Academic Profile

Aravind obtained his PhD in 2007 from the Center for Advanced Materials Technology (CAMT), The University of Sydney, Australia, under the guidance of Professor Yiu-Wing Mai. Upon completion of PhD, Dr Dasari continued to work as a post-doctoral fellow at Sydney Uni before moving to the Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies of Materials (IMDEA Materials Institute) as a Research Scientist in early 2009 to lead the group on Multifunctional Nanocomposites. After a couple of years of exciting stint in Madrid, he joined NTU as an Assistant Professor in mid-2011. He is currently an Associate Professor at NTU.
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Assoc Prof Aravind Babu Dasari
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Design and development of polymer composites/nanocomposites and coatings thereof for utilization in the construction/building sector, electrical and electronic industries, and renewable energy sector. The specific facets of interests include:
o Flame retardancy of polymers and coatings
o Fire-protections boards and aluminium composite panels
o Thermal spalling behavior of concrete
o Fire retardancy of timber
o Mechanical properties of structural composites
o Tribological behavior
  • Development of fire-rated coating for ducting

  • Fire-retardant transparent coatings for timber

  • High Modulus PA11 with Improved Flame Resistance

  • Holistic Management of HDB Flats against Spalling Concrete

  • Life Safety And Structural Fire Safety Of Mega Underground Caverns In Singapore
  • YH. Ng, A. Dasari, KH. Tan, L. Qian, Intumescent fire-retardant acrylic coatings: effects of additive loading ratio and scale of testing, Progress in Organic Coatings, 150 (2021) 105985.

  • SM. Anees, A. Dasari, Acrylic fire retardant coatings for steel protection: employing the concept of in situ ceramization, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, in press (2021).

  • YH. Ng, IS. Zope, A. Dasari, KH. Tan, Correlating the performance of a fire-retardant coating across different scales of testing, Polymers, 12 (2020) 1-19.

  • Z. Dong, Y. Zhang, A. Dasari, KH. Tan, Y. Weng, Effect of spatial distribution of polymer fibers on preventing spalling of UHPC at high temperatures, Cement and Concrete Research, 140 (2021) 106281.

  • Indraneel S. Zope, Aravind Dasari, and Zhong-Zhen Yu. (2017). Influence of Polymer-Clay Interfacial Interactions on the Ignition Time of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites. Materials, 10(8), 935.

  • Indraneel S. Zope, Shini Foo, Dean G. J. Seah, Aswini Tara Akunuri, and Aravind Dasari. (2017). Development and Evaluation of a Water-Based Flame Retardant Spray Coating for Cotton Fabrics. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(46), 40782-40791.

  • A. Dasari, ZZ. Yu, YW. Mai, “Polymer nanocomposites: Towards multi-functionality”, Springer 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4471-6807-2