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2021 Research Reviews

The annual 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.

Upcoming Presentations

July 22nd | 2:00PMRegistration Required

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

Processability of Thick Composite Parts Inter-Stacked with Impermeable Interlayers
Paul Samuel
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Suresh G. Advani

Stress Wave Propagation-and-Modeling Through Thickness Delamination under Uniaxial Impulse Loading of Thick-Section Composites
Nithinkumar Manoharan
Researcher
Dr. Bazle Z. Haque High Strain Rate Compression Behavior of Neat Epoxy Resins
Dr. Sagar Doshi
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Joseph Deitzel Characterization of Neat Epoxy Resins using Quasi-Static and High Strain Rate Compression Testing

 
July 29th | 2:00PMRegistration Required

Presenter Presentation Title
Mr. Mark Lamontia
Dupont Laureate and Lavoisier Recipient
In your career, you need to be a mentor and be mentored

 


Previously Presented

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March 26th
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
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
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
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
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

 
May 14th
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

 
May 21st
Processing of Carbon/Carbon Composites

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Laure Moretti
Postdoctoral Researcher
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, Material Sciences & Engineering
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. & Prof. Mark Mirotznik Mechanisms Of Void Formation In Carbon/Carbon Composites

 
June 3rd
TuFF Overview and Material Response During Processing

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Dr. Dirk Heider
Assistant Director for Technology
TuFF Overview
Tom Cender, Ph.D.
Composites Process Development Specialist
Prof. Suresh G. Advani & Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Micro-Structural Characterization of TuFF for High-Strain Forming Applications
Tekin Ozdemir, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Joseph Deitzel &
Dr. Dirk Heider
Electrospinning of Ultra Low Aerial Weight Binder Veils from Aqueous Solutions

 
June 10th
Part III: Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Dr. Bazle Z. Haque
Senior Scientist,
Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. MEDE Overview
Molla Ali
Research Technician I
Dr. Bazle Z. Haque Micro Punch Shear Test of Composite Ribbons at Sub-Millimeter Length Scale
Isabel Catugas
Undergraduate Researcher, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Bazle Z. Haque Microscale Depth of Penetration and Micro-Erosion of Unidirectional Glass/Epoxy Composites
Tam Nguyen
Undergraduate Researcher, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Bazle Z. Haque Micromechanical Prediction of Transverse Properties of Unidirectional Composites

 
June 17th/b>
Processing Science: Automated Tape Placement and 3D Printing of Composite Materials

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Dr. Kun Fu
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
3D Printing of Composite
Edward J. Carron
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Mark Mirotznik &
Dr. Zubaer Hossain
Optimizing FDM 3D Print Strength with Multi-Axis Toolpath Orientation
Navid Niknafs Kermani
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Suresh G. Advani Gap Filling Mechanisms in the Automated Tape Placement

 
June 24th
Designing Crack Propagation in Brittle Composites

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Dr. Zubaer Hossain
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Nonlinear Loading to Determine Effective Toughness in Heterogeneous Media
Tousif Ahmed
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Zubaer Hossain Failure of In-Plane Heterostructures at Atomistic-Continuum Scales
Fazle Elahi
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Zubaer Hossain Effects of Inclusion Size on Fracture Toughness of SiC/SiC Composites
Tengyuan Hao
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Zubaer Hossain Effective Toughness and Strength in CNT-Silica Nanocomposites

 
July 8th

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Dr. John Tierney
Senior Scientist
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr.

Rapid Thermoforming of Composites: Aerospace Performance at Automotive Rates
Dr. Pavel Simacek
Research Associate III
Prof. Suresh Advani Fibers in the Stream: Motion and Deformation of Individual Filaments in Fluid Environment
Albraa Jaber
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. and Prof. Suresh Advani Prediction of Axial and Circumferential Equilibrium Spacing Between Charged Microspheres in Contact with Grounded Fiber

 
July 15th

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Dr. Steve Sauerbrunn
Thermal Analysis Engineer
Dr. Joseph Deitzel

Characterization of Wettability of Fiber Surfaces using Dynamic Contact Angle Analyzer
Alex Vanarelli
Composites Design Manager
Dr. John Tierney

Response of Thin Flexible Compression Columns with Self-Reacting Lateral Constraint
William Manning, III
Graduate Student, Materials Science & Engineering
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. and Dr. Joseph Deitzel

Polycarbonate Epoxy Interphase Modeling

 

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