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Dr Max Dehghan

Topic: Characterization and Failure Analysis of Composite Materials 
Presented by Dr Max Dehghan, Business Development Manager, ExcelPlas

Abstract

Due to their extraordinary properties, composite materials are being extensively used in a wide variety of industries, including construction, coating, aerospace, automotive. Therefore, ensuring the product quality and the ability to accurately investigate the root cause of the product failure is vital for the composite industry. Existing reliable methods for chemical, mechanical, thermal, and microscopic characterization of composite materials are briefly discussed in this presentation. 

Key words: Thermomechanical analysis, failure analysis, technical specification

About the presenter

Max Dehghan has a BSc of Chem. Eng. (Honours) and PhD of Materials Sci. Eng. He is Business Development Manager and Special Project Expert at independent nationally accredited NATA and ISO testing and analysis laboratory ExcelPlas.  
As a research engineer at Swinburne University of Technology, he conducted research on modification of epoxy and UPR systems using graphene nanoplatelets, and development of polymer concretes suitable for 3D printing of large structures.  Max also worked for Momentive Speciality Chemicals and Hexion Pty Ltd as a Quality Technologist. 

He has published a number of papers on fabrication and thermomechanical characterisation of CNT-modified composites used in CFRP systems published in journals such as The Journal of Adhesion; Polymer Composites; Chemical Engineering Communications; and the International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives.