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2019 Research Reviews

The CCM Spring Research Review series began March 13, 2019. This series is comprised of weekly overviews of the Center’s research focus areas. Each 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 2019. 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.

The current Research Review Presentation schedule is displayed below:

Mechanics & Design

Wednesday, March 13 | 11:30am

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Branndon Chen
Graduate Student
Materials Science & Engineering
John W. Gillespie Jr., Ph.D. In Situ Strain Monitoring of Carbon Fibers during Fragmentation Testing via
Raman Spectroscopy
Nithin Parambil
Postdoctoral Researcher
John W. Gillespie Jr., Ph.D. Micromechanical Analysis of Single Fiber Fragmentation in the Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Composites
Lukas Fuessel
Graduate Intern
John W. Gillespie Jr., Ph.D. Optimization Driven Design Explained on a Carbon Fiber Car Door

 

Multi-Scale Modeling

Wednesday, March 20 | 11:30am

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Hongbo Dai
Postdoctoral Researcher
Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D. Carbon Nanotube-Based Nonwoven Sensing Composite and It’s
Multifunctional Applications
Shafique Ahmed
Graduate Student,
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D. Towards Field Implementation of Carbon Nanotube-Based Composite for Fatigue Damage Repair and Monitoring. 
Sagar Doshi
Graduate Student
Mechanical Engineering
Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D. Carbon Nanotube Based Flexible Sensors for Human Motion Analysis
Dae Han Sung
Graduate Student
Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D. Hierarchical Composites with Glass Fiber/Carbon Nanotube using Alternating Current Electrophoretic Deposition

 

Processing Science

Wednesday, March 27 | 11:30am

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Pavel Simacek
Research Associate III
Suresh Advani, Ph.D. A Physics-Based Process Model for the Co-Cure of Honeycomb Core Sandwich Structures: Components, Interaction and Implementation
Navid Niknafs Kermani
Graduate Student
Mechanical Engineering
Suresh Advani, Ph.D. Porosity Prediction During the Co-cure Process of Composite Sandwich Structures
Mert Hancioglu
Suresh Advani, Ph.D. Comparison of In-Plane RTM and Effective VARTM Permeabilities Based on Mold Filling Experiments and Simulations

 

Processing Science

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:30am

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Sanjib Chowdhury
Associate Scientist
John W. Gillespie Jr., Ph.D. Molecular Modeling of Silica-Silane-Epoxy Interphase
Jejoon Yeon
Postdoctoral Researcher
John W. Gillespie Jr., Ph.D. Atomistic Scale Simulation for the Inter-Diffusion of Epon825 and Jeffamine
Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque
Senior Scientist
John W. Gillespie Jr., Ph.D. Micromechanical Stochastic Simulation of Punch Shear Experiments Considering Fiber Tensile Strength and Segment Length Distribution

 

Group Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE)

Wednesday, April 17 | 11:30am

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Molla Ali
Research Technician I
Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque, Ph.D. Micro Punch Shear Behavior of UD S-2 Glass/DER353 Composites  
Sanjib Chowdhury
Associate Scientist
Modeling Polyethylene Fibers at the Atomistic Scale
Christopher Meyer
Graduate Student
Mechanical Engineering
John W. Gillespie Jr., Ph.D. Mesoscale and Continuum Models of Wave Propagation in a Woven Composite

 

Processing Science

Wednesday, April 24 | 11:30am

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Munetaka Kubota
Research Associate II
Joe Deitzel, Ph.D Surface Chemistry and its Role in Carbon Fiber/Thermoplastic Interfacial Strength
Verena Gargitter
Graduate Student
Dirk Heider, Ph.D. Fiber Length Measurements During Short Fiber Processing
Mohammad Amine Henchir
Graduate Student
Dirk Heider, Ph.D. Microstructural Characterization of Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRPs) Using Computed Tomography

 

Software

Wednesday, May 1 | 11:30am

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
John Tierney
Senior Scientist
John W. Gillespie Jr., Ph.D. SMARTree Software
John Tierney
Senior Scientist
John W. Gillespie Jr., Ph.D. Composite Design with Autodesk Helius Composite Software

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