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Research interests

1) Composite Materials

  • Fabrication of CFRP, GFRP and Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymers.
  • Understanding the machinability of Metal matrix composites.

2) Damage detection and characterisation of composites- AUT

  • Structural Health Monitoring of Composite structures (Wind Turbine Blade) using acousto-ultrasonic technique.
  • Studying the failure mechanism in composite structures (fatigue and corrosion).

Commercial and public engagement



Mr. Kumar Shantanu Prasad (FHEA MSc PGCert BTech), is a DTA3/COFUND MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE Doctoral Researcher currently working on the damage detection and characterisation of composite structures. 

The focus of the research is based on offshore wind energy specifically on the Structural Health Monitoring of the wind turbine blades.


Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, MSc ( Grade: Distinction), Topology Optimization of 2D Continua under stress constraints, Coventry University

21 Jan 201918 Jan 2020

Award Date: 20 Apr 2020

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Technology (CGPA: 9.61/10), Investigation of Tool Wear and Material Removal Rate during turning Aluminum Matrix Composite in dry environment, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

14 Jul 201426 Apr 2018

Award Date: 10 Nov 2018

Science, AS Level (Grade: 91.8%), Central Board of Secondary Education

Award Date: 26 Apr 2014

Sustainable Engineering, Ph.D., Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blade , University of Hertfordshire

1 Jul 2020 → …

External positions

Chair, DTA Student Representative, UA Doctoral Training Alliance

1 Nov 2022 → …


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