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 contributed to research and teaching in the School of Engineering, and she was Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the University of Melbourne, and the Academic Convenor of the Hallmark Materials Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne. She was member of the Particulate Fluid Processing Centre (PFPC) and a key member of the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC).
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.
Most of her materials research work has been supported by the Australian Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), AFOSR (via AOARD), ONR, 4VA and VSGC.
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, and will be one of the co-chairs for the 5th conference in the UHTC series in 2020.
Full list of publications (click here)
At a glance....
- 25 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.
334 total citations. h-index=12
-56 contributions to international and national conferences (1 Keynote, 7 Invited) and 11 invited seminars.
- Total attracted funding: $1,459,927 USD.
Total attracted funding as chief investigator: $594,320.
- 6 PhD students (2 completed, 4 in progress),5 Master students (2 completed and 3 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 next “Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications V”, June 2020, Snowbird (USA).
- Chair of Diversity Committee of Materials Science and Engineering- Virginia Tech, 2016-ongoing.
- Federal Councillor of the Australian Ceramic Society 2012 -2015. Member of the American Ceramic Society since 2013.