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2021 Research Reviews

The annual Spring Research Reviews comprise of weekly overviews of CCM’s research focus areas with presentations on topics ranging from composites process modeling, interface characterization, thermoplastic composites, micromechanics of composites, additive manufacturing and many more. The Research Reviews are free and open to the public, and speakers include graduate students, post-docs, research associates, affiliated faculty members and invited speakers from the government and industry.

This Week’s Presentation

May 14th | 3:00PMRegistration Required
Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Part II: Materials by Design, from Micro to Mesoscale

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Munetaka Kubota
Materials Engineer
Dr. Joseph Deitzel

Tailoring the S-2 Glass/Epoxy Interface Properties through Chemical Vapor Deposition of Silane Adhesion Promotors
Ahmad AbuObaid, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr.

Investigation of Spatial Distributions of Defects in S-2 Glass Fibers
Christopher Meyer
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Bridging Length Scales from Micro to Mesoscale through Rate-dependent Traction-separation Law Predictions

 


Upcoming Schedule

 
May 21st | 3:00PM
Processing of Carbon/Carbon Composites

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Laure Moretti
Postdoctoral Reseacher
Dr. Suresh G. Advani

Degradation Of The Benzoxazine Matrix During The Manufacturing of Carbon/Carbon Composites
Tania Lavaggi
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Suresh G. Advani

Permeability Analysis Of Carbon/Carbon Composites For The Re-Densification Process
Faheem Muhammed
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. & Prof. Mark Mirotznik Mechanisms Of Void Formation In Carbon/Carbon Composites

 


Previously Presented

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March 26th | 3:00PM
Micromechanics of Thermoplastic Composites: Experiments and Modeling

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Dr. Joe Deitzel
Senior Scientist
Mechanical Properties of Fiber/Resin Interface in Model Thermoplastic Composites
Branndon Chen
Graduate Student, Materials Sciences & Engineering
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Micromechanics of Thermoplastic Composites: Experiments and Modeling
Nithin Kaliyath Parambil
Postdoctoral Researcher
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Predicting Processing Induced Residual-Stresses in Carbon Fiber-Thermoplastic Micro-Composites

 

April 9th | 3:00PM
Advanced Manufacturing of Structural and Functional Devices for the DoD

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Larry J. Holmes, Jr.
Assistant Director for Digital Design and Additive Manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing of Structural and Functional Devices for the DoD
Austin Good, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Development for DeLUX Advanced Manufacturing
Flexible/Wearable Infrared Detector & Decoder for Army Combat Training
Sophie Sharafi
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Processing of high-performance 3D printed polymers using dual scale modeling

 
April 16th | 3:00PM
Multifunctional Nanocomposites

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Prof. Erik Thostenson
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Multifunctional Fibers and Composites from (almost) Nothing
Amit Chaudhari
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Erik Thostenson

Sensing Mechanisms and Durability of Carbon Nanotubes Coated Textile Based Sensors
Dae Han Sung
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Erik Thostenson Towards Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Nanocomposites using Electrophoretic Deposition

 
April 23rd | 3:00PM
Processes and Modeling for Advanced Material Systems

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Uday Kiran Balaga
Graduate Intern
Dr. Dirk Heider

Fiber Recover Through Pyrolysis Optimization of Epoxy Prepreg
Bing Han, Ph.D.
Visiting Researcher
Assistant Prof. Zubaer Hossain

Polymer-Metal System Bonded with Defective Adhesive Joints Using Phase-Field Modeling
Lukas Fuessel
Graduate Intern
Dr. Dirk Heider Automated Rehabilitation of Gas-Pipelines Using the iWrap Process

 
April 30th | 3:00PM
Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Part I: Molecular Modeling of Composites

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
Director, Center for Composite Materials
Materials Under Extreme Dynamic Environments
Jejoon Yeon, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr.

Parametrization of ReaxFF Force Field for Description of S-Glass and Atomistic Stress-Strain Response of S-Glass
Sanjib Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Molecular Modeling of Glass Fiber-Epoxy Interphase

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