Deputy Chief Engineer for Aerospace, Defence and Space
Sean Cooper is a Deputy Chief Engineer for Aerospace, Defence and Space at the UK National Composites Centre (NCC). Having worked in the composites sector for over 15years, he specialises in R&D for thermoplastic composite manufacturing technologies including, SMC/BMC compression moulding, thermoforming, thermoplastic AFP, injection overmoulding and thermoplastic welding processes.
Sean is currently leading various NCC R&D programmes and initiatives such as ‘core-research’ and ‘capability development projects’ and is also a point of contact for the NCC activities within the Space Sector. Sean holds a first-class BSc Honours Degree in Engineering Design and Manufacture from Plymouth University (UK) and an MSc Advanced Materials from the University of Surrey (UK).
He achieved dual Chartership status (CEng/CSci) in 2016 with both Engineering and Science Councils and is an active Board Member of the IOM3 British Composites Society.