Gustavo Quino Quispe
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About me


Gustavo I am a student reading for a DPhil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford in UK (Exeter College :) ). I work in the Impact Engineering Laboratory (IEL).
Before coming to UK I spent 2 wonderful years in Saudi Arabia :).
I like music and potatoes.


Machu Picchu This is my home country. Located in the central western coast of South America, is a beautiful and unique place with the amazing Andes along the country and the exhuberant amazon forest. Did I mention food is wonderful?


Ageing of Composite Materials

My research is oriented to the study of composite materials for underwater applications. This investigation aims to develop a constitutive model able to capture the effects of water uptake upon the strain rate dependent properties of composites. Previously, in my master thesis, I investigated the degradation of fracture toughness of an epoxy resin due to hygrothermal aging.

Research interests

Composite materials, material degradation, constitutive modelling, experimental mechanics, material characterization, resins.


[1] G. Quino, J. El Yagoubi, and G. Lubineau, “Characterizing the toughness of an epoxy resin after wet aging using compact tension specimens with non-uniform moisture content,” Polym. Degrad. Stab., vol. 109, pp. 319– 326, Aug. 2014.


gustavo.quinoquispe at
Impact Engineering Laboratory
University of Oxford, Begbroke Science Park
Woodstock Road, Begbroke, OX5 1PF
+44 (0) 1865 613452


I enjoy music!. I play guitar, mandolin, and traditional andean instruments such as: charango, zampoña, and my main instrument: the quena (kena). You can visit my Youtube channel to see some of my performances. Also have a look at my SoundCloud profile

If you are wondering what is this building in the background picture, it is the Radclife Camera, the university library. The picture was taken from the Fellow's Garden in Exeter College.