Vinu Venkatachalam


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  • PhD in Materials, Loughborough university
  • M.S by research in Metallurgy and Materials, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  • B.Tech in Ceramic Technology, Anna university


  • Associate fellow of Higher Education (AFHEA),
  • Professional member of the institute of metals, minerals, and materials (iom3) (MIMMM),
  • Member of American ceramic society (Acers)
  • Member of European ceramic society (ECers),
  • STEM Ambassador
  • Discover Materials Ambassador (DMA)


Vinu worked as a Scientist at the National Aerospace Laboratory, India, on ternary carbides and joining of advanced materials for aerospace applications prior to obtaining her PhD from the Department of Materials at Loughborough University. Then she moved to industrial R&D, working at Syfer Technology on developing a new range of capacitor devices, which received an outstanding innovative product of the year at the 10th Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards, 2012. She resumed her academic research, as a Research Fellow, at the Technical University of Denmark, working on high-temperature corrosion & protective coatings in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) / electrolyser cells (SOEC) conditions. Vinu has a wide international experience of ceramic processing, from powders to the product, in academia and industry.

Research interests

Ceramics & Ceramic Matrix composites (CMCs) processing and Characterization

  • Microwave / Radiofrequency assisted chemical vapour infiltration (MW-CVI/ RF-CVI)
  • Ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites (UHTCMCs)
  • Sustainable processing
  • Ceramic protection coatings
  • High temperature oxidation
  • Nano materials synthesis, Microwave processing
  • Ternary carbides, Joining of dissimilar materials.


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