Isbelis Lopez

Doctoral Research Associate

  • Expertise : Materials Design and Engineering
  • Qualifications : BSc MSc Materials Design and Engineering
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Isbelis is currently studying for her PhD and is a research associate working with Safinah, Northumbria University and leading industrial partners on “The Mechanical Characterisation of Coatings on Offshore Windfarm Transition Pieces”.

The goal of this project is to develop a mechanical model that could be used to predict the influence of curing conditions and surface features on the mechanical properties of the paint film and its potential to perform under specific in-use conditions.

This work will be invaluable for offshore wind farms and all types of offshore structures in different locations that are expected to stay on stations for over 25 years. It will provide the industry with a source of knowledge for training and education.