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Professor Emeritus
Business Engineering Complex
BEC 360B
1150 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
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(205) 975-9725
(205) 934-8485

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1971 MS, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1967 BS, Metallurgical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, 1965

TEACHING MSE 382 – Mechanical Behavior of Materials MSE 413 – Composite Materials


Processing, microstructure, and properties of materials in general, with a special emphasis on fibers, composite materials, and foams.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2010) Book M.A. Meyers and K.K. Chawla, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2009.

Research Papers C. Kaya, F. Kaya, E.G. Butler, A.R. Boccaccini, K.K. Chawla, “Development and characterisation of high-density oxide fibre-reinforced oxide ceramic matrix composites with improved mechanical properties,” Journal of European Ceramic Society, 29 (2009) 1631.

A. Goel, K.K. Chawla, U.K. Vaidya, N. Chawla, and M. Koopman, “Fatigue Behavior of Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic (LFT) Composites,” Mater. Charact. , 60 (2009) 537.

G.A. Crawford, N. Chawla, M. Koopman, K. Carlisle, and K.K. Chawla, “Effect of Mounting Material Compliance on Nanoindentation Response of Metallic Materials,” Adv. Eng. Mater., 11 (2009) 45.

M. Koopman, K.K. Chawla, W. Ricci, K. Carlisle, G.M. Gladysz, M. Lalor, M.L. Jones, K. Kerr, M.P. George, G. Gouadec, and A. Tournie’, “Titania coated glass microballoons and cenospehres for environmental applications,” J. Mater. Sci., 46 (2009) 1435.

N. Chawla, D.R.P. Singh, Y.-L. Shen, G. Tang, and K.K. Chawla, “Indentation Mechanics and Fracture Behavior of Metal/Ceramic Nanolaminate Composites,” J. Mater. Sci., 43 (2008) 4383.

A. Goel, K.K. Chawla, U.K. Vaidya, N. Chawla, and M. Koopman, “Two-dimensional microstructure-based modeling of Young’s modulus of a long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) composite,” Mater. Sci. & Tech., 24 (2008) 864.

Z.-C. Chen, T. Tamachi, R. Kulkarni, K.K. Chawla, M. Koopman, “Interfacial reaction behavior and thermal stability of barium zirconate-coated alumina fiber/alumina matrix composites,” J. Euro. Ceram. Soc., 28 (2008) 1149.

K.K. Chawla, “Interface engineering in mullite fiber/mullite matrix composites,” J. Euro. Ceram. Soc., 28 (2008) 447.

U.K. Vaidya, K.K. Chawla, K. Balaji Thattaiparthasarthy, and A. Goel, “The Process and Microstructure Modeling of Long-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites,” J. of Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (JOM), 60 (April, 2008) 43.

 U. K. Vaidya and K.K. Chawla, “Processing of fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites,” International Materials Reviews, 52 (2008) 185. SERVICE (current) Professional Service Chair, International Materials Review Committee, ASM International Editor, International Materials Reviews