Dr. Stanley Chacko Salem
Dr. Stanley Chacko Salem obtained his PhD degree from University of Nottingham in 2016 for his work relating to development of methodologies for evaluation of high strain rate properties of composite material constituents. He obtained Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering (Machine Design) and Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum (University of Kerala). He received Dean’s Engineering Scholarship for International Excellence from University of Nottingham for pursuing his PhD degree. He had also received GATE Scholarship from MHRD, Government of India for pursuing his Master of Technology programme (2002-2004). Prior to his PhD, he had worked for CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore (CSIR-NAL) as Scientist B (2006-2009) and Scientist C (2009-2012). He has more than ten years of experience in research and around 4 years in teaching. He had also worked as an Airport Manager in Cochin International Airport Ltd during 2005-2006. He is a life member of ISAMPE and also held professional membership of SAMPE (UK). He holds a patent relating to preparation of fibre metal laminate technology for aircraft leading edge applications. He has published 18 articles as journal papers, conference papers and internal project documents. He has experience in project management, mentoring, organising workshops etc. His key achievements include:
- Development of a split Hopkinson tensile bar for high strain rate testing (from conceptual design to commissioning).
- Design and development of leading edges for wing and empennage structures of a civil aircraft which met the FAR/CS bird strike requirements.
His research interest includes: composite materials and manufacturing, processing and characterisation of natural fibre composites for prosthetics, high strain rate testing, impact testing, mechanical characterization, numerical modelling etc.