Jaganath Thirunavukkarasu

Project description

The key challenge of this PHD project is optimize the pyrolysis process of a range of commercial composite waste streams by developing an efficient & effective method of removing glass fabric and other contaminants. The method will be developed mainly in collaboration with University of Nottingham and will be validated by performing mechanical and surface characterization of the recovered carbon fibers. To determine the potential impact of the contaminant removing method.

I will perform a series of mechanical test to study recovered carbon fabric behavior when undergoing a range of pyrolysis process. In this way, determine the optimized process for hybrid composite to recover the carbon strength by removing glass fabric and other contaminants. Finally, a new efficient method will be available for industrialized composite automotive process.


Phd researcher at Elg Carbon Fibre Ltd and University of Nottingham (2019 - present)

M.sc., Applied Mechanics – Ecole Centrale de Nantes (2013 - 2015)

Research interests

Composite manufacturing process, Product Development, Composite material characterization, Project Management

Personal note

My other extracurricular activities are to meet the people of different nations on the earth through travelling and learning new language, history and culture, playing table tennis, listening to music.