Composite Materials

Composite Materials

Symposium Co-Chairs

Thomas E. TwardowskiThomas E. Twardowski
Integra Life Sciences Corporation

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Alain DufresnePolymer nanocomposites reinforced with nanoparticles extracted from renewable resources
Alain Dufresne
Professor, Paper Science, Print Media and Biomaterials, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Vadym MochalinNanodiamond for Advanced Composites
Vadym Mochalin
Research Associate Professor, A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute
Tony McNallyProcessing of Composites of Polymers and Nanoparticles
Tony McNally
Director, International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
James  JohnstonJames Johnston
Professor of Chemistry
Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, New Zealand

Symposium Sessions

Monday June 16

1:30Novel Nanocomposites
Composite Materials - Posters 4:30

Tuesday June 17

10:30Natural & Renewable Composites
Composite Materials II - Posters 1:30
3:00Polymer: Nanocomposites

Wednesday June 18

8:30Metal Composites

Symposium Program

Monday June 16

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11:00NanocompositesNational Harbor 7
Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Integra Life Sciences Corporation (bio)
11:00Processing of Composites of Polymers and Nanoparticles (invited presentation)
T. McNally, University of Warwick, UK (bio)
11:25Polymer Based Continuous Offset Printing
J. Mead, C. Barry, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
11:50Extremely Flexible and Stretchable Carbon Nanotube Composites for Conformal Electronic Devices
C.W. Landorf, J. Alford, J. Garrison, S. Gibbons, W-S Shih, B.J. Leever, J.D. Berrigan, Brewer Science, Inc., US
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1:30Novel NanocompositesNational Harbor 7
Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Integra Life Sciences Corporation (bio)
1:30Nanodiamond for Advanced Composites (invited presentation)
V.N. Mochalin, Drexel University, US (bio)
1:55New Generation Nanogold and Nanosilver Polymer Composites and Their Applications (invited presentation)
J.H. Johnston, M. Parry, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
2:20Inducing Polymer Interphase Formation in the Composite at Low Nano-Carbon Loading
K. Song, M.L. Minus, Northeastern University, US
2:40Low-cost scalable production and applications of single-walled carbon nanotubes
M. Predtechenskiy, OCSiAl LLC (OCSiAl Group), US
3:00Using Magnetic Impact Coating Technique to Prepare Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites
K.A. Narh, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US
3:20Flame retardant Polypropylene nanocomposites: Catalytic and synergistic effects between maleic anhydride grafted Polypropylene and cobalt nanoparticles
Q. He, Lamar University, US
3:40Influence of nanofillers in enhancing thermal stability and flame retardancy of halogen-free polypropylene composites
K.K.G. De Silva, S. Ray, M. Taylor, D. Bhattacharyya, University of Auckland - Product Accelerator, NZ
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Composite Materials - Posters 4:30Expo Hall C
-Mesoporous silica - A novel silicate source for tuning the color of SrCaSiO4:Eu2+ phosphor
S. Gandhi, D-S Shin, K. Jang, Changwon National University, KR
-Peculiar polymer dynamics in PMMA/SWNT composites
Rana Ashkar, Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Paul Butler, Madhusudan Tyagi, Antonio Faranone and Mansour Abdulbaki, National Institute of Standard and Technology, US
-Thermoelectric properties of nanocomposite Bi2Te3 layers prepared by PLD
R. Zeipl, M. Jelinek, M. Vlčekb, T. Kocourek, J. Vanišc, Institute of Physics ASCR, CZ
-Ethylene Vinyl Acetate - Cloisite Nanocomposite Membranes and their Gas Separation Behavior
A.R. Ramadan, A.M.K. Esawi, A. Abdel-Hafiz, C. Charmette, A. Ayral, The American University in Cairo, EG
-Strain Tunable Resin and Coating Technology for Next Generation Composites
S.M. Lewit, Structural Composites, Inc, US
-CNT/UHMWPE Nanocomposites for EMI shielding Applications
M.H. Al-Saleh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, JO
-Sustainable and high-performable nano-structured biopackaging materials
M. Božič, M. Majerič, V. Kokol, University of Maribor, SI
-Natural polyphenols as pro-ecological antioxidants and pigments for polymer composites
A. Masek, M. Zaborski, Lodz University of Technology, PL
-Degradability of polymeric composites (ENR/PLA) from renewable resources
A. Masek, M. Zaborski, Lodz University of Technology, PL
-Cellulose acetylation by functional monomers used as a potential way for the development of non-biocidal wood treatments
F. Lhumeau, LPIM, FR
-Fabrication of Thermoplastic Nanocellulose Composite Material
D.-Y. Lim, J.-A. Lee, K.-K. Kim, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, KR
-Photocatalytic Silver/Silver Halide Polymer Nanocomposites
E. Tate, J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, NZ
-Leading a new wave of affordable nanofibre technology
T. Dougherty, M. McCurdy, J. Kennedy, K.K.G. De Silva, University of Auckland - Product Accelerator, NZ
-Magnetic Polypropylene Nanocomposites for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
Q. He, Lamar University, US
-Determination of Nanostructural Changes by Severely Plastically Deformed Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Copper Alloy
N. Romčević, M. Kos, I. Anžel, R. Rudolf, M. Gilić, M. Romčević, M. Petrović Damjanović, U. Ralević, B. Hadžić, Institute of Physics, RS
-Mechanical and Rheological Properties of Highly Saturated Nitrile Rubber and Nitrile Rubber with Different Nanofillers
M. De Jesús Vega, N. Warasitthinon, W. Peng, L. Fang, J. Shearer, A. Panwar, C. Barry, J. Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US

Tuesday June 17

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10:30Natural & Renewable CompositesPotomac 6
Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Integra Life Sciences Corporation (bio)
10:30Polymer nanocomposites reinforced with nanoparticles extracted from renewable resources
A. Dufresne, Grenoble Institute of Technology, FR (bio)
10:50Controlling Alignment in Cellulose Nanocrystal Coatings
A.D. Haywood, R.W. Ashurst, V.A. Davis, Auburn University, US
11:10Functionalized Halloysites for Epoxy Nanocomposite Applications
S. Zeng, C. Reyes, P. Rodgers, S. Wentworth, L. Sun, University of Connecticut, US
11:30Scale-up of Novel Gold Nanoparticle-Wool Fiber Composites: A Commercialisation Success Story
T.W. Nilsson, J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington and MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, NZ
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Composite Materials II - Posters 1:30Expo Hall C
-Effect of Layer Multiplying Extrusion on the Morphology and Properties of PS/CNT Nanocomposites
R. Jian, C. Barry, J. Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
-Interlaminar resistive heating behavior of woven carbon fiber composite laminates modified with ZnO nanorods
K. Kong, B.K. Deka, H.W. Park, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, KR
-Thermomechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin / Carbon Nanotubes / Clay Nanocomposites
H. Zois, E. Patargia, A. Kanapitsas, A.Z. Stimoniaris, C.G. Delides, Technological Educational Institute Stereas Elladas, GR
-Versatile Polymer-Derived Nanocrystal Microreactors towards Uniform Fluorescent Photonic Crystal Supraballs
J. Zhang, L.T. Ling, Y. Tian, C.F. Wang, S. Chen, J. Zhang, Nanjing Tech University, CN
-Development of a new additive for shrinkage control
J.V. Richard, LPIM, FR
-Nanomechanical and Morphological Characterizations of Spark Plasma Sintered WC- 5Co-1Cr-3MgO-0.7VC-0.3Cr3C2 Nanocomposite Powders Prepared by Solid-State Mechanical Mixing Technique
M. Sherif El-Eskandarany, A. Al-Hazza, A. Alduweesh, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, US
-Block Copolymer Nanocomposites With Mono- And Bioriented Structures
R.R. de Sousa Jr., L.G. Amurin, N.R. Demarquette, D.J. Carastan, Federal University of ABC - UFABC, BR
-Immobilization of AgZnO photocatalyst in Poly(acrylic acid) matrix and their photocatalytic activity evaluation
A.B. Jasso-Salcedo, D. Meimaroglou, M. Camargo, S. Hoppe, F. Pla, V.A. Escobar-Barrios, IPICYT, MX
-Percolation theory at work – boosting the heat transfer performance of graphitic nanofluids
E.V. Timofeeva, D. Singh, W. Yu, D. France, Argonne National Laboratory, US
-Annealing effect on composition and functional properties of hybrid C-Au-Ag nanoparticles
A. Manshina, A. Povolotskiy, A. Povolotskaya, I. Koshevoy, S. Tunik, St.Petersburg State University, RU
-Electroplating of Aluminum Thin Layer on Metal-oxide Nanowires/plates for Energetic Applications
Z. Dong, J.F. Al-Sharab, B.H. Kear, S.D. Tse, Rutgers University, US
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3:00Polymer: NanocompositesPotomac 6
Session chair: Stephane Costeux, The Dow Chemical Company, US
3:00Probing Critical Particle to Polymer Size Ratios for Non-Einstein Behavior in Polymer Nanocomposites
R.G. Schmidt, G.V. Gordon, S. Swier, T. Cosgrove, Dow Corning Corporation, US
3:20Rheological Characterization of Nano Silica Dispersion in Polyethylene
C.R. López-Barrón, S. Luo, A.H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, US
3:40Toughening of epoxy matrix fiber reinforced composites with two different nanorubber systems for Advanced Industrial Applications
N.G. Ozdemir, Tao Zhang, Kingston University London, UK
4:00Effect of Dispersion Conditions on the Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Functionalized Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Vinyl Ester
S.M. Sabet, H. Mahfuz, J. Hashemi, Florida Atlantic University, US
4:20Bioinspired Layered Materials with Superior Mechanical Performance Via Interface Design
Q. Cheng, L. Jiang, Z. Tang, BeiHang University, CN

Wednesday June 18

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8:30Metal CompositesAzalea 3
Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Integra Life Sciences Corporation (bio)
8:30Novel Aluminum-CNT composites for structural applications
A.M.K. Esawi, E. Salama, The American University in Cairo, EG
8:50Composite of silver nanoparticles in glass nanofibers produced by Laser Spinning
B. Cabal, F. Quintero, L.A. Díaz, F. Rojo, O. Dieste, J. Pou, R. Torrecillas, J.S. Moya, University of Vigo, ES
9:10Laser-induced synthesis of hybrid C-Au-Ag nanostructures: nanoparticles, nanoflakes, nanoflowers
A. Manshina, A. Povolotskiy, A. Povolotskaya, I. Koshevoy, S. Tunik, St.Petersburg State University, RU
9:30Facile Deposition of Gold Nanostructures on Polyaniline under Electrochemical Control
R.M. West, S. Semancik, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US

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.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Composites for energy applications
  • Corrosion control & barrier properties
  • CNS composites for electronic applications
  • Natural & Renewable Composites
  • Novel nanocomposites
  • Nanoparticle release during life cycle of consumer products & nanocomposites

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Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

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