Nanotech 2010

Composite Materials


Symposium Co-Chairs

Thomas Twardowski Thomas E. Twardowski
Twardowski Scientific
Tinh Nguyen Tinh Nguyen
Senior Project Leader, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Page McAndrew Page McAndrew
Senior Research Scientist
Arkema Inc.

Invited Speaker

Michael Berkei New Aspects in Life Cycle Analysis of Nanoparticle Modified Coatings
Michael Berkei

Manager, Nanotechnology
BYK-Chemie GmbH
Rick Davis Rick Davis
Materials Research Engineer, BFRL
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Sophia Hiort af Ornas Renewable and Naturally Derived Nanocomposites
Sofia Hiort af Ornäs

Project Manager
SweTree Technologies (Sweden)
Richard Laine Active and Reactive Composite Materials
Richard Laine

Director, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Center, University of Michigan

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 22

10:30 Keynotes: Responsive Materials
1:30 Carbon Nanostructure Composite Materials
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)
 Composite Materials

Wednesday June 23

8:30 Keynotes: Release of Nanoparticles from Nanocomposites and Nano-Containing Materials
10:00 Networking Coffee Break
10:30 Release of Nanoparticles from Nanocomposites and Nano-Containing Materials II
10:30 Bio Nanotechnology I
2:00 Structural Considerations in Nanocomposites
2:00 Polymer Composites Coatings and Films
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo Hall
6:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd Floor

Thursday June 24

8:30 Keynotes: Soft Nanotechnology and Colloids
8:30 Keynotes: Transformational Nanotech
10:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd Floor
10:30 Acitve and Reactive Composites
1:30 Electro/Magneto/Optical Nanocomposites
3:30 Natural Nanocomposites
5:00 TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second Floor

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 22

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10:30Keynotes: Responsive MaterialsRoom 209 AB
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
10:30From Stimuli-Responsive to Self-Repairing Polymer Networks (invited presentation)
M.W. Urban, University of Southern Mississippi, US
11:00Bio-inspired, mechanically adaptive polymer nanocomposites (invited presentation)
C. Weder, Adolphe Merkle Institute, US
11:30Dynamic and Self-Healing Nanomaterials (invited presentation)
Z. Guan, University of California, US
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1:30Carbon Nanostructure Composite MaterialsRoom 210 B
Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific and Wolfgang Bacsa, Univ. of Toulouse, FR
1:30Review of Double Wall Carbon Nanotubes, Synthesis and Applications (overview presentation)
W. Bacsa, University of Toulouse, FR
1:55Masterbatch Products – Maximizing Performance with Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (invited presentation)
T.P. McAndrew, Arkema Inc, US
2:20Novel Carbon Nanotube Ink Technology Enables High-volume, Low-cost Printing
D. Arthur, W. Hurley, P. Wallis, R. Jansen, SouthWest NanoTechnologies, US
2:45Controlled Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes Wrapped in Amphiphilic Block Copolymers: Elaboration of Polymer Nanocomposite
C. Semaan, G. Pecastaings, M. Schappacher, A. Soum, Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques LCPO, FR
3:05Trifunctional Epoxy – SWNTs Composites. a New Non – Covalent SWNTs Integration Approach
J.M. González-Domínguez, A. Ansón-Casaos, A.M. Díez-Pascual, B. Ashrafi, M. Naffakh, A. Johnston, M.A. Gómez, M.T. Martínez, Instituto de Carboquimica (CSIC), ES
3:25Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes for Advanced CNT/LCP Nanocomposites
N.G. Sahoo, H.K.F. Cheng, L. Li, S.H. Chan, J. Zhao, Nanyang Technological University, SG
3:45Integration of SWCNT into Olefin polymer composites
J. Guan, B. Simard, National Research Council Canada, CA
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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Composite MaterialsExpo Hall
-Deposition of layered TiO2/N,C-ITO film electrodes for solar hydrogen production via water splitting
K.R. Wu, C.H. Hung, C.W. Yeh, C.C. Wang, T.P. Cho, National Kaohsiung Marine University, TW
-Effect of Bimodal Micro-Nano Powder Mixture on the Solids Loading and Pressureless Sintering of Silicon Carbide and Aluminum Nitride
V. Onbattuvelli, G. Purdy, S. Ramamoothi, S.V. Atre, Oregon State University, US
-Preparation, properties and thermal control applications of silica aerogel infiltrated with solid-liquid phase change materials
Z. Xiangfa, X. Hanning, F. Jian, Z. Changrui, J. Yonggang, HuNan University, CN
-Multifunctional Nanocomposite Systems
A. Das, J. Dinglasan, N. Loukine, D. Anderson, Vive Nano, CA
-Thermomechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin MWCNts Nanocomposites
A. Kanapitsas, H. Zois, C.G. Delides, Technological Educational Institute of Lamia Department of E, GR
-Graphene and polymer composite using easy soluble expanded graphite
J.H. Lee, SungKyunKwan University, KR
-Ag-TiO2 Coated Polyurethane Composite Nanofiber Web for Application in the Protection against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent
S.-Y. Ryu, W.H. Choi, C.H. Ahn, S.-Y. Kwak, Seoul National University, KR
-Development of Melt Blown Electrospinning Apparatus of Isotactic Polyproylene
K. Watanabe, Y.J. Lee, T. Nakamura, K.H. Lee, K.W. Kim, B.S. Kim, I.S. Kim, Shinshu University, JP
-Magnetic Dye-Adsorbent Catalyst: A “Core-Shell” Nanocomposite
S. Shukla, M.R. Varma, K.G. Suresh, K.G.K. Warrier, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), IN
-Nanohybrid silica/polymer subcritical aerogels
A. Fidalgo, L.M. Ilharco, J.P.S. Farinha, J.M.G. Martinho, Centro de Química-Física Molecular, Instituto Superior Técnico, PT
-The magnetic properties optimization in diluted magnetic oxide semiconductor nanoparticles obtained by a modified co-precipitation approach in intrazeolitic networks
R. Bosinceanu, F. Iacomi, Al.I.Cuza, RO
-Electrically conductive fibers based on MWCNT-thermoplastic composites
F. Martin, G.G. Fuentes, R.J. Rodriguez, I. De Schrijver, Asociacion de Industria Navarra, ES
-Evaluations of PP-g-GMA and PP-g-HEMA as a Compatibilizer for Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites
D.H. Kim, Y. Son, Kongju National University, KR

Wednesday June 23

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8:30Keynotes: Release of Nanoparticles from Nanocomposites and Nano-Containing MaterialsRoom 210 BC
Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
8:30New Aspects in Life Cycle Analysis of Nanoparticle Modified Coatings (keynote presentation)
M. Berkei, BYK-Chemie GmbH, DE
9:00Propensity of Nanoparticles to Release from Soft Furnishings (keynote presentation)
R.D. Davis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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10:00Networking Coffee BreakFoyer 2nd Floor
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10:30Release of Nanoparticles from Nanocomposites and Nano-Containing Materials IIRoom 209 B
Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
10:30New method for the caracterization of abrasion-induced nanoparticle release into air from nanomaterials
L. Golanski, A. Guiot, F. Tardif, CEA, FR
10:50Direct Evidence of Nanoparticle Release from Epoxy Nanocomposites Exposed to 295 nm-400 nm UV Radiation
T. Nguyen, B. Pellegrin, P. Stutzman, A. Shapiro, E. Byrd, X. Gu, J. Chin, NIST, US
11:10An analytical method to quantify the release of silica nanoparticles from polymer nanocomposites exposed to UV radiation
S.A. Rabb, L.L. Yu, T. Nguyen, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
11:30Developing a Strategy for the Spatial Localisation and Autonomous Release of Silver Nanoparticles within Smart Implants
L.A.A. Newton, D.G. Sharp, R. Leslie, J. Davis, Nottingham Trent University, UK
11:50Characterizing Nanoparticle Emissions from Burning Polymer Nanocomposites
M.R. Nyden, R.H. Harris, Y.S. Kim, R.D. Davis, N.D. Marsh, M. Zammarano, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
12:10Nanoparticle release from nano-containing product, introduction to an energetic approach
L. Gheerardyn, O. Le Bihan, E. Dore, M. Morgeneyer, INERIS, FR
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10:30Bio Nanotechnology IRoom 201 D
Session chair: Darrin Pochan, Univ. of Delaware, US
10:30Genetically engineering biomacromolecules for nanobiotechnological applications (invited presentation)
C.B. Mao, University of Oklahoma, US
11:00Structuring Membrane Proteins as Tools in Material Science
C. Mille, R.W. Corkery, YKI, Institure for Surface Chemistry, SE
11:20Nanopore detection of nerve agent degradation products
X. Guan, J. Gupta, Q. Zhao, R.S. de Zoysa, D.A. Jayawardhana, The University of Texas at Arlington, US
11:40Invariant Component Nano-growth (ICON)
S.R. Hall, University of Bristol, UK
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2:00Structural Considerations in NanocompositesRoom 209 B
Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
2:00Role of Nanoparticles in Life Cycle of Nanocomposites
X. Gu, G. Chen, M. Zhao, S.S. Watson, D. Zhe, P.E. Stutzman, T. Nguyen, J.W. Chin, J.W. Martin, NIST, US
2:20Enhancing Strength, Modulus and Fracture Toughness of Syntactic Foam through Nanoparticle Reinforcement
H. Mahfuz, D. Das, R. Granata, Florida Atlantic University, US
2:40Enhancing the performance of polypropylene composites utilizing surface modified Halloysite nanoclays
L. Flores-Santos, R. Price, G. Montes de Oca-Ramírez, L. Reyes-Alva, A. Gonzalez-Montiel, Macro-M, MX
3:00Alignment of Si3N4 nanorods in Polypropylene single fibers
V.K. Rangari, M. Yousuf, S. Jeelani, Tuskegee University, US
3:20Surface tailoring of carbon fabric reinforced PES composites with micro and nano PTFE fillers
M. Sharma, J. Bijwe, Indian institute of Technology, Delhi, IN
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2:00Polymer Composites Coatings and FilmsRoom 208 AB
Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
2:00How Dispersed Nanoparticles Work to Increase Resistance to Scratch Mar, Wear and UV protection, in Today’s Coatings (invited presentation)
R. McMullin, BYK USA Inc, US
2:30Biofouling control coatings utilizing VOC free biodegradable chitothane and nanotubes containing non-toxic natural product repellents
R.R. Price, J. Matias, Glen Muir Technologies, Inc., US
2:50ZnO:Polydiacetylene Films as Chromatic Sensors
A. Patlolla, J.L. Zunino III, D.P. Schmidt, Z. Iqbal, D.R. Skelton, U.S. Army, US
3:10Soft plasma polymer coatings based on atomic polymerization
V. Cech, R. Trivedi, S. Lichovnikova, L. Hoferek, Brno University of Technology, CZ
3:30Characterization of Nanostructured Phenolic and Epoxy Composites Under Pulse Laser Degradation
S. Young, A. Kumar, A. Ludwick, H. Aglan, Tuskegee University, US
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo HallExpo Hall
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6:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC

Thursday June 24

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8:30Keynotes: Soft Nanotechnology and ColloidsRoom 303 AB
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
8:30Photolocking of complex liquid crystal order as tool for micro- and nanostructuring (invited presentation)
D.J. Broer, Philips Research Laboratories and Eindhoven Universit, NL
9:00Interfacial microrheology of complex materials - direct visualization of stretching, flowing, yielding and healing (invited presentation)
T. Squires, University of California Santa Barbara, US
9:30Bijel capsules and triggered mixing (invited presentation)
P. Clegg, University of Edinburgh, UK
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8:30Keynotes: Transformational NanotechRoom 303 CD
Session chair: Clayton Teague, NNCO, US
8:30Nanotechnology: Path Toward Commercialization at GE
M. Butts, General Electric, US
9:00Getting the Memristor to Market
S. Williams, Hewlett Packard, US
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10:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC
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10:30Acitve and Reactive CompositesRoom 210 B
Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
10:30[RSiO1.5]8/10/12 3-D Nanobuilding blocks (NBs) for structural, photonic and elec-tronic applications (invited presentation)
R.M. Laine, University of Michigan/Mayaterials Inc., US
11:00Quantum Dot - Fibre Composites
A. Zeller, J. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
11:20Polymer nanocomposites: an advanced material for functional fibers
M. Joshi, Indian Institute of Technology, IN
11:40Chemical and Phase Transformations of Nanocrystalline Oxides in a Carbon Nanoreactor
A.M. Volodin, V.I. Zaikovskii, A.F. Bedilo, K.J. Klabunde, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, RU
12:00Nanogold and Nanosilver Plastics
M. Pobedinsky, J. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
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1:30Electro/Magneto/Optical NanocompositesRoom 303 D
Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
1:30Wide Area Deposition of Transparent Flexible Nanocomposites
T. Druffel, Optical Dynamics, US
1:50Fabrication and Characterization of the GaP/PGMA Polymer Nanocomposite for Advanced Light Emissive Device Structures
S.L. Pyshkin, J. Ballato, I. Luzinov, B. Zdyrko, Academy of Sciences, MD
2:10Preparation of nickel doped multi-functional micro-patternable polydimethylsiloxane nanocomposite polymer with characterization of its magnetic, electrical and mechanical properties for soft MEMS/Lab on a chip applications
A. Khosla, J.L. Korand, M. Haiducu, B.L. Gray, D.B. Leznoff, M. Parameswaran, Simon Fraser University, CA
2:30Carbon Nanocomposite Electrode for Electrostatic Precipitators
K. Alam, J. Morosko, D. Burton, Ohio University, US
2:50‘In situ polymerization and composite formation’ (IPCF): An important synthesis route in advanced materials science
K. Mallick, M.J. Witcomb, A.M. Strydom, Mintek, ZA
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3:30Natural NanocompositesRoom 210 B
Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
3:30Renewable and Naturally Derived Nanocomposites (invited presentation)
A. Ek, SweTree Technologies, SE
4:00The physical properties of zein nanoclay hybrid resin as a base for zein nanoclay films
J. Luecha, N. Sozer, J.L. Kokini, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US
4:20Nanopalladium – Wool: A Novel Fibre for Multifunctional Textiles
C. Fonseca-Paris, J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
4:40Novel Nanocomposites: Hierarchically Ordered Porous Silica for the Immobilisation of Enzyme as Bio-catalyst
Y. Sen, T. Sen, University of Central Lancashire, UK
5:00Surface Modification and Performance Analysis of Jute Based Nanophased Green Composite
M.K. Hossain, M.W. Dewan, M. Hosur, S. Jeelani, V. Rangari, Tuskegee University, US
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5:00TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second FloorFoyer 2nd Floor

Special Symposium

Particles that are “nanosize” can be created using many different types of material. The symposia at Nanotech reflect that diversity (see, for example, the symposium on Nanoparticles, or the one on Carbon Nano Structures). But in many cases the nanoparticles alone do not form useful materials. Their value is only seen when they are included in composite materials. This symposium focuses on the challenges of forming composites containing nano-sized structures, and on new technologies that have been developed to create these materials. Presentations on novel applications or properties of nano-composites are also encouraged.

Polymeric materials often serve as the matrix in nano-composites, the properties of the final materials depend on their intrinsic materials properties and on processing conditions. Unique effects in polymer nano-composites are driven not only by the small size, but also by the unusual shapes and aspect ratios of the additives. The addition of nano-particles to polymers can provide dramatic improvements mechanical and barrier properties along with optical transparency and other unique properties.

This symposium will be coordinated with the Polymer Nanotechnology Symposium, the Nano Particles & Applications Symposiuma, and the Soft Nanotech Symposium.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Composites for Energy Applications
  • Natural and Renewable Based Nanocomposites
  • Active and Reactive Composite Materials
  • Long Term-Performance of Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Release of Nanoparticles from Nanocomposites and Nano-Containing Materials
  • Techniques for Optimizing and Characterizing Nanoparticle Distribution
  • Interfaces and Interphases in Nanocomposites
  • Novel Nanocomposite Materials and Applications
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure.

Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

For consideration into this Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research, please select the “Submit to Journal of Nanoparticle Research” button during the on-line submission procedure.

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