Effect of helmet liner characteristics during impacts with compliant bodies
For his PhD, Daniel is working on the development and validation of a test method for assessing the impact properties of ice hockey helmets. This involves the assessment of ice hockey helmet performance during impacts with compliant bodies. He is also working on the design, fabrication, and characterisation of a mechanical metamaterial with tailorable buckling behaviour for application as liner in sports helmets.
Daniel holds a BSc and MSc in Sports Engineering from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and coaching ice hockey and is an international student representative as UKCISA #WeAreInternational, as Student Ambassador.
Daniel won the Academic Quality Award and the Delegates' Choice Award at the SIPS poster competition 2020 - see Daniel's PhD poster here.
Watch this short video about Daniel's motivations for choosing his PhD research project.
Read Daniel's piece 'Why Ice Hockey Helmets Need to be Improved' on our Sports Engineering blog.