2002

Bringing New Value to Polymers
September 23-25, 2002
San Diego, California

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Novel Manufacturing Techniques of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lloyd Goettler, University of Akron

Session 2: Innovations in Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, and Nano-Wires
Moderator: Dr. Max D Alexander, Wright Patterson AFB

Session 3: Fire Retardancy of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey W. Gilman, NIST

Session 4: Morphology, Reinforcement, and Other Properties of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University

Session 5: Medical, Biomaterials, and Other Unique Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lajos Balogh, University of Michigan

Session 6: Emerging Applications and Novel Commercial Opportunities for Nanocomposites
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Novel Manufacturing Techniques of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lloyd Goettler, University of Akron
"Extrusion Approach for Preparation of Organic/ Inorganic Nanocomposites" Feng Yang and Gordon L. Nelson (speaker), College of Science and Liberal Arts, Florida Institute of Technology
"The Role of Reactive Processing in the Manufacturing of Polymer Nanocomposites" Minh-Tan Ton-That, Kenneth Cole, Johanne Denault, National Research Council Canada, Industrial Materials Institute
"Foaming Polypropylene-Nanocomposites with Supercritical Fluid" Toshiya Abiko (speaker), Hiroshi Kawato and Toshitaka Kanai, Idemitsu Petrochemical Co., Takafumi Oda and Hiromu Saito, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
"Use of Functionalized Polypropylenes in the Compatibilization and Dispersion of Nanocomposites" C. Varela, C. Rosales (speaker), R. Perera, M. Matos, T. Poirier, J. Blunda, Departamento de Mecánica, Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela)
"Shear Induced Orientation and Associated Property Enhancement in Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites" Ayush Bafna¹(speaker), Gregory Beaucage¹, Francis Mirabella², Sameer Mehta²
¹Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Cincinnati, ²Equistar
"The Exfoliation of MMT in PAN/Na-MMT Nanocomposites" In Jae Chung (speaker), Yeong Suk Choi, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST (Korea)
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Session 2: Innovations in Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, and Nano-Wires
Moderator: Dr. Max D Alexander, Wright Patterson AFB
"Chemical Reduction Synthesis of Amorphous Fe-Based Nanoparticles" Vincent H. Hammond (speaker) and James M O'Reilly, University of Dayton Research Institute
"Semiconductor Nanocrystals" Fatma Vatansever (speaker) and Richard Vaia, National Research Council, Wright-Patterson AFB
"Carbon Multiwall Nanotubes as a Conductive Additive for Demanding Plastic Applications" Patrick C. Collins (speaker), John Hagerstrom and Stella Kindred, Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.
"Nanocomposites from Carbon Nanofiber" D. Burton, D. G. Glasgow, T. W. Hughes (speaker) and M. L. Lake, Applied Sciences, Inc.
"Novel High Aspect Ratio Nickel Nanofibers" George Hanson (speaker) and William Jenkin, Metal Matrix Composites
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Session 3: Fire Retardancy of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey W. Gilman, NIST
"Development of High Throughput Methods for Nanocomposite Materials Flammability Research" Jeffrey W. Gilman, Fire Research Division, NIST
"Nanocomposite hybrid Coatings to Improve Flame Resistance of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Substrates" E.Fabbri¹, P.Fabbri¹ (speaker), M.Messori², F.Pilati¹, M.Toselli²
¹Dept. of Materials and Environmental Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, ²Dept. of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Bologna (Italy)
"Preparation, Thermal Degradation and Combustion Behavior of Polymer/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites Based Upon PE and EVA" Marco Zanetti¹ (speaker), Luciano Falqui², Valentina Brunella¹, Luigi Costa¹
¹Università degli Studi di Torino, ²Istituto di Studi Chimico-Fisici di Macromolecole Sintetiche e Naturali, IMAG-CNR (Italy)
"An Evaluation of Layered Silicates as Flame Retardants for Polyolefins" K. Motha (speaker), J. Huhtala, T. Ikonen, E. Hasari, Borealis Polymers Oy (Finland)
"Thermal and Flammability Properties of a Silica-PMMA Nanocomposite" Takashi Kashiwagi¹*(speaker), Alexander B. Morgan¹†, Joseph M. Antonucci², Mark R. VanLandingham³, and Richard H. Harris, Jr¹
¹Fire Science Division, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, ²Polymer Division, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, ³Building Materials Division, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
* Guest Researcher, †Currently Dow Chemical Co.
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Session 4: Morphology, Reinforcement, and Other Properties of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University
"Layered-Inorganic Platelete Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites - A Better Solution for Reinforcement" Fengge Gao, Polymer Engineering Centre, School of Engineering, Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom)
"Mechanical Properties of Silica-(Meth)Acrylate Hybrid Coatings on Polycarbonate Substrate" Victor A. Soloukhin (speaker), Willem Posthumus, José C.M. Brokken-Zijp and Gijsbertus de With, Laboratory of Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands).
"TPO/Clay Nanocomposites: Morphology and Mechanical Properties" Francis M. Mirabella (speaker), Equistar Chemicals, Ayush Bafna, Karl Rufener and Sameer Mehta, University of Cincinnati
"Study on Morphology Evolution, Anisotropic Phase Behavior and Orientational Behaviors of the Highly Filled Polymer-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites" Chong Min Koo¹ (speaker), Hyeong Taek Ham¹, Ki Hyun Wang¹, In Jae Chung¹, Sang Ouk Kim², Dae-Cheol Kim³ and Wang-Cheol Zin³
¹Department of Chemical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, ²Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ³Dept. of Material Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea)
"Characterization and Comparism of Organically Modified Clay Compounds and Their Nanocomposites with Polypropylene" A. Leuteritz (speaker), D. Pospiech, B. Kretzschmar, D. Jehnichen, U. Jentzsch and A. Janke, Institute of Polymer Research (Germany)
"Stabilization of Polypropylene Nanocomposites" Hui Hwui Chin and Peter Solera, Ciba Specialty Chemicals
"Molecular Theory of Polyurethane/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites at Large Deformation" M. Song (speaker) and KJ Yao, IPTME, Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
"Atomistic Modeling of Polymer Matrices in Nanocomposites" Stephen Fossey, US Army Natick RD&E Center
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Session 5: Medical, Biomaterials, and Other Unique Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lajos Balogh, University of Michigan
"Development of Radioactive Dendrimer Nanocomposites to Treat Tumor Microvasculature" L. P. Balogh¹,² (speaker), C. W. Becker³, and M. K. Khan*
¹Center for Biologic Nanotechnology, ²Macromolecular Science and Engineering, ³Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project, *Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan
"New Polyactide/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites: Concurrent Improvement of Material Properties and Biodegradability" Suprakas Sinha Ray¹ (speaker), Kazunobu Yamada², Masami Okamoto¹, and Kazue Ueda²
¹Advanced Polymeric Materials Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute,²Unitika Ltd (Japan)
"New Biodegradable Poly(Butylene Succinate)/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites: Preparation, Characterization and Mechanical Properties" Suprakas Sinha Ray¹, Kazuaki Okamoto², Masami Okamoto¹ (speaker)
¹Toyota Technological Institute, ²Nagoya Municipal Research Institute, (Japan).
"Chitin as a Bioabsorbable Reinforcement for New Biodegradable Polymer Nanocomposites and Blends" V. Castillo, M. Matos (speaker), A. Müller, C. Rosales, Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela)
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Session 6: Emerging Applications and Novel Commercial Opportunities for Nanocomposites
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Opportunities for High Performance Epoxy Layered Silicate Nanocomposites" Ole Becker¹, Russell J. Varley², George P. Simon¹
¹School of Physics & Materials Engineering, Monash University, ²CSIRO Molecular Science (Australia)
"HVOF Thermal Sprayed Nanoceramic-Reinforced Protective Polymer Coatings with Improved Wear Properties" Thomas Twardowski (speaker), Philadelphia Univerisity, and Richard Knight, Drexel University
"Polymer Clay Nanocomposites for the Enhancement of Barrier Properties to Organic Fluids" M.-H. Klopffer (speaker), R. Waché, E. Vinciguerra, B. Flaconnèche and S. Gonzalez, Applied Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Department, Institut Français du Pétrole (France)
"The Properties and Applications of Epoxy/Clay Nanocomposites in the Electronic Packaging Materials" Tsung-Yen Tsai, Department of Material Science & Engineering, National Dong Hwa University (TAIWAN)
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