Ayan is presently a researcher in the Department of Materials, Imperial College London, where he is studying the mechanical behaviour of structural ceramics and complex alloys in small scale to understand how the materials fundamentally deform under external force. He completed his PhD from University of Cambridge, where his research was focussed on exploring novel material systems for jet engines. He had obtained his bachelors and masters degrees in Materials Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India respectively.
Cyril has an Engineer degree in Material from the National Polytechnic Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (ENSIACET), Toulouse, France, and a Research master in Science of Materials, Nanomaterials, Multimaterials (SMNM) from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INP). He is currently doing a PhD in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London on advanced ceramics. He enjoys investigating exiting new ceramic materials for various structural applications.
Dr Giuliani joined Imperial College structural ceramics centre in 2009 as lecturer split between the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials. Previously he was an assistant professor at Linkoeping University in Sweden. His research interests centre on small scale testing of ceramics, particularly metal-ceramic and ceramic-ceramic interfaces.