2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

Active and Adaptive Nanocomposites: Opportunties for Smart Materials

Richard A. Vaia

Richard A. Vaia

Lead of the NanoMaterials Strategy Group, Acting Chair of the NanoScience and Technology (NST) Strategic Technology Team, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Richard A. Vaia is the Lead of the NanoMaterials Strategy Group and Acting Chair of the NanoScience and Technology (NST) Strategic Technology Team at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). His research group focuses on polymer nanocomposites, photonic technologies and their impact on developing adaptive soft matter. He received his PhD degree in materials science and engineering at Cornell University in 1995 and was a distinguished graduate from Cornell‘s AFROTC. His honors and awards include the Air Force Outstanding Scientist (2002), MRL Visiting Professor at University of California Santa Barbara, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Star Team (2003-2005; 2005-2007) and the Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award (2006) from the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton. Rich serves on the editorial board of Chemistry of Materials, Member-at-Large for the Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering of the American Chemical Society, and has authored over 75 peer-reviewed papers and patents.

Speaking in the special symposium on Composites & Interfaces.


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