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Chandra Vemury

01642 738302
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering
School of Science, Engineering & Design
Science, Engineering and Design research

About Chandra Vemury

Chandra Vemury

Chandra Vemury
Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, School of Science, Engineering & Design
T: 01642 738302
Research: Science, Engineering and Design research

Chandra Vemury is a structural engineering academic and chartered engineer with nearly ten years' experience in delivering structural analysis and design skills to learners at FE and HE institutions in the UK. In 2012, he became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK having completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice (CASAP). Chandra works very closely with representatives of various civil engineering professional bodies in the UK and, since 2009, he has been serving as a member of IStructE’s Northern Regions Committee.

His research interests include: energy dissipation in shape memory materials (Ni- and Cu- based alloys), self-healing of concrete elements and holistic & sustainable design of civil engineering structures.

As someone with ardent interest in the processes of learning and teaching, he has been working on concepts such as autonomous learning, self-efficacy and metacognition.  Chandra is a reviewer for the journal ‘Construction & Building Materials’, Elsevier.

Research interests

Research interests:

Mechanical characterisation of Nitinol (Nickel-Titanium alloy)
Shape memory alloys and their seismic applications
Self-healing of concrete structures 
Sustainability in civil engineering design
Conceptual design of bridge structures
Autonomous learning, self-efficacy, metacognition

Enterprise interests

Chandra is keen on working collaboratively with industrial partners, particularly, in developing reliable applications for shape memory materials in building & bridge structures. There is also potential for possible development of cement and concrete products that are capable of self-healing or self-repair.


Selected Publications:

Fang C, Vemury C, Yam MCH. A numerical study of cyclic behaviour of NiTi shape memory alloy Belleville washers. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering (CSM2014). 2014, Birmingham, UK.

Vemury CM, Renfrey S. Experimental Analysis of Energy Dissipation in Small Diameter Nitinol wires. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research 2013, 4(5), 280-284.

Vemury CM, Thorpe N, Heidrich O. An Integrated Approach to Teaching Multidisciplinary Design for Sustainability.In: Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD13). 2013, Cambridge, UK.

Vemury C, Devlin M. Personalised Approach to Learner Autonomy. In: Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. 2009, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Association for Engineering Education.

In the news

  • Vow to battle injustice in North-East
    Darlington & Stockton Times, 17/03/2017
    Chandra Vemury, a senior lecturer in structural engineering at Teesside University, has taken on the lead role for human rights charity, Journey to Justice,

  • North-East university lecturer appointed chair of national human rights charity
    Northern Echo (Web) 07/03/2017:Darlington & Stockton Times (Web)07/03/2017:Northern Echo (North Edition), 10/03/2017
    Chandra Vemury, a senior lecturer in structural engineering at Teesside University, has been appointed chair of a national human rights organisation