Composite Materials Researcher

I love to test and study the materials and their processes ! Passionate about aviation

Experimentalist and Doer !

Recent Updates

Dr. Muthu Elen Recognized as Finalist Winner of

SAMPE 2022 Young Professional Emerging Leadership Award

Dr. Muthu Elen is recognized as a finalist SAMPE 2022 Young Professionals Emerging Leadership Award. The award recognizes the achievements of young professionals (who have graduated from university and are also under the age of 35) by sending application finalists to the SAMPE North America technical conference and exhibition to network with peers and industry professionals, and to increase their understanding of the materials and process community.

The Young Professional Emerging leaders will receive complimentary full-conference registration to SAMPE Conference & Exhibition, Sunday, May 22 – May 27, 2022, roundtrip airfare and five (5) nights hotel accommodation in Charlotte, NC. The award finalists will each receive an engraved award and be recognized for their achievement at the SAMPE Awards Breakfast on Thursday, May 26, at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Press Releases:




Submission Invitation [Polymers] Special Issue "Aging of Polymer Materials"

As a Guest Editor of the special issue "Aging of Polymer Materials" of Polymers (IF 4.329, ISSN 2073-4360), I cordially invite you and your colleagues to submit your next research or review article.

Invited Guest Speaker

Dr. Elen delivered an Invited Guest Talk, on "Role of Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence in Composite Materials" as a part of the Faculty Development Program on "Advancements in Aerospace Materials: Manufacturing, Testing and Characterization" organized by the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India, on 26th January 2022

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Elen delivers a KeyNote Seminar in TII Advanced Materials Seminar 2021, hosted by the Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMRC). The seminar will gather global experts in smart materials and structures and their various applications in aerospace, civil, optics, vibration and marine to showcase their research and engage in virtual discussions.

Published Two Journals in May 2021

Elenchezhian, M.R.P., Das, P.P., Rahman, M., Vadlamudi, V., Raihan, R., Reifsnider, K., Stiffness Degradation in Fatigue Life of Composites using Dielectric State Variables, Composite Structures (2021), doi:

Elenchezhian, M. R. P., Vadlamudi, V., Raihan, R., Reifsnider, K., & Reifsnider, E. (2021). Artificial intelligence in real-time diagnostics and prognostics of composite materials and its uncertainties–a review. Smart Materials and Structures.

Defended Ph.D. Dissertation

Received a US Patent !

Dallas Innovates published an article highlighting the productivity in DFW for the week of April 27, 2021 where 119 patents were granted for businesses across the DFW Metroplex, including patent 10989680 in Dr. Muthu Ram Prabhu Elenchezhian's name.

Adhesive Bonding Project - REU