• 86 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Personal profile


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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Polyester resins Engineering & Materials Science
Polyesters Chemical Compounds
Phenolic resins Engineering & Materials Science
Resins Engineering & Materials Science
Fires Engineering & Materials Science
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
polyester resins Physics & Astronomy
Flame Retardants Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2008 2016

  • 86 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Poster
5 Citations (Scopus)
41 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Flame Retardants
flame retardants
Epoxy resins
22 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
polyester resins
phenolic resins
Phenolic resins
Polyester resins
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
6 Citations (Scopus)
523 Downloads (Pure)

A cure modelling study of an unsaturated polyester resin system for the simulation of curing of fibre-reinforced composites during the vacuum infusion process

Aktas, A., Krishnan, L., Kandola, B., Boyd, S. W. & Shenoi, R. A., 2 Sep 2014, In : Journal of Composite Materials. 49, 20, p. 2529-2540

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Polyester resins
Composite materials

Activities 1999 2018

  • 9 Participation in conference
  • 4 Consultancy
  • 1 Publication peer-review

H2020 Funded MATUROLIFE project

Latha Krishnan (Consultant)
Sep 2018Dec 2020

Activity: Consultancy

BeLEADFREE project - EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program

Latha Krishnan (Consultant)
Jan 2017Sep 2017

Activity: Consultancy

Microneedles Project- Funded by Innovate UK

Latha Krishnan (Consultant)
Oct 2017Jan 2018

Activity: Consultancy

Polymers (Journal)

Latha Krishnan (Associate Editor)
10 Apr 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science

Latha Krishnan (Participant)
10 Feb 201414 Feb 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


EPSRC studentship for PhD

Latha Krishnan (Recipient), Oct 2010

Prize: Other distinction