Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

2017 Spring Research Reviews

The CCM Spring Research Review series begins March 8. This series is comprised of weekly overviews of the Center’s research focus areas. Each weekly session consists of four 15-minute presentations on specific topics within a designated focus area, along with a brief Q&A session. The Research Reviews, which are free and open to the public, are held every Wednesday at 11:30am in 106 CMSL through May 2017. Speakers include graduate students, post-docs, research associates, and affiliated faculty members, as well as invited speakers from Government and Industry.

Lunch is provided for attendees.

No Reviews: March 29th, April 5th, May 24th.

The current Research Review Presentation schedule is displayed below:

Processing Science I

Wednesday, March 8th | 11:30am
Chair: Dirk Heider, Ph.D.

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Pavel Simacek, Ph.D.
Research Associates III
Suresh G. Advani, Ph.D. Evacuation of Volatiles from Co-cured Sandwich Panels
Minyoung Yun
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Suresh G. Advani, Ph.D. Study of Redistribution of Resin during Post Filing in VARTM Process
Michael Yeager
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Suresh G. Advani, Ph.D. Flow of Finite Volumes of Resin into Fiber Tow

 

Mechanics and Design

Wednesday, March 15th | 11:30am
Chair: Jessica Sun, Research Associate II

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Richard Haas
Graduate Intern, Institut für Textiltechnik
Aachen, Germany
Dirk Heider, Ph.D. Fiber Dispersion in Air
Mohamed Henchir
Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering
Dirk Heider, Ph.D. Fiber Alignment in the Electrical Fields
Laksmanan Palanimuthu
Postdoctoral Research
Dirk Heider, Ph.D. Optimization of Composite Structures for Automotive Applications
David de Haes
Graduate Intern, Institut für Textiltechnik
Aachen, Germany
Dirk Heider, Ph.D. Mechanical Characterization of Composites for Door Design
Jonas Dossmann
Graduate Intern
Berlin, Germany
Dirk Heider, Ph.D. Computational Automotive Door Design

 

Multifunctional Materials

Wednesday, March 22nd | 11:30am
Chair: Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D.

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Hongbo Dai
Graduate Student, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D. Integrated Rehabilitation and Health Monitoring of Concrete Structures Using Structural Carbon Nanotube-Based Hybrid Composites
Sagar Doshi
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D. Processing, Characterization and Application of Carbon Nanotube Based Composites
Hao Liu
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D. Inkjet Printing of Carbon Nanotubes for Multifunctional Composites
Shafique Ahmed
Graduate Student, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D. Simultaneous Fatigue-Life Extension and Crack Monitoring of Damaged Steel Structures using Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites

 

No Reviews: March 29th, April 5th.

 

Processing Science

Wednesday, April 12th | 11:30am
Chair: TBA

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Steve Sauerbrunn, Ph.D.
Thermal Analysis Engineer
John W. Gillespie, Jr., Ph.D. Measuring Fiber Aging with Infrared Spectroscopy
Albraa Jaber
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
John W. Gillespie, Jr., Ph.D. Analytical Solution for the Wetting Length Between 3-Fibers
Preston McDaniel
Graduate Student, Materials Science & Engineering
John W. Gillespie, Jr., Ph.D. Nanoscale Fibril Interactions in UHMWPE Fibers
Danning Zhang
Graduate Student, Materials Science & Engineering
John W. Gillespie, Jr., Ph.D. Interlayer Air Permeability of Thermoplastic Prepreg Stacks during Oven Vacuum Bag Processing

 

No Reviews: May 24th

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