Imperial College London

Dr Doni Daniel

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Honorary Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7589 5111 ext 51181d.j.daniel




LG05Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Processing and characterisation of ternary carbides (including MAX phase) for extreme environments

Development of oxidation resistant ultra high temperature ceramics for hypersonic applications

Ultra high temperature testing of UHTCs by defocused collimated laser beam techniques

Development of multilayered UHTCs for aerospace applications

Joining of ceramics

Development of coating materials to improve efficiency for high temperature furnace

Steam cracking of hydrocarbons to olefins is a highly endothermic process carried out in large gas-fired furnaces. An increase in the thermal efficiency of a furnace can be translated into an increase of yields, an increase of throughput or a decrease in fuel gas consumption. Applying high emissivity coatings in furnaces is believed to reduce the heat transfer from furnace to environment and increase thermal radiation to the load. However, our current coating formulation has high emissivity efficiency at temperature range of 800-1200 ⁰C. The emissivity value at higher temperature dramatically decreases. This project would aims to developcoating formulation that has high emissivity value at temperature in the range of 1200-1600 ⁰C.

Period: Oct. 2014 to Sept. 2016 (2 Years) - funded by SCG

Project Investigators: Prof. Bill Lee and Dr Doni Daniel

Development of Environmental Barrier Coatings for SiC/SiC Composites

This project is aimed at the development/demonstration of oxidation bonded reaction sintered (OBRS) environmental barrier coatings (EBC) on a melt infiltrated SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composite (CMC).

Period: July 2014 - June 2016 (2 Years) - funded by Rolls Royce

Project Investigators: Prof. Bill Lee and Dr Doni Daniel

Processing of carbon fibre reinforced ultra-high temperature ceramic (UHTC) composites

This project is aimed at development of novel precursors (polymer, organometallic, etc) of carbides and borides for the fabrication of carbon fibre reinforced ultra-high temperature ceramic composites through preceramic polymer pyrolysis (PIP) and chemical vapour infiltration (CVI) techniques, etc.

Period: Dec. 2013 - Nov. 2015 (2 Years) - funded by ONRG

Project Investigators: Prof. Bill Lee and Dr Doni Daniel


show research

Template formation of MgAl2O4 spinel using molten salt synthesis (University of Sheffield, UK)

Development of diesel particulate filters diesel engines (AIST, Nagoya, Japan)

Development of environmental barrier coatings for Gas Turbine Applications in high temperature combustion environment (AIST, Nagoya, Japan)

Fabrication of high strength porous SiC ceramics (AIST, Nagoya, Japan)

Fabrication of high-strength, high surface area and thermally stable porous alumina ceramics for high temperature filter applications (AIST, Nagoya, Japan)

Oxidation behavior of silicon carbide (Anna University and Carborundum Universal Ltd.- CUMI, Chennai, INDIA)

Research Staff



Research Student Supervision

Lerdprom,, A study on the phase evolution of ceramic materials fired in different rapid firing techniq