Dr. Carolina Tallon
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing Team-College of Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA, 24061
Dr. Carolina Tallon is a newly appointed Assistant Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department and one of the members of the Advanced Manufacturing Team (AMT) of the College of Engineering, at Virginia Tech since January 2016, .
She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Granada (Spain) and received her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the Institute of Ceramic and Glass and the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid (Spain).
She went to Australia in 2008 to undertake post-doctoral research developing ceramic materials for advanced defence applications. Since then she has been contributing to the research and teaching in the School of Engineering, and she has been Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the University of Melbourne, and more recently the Academic Convenor of the Hallmark Materials Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne.
Most of her materials research work has been supported by the Australian Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) and AFOSR (via AOARD).
Her research interest focuses on ceramic processing, near-net-shaping, porous materials, ultra-high temperature ceramics, microstructure-properties modelling, cathodes, nanocomposites, rheology and colloid surface science.
She was member of the Particulate Fluid Processing Centre (PFPC) and a key member of the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC).
Dr. Tallon was one of the 12 Australian Fresh Scientists in 2012 and she was part of the research group who won the prestigious Land Defence Australia National Industry Innovation Award in 2014 and CRC Innovation Award in 2015.
She was the Chair of the 3rd conference in the series “Ultra High Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications III” in April 2015 and member of the scientific committees for three other international conference in materials, science and engineering.
Full list of publications
At a glance....
- 22 international peer-reviewed papers, 6 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, 9 non-confidential technical reports, 1 feature article in a materials magazine and 2 book chapters. (80% of research since 2009 to 2015 in confidential and commercial-in-secret projects with DMTC).
229 total citations.
h-index=9, Highest cited paper: 35 citations
-50 contributions to international and national conferences (1 Keynote, 4 Invited) and 10 invited seminars.
- Total attracted funding: $1,459,927 USD.
Total attracted funding as chief investigator: $594,320.
- 3 PhD students (2 completed, 1 started in August 2014), 4 Master students (2 completed and 2 in progress), 31 Undergraduate Research Project and Summer students and 7 research assistants supervised since 2008 (Univ. Melb. and Virginia Tech)
- Co-Chair of the last “Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications III”, Australia, April 2015. Scientific Committee Member for 3 international conferences including the next UHTC-IV conference in September 2017.
- Federal Councillor of the Australian Ceramic Society 2012 -2015. Member of the American Ceramic Society since 2013.
- Chair of Diversity Committee of Materials Science and Engineering- Virginia Tech, 2016-ongoing.