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Dr Doni J Daniel

School/Department: Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering
Position: Senior Lecturer


Dr Doni Daniel joined the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Sept. 2016 and is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Aircraft Structures and Materials. After gaining a Ph.D. from Anna University on sol-gel processing of oxide ceramics and composites, he held various positions in Japan and UK. He got Monbusho Fellowship from the Govt of Japan to carry out part of his Ph.D. programme in the Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. He has been awarded STA post doctoral fellowship by the Govt of Japan to pursue his research on porous materials for high temperature applications at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Nagoya, Japan and subsequently, joined the same group as research scientist. He has been awarded Young Asian Scientist presentation award by the Ceramic Society of Japan in 2002. Also he spent over 10 years at the Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics, Deparmtent of Materials, Imperial College London in developing Thermal Protection Systems for Hypsersonic Applications as a part of the UK Space Programme in collaboration with US Airforce Research Labs, Dayton, USA. His research interests include: ceramics processing (wet chemical processing, molten salt synthesis, reactive processing and self propagating high temperature synthesis) oxide and non-oxide ceramics (glass ceramics, MAX phase materials, ultra high temperature ceramics, ceramic matrix composites), porous materials (for high temperature applications including DPFs) environmental barrier coatings for CMCs joning of materials (glass-metals, metal-ceramics and ceramics-ceramics) surface analysis (SIMS) and microstructures (SEM, FIB, TEM). Doni has 18 patents and published over 105 peer-reviewed papers in above mentioned research. He presented over 100 papers in conferences including invited and plenary talks. He is also acting as a reviewer in many reputed journals.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 1993 - 1998 Ph.D. (Physical Sciences) - Materials Engineering

Research Interests

o Development of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) including SiC/SiC and C/Cs & ultra high temperature ceramic composites (UHTCs) for aerospace applications.
o MAX phase and ternary carbides for accident tolerant fuel cladding applications.
o Development of high emissivity coatings for cracking furnaces for petrochemical industries.
o Microstructural characterisation of ceramics and composites (SEM, TEM, FIB-SIMS, EBSD)
o Evaluation of physical, thermal and mechanical properties of ceramic materials
o Joining of ceramics
o Oxidation and water vapour corrosion studies of ceramics at high temperature
o Surface coatings
o Development of environmental barrier coatings for gas turbine applications
o Development of diesel particulate filters for diesel engines
o Development of porous filters for high temperature applications
o Wet chemical processing of ceramics

Teaching Area

ME 4013 - Engineering Design, Materials and Manufacture ME 5113 - Design Methods and Materials AE 5022- Aerodynamics Structures, Materials and Dynamics AE5121 - Aerospace Design and Materials AE6204 - Aerospace Technology AE 6024 - Individual Projects ME7723/AE 7723 - Stress Analysis and Advanced Materials

Other Professional Activity

Life Member, The Indian Ceramic Society
Member, The American Ceramic Society
Member, IOM3
Member, Ceramic Science Committee, UK
Editor, The Journal of Ceramics


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