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Dr Venkata Chevali

Dr Venkata Chevali
Name Venkata Chevali
Position Specified Term/Task
Section Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
Office B409
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4104
Extension 4104
Email
Qualifications BTech Jawaharlal Nehru , MSc Alabama at Birmingham , PhD Alabama at Birmingham
Homepage https://www.linkedin.com/in/venkatachevali/
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As a Materials Engineer, Dr Chevali possesses substantial experience in research, scale-up, and commercialisation of fibre-reinforced plastics with a focus on biomass utilisation. Dr Chevali is an advocate of university/industry linkages and has managed research projects involving close liaison with industrial stakeholders. Key industry linkages of Dr Chevali include Caterpillar, Inc., John Deere, and Petronas. Dr Chevali has worked as a Co-Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator of several research projects, and secured US Federal and State grants, and managed projects from conceptualisation to completion stages. At RMIT University School of Engineering, he co-managed research projects in composite materials design, development, and characterisation. At USQ Centre for Future Materials, he is a co-chief investigator of the Strategic Research Funding, working closely with Industries on multiple research projects funded by the Australian Federal Government agencies. International collaborations of Dr Chevali include the Clemson University (USA), Composite Innovation Centre, Canada, Inc., Virginia Tech, Newcastle University (UK), and North Dakota State University (USA).


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Aerospace Materials ( 090102 )
  • Automotive Engineering Materials ( 090202 )
  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Polymers and Plastics ( 091209 )
  • Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation ( 091307 )

Research interests
Multifunctional composites, Advanced Composites Manufacturing, Flame Retardancy, Biopolymers

Professional memberships
Associate Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
MEC 2202
MEC 3204
MEC 1201

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Manager, Thermal Analysis Laboratory
Member, CFM Facilities Committee
Member, Energy and Environmental Materials RPT

Research most recent
Enhanced toughness of PLLA/PCL blends using poly (d-lactide)-poly (e-caprolactone)-poly (d-lactide) as compatibilizer
X Xiao, VS Chevali, P Song, B Yu, Y Yang, H Wang, Composites Communications, 100385, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2020.100385

Current status of carbon fibre and carbon fibre composites recycling, J Zhang, VS Chevali, H Wang, CH Wang, Composites Part B: Engineering, 108053, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108053

Polylactide/hemp hurd biocomposites as sustainable 3D printing feedstock, X Xiao, VS Chevali, P Song, D He, H Wang
Composites Science and Technology 184, 107887, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.107887


Research most notable
A review of extending performance of epoxy resins using carbon nanomaterials, S Liu, VS Chevali, Z Xu, D Hui, H Wang
Composites Part B: Engineering 136, 197-214, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.08.020

Fire structural resistance of basalt fibre composite, T Bhat, V Chevali, X Liu, S Feih, AP Mouritz, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 71, 107-115, 2015 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.01.006

Effect of environmental weathering on flexural creep behavior of long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites, VS Chevali, DR Dean, GM Janowski, Polymer Degradation and Stability 95 (12), 2628-2640, 2010 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2010.07.019


Publications in ePrints

Zhang, Jin and Chevali, Venkata S. and Wang, Hao and Wang, Chun-Hui (2020) Current status of carbon fibre and carbon fibre composites recycling. Composites Part B: Engineering, 193:108053. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1359-8368

Xiao, Xianglian and Chevali, Venkata S. and Song, Pingan and Yu, Bin and Yang, Yihu and Wang, Hao (2020) Enhanced toughness of PLLA/PCL blends using poly(d-lactide)-poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(d-lactide) as compatibilizer. Composites Communications, 21:100385. pp. 1-6. ISSN 2452-2139

Xiao, Xianglian and Chevali, Venkata S. and Song, Pingan and He, Dongning and Wang, Hao (2019) Polylactide/hemp hurd biocomposites as sustainable 3D printing feedstock. Composites Science and Technology, 184. pp. 1-8. ISSN 0266-3538

Liu, Shan and Chevali, Venkata S. and Xu, Zhiguang and Hui, David and Wang, Hao (2018) A review of extending performance of epoxy resins using carbon nanomaterials. Composites Part B: Engineering, 136 (1). pp. 197-214. ISSN 1359-8368

Khan, Belas Ahmed and Na, Haining and Chevali, Venkata and Warner, Philip and Zhu, Jin and Wang, Hao (2018) Glycidyl methacrylate-compatibilized poly(lactic acid)/hemp hurd biocomposites: processing, crystallization, and thermo-mechanical response. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 34 (2). pp. 387-397. ISSN 1005-0302

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Aerospace Materials ( 090102 )
  • Automotive Engineering Materials ( 090202 )
  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Polymers and Plastics ( 091209 )
  • Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation ( 091307 )