• 89 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Latha has joined Coventry University as Research Assistant in Mechanical Automotive and Manufacturing department, working in collaboration with GKN Autostructures Limited, for Hybrid power Gyrodrive project.

Previously, Latha was awarded full scholarship (by EPSRC) and has successfully completed her PhD research in Fire retardant composites for Marine applications at the University of Bolton and is now in the process of submitting her dissertation. Besides her research she has also served as Technical consultant for the partnership companies involved in the project in the UK. Latha also holds M. Tech in Fibre Science Technology (with distinction) from reputed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and her project involved in developing Nanoclay Composite Fibres.

Latha’s research experience includes working as Senior Executive in Business Research and Development for a multinational company (SRF Limited) in India. During her tenure, she developed heat resistant nano composite fibres for tyre cord applications.

Following the completion of B. Tech in Textile technology (with distinction) from Bharathiar University, she worked as Lecturer in Apparel and Fashion Technology at Sona College of Technology, India for a period of three years.

Besides her field experience, she has also published and presented papers in various national and international seminars and journals.

Area of Expertise:

Fire retardant fibre-reinforced composite materials, nano composite fibres, technical textile materials, thermoset resins and thermoplastic materials.

Vision Statement

My main research area of interest is on the development of novel fibre-reinforced composite materials for special applications. Through my research, I aim to develop an advanced composite material for flywheel application to regenerate the braking energy in city buses and contribute towards reduced energy consumption. This collaborative research hopes to significantly contribute towards reducing fuel poverty besides being cost effective. I also envisage establishing a composite material laboratory to carry out extensive research in the field of composite materials at Coventry University.

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science, Doctorate, University of Bolton

External positions

Senior Executive for Business Research and Development, SRF Ltd

3 Jul 200624 Aug 2008

Lecturer in Apparel and Fashion Technology, Sona College of Technology

4 Jun 200124 Jul 2004

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 89 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Poster

Structure-property relationships in structural glass fibre reinforced composites from unsaturated polyester and inherently fire retardant phenolic resin matrix blends

Kandola, B. K., Krishnan, L., Ebdon, J. R. & Myler, P., 21 Nov 2019, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. (In-press), p. (In-press) 107607.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flame Retardants
Phenolic resins
Flame retardants
Glass fibers
5 Citations (Scopus)
51 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Flame Retardants
flame retardants
Epoxy resins
23 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
polyester resins
phenolic resins
Phenolic resins
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9 Citations (Scopus)

Fire and mechanical properties of a novel free-radically cured phenolic resin based on a methacrylate-functional novolac and of its blends with an unsaturated polyester resin

Kandola, B. K., Krishnan, L., Deli, D., Luangtriratana, P. & Ebdon, J. R., 2 Apr 2015, In : RSC Advances. 43, p. 33772-33785

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Phenolic resins
Polyester resins

Activities 1999 2020

E- Textile Network workshop on "Manufacture and Suatainability of E- Textiles"

Latha Krishnan (Participant)
16 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Nanotexnology:12th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics (ISFOE19)

Latha Krishnan (Speaker)
3 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2019

Latha Krishnan (Participant)
16 Sep 201917 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


EPSRC studentship for PhD

Latha Krishnan (Recipient), Oct 2010

Prize: Other distinction

Ministry of Human Resource Development Scholarship, India

Latha Krishnan (Recipient), 15 Aug 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)