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Post-doctoral research Justus Hoffmann


Justus Hoffmann DPhil (Oxon)

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Dr Justus Hoffmann obtained a Dipl.-Ing. in Lightweight Constructions from the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. His doctoral work at the University of Oxford, funded through a Rolls-Royce studentship, focused on the modelling and experimental characterisation of the impact response of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP).

He has been working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Oxford since 2018, continuing his research on the CFRP fan blade and containment of Rolls-Royce’s next generation turbine engine.

Research Interests

  • Composite materials (emphasis on carbon-fibre-reinforced plastics)
  • Constitutive modelling
  • Material testing under elevated loading rates
  • Computational mechanics

Research Project

Working on Rolls-Royce funded projects aiming at the support of the design and analysis process of carbon-fibre-reinforced fan blades and containment. This work encompasses experimental as well as modelling aspects.

Research Group

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Hoffmann, J., Cui, H., & Petrinic, N. (2018). Determination of the strain-energy release rate of a composite laminate under high-rate tensile deformation in fibre direction. Composites Science and Technology, 164, 110-119.