NSTI Nanotech 2009

Composite Materials

Composites

Symposium Chair

Local Organizer

Thomas Twardowski Thomas E. Twardowski
Twardowski Scientific
Enrique V. Barrera, Enrique V. Barrera,
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Rice University

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Jaime Grunlan Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Multifunctional Thin Films
Jaime C. Grunlan
Professor
Texas A&M University
Karen Winey Karen I. Winey
Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Symposium Sessions

 

Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Nanocomposites
1:30 Nanocomposites: Electrical Properties
1:00 CNT: Composite Design, Characterization & Modeling: Lockheed Martin Symposium
4:00 Nanocomposites and Nanowires: Computational Methods, Simulation & Software Tools
 

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
1:30 Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Nanomaterials & Nanocomposites
4:00 POSTERS
 

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:30 Polymer Nanotech: POSS/Polymer Composites
1:30 POSTERS
 Nanocomposites
3:30 Nanostructured Materials & Devices
3:30 Carbon Nano Structures: Growth, Functionalization and Nanocomposites
 

Thursday May 7

8:30 Nanostructured Materials and Devices
 

Symposium Program

 

Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 NanocompositesRoom 360 CF
 Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
10:30 Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Multifunctional Thin Films - Overview
J.C. Grunlan, Texas A&M University, US (bio)
11:00 Inorganic nanoparticle synthesis and inclusion into organic polymers
T. Druffel, E. Grulke, Optical Dynamics, US
11:20 (CANCELED) Solid State and Template Free Synthesis of a Nanotubular Polyaniline-TiO2 Composite
K. Bonnot, M. Grandcolas, V. Keller, D. Spitzer, ISL-CNRS, FR
11:40 Synthesis and Characterization of Alginate-Based Magnetic Nanocomposite
T. Luna-Pineda, O. Perales-Pérez, F. Román-Velázquez, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, PR
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1:30 Nanocomposites: Electrical PropertiesRoom 360 CF
 Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
1:30 Nanocomposites Overview
T. Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
2:00 Novel Metal Nanowire/Polymer Nanocomposites for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
G.A. Gelves, M.H. Al-Saleh, U. Sundararaj, University of Alberta, CA
2:20 Novel Carbon Nanotube-Biomedical Polymer Composite Platforms for Bioelectrochemical Applications
S. Ounnunkad, A.I. Minett, B.D. Fleming, A.M. Bond, G.G. Wallace, University of Wollongong, AU
2:40 Multifunctional Electrodes Based on MWNTs Sheets and Yarns
J. Carretero-González, M.E. dela Cruz, S. Fang, J.P. Ferraris, R.H. Baughman, The University of Texas at Dallas, US
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1:00 CNT: Composite Design, Characterization & Modeling: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 370 CF
 Session chair: Tushar Shah, Lockheed Martin, US
1:00 From a single carbon nanotube to an entangled network of bundles: Mesoscopic simulations of CNT films and nanocomposite materials
A.N. Volkov, W. Jacobs, L.V. Zhigilei, University of Virginia, US
1:15 Industrial Multi-scale Modeling of Polymer - CNT Nanocomposites
L. Adam, K. Delaere, J.-S. Gérard, R. Assaker, I. Doghri, e-Xstream engineering, BE
1:30 Effects of specimen size and geometry on dispersion quality and properties of single-walled carbon nanotube/epoxy composite films
B. Ashrafi, Y. Martinez-Rubi, V. Mirjalili, B. Simard, Y. Zhang, A. Johnston, National Research Council of Canada, CA
1:45 Multiscale Modeling of Nano-Reinforced Composite Interfaces
J.M. Wernik, S.A. Meguid, Univeristy of Toronto, CA
2:00 Large-scale quantum simulations of carbon nanotubes
A. Blom, K. Stokbro, QuantumWise A/S, DK
2:15 High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites
S. Arzberger, R. Baughman, Composite Technology Development, US
2:30 Improved fracture toughness of carbon fiber composite functionalized with multi walled carbon nanotubes
K.L. Kepple, G.P. Sanborn, P.A. Lacasse, K.M. Gruenberg, W.J. Ready*, Georgia Tech, US
2:45 Carbon nanofibers as interconnects in CMOS technology
J.R. Jameson, F. Madriz, T. Yamada, C.Y. Yang, Santa Clara University, US
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4:00 Nanocomposites and Nanowires: Computational Methods, Simulation & Software ToolsRoom 360 CF
 Session chair: Gerhard Goldbeck-Wood, Accelrys, Inc., UK
4:00 Multi-Scale Modeling of Polymer Nanocomposites
L. Adam, K. Delaere, J.-S. Gérard, R. Assaker, I. Doghri, M. Kaszacs, eXstream engineering S.A., BE
4:30 Obtaining Fracture Properties by Virtual Testing and Molecular Dynamics Techniques
B. Farahmand, G.M. Odegard, TASS INC, US
4:50 Extraction of Bulk Material Properties from Phonon Dispersion Spectra
N. Kumar, K. Pochiraju, Stevens Institute of Technology, US
5:10 Determination of Elastic and Thermal Properties of Nanocomposites by Fiber Embedment in Finite Elements
P.D. Spanos, M. Esteva, J.E. Akin, Rice University, US
5:30 Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Silica Nanowires
L.P. Dávila, V.J. Leppert, E.M. Bringa, University of California Merced, US
5:50 Nanocomposites Thermal Interface Models
J.E. Akin, Rice University, US
 

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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1:30 Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Nanomaterials & NanocompositesRoom 360 BE
 Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
1:30 Characterizing Particle Emissions from Burning Polymer Nanocomposites
M.R. Nyden, N.D. Marsh, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:00 Simulation of the daily use of nanomaterials containing coatings – a first step towards a life cycle analysis of nanocoatings
T. Sawitowski, M. Vorbau, L. Hillemann, M. Stintz, Byk Chemie, DE
2:30 Safe nanotextiles from a life cycle perspective
C. Som, M. Halbeisen, A. Koehler, M. Heuberger, Empa Materials Science and Technology, CH
2:50 Network Aggregation of CNT at the Surface of Epoxy/MWCNT Composite Exposed to UV Radiation
T. Nguyen, B. Pellegrin, L. Mermet, A. Shapiro, X. Gu, J. Chin, NIST, US
3:10 Degradation and Nanoparticle Release of Epoxy/Nanosilica Composites Exposed to Solar UV Radiation
B. Pellegrin, T. Nguyen, L. Mermet, A. Shapiro, X. Gu, J. Chin, NIST, US
3:30 Measurement of nanofiller removal by abrasion
F. Tardif, A. Guiot, L. Golanski, CEA-Liten, FR
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
 

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US
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10:30 Polymer Nanotech: POSS/Polymer CompositesRoom 361 BE
 Session chair: Chris DeArmitt, Hybrid Plastics Inc., US
10:30 POSS Enhanced Thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers and lubricants (overview presentation)
C. DeArmitt, Hybrid Plastics Inc, US
11:00 The development of high performance nanostructured colorless polyimides and their application in extraterrestrial solar cells
G. Poe, Nexolve Corporation, US
11:30 Sulfonated Polyhedral Oligosilsesquioxane (S-POSS) as a Nano-additive in Composite Multilayer Hydrogen Fuel Cell Proton Exchange Membranes
C. Hartmann-Thompson, P.I. Carver, D.L. Keeley, S.E. Keinath, B. Decker, P.R. Santurri, Michigan Molecular Institute, US (bio)
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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NanocompositesExpo Hall
- Transparent SWNT-PMMA Composites
R.E. Anderson, B. Simard, National Research Council Canada, CA
- Thermal, Electrical, and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy/Carbon Powder/Carbon Nanotube Composites
A.H. Brothers, Mainstream Engineering Corporation, US
- Clay assisted dispersion of carbon black in epoxy composites
K.C. Etika, L.A. Hess, J.C. Grunlan, Texas A&M University, US
- Graphene-Polyimide Nanocomposite Film
J.R. Lomeda, Z. Sun, J.M. Tour, Rice University, US
- ROMP of norbornene catalysed by Grubbs functionalized carbon nanotubes
P. Longo, C. Costabile, F. Grisi, G. Siniscalchi, P. Ciambelli, M. Sarno, C. Leone, D. Sannino, University of Salerno, IT
- Nano-Engineered Dielectrics for Energy Storage Solutions
N. Badi, A. Bensaoula, University of Houston, US
- Influence of Polymer Modulus on the Percolation Threshold of Electrically
Y.S. Kim, J.B. Wright, J.C. Grunlan, Texas A&M University, US
- Using Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes to Enhance the Properties of a Lead-free Solder
S.M.L. Nai, Y.D. Han, H.Y. Jing, C.M. Tan, J. Wei, M. Gupta, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, SG
- The Effects of Functionalization, Preblending, and Melt Processing on SWNT-PP Nanocomposite Properties
V.K. Radhakrishnan, E.W. Davis, V.A. Davis, Auburn University, US
- Effect of Particle Size, Binder Selection and Sintering Aid on the Properties of µ-featured Silicon Carbide Parts
V.P. Onbattuvelli, S.V. Atre, Oregon State University, US
- Barrier Properties of Model Epoxy Nanocomposites
L. Sun, W.-J. Boo, A. Clearfield, H.-J. Sue, H.Q. Pham, Texas A&M University, US
- Permittivity of BaTiO3 polymer composite with differing particle size distribution
B. Schumacher, H. Geßwein, T. Hanemann, J. Haußelt, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, DE
- Properties of a Newly Developed Carbon-Aluminum Nanocomposite
M. Yang, J. Novak, R. Fink, J. Brookover, N. Jiang, Applied Nanotech, Inc., US
- Novel approaches to fiber modification
S. Hiort af Ornäs, SweTree Technologies AB, SE
- Characterization of Silver Nanocomposite Glasses by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
J.A. Jiménez, H. Liu, E. Fachini, C.R. Cabrera, University of Puerto Rico, US
- Study of Electrical Properties of Nanocomposites filled with Indium Tin Oxide Nanobelts
E.P.S. Arlindo, J.A. Lucindo, H.A. Aquino, M.O. Orlandi, Universidade Estadual Paulista, BR
- Well-dispersed carbon nanotubes in structural composites for high-conductivity, remote strain-sensing, and damage monitoring
T.J. McDonald, J. Kitaygorsky, Electro Magnetic Applications, US
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3:30 Nanostructured Materials & DevicesRoom 360 CF
 Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
3:30 An Overview of Sensing and Waveguiding with Plasmonic Building Blocks
S. Link, Rice University, US
4:00 One-Dimensional Alignment of Gold Nanorods and Gold/Silica Core/Shell Nanoparticles by Using Bacterial Flagella as Templates
P. Qiu, C. Mao, University of Oklahoma, US
4:20 Physical Properties of Metal Coated Polymer Particles for Anisotropic Conductive Adhesive
Z.L. Zhang, J.Y. He, H. Kristiansen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO
4:40 Phase Behavior and Processing of Inorganic Nanocylinder Dispersions
S. Murali, K. Pizarro, T. Xu, J. Boice, V.A. Davis, Auburn University, US
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3:30 Carbon Nano Structures: Growth, Functionalization and NanocompositesRoom 370 CF
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, University of Toulouse & Robert Hauge, Rice University
3:30 Graphene-based Materials
R. Ruoff, University of Texas at Austin, US (bio)
4:00 An efficient strategy to drive nanoparticles inside carbon nanotubes
P. Serp, E. Castillejos, P.J. Debouttière, O. Ersen, I. Favier, M. Gomez, B. Chaudret and K. Philippot, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, FR (bio)
4:30 Influence of MWNT on the physical properties of polyethylene nanocomposites
P. Ciambelli, M. Sarno, H.C. Neitzert, M.R. Nobile, E. Somma, O. Valentino, University Of Salerno, IT
4:50 Preparation and Electrochemical Characterization of Porous SWNT-PPy Nanocomposite Sheets for Supercapacitor Applications
J. Oh, M.E. Kozlov, R.H. Baughman, University of Texas at Dallas, US
5:10 Towards flexible electronics based on single walled carbon nanotube networks
P.N. Nirmalraj, J.N. Coleman and J.J. Boland, CRANN & Trinity College Dublin, IE
 

Thursday May 7

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8:30 Nanostructured Materials and DevicesRoom 360 AD
 Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
8:30 Plasmon coupling in a nanoparticle self-assembly
S. Link, Rice University, US
9:00 Laser Eye Protection in a Contact Lens Using Plasmon Resonant Nanoparticles
G. Goodrich, J. Wang, J. Jackson, D. Payne, Nanospectra Biosciences Inc., US
9:20 The Tunable Luminescence from ZnO-Nanocrystal-Based Composites
G.N. Panin, A.N. Baranov, T.W. Kang, Dongguk University, KR
 

Special Symposium

Particles that are “nanosize” can be created using many different types of material. The symposia at Nanotech2006 reflect that diversity (see, for example, the symposium on Nanoparticles, or the one on Carbon Nano Structures). But in many cases the nanoparticles alone do not form useful materials. Their value is only seen when they are included in composite materials. This symposium focuses on the challenges of forming composites containing nano-sized structures, and on new technologies that have been developed to create these materials. Presentations on novel applications or properties of nano-composites are also encouraged.

Polymeric materials often serve as the matrix in nano-composites, the properties of the final materials depend on their intrinsic materials properties and on processing conditions. Unique effects in polymer nano-composites are driven not only by the small size, but also by the unusual shapes and aspect ratios of the additives. The addition of nano-particles to polymers can provide dramatic improvements mechanical and barrier properties along with optical transparency and other unique properties.

This symposium will be coordinated with the Polymer Nanotechnology Symposium, the Nano Particles & Applications Symposiuma, and the Nanoparticles in Soft Materials: Colloids Symposium.

Topics & Application Areas

  • High aspect ratio nanocomposites
  • Flake nanocomposites
  • Novel nanocomposite structures
  • Nanocomposite characterization
  • Mechanical applications
  • Thermal & fire applications
  • Barrier applications
  • Electrical, magnetic & optical applications
  • Modeling & simulation of composite materials
  • Other
 

Journal Submissions

Soft Matter Journal

Soft Matter Journal

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into Soft Matter.

For consideration into Soft Matter, please select the “Submit to RSC Soft Matter Journal” button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that you may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

For consideration into this Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research, please select the “Submit to Journal of Nanoparticle Research” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.


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