Dr Vanessa Izzard


I am part time member of staff with a focus on Foundation/Level 3 modules, particularly mechanics and laboratory practices. I have a research background in instrumentation and experimental methods of studying impact behaviour of low-density cellular materials.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering


  • BEng Hons. Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD

Teaching and learning


My research focuses on the development of novel equipment and test methods to study both static and dynamic properties of low density and cellular solid materials, with a particular focus on dynamic impact performance and recovery at elevated temperatures.

Qualifications and expertise

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Areas of specialism

  • Impact Performance of Low Density Materials and Cellular Solids


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Izzard, V. G., Hadavinia, H., Morris, V.J., Foot, P.J.S., Wilson, L. and Hewson, K. (2012) Compression and recovery behaviour of polyamide-6 based foams. Polymer & Polymer Composites, 20(5), p. 425. ISSN (print) 0967-3911

Izzard, V. G., Bradsell, C.H., Hadavinia, H., Morris, V.J., Foot, P. J. S., Wilson, L.M. and Hewson, K. (2012) Performance of nylon based polymer foams at elevated temperature under tensile loading. Key Engineering Materials, 488-48, pp. 286-289. ISSN (print) 1013-9826

Izzard, Vanessa, Bradsell, Colin, Hadavinia, H., Morris, Valerie, Foot, P.J.S. and Witten, N. (2010) Investigation of the compression recovery properties of Polyamide-6 cellular solid over the temperature range of -5[degrees]C to 90[degrees]C. Key Engineering Materials, 417-18, pp. 933-936. ISSN (print) 1013-9826


Izzard, Vanessa (2012) Dynamic performance and recovery properties of polyamide foams. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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