Nanocomposites

2005

August 22-24, 2005
San Francisco, California

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Nanofibers, Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, and Nanofillers
Moderator: Max Alexander, Wright Patterson AFB

Session 2: Novel Manufacturing Techniques of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Sadhan Jana, University of Akron

Session 3: Medical and Biomaterials Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lajos Balogh, SUNY Buffalo

Session 4: Properties, Reinforcement, Fire Retardancy and Rheology
Moderator: Dr. Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University

Session 5: Characterization Techniques of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Rachel Jakubiak, Wright Patterson AFB

Session 6: Nanophotonic Materials, Structures, and Devices
Moderator: Rachel Jakubiak, Wright Patterson AFB

Session 7: Emerging Commercial Applications and New Markets
Moderator: Tom Hughes, Applied Sciences, Inc.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Nanofibers, Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, and Nanofillers
Moderator: Max Alexander, Wright Patterson AFB
"Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Metallic Nanostructures for Nanocomposites" Ben Wiley (speaker), Jingyi Chen, Yugang Sun and Younan Xia, Xia Group, University of Washington
"Novel Continuous Nanofibers for Next Generation Structural Supernanocomposites" Yuris A. Dzenis, University of Nebraska
"Prediction of Electrospinning Parameters for Targeted Nanofiber Diameter" Onur Sinan Yördem (speaker), Melih Papila and Yusuf Menceloglu, Sabanci University (Turkey)
"Plasma Deposition of Ultrathin Films on Nanoparticles and Nanotubes for Novel Engineering Applications" Donglu Shi, University of Cincinnati
"Fabrication and Frequency Dependent Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Core/Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles" Christy R. Vestal, Universal Technology Corporation, AFRL/MLBP
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Session 2: Novel Manufacturing Methods, Materials, and Processing
Moderator: Sadhan Jana, University of Akron
"Reactive Extrusion Technology for Producing Cyclic Butylene Terephthlate Oligomer Based Nanocomposites" Parvinder Walia (speaker), David Bank, Mark Barger and Kalyan Sehanobish, Dow Chemical
"Nanocomposites Design by Nanofiller-Polymer Reactions and by Novel Blending" Sadhan C. Jana (speaker), Asim Pattanayak, Guillermo Jimenez, and Dhawal Dharaiya, University of Akron
"Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposite Foams" Jiong Shen (speaker), Xia Cao and L. J. Lee, Ohio State University
"Metal Matrix Nanocomposite Materials Processed Via Cryogenic Milling" Patrick B. Berbon (speaker), DDG Cryogenics, and Clifford C. Bampton, The Boeing Company
"Orientations of Microcells, Nanoclay, and Crystals in Microcellular Injection Molded PA6 Nanocomposites" Mingjun Yuan and Lih-Sheng Turng (speaker), University of Wisconsin-Madison
"A New Approach to Impact Modification of Nylon/Organoclay Nanocomposites" Marina Rogunova, PolyOne Corporation
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Session 3: Medical and Biomaterials Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Lajos Balogh, SUNY Buffalo
"Biodegradable Nanocomposites for Bone Regeneration" Peter X. Ma, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Medical Device Applications of PVC/EVA-CO Nanocomposites" D. C. McConnell (speaker), C. Y. Lew, G. M. McNally, Medical Polymers Research Institute, The Queen's University of Belfast
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Session 4: Properties, Reinforcement, Fire Retardancy and Rheology
Moderator: Dr. Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University
"Scale-Effects in Toughening Mechanisms in Micro and Nano-Reinforced Composites" Alan J. Lesser, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Polymeric Nanocomposites Enabled by Controlled Architecture Materials" John W. Longabach (speaker), James Nelson, Ryan Marx, and Terri Shefelbine, 3M
"Factors that Control Anisotropy / Isotropy of LCP-Nanocomposites" Jouni Enqvist (speaker), VTT Processes, and Maarit Enqvist, Tampere University of Technology (Finland)
"Investigation on Properties of Polyethylene/Montmorillonite Nanocomposites Influenced by Gamma Irradiation" Yuan Hu (speaker), Hongdian Lu, Lei Song, and Weicheng Fan, State Key Lab. of Fire Science, and Zuyao Chen, University of Science and Technology of China
"The Structure of Chars Formed from Clay/Polymer Nanocomposites" Fengge Gao (speaker), Yalan Li, and Steve Moloney, Nottingham Trent University (UK)
"Chemorheology and Properties of a Thermoset PU/Clay Nanocomposite System" Dae Su Kim (speaker) and Jin-Tae Kim, Chungbuk National University (Korea), and Daren Martin and Peter Halley, The University of Queensland (Australia)
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Session 5: Characterization Techniques of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Rachel Jakubiak, Wright Patterson AFB
"Nondestructive Sensing and Stress Transfer Mechanisms of Carbon Nanotube, Nanofiber and Ni-Nanowire/Epoxy Composites Using Electro-Micromechanical Technique" Joung-Man Park (speaker)*°, Jin-Kyu Jung°, Sung-Ju Kim°, Jae-Rock Lee^, Tae-Wook Kimª, and George Hansen¨
*The University of Utah, °Gyeongsang National University (Korea), ^Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, ªKorea Institute of Machinery and Materials, ¨Metal Matrix Composites ( U. S. A.)
"New Method for Determining the Quality of Smectite Clay/Plastic Nanocomposites" Robert Klein (speaker), Technical Manager, and Wouter IJdo, Elementis Specialties
"Nano-Particle Reinforced Polymeric Composites: Nanoscale Characterization and Effective Mechanical Properties" T. Ramanathan (speaker) and Cate Brinson, Northwestern University
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Session 6: Nanophotonic Materials, Structures, and Devices
Moderator: Rachel Jakubiak, Wright Patterson AFB
"Fabrication of Polymer-Based Photonic Crystals" Peng Yao, Shouyuan Shi, Caihua Chen, Garret J. Schneider, Ahmed Sharkawy, Eric Kelmelis, Vice President (speaker), and Dennis W. Prather , EM Photonics, Inc.
"Application of Nanomaterials for Development of Colored Polymeric Composites of High Stability for UV-Irradiation" B. Gorelik (speaker), I. Baumberg, O. Berezin and M. Voskobojnik, ELAM EL Industries (Israel)
"Nanophotonic Structures from Holographic Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals" Rachel Jakubiak (speaker), Dean P. Brown, Vince P. Tondiglia, Lalgudi V. Natarajan, Richard L. Sutherland, Timothy J. Bunning and Richard A. Vaia, Wright Patterson AFB
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Session 7: Emerging Commercial Applications and New Markets
Moderator: Tom Hughes, Applied Sciences, Inc.
"Commercial Developments in Nanopolymer Compounds" George Zollos (speaker), Marketing Manager, and David Jarus PolyOne Corporation
"Nanocomposites: A Challange for Application and Market" Joachim Grossmann, Süd-Chemie AG
"Commercial Nano Impact Modifiers for Epoxy and Engineeering Polymers" Sheng Hong, Arkema Inc.
"Nanostructured Materials for Aerospace Power and Propulsion Applications" Michael A. Meador, Chief, Polymers Branch, NASA Glenn Research Center
"Nanoadditives - A Smart Way to Improve Polymer Performances" Thomas Sawitowski, Head of Nanotechnology Department, BYK-Chemie GmbH (Germany)
"New Developments in Nano-Enhanced Resin Systems" Arthur W. Fritts, President, NanoSperse LLC
"Novel Nanocomposite Fibres for Technical Textile Applications" Bronwyn L. Fox*, Mark G. Looney (speaker)°, and Kevin Magniez*°
*Deakin University, °CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, (Australia)
"Multifunctional nanocomposites for Meeting Space Electromagnetic Compatibility Requirements" Edward Silverman, Northrop Grumman Space Technology
"Opportunities of Nanocomposites for Automotive Applications" Dr. Suresh Shah, Senior Technical Fellow, Delphi Corporation
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