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Loughborough University

Department of Materials

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Vaidhy x 135

Professor Bala Vaidhyanathan

Professor of Advanced Materials and Processing
Associate Dean for Enterprise, School of AACME
Chair of School Industrial Placement (DIS) Committee

Tel: 01509 223152

Fax: 01509 223949


Bala (also known as Vaidhy) attained a B.Sc in Physics from Bharathiar University and an M.Sc in Materials Science from PSG College of Technology and a Ph.D in Solid State & Structural Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He spent three years Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Materials Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University, USA and then joined Loughborough University, UK as a Senior Research Associate. He worked as a Lead-Scientist in General Electric Corporation - Global Research (GE-GRC) between 2004-06 before joining the Department of Materials as a Lecturer in September 2006.


Key awards

Current teaching responsibilities

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Outline of main research interests

Recent publications

120 Journal and peer-reviewed conference papers, 12 international patents have been published including:

Selected publications

Current and recent grants and contracts (with others)

40 grants totalling in excess of £8.2M over the last six years including;

External collaborators

External roles and appointments

Editor: Advances in Applied Ceramics (AAC), 2015-present; Editorial board membership of Journal of Materials: Design and Applications; Webmaster & Member, IoM3 Ceramic Science Committee, 2007-present; Member IoM3 Defense, Safety and Security Committee, 2012-present; Member, American and Indian Ceramics Societies, 2004-present; Management Committee Member, Association for Microwave Power Research and Education in Europe (AMPERE) 2003-present; Associate Fellow, Institute of Nanotechnology; Member, Structural Ceramics Network (SCERN) & Materials KTN - UK, 2007-present; Personal Chair with the title, Professor of Advanced Materials and Processing.

Additional information

Co-ordinating the Loughborough-Asia Materials Partnership (LAMP) programme to promote teaching & research links with India.

Full list of publications

Loughborough CIS Portal: Publications list

Link to Google Scholar



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