Rita Khanna

The University of New South Wales

A/Prof Rita Khanna holds a PhD in condensed matter physics and has extensive research experience (Nuclear Research Centre, Jülich, Germany; Dep’t. of Atomic Energy, India; ANU Canberra, Sydney University, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia) in the fields of disordered materials, atomistic computer modelling and simulations, high temperature metallurgical processes, environmentally sustainable waste management, and nanoscale carbon structures. She has published over 140 peer reviewed articles including 11 book chapters, 110 journal articles and over 20 papers in conference proceedings. Her group has made significant contributions to the role of wettability during high temperature processes including iron and steelmaking, dissolution of carbon from a range of carbonaceous materials into molten steel and associated interfacial phenomena, refractory/slag interactions, refractory degradation and atomistic modelling of wetting reactions etc.

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Carbon fibres are lightweight, chemically stable materials with high mechanical strength, and have state-of-the-art applications in aerospace, marine, construction and automotive sectors. The demand for carbon fibre?based components is expected to grow dramatically with expanding opportunities for lightweight metals and composites. Although this field has achieved a high level of maturity, nanoscale developments in carbon fibres have seen dramatic improvements in the functions of conventional biomaterials and composites. This book reveals several new developments in the field to enhance characteristics of carbon fibres and their composites, novel applications for tissue engineering, biological scaffoldings and implants, recycling and reuse of end-of-life CFRP and manufacturing waste and other issues of concern in the field of carbon fibres.

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