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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 B 409
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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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
Development of novel multifunctional composites
Advanced Composites Manufacturing

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
MEC2202
MEC3204

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

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

Research most recent
1. 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

2. Glycidyl methacrylate-compatibilized poly (lactic acid)/hemp hurd biocomposites: Processing, crystallization, and thermo-mechanical response, BA Khan, H Na, V Chevali, P Warner, J Zhu, H Wang, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 34 (2), 387-397, 2018

3. On the notch sensitivity of flax fibre metal laminates under static and fatigue loading, E Kandare, S Yoo, VS Chevali, AA Khatibi, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 41 (8), 1691-1705, 2018


Research most notable
1. V. S. Chevali, D. R. Dean, G. M. Janowski, Effect of environmental weathering on flexural creep behavior of long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites. Polymer Degradation and Stability 95, 2628-2640 (2010).

2. T. Bhat, V. Chevali, X. Liu, S. Feih, A. P. Mouritz, Fire structural resistance of basalt fibre composite, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 71, 107-115

3. V. S. Chevali, D. R. Dean, G. M. Janowski, Flexural creep behavior of discontinuous thermoplastic composites: Non-linear viscoelastic modeling and time-temperature-stress superposition. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 40, 870-877 (2009).


Publications in ePrints

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

Kandare, E. and Yoo, S. and Chevali, V. S. and Khatibi, A. A. (2018) On the notch sensitivity of flax fibre metal laminates under static and fatigue loading. Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 41 (8). pp. 1691-1705. ISSN 1460-2695

Deng, Layun and He, Hongchen and Chen, Zejun and Liu, Shan and Chevali, Venkata S. (2017) Effects of wood fiber size on the performance of biodegradable foam. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 11 (3). pp. 206-209. ISSN 1556-6560

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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 )


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).