press releases

2015

International Coverage

Germany

France

April 2014

Repeated Self-healing in Fiber-composites

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May 2011

American Chemical Society Self-healing Materials

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past conferences

5th ICSHM Conference
June 22-24, 2015
Durham, NC USA

20th ICCM Conference
July 19-24, 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark

16th ECCM Conference
June 22-26, 2013
Seville, Spain

27th ASC Conference
October 1-3, 2012
Arlington, TX USA

RESEARCH

My current research involves the development of bio-inspired materials to improve the reliability and resilience and of engineered structures. Specifically, I am working to engender high-performance fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites with multifunctional attributes. By developing fabrication techniques that create internal microvasculature (VaSC) to allow fluid transport, in situ self-healing along with thermal regulation and electromagnetic modulation is made possible by a simple substitution of active liquids. Recently I have begun to integrate micro-electronic sensor arrays into FRC architectures in order to couple self-sensing with the various functionalities. The ultimate objective is to produce synthetic materials with life-like attributes for real-time adaptability and longevity.