Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware
University of Delaware

CCM Leadership


John W. Gillespie, Jr.

gillespi@udel.edu
302-831-8702
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Director
Donald C. Phillips
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Delaware

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Composites, processing, mechanics, design, interphase science, adhesion, experimental methods

Suresh G. Advani
advani@udel.edu
302-831-1674
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Associate Director
George W. Laird Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign

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Polymer and composite processing, transport phenomena in manufacturing processes, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and rheology, fiber suspensions, flow through porous media, computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer, fuel cells, hydrogen storage, wind energy

Shridhar Yarlagadda
yarlagad@udel.edu
302-831-4941
Assistant Director for Research
Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Penn State University

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Cost-effective manufacturing technologies for polymer and ceramic matrix composites, composites repair, magnetic materials and nanocomposites, smart structures and systems, electromagnetic signature management solutions, composite micromechanics and information technology

Dirk Heider
heider@udel.edu
302-831-8898
Assistant Director for Technology
Associate Professor,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ph.D., University of Delaware

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Advanced composites manufacturing including VARTM, automated thermoplastic tape placement, pultrusion and induction-based thermoplastic processing

Dan Molligan
molligdj@udel.edu
302-831-7410
Assistant Director for Composite Engineering
Applications & Technology Transfer Laboratory
BS BME Tulane University

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Composite design and analysis, process development and fabrication of composite structures, finite element analysis, prototype development, CAD/CAM/CAE, RTM and low cost tooling methods

Larry (LJ) R. Holmes, Jr.
ljholmes@udel.edu
302-831-0378
Assistant Director for Digital Design and Additive Manufacturing
MME Univ Wisc Madison

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Comprehensive focus: design, material and process optimization for advanced manufacturing of structural and functional devices to support of the Manufacturing Industrial Base and the US Department of Defense.
R&D focuses include: material selection, mechanical design, rapid prototyping, and additive manufacturing processes for printing metals, ceramics, polymers, glasses, composites, electronics materials, and others.
Transition focuses include: novel manufacturing technologies, pilot-scale production facilities and the incorporation of advanced manufacturing technologies into industrial manufacturing facilities.

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