Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

CCM CONNECTS: Research Series

The annual Research Series comprise of monthly 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 Series 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. CCM CONNECTS is co-sponsored by NASA ULI.

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May 7th – Register HERE

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Lukas Fuessel, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Defining the Minimal Steering Radii and Stretch Limits in In-Situ Stretch Tape Placement
Tekin Ozdemir, Ph.D.
Research Associate III
Dr. Joseph Deitzel Stabilization of TuFF Material by Electrospinning Ultra-low Areal Weight Binder Veils from Aqueous Solutions
Colin Bonner, (Ph.D.E.C.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Mark Mirotznik Manufacturing Approaches for Experimental Validation of Numerically Designed Conformal Metasurfaces

 
June 4th – Register HERE

 

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
John Tierney, Ph.D.
Sr. Scientist
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Coming Soon
Pavel Simacek, Ph.D.
Research Associate III
Prof. Suresh Advani Coming Soon
Branndon Chen, (Ph.D.M.S.E.)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Coming Soon

 

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

2024

 
April 2, 2024

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Amit Chaudhari, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Prof. Erik T. Thostenson Flexible Carbon Nanocomposite Sensors: Validation Using Robotics and Virtual Reality (VR)
Aidan Ford
Materials Process Engineer
Dr. Thomas Cender Performance of Stretch-Steered Aligned Discontinuous Fiber Tape with Automated Fiber Placement
Tania Lavaggi, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Suresh G. Advani and Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Improvement of the Densification Process of Carbon/Carbon Composites

 
January 9, 2024

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Sandra Milev, (Ph.D.C.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Jovan Tater Self-healable And Recyclable Sealants-A sustainable Solution for Aging Infrastructure
Munetaka Kubota
Materials Engineer
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Designing a Functionally Graded S-2 Glass/Epoxy Composites for Improved Energy Absorption
Sophie Sharafi, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Additive Manufacturing of High Temperature Polymer Composites

 

 
February 6, 2024

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Paul Samuel, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Experimental Measurement of Mode-I Fracture Toughness and Traction Laws for Delamination in Plain Weave Composites
Seyda Naz Alasahin, (Ph.D.E.C.E)
Graduate Student
Prof. Erik Thostenson and Prof. Mark Mirotznik Utilization Of Carbon Nanotube Based Sensors To Monitor Resin Flow In Resin Transfer Molding
Hasan Ulus
Visiting Scholar
Prof. Monique Head and Prof. Suresh G. Advani Effect of Particle Size and Replacement Ration on Mechanical Performance of Concrete Containing Ground-Recycled ABS Waste Plastics

March 5th

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Uday Balaga, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Suresh G. Advani and Dr. Dirk Heider Effect of Fiber Aspect Ration on the Mechanical Performance of Aligned Short Fiber Composites (TuFF)
Mohammad Tofayel Ahmed, (Ph.D.M.S.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Erik Thostenson Sensing of Resin Flow and Cure in Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing
Shaharear Emtiaz, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Modeling the Effect of Fiber Clustering Resin Bleeding on Void Formation During Additive Manufacturing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Thermoset Composites

 


2023

 
April 4, 2023

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Shagata Das, (Ph.D.C.E.)
Graduate Student
Dr. Jovan Tatar Mechanical Behavior Of UV-Cured Composite Stepped Lap Adhesive Joints

Tania Lavaggi, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate StudentProf. Suresh G. AdvaniVacuum Induced Preform Relaxation For The Manufacturing Of Thermoset Composites With Impermeable InterlayersAlexander Legenstein, (Ph.D. Polymer Science)
Graduate Student, Montanuniversität LeobenDr. Thomas CenderStretch Steering of Aligned Discontinuous Fiber Tapes on Highly Curved Paths Using Automated Fiber Placement

 
May 2, 2023

Lukas Fuessel, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate StudentProf. John W. Gillespie, Jr.Influence of Deformation of Compliant Rollers on Tape Steering during Automated Tape Placement

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Sagar M. Doshi, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist
Dr. Joseph Deitzel Characterizing Adhesion of Polyimide Pi Silica Composite Copper for Applications in Microelectronics
Professor Mark Mirotznik
Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship
UD-CCM, Associate Director for Digital Design and Additive Manufacturing
  Design of Multifunctional TuFF for Electromagnetic Applications

 
June 6, 2023

Colin Bonner, (Ph.D.E.C.E.)
Graduate StudentProf. Mark MirotznikThe Additive Manufacturing of Conformal Electromagnetic Devices on Composite Substrates

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Tekin Ozdemir, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Joseph Deitzel Polymer and Carbon Fiber Reclamation of Elium 188 O Infused TuFF Composites
Abhishek Bhesania, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Molecular Dynamics And Machine Learning Based Silane Chemistry Optimization For High Strain Rate Application

 
July 11, 2023

John Tierney, Ph.D.
Sr. ScientistProf. John W. Gillespie, Jr.UD-CCM CDS Composite Design Software: Overview and Demonstrations

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Pavel Simacek, Ph.D.
Research Associate III
Prof. Suresh Advani Modeling Resin Infusion with LIMS
Bazle Z. Haque, Ph.D.
Sr. Scientist
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Composite Damage Modeling with Rate Dependent Progressive Continuum Damage Model (rdpCDM) MAT162 in LS-DYNA

 
August 1, 2023

Branndon Chen, (Ph.D.M.S.E.)
Graduate StudentProf. John W. Gillespie, Jr.Micro-Mechanical Fiber Waviness development in Thermoplastic Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Processing

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Theodore Fessaras, (Ph.D.E.C.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Mark Mirotznik Design and Additive Manufacture of Gradient Dielectrics for RF Devices
Nuwan Dewapriya, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Molecular Dynamics Study Of The Effects Of Defects And Transverse Pressure On The Axial Tensile Properties Of Polyethylene

September 5, 2023

Eli Bogetti, (M.M.E.)
Graduate StudentProf. John W. Gillespie, Jr.Analytical Buckling Analysis For Tow-steered Laminates

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Nithin Kaliyath Parambil, Ph.D.
Research Associate III
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Fatigue Performance Of Thermoplastic Tuff Composites
Shih Wen Chen, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Experimental Investigation Of Bubble Mobility In Porous Media During Resin Transfer Molding

 
October 3, 2023

Kyle Morris, (M.M.S.)
Graduate StudentProf. Erik Thostenson & Prof. Suresh G. AdvaniMethodology for Characterizing Forming Limits of Highly Aligned Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Composites

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Ankita Bisht, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Mr. Munetaka Kubota Investigating The Structure Of CVD Deposited Amino Silane On Silica Substrate Via High Resolution Characterization Methods
Loren Tomlin, (M.M.S.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Suresh G. Advani & Thomas Cender, Ph.D. Methodology to Establish a Forming Process Window for Thermoset Aligned Discontinuous Fiber Composites

 
November 7, 2023

Munetaka Kubota, (Ph.D.M.S.E.)
Graduate StudentProf. John W. Gillespie, Jr.Designing a Functionally Graded S-2 Glass/Epoxy Composites for Improved Energy Absorption

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Navid Niknafs, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Advances in Fiber Alignment for TuFF Preforms: Investigating Fiber Orientation Dynamics and Process Optimization
Alex Vanarelli, MME
Composites Design Manager
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Hydrostatic Processing of UHMWPE Composites using Distributed Elastomer Networks

 
December 5, 2023

Kaiyue Deng, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate StudentProf. Kun FuCore-Shell Structured Tow-Preg Enabled Additive Manufacturing

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Ahmad AbuObaid, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist
Dr. Joseph Dietzel and Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Effect of Consolidation Process on Tensile Strength of UHMPE Fibers Extracted from Composite Panels
Shivansh Gour & Suraj Reddy
Charter School of Wilmington, Seniors
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Nikoi: An AI-Driven Productivity Application for Research Projects

 

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