Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Swetha Chandrasekaran

Postdoctoral Appointment
Materials Science Division

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Ph.D. "Development of nano-particle modified polymer matrices for improved fiber reinforced composites"
Institut für Kunststoffe und Verbundwerkstoffe - Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
M.S. (by Research) Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Indi
M.Sc. (by Research) Materials Science
College of Engineering, Guindy – Anna University, India
B.S. Physics
Auxilium College, Vellore - Madras University, India

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and characterization of carbon aerogels
  • Preparation and testing of carbon nanoparticle based polymer composites

Honors and Awards

  • 2010-13    DAAD-SIEMENS Scholarship
  • 2008-10    MHRD stipend to GATE qualified students from Govt. of India
  • 2005-07    Postgraduate Merit scholarship from Govt. of India

Selected (Recent) Publications

Chandrasekaran, S. and Wilfried, V.L. and Mecklenberg, M. and Fiedler, B. and Smazna, D. and Adelung, R. and Schulte, K. (2015). Fracture, failure and compression behaviour of a 3D interconnected carbon aerogel (Aerographite) epoxy composite. Composites Science and Technology – Accepted.

Schulte, K. and Chandrasekaran, S. and Viets, C. and Fiedler, B. (2015). New functions in polymer composites using a nanoparticle-modified matrix. In: Multifunctionality of Polymer Composites: Challenges and New Solutions, Chapter 30 875-902.

Chandrasekaran, S. and Sato, N. and Tölle, F. and Mülhaupt, R. and Fiedler, B. and Schulte, K. (2014). Fracture toughness and failure mechanism of graphene based epoxy composites. Composites Science and Technology, 97 90-99.

Knoll, J. B. and Riecken, B. T. and Kosmann, N. and Chandrasekaran, S. and Schulte, K. and Fiedler, B. (2014). The effect of carbon nanoparticles on the fatigue performance of carbon fibre reinforced epoxy. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 67 233-240.

Chandrasekaran, S. and Faiella, G. and Prado, L. and Tölle, F. and Mülhaupt, R. and Schulte, K. (2013). Thermally reduced graphene oxide acting as a trap for multiwall carbon nanotubes in bi-filler epoxy composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 49 51-57.

Chandrasekaran, S. and Seidel, C. and Schulte, K. (2013). Preparation and characterization of graphite nano-platelet (GNP)/epoxy nano-composite: Mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. European Polymer Journal, 49 (12), 3878-3888.

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