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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August 6, 2024 – Register

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Abdalsalam Fadeel, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Joseph Deitzel Effect of Consolidation Pressure on the Deformation and Void Content Reduction within a Stochastic Array of Fibrils
Amit Deshpande, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Srikanth Pilla Coming Soon
Maximilian Pitto
Graduate Intern
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Quantification of Resin Bleeding from Core-shell Structured Thermoset Tow-Pregs for Additive Manufacturing

 
October 1, 2024 – Register

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Navid Niknafs, Ph.D.
Research Associate III
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Coming Soon
Tom Cender, Ph.D.
Scientist
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Coming Soon
Andrew Stack, (M.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Coming Soon

 
November 12, 2024

Presenter Presentation Title
Nicholas Rorrer, Ph.D.
Manager and Sr. Researcher – Polymer Science and Engineering Renewable Resources and Enabling Sciences Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Coming Soon

 
November 18, 2024

Presenter Presentation Title
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. h.c. (RGU) Jens Schuster
Hochschule Kaiserslautern
University of Applied Sciences
3D-PRINTING UNDER HIGH PRESSURE

 
December 10, 2024 – Register

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Nithin Parambil, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Coming Soon
Dhanashree Shinde, (Ph.D.M.S.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Srikanth Pilla Coming Soon
Shih Wen Chen, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Coming Soon

 
 


PREVIOUS SESSIONS

2024

 
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, (Ph.D.M.S.E.)
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 5, 2024

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

 
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

 
May 7, 2024

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Lukas Fuessel, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Determination of a Stabile Stain Window for Highly Aligned Discontinuous Fiber Tapes using Stretch – Tape – Placement
Tekin Ozdemir, Ph.D.
Research Associate III
Dr. Joseph Deitzel Atabilization of TuFF Material by Electrospinning Ultra low Areal Weisht 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 4, 2024

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
John Tierney, Ph.D.
Sr. Scientist
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. TuFF: The Evolution and Revolution of the World’s Strongest Short Fiber Composite Material for Sustainability and Recycling
Sai Aditya Pradeep, Ph.D.
Research and Development Engineer
Prof. Srikanth Pilla UNDERSTANDING MATERIAL-PROCESS-MICROSTRUCTURE-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIPS OF THERMOPLASTIC OLEFINS FOAMS

 
July 9, 2024

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Molla Ali
Research Associate III
Dr. Joseph Deitzel Influence of Consolidation Pressure on Tensile Strength of Thin Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Composites
Pavel Simacek, Ph.D.
Research Associate III
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Fiber Deposition in TuFF Process: The Determination of Processing Window

 


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 Student
Prof. Suresh G. Advani Vacuum Induced Preform Relaxation For The Manufacturing Of Thermoset Composites With Impermeable Interlayers
Alexander Legenstein, (Ph.D. Polymer Science)
Graduate Student, Montanuniversität Leoben
Dr. Thomas Cender Stretch Steering of Aligned Discontinuous Fiber Tapes on Highly Curved Paths Using Automated Fiber Placement

 
May 2, 2023

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Lukas Fuessel, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Influence of Deformation of Compliant Rollers on Tape Steering during Automated Tape Placement
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

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Colin Bonner, (Ph.D.E.C.E.)
Graduate Student

Prof. Mark Mirotznik The Additive Manufacturing of Conformal Electromagnetic Devices on Composite Substrates
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

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
John Tierney, Ph.D.
Sr. Scientist
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. UD-CCM CDS Composite Design Software: Overview and Demonstrations
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

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

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Eli Bogetti, (M.M.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Analytical Buckling Analysis For Tow-steered Laminates
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

Graduate Student

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Kyle Morris, (M.M.S.)
Graduate Student
Prof. Erik Thostenson & Prof. Suresh G. Advani Methodology for Characterizing Forming Limits of Highly Aligned Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Composites>/td>
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.) Prof. Suresh G. Advani & Thomas Cender, Ph.D. Methodology to Establish a Forming Process Window for Thermoset Aligned Discontinuous Fiber Composites

 
November 7, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Munetaka Kubota, (Ph.D.M.S.E.)
Graduate Student
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Designing a Functionally Graded S-2 Glass/Epoxy Composites for Improved Energy Absorption
Navid Niknafs, Ph.D. Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Advances in Fiber Alignment for TuFF Preforms: Investigating Fiber Orientation Dynamics and Process Optimization
Alex Vanarelli, M.M.E.
Composites Design Manager
Prof. John W. Gillespie, Jr. Hydrostatic Processing of UHMWPE Composites using Distributed Elastomer Networks

 
December 5, 2023

Presenter Advisor Presentation Title
Kaiyue Deng, (Ph.D.M.E.)
Graduate Student/td>

Prof. Kun Fu Core-Shell Structured Tow-Preg Enabled Additive Manufacturing
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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