Latha has joined Coventry University as Research Assistant in Mechanical Automotive and Manufacturing department, working in collaboration with GKN Autostructures Limited, for Hybrid power Gyrodrive project.
Previously, Latha was awarded full scholarship (by EPSRC) and has successfully completed her PhD research in Fire retardant composites for Marine applications at the University of Bolton and is now in the process of submitting her dissertation. Besides her research she has also served as Technical consultant for the partnership companies involved in the project in the UK. Latha also holds M. Tech in Fibre Science Technology (with distinction) from reputed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and her project involved in developing Nanoclay Composite Fibres.
Latha’s research experience includes working as Senior Executive in Business Research & Development for a multinational company (SRF Limited) in India. During her tenure, she developed heat resistant nano composite fibres for tyre cord applications.
Following the completion of B. Tech in Textile technology (with distinction) from Bharathiar University, she worked as Lecturer in Apparel and Fashion Technology at Sona College of Technology, India for a period of three years.
Besides her field experience, she has also published and presented papers in various national and international seminars and journals.
- Kandola, B.K., Krishnan, L., Deli, D., and Ebdon, J.R. (2014) ‘Blends of Unsaturated Polyester and Phenolic Resins for Application as Fire-Resistant Matrices in Fibre-Reinforced Composites. Part 2: Effects of Resin Structure, Compatibility and Composition on fire performance’, Polymer Degradation Stability, in press.
- Kandola, B.K., Krishnan, L., Deli, D., and Ebdon, J.R. (2014) ‘Blends of unsaturated polyester and phenolic resins for application as fire-resistant matrices in fibre-reinforced composites. Effects of added flame retardants’, Polymer Degradation Stability, 106,129-137.
- Aktas, A., Krishnan, L., Kandola, B. K. , Boyd, S. W., Shenoi. R. A. (2014) ‘A Cure Modelling Study of an Unsaturated Polyester Resin System for the Simulation of Ambient Curing in Fibre-Reinforced Composites’, Journal of Composite Materials, Published online 2 September; DOI: 10.1177/0021998314549820.
- Kandola, B. K., and Krishnan, L. (2014) ‘Fire Performance Evaluation of Different Resins for Potential Application in Fire Resistant Structural Marine Composites’, Proceedings of the Conference on ‘11th Symposium of International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)’, Held Feb 10 - 14, at University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
- Krishnan, L., Kandola, B.K., Myler, P. (2013) ‘Fire and mechanical performance of co-blended unsaturated polyester/phenolic resin matrices and derived glass-reinforced composites’, Proceedings of the Conference on ‘19th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM19)’. Held July 28 - Aug 2, in Montreal, Canada.
- Deli, D., Kandola, B.K., Ebdon, J.R., and Krishnan, L. (2013) ‘Blends of unsaturated polyester and phenolic resin for application as fire-resistant matrices in fibre-reinforced composites. Part 1: identifying compatible, co-curable resin mixtures, Journal of Materials Science, 48, 6929–6942.
- Deli, D., Kandola, B.K., Ebdon, J.R., and Krishnan, L. (2012) ‘The effect of functionalization of phenolic resin on curing, thermal degradation and flammability behaviors of co-blended unsaturated polyester/phenolic resins’, Proceedings of the 243rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Symposium 'Fire and Polymers', San Diego, USA, Held March 25.
- Krishnan, L. , Latha, Goyal, M., Manjeet Jassal, , Ashwini K. Agrawal and C. Ramesh (2008) ‘Nylon 6/Nanoclay Composite Fibres’, International journal of Nanotrends: A Journal of Nanotechnology and its Applications, 4 (1), 46-50.
- Krishnan, L. , Goyal, M., Jassal, M. (2006), ‘Effect of processing conditions on the preparation of Nylon6/Nanoclay Composite Fibers’, Proceedings of the Conference on ‘International Conference on Nanotechnology - Materials and Methods’, India, Held June 2006.
- Gyrodrive Original Equipment Development: GKN Hybrid Power has developed a hybrid system to regenerate braking energy on city buses using their Gyrodrive system with a high speed flywheel using KERS technology. This project will develop a solution that will be optimised for fitment to buses as original equipment.
- Novel co-blended polymer matrix systems for fire resistant structural marine composites: To develop fire retardant fibre-reinforced composites for marine applications using co-blended resin matrices.