities is directed at identifying low energy routes for the manufacturing of composites and nanoparticles from materials such as aluminium swarfs, metal contaminants in soils, recycled plastic. Utilising the characterisation techniques optimised manufacturing conditions are developed and materials with unique characteristics are generated. In parallel Lorna carries out archaeometallurgical studies to understand the socio-economic factors driving the technological changes in the past.

Research grants and projects

Research Projects


Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: January 2021 - March 2021
Funder: Tension Technology International Ltd
Duration: December 2020 - March 2021
Funder: European Marine Energy Centre
Duration: November 2017 - October 2018
Basalt Fibre Reinforced HDPE
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: November 2017 - October 2018