Dr Talha J.
Talha Pirzada is a chartered engineer and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Materials. He is a Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College where he pursued his DPhil in aerospace materials from 2017-2021. Talha did his B.Eng Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bath followed by a MSc in Mechanical engineering at University College London.
As part of his post-doctoral fellowship, he is leading an industrial scale up project called Hawk-X to produce Oxide based ceramic matrix composites in the UK. This consortium includes 13 organizations, including Rolls-Royce, Reaction Engines, MBDA, Cross Manufacturing and 3M. The project aims to manufacture the first UK oxide based ceramic matrix composite facility which can be used to manufacture parts for jet engines, rockets and defence applications.
Talha is also the Research & Technology Manager at Cross Manufacturing Ltd, a role that involves setting up the short-term, medium-term and long-term R&T strategy of a 90-year old aerospace company with 600 employees.
Talha’s research interests includes Oxide based Ceramic Matrix Composites, Aerospace seals, nickel-based and cobalt-based super alloys, fracture mechanics and Additive manufacturing of nickel-based alloys. His other interests include poetry, flying and playing tennis.
- "Low-Density Hydrous Iron Oxide via Conformal Transformation of MIL-53(Fe)," Chemistry Communication Journal.
- "Effects of polymer infiltration processing (PIP) temperature on the mechanical and thermal properties of Nextel 312 Fibre SiOC Ceramic matrix composite" Composites Part A
- "Structure and flexural properties of 3D needled carbon fibre reinforced (C/C-SiC) composites fabricated by gaseous and liquid infiltration" Ceramics International
- "Hydrothermal aging and structural damage of a jute/PLA composites observed by X-ray tomography" Composites Science and Technology
- "Electrochemical decolourization of Methylene blue at Pt electrode in KCl solution for environmental remediation," Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.
- "In situ observation of the deformation and fracture of an alumina-alumina ceramic-matrix composite at elevated temperature using x-ray computed tomography” Journal of the European Ceramic Society
- Full-field characterisation of oxide-oxide ceramic-matrix composites using X-ray computed micro-tomography and digital volume correlation under load at high temperatures, Materials & Design
- Microstructure Characterization by X-Ray Computed Tomography of C/C-SiC Ceramic Composites Fabricated with Different Carbon Fiber Architectures, Applied Composite Materials