Research interests

The areas of my interest include instrumental methods used for characterization of energetic materials. I have been mainly using and developing thermo analytical methods useful in the scope of surveillance testing. The aging studies of military explosives in the course of their life cycle were my main interest while working on my masters. In later years I have focused on less well established techniques and comparison of chemical and mechanical degradation of solid rocket propellants. Some of this work related to dynamic mechanical analysis is summarized in my dissertation thesis. Further, I have been involved in other projects including safety engineering, identification, sensitivity testing, improvised explosives, blast loading and most recently primary explosives.

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