Thomas E. Twardowski
, Ph.D., has been working in nanocomposites since 1997 and in composites since 1987. Dr. Twardowski is the author of the book Introduction to Nanocomposite Materials: Properties, Processing and Characterization published by DesTech Publications. He is author or co-author of over 25 peer reviewed papers and proceedings on composites and nanocomposites. Dr. Twardowski has diverse research experience in composites, adhesives, biomaterials and science education. Sponsors for composites research have included the US Navy, National Science Foundation, NASA, Motorola, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Keystone Innovation program. Dr. Twardowski has taught courses in materials, textiles, chemical, and mechanical engineering. He is currently an visiting professor at Manhattan College where he is also conducting sponsored research on the effects of reinforcement size on properties and multi-scale composites. He has designed short courses for the Society of Plastics Engineers and for the US Army. He is a reviewer for various foundations and publications. Dr. Twardowski is a past president of the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers, and a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.