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Dr Kali-Babu Katnam (PhD) - personal details

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Dr Kali-Babu Katnam

Role: Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Tel: 0161 275-4307

Location: Pariser Building-G12
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Dr. Kali Katnam joined the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering in October 2013 as Lecturer in Structural Engineering (Aerospace Composites).

He obtained his BEng degree in Civil Engineering (Andhra University, India) and MTech degree in Structural Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India). He completed his PhD in Structural Engineering from Ghent University, Belgium in 2007. He then joined the University of Surrey as Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2007-2009) and conducted research on fatigue and fracture of adhesively bonded composite structures (in collaboration with Imperial College London, BAE Systems and Airbus UK). In 2009, he joined the Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp, University of Limerick, Ireland) as Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2009-2013) and performed industry-oriented research (in collaboration with Henkel Adhesives and Bombardier UK) on structural integrity of composite structural assemblies and repairs.

His research interests are broadly in the area of polymer composite structures, with emphasis on experimental characterization and damage modelling of structural bonded joints/repairs and toughened adhesives.