TechConnect World 2016
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2016

Composite Materials

Composite Materials

Symposium Chair

Thomas E. TwardowskiThomas E. Twardowski
Integra Life Sciences Corporation

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Sinan KetenUnderstanding Nanoconfinement and Nanoscale Interfaces in Structural Nanocomposites
Sinan Keten
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

Chuck ZhangScalable manufacturing of multifunctional carbon nanomaterials
Chuck Zhang
Professor, Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Michael A MeadorApplication of Nanotechnology in the Development of Ultralightweight Materials - Benefits and Opportunities
Michael A Meador
Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, U.S. National Science and Technology Council

Jeffrey W. GilmanPolymer composites interphase imaging
Jeffrey W. Gilman
Polymer Chemist, Polymers and Complex Fluids Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Greg HaugstadNanoscale Characterization of Silicone/Fumed Silica Composites by AFM
Greg Haugstad
Technical Staff Member & Director, Characterization Facility (CharFac), University of Minnesota


Symposium Sessions

Monday May 23

10:30Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites I
1:30Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites II

Tuesday May 24

10:30Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications
1:30Polymer Composite Materials
3:30Innovation Spotlights: Materials - GAF, Bob Barker Company

Wednesday May 25

8:30Composites, Aerospace Industry Applications
10:30Composite Materials
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Materials - Huntsman, Evonik
Composite Materials: Posters 3:30
Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites: Posters 3:30

Symposium Program

Monday May 23

10:30Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites IChesapeake 11-12
Session chairs: Li Piin Sung, NIST, Elijah Petersen, NIST, Susana Addo Ntim, U.S. Food, Drug Administration (bio, bio, bio)
10:30Nanotechnology and Exposure Science in the 21st Century – Quantifying Exposures to Nanomaterials from Consumer Products
T. Thomas, U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, US (bio)
10:50An Integrated Approach for Tiered Testing of Nano-Enabled Technologies for Life Cycle Assessment Inventories: Case-Specific Demonstrations
A.J. Kennedy, M. Chappell, D. Edwards, W-S Shih, R. Patel, J. Brame, M. Brondum, S.A. Diamond, J. Coleman, A. Poda, J.A. Steevens, US Army Corps - Engineer Research and Development Center, US
11:10Understanding of the mechanisms leading to the release of nanoparticles in paint : towards a safe by design approach
J.F. Damlencourt, CEA Grenoble/PNS, FR
11:30The environmental release of model nanofillers (semiconductor nanocrystals) from free-standing polymer nanocomposite films
T.V. Duncan, K.V. Pillai, P. Gray, C-C Tien, R. Bleher, L-P Sung, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, US
11:50Release of Nanomaterials During Weathering of Polymer Nanocomposites
D.H. Fairbrother, R. Lakone, J.J. Wang, A. Barber, R.B. Reed, J.F. Ranville, Johns Hopkins University, US
1:30Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites IIChesapeake 11-12
Session chairs: Li Piin Sung, NIST, Elijah Petersen, NIST, Susana Addo Ntim, U.S. Food, Drug Administration (bio, bio, bio)
1:30NanoRelease Consumer Products Consortium
R. Canady, NeutralScience L3C, US
1:50NanoRelease Consumer Products: Developing consensus measurement approaches for the analysis of release materials from nanocomposites
K. Scott, F. Meisenkothen, J-F. Damlencourt, B. Fiorentino, T. Kuhlbusch, B. Oeffling, G-N. Bae, C. Kingston, G. Chan, J. Muller, C. Cairns, R. Canady, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:10Pilot Inter-Laboratory Studies for Evaluating Weathering-Induced Release of Carbon Nanotubes from Solid Matrices
R. Zepp, D. Bouchard, E. Sahle-Demessie, W. Wohlleben, S. Vazquez-Campos, J. Carter, C. Kingston, R. Canady, B. Acrey, C-Y. Chen, U.S. EPA, NERL, US
2:30NanoRelease Weathering Protocol interlab-tested on CNT in 2 matrices, intralab-applied to 27 NM-matrix combinations: Matrix matters most
W. Wohlleben, R.G. Zepp, E. Sahle-Demessie, S. Vázquez-Campos, J. Carter, C. Kingston, R. Canady, B. Acrey, C-Y Chen, BASF SE, DE
2:50Development of Novel Analytical Approaches for Measurements of Carbon Nanotubes Release from Polymer Nanocomposites
A. Orlov, Stony Brook University, US
3:10Development of surface chemical approaches for detection and characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes dispersed in a polymer composite
J.M. Gorham, W.A. Osborn, J.W. Woodcock, K.C.K. Scott, J.M. Heddleston, A.R. Hight Walker, J.W. Gilman, NIST, US

Tuesday May 24

10:30Advanced Materials for Engineering ApplicationsNational Harbor 7
Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Integra Life Sciences Corporation (bio)
10:30Nanostructured Composite Coatings: Growth and Applications
A.U. Mane, J.W. Elam, Argonne National Laboratory, US
10:50Aluminum Alloy: Nano Alumina Metal Matrix Composites Produced in an Innovative Way
A. Sommer, B. Harrigan, M. Curreli, Gamma Technology LLC, US
11:10Thermoelectric Properties of nano structured Fe-Al Alloys
S.K. Putatunda, Wayne State University, US
11:30Characterization of Novel Copper-Carbon Covetic Materials
S. Nilufar, I. Jasiuk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
11:50Ultralow Density Alumina Structures Produced via Atomic Layer Deposition on Carbon Nanotube Foam Templates
K. Stano, J. Jur, P.D. Bradford, NC State University, US
1:30Polymer Composite MaterialsPotomac 4
Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Integra Life Sciences Corporation (bio)
1:30Polymer composites interphase imaging (invited presentation)
N. Chen, C. Davis, M. Wang, J. Woodcock, M. Zammarano, M. Stocker, I.A. Sacui, J.A. Liddle, G. Holmes, J. Hyun Kim, R. Beams, S.J. Stranick, D.M. Fox, F. Vollrath, D. Shah, J.W. Gilman, NIST, US
1:55Understanding Nanoconfinement and Nanoscale Interfaces in Structural Nanocomposites (invited presentation)
S. Keten, Northwestern University, US
2:20Assembly, Rheology and Properties in Urethane Based Nanocomposites (invited presentation)
YQ. Rao, J. Munro, The Dow Chemical Company, US
2:45Structure-Property Relations of Unidirectional Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites through Quantitative 3-D Nanoscale Characterization
B. Natarajan, N. Lachman, I.Y. Stein, D. Jacobs, B. Wardle, R. Sharma, J.A. Liddle, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
3:05Effect of Graphitic Filler Characteristics on the Percolation Behavior and Electrical Conductivity of Segregated Network Polymer Composites
L. Prystaj, E.A. Lucas, K. Alston, R.A. Gerhardt, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
3:25Effect of water and temperature on the degradation characteristics of fuzzy fiber composites
A. Krishnamurthy, A. Forster, D. Hunston, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
3:45Advanced Materials for self-healing electrical insulation systems
S. Basu, I. German, R. Rhodes, G.C. Stevens, J. Thomas, Gnosys Global Ltd, UK
3:30Innovation Spotlights: Materials - GAF, Bob Barker CompanyNational Harbor 5
Session chair: P. Ansems Bancroft, Dow, US
3:30GAF: Innovation Spotlight
D. Boss, GAF, US
3:45Bob Barker Industries: Innovation Spotlight
G. Omland, Bob Barker Industries, US
4:00NanoMet: Automated Dimensional Analysis of Nanomaterials
J. Whalen, FullScaleNANO, Inc., US
4:07Nano-structured silica: A powerful flame retardant chemical
R. Atluri, INFINGENT, SE
4:14Mechanochemical Synthesis and Applications of Borides and Diborides
B. Berman, UCF Office of Research & Commercialization, US
4:21Magnesium Based Metal Composite
R. Nagaiah, UCF Office of Research & Commercialization, US
4:28Manufacturing Methods for Highly Transparent Polycrystalline Aluminum Oxynitride Ceramics
J.E. Cha, Yeungnam University Office of Research Cooperantion Foundation, KR
4:35Low-cost amorphous polymer nanocomposite with extraordinary performance
N. Franco, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
4:42GAF, Bob Barker Company: Q&A

Wednesday May 25

8:30Composites, Aerospace Industry ApplicationsChesapeake 6
Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, University of Toulouse, FR (bio)
8:30Application of Nanotechnology in the Development of Ultralightweight Materials - Benefits and Opportunities (invited presentation)
M.A. Meador, US National Science and Technology Council, US
8:55A New Class of Lightweight Multifunctional Material to Improve Size, Weight, and Power
J. Sprengard, L. Christy, General Nano, LLC, US
9:15High Volume Fraction Carbon Nanotube Composites for Aerospace Applications
E.J. Siochi, J-W. Kim, G. Sauti, R.J. Cano, R.A. Wincheski, J.G. Ratcliffe, M. Czabaj, NASA Langley Research Center, US
9:35Mechanical and Dielectric Properties of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes Modified Graphene Oxide/Polyimide Nanocomposites
C.-C.M. Ma, W-H Liao, S-T Hsiao, Y-S Wang, S-M Li, S-C Lin, National Tsing Hua University, TW
9:55cSilk™: A Carbon Nanotube Template for Production of Conformal Nanotube Coatings, Composite Yarns and Sheets
M. Dias Lima, Lintec of America, US
10:30Composite MaterialsChesapeake 6
Session chair: Wolfgang S. Bacsa, University of Toulouse, FR, Thomas E. Twardowski, Integra Life Sciences Corporation (bio)
10:30Scalable manufacturing of multifunctional carbon nanomaterials
C. Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
10:55Nanoscale Characterization of Silicone/Fumed Silica Composites by AFM Nanoscale Characterization of Silicone/Fumed Silica Composites by AFM (invited presentation)
G. Haugstad, B. Coggio, University of Minnesota, US
11:20Dielectric properties and charge storage optimization in poly(vinylidene fluoride) polymer matrix hybrid nanocomposites with BaTiO3 and multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Y. Jin, R.A. Gerhardt, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
11:40Methods for Multiscale Metrology and Process Optimization in Industrial Carbon Nanotube Composites
B. Natarajan, N.D. Orloff, R. Ashkar, S. Doshi, A.M. Forster, E. Thostenson, R. Sharma, J.A. Liddle, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
12:00SWCNT TUBALL as a universal conductive additive in plastics
E.S. Ilin, A.E. Bezrodny, M.R. Predtechenskiy, OCSiAl LLC (OCSiAl Group), US
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Materials - Huntsman, EvonikNational Harbor 5
Session chair: T. Sultan, Sultan Ventures, US
1:30Huntsman: Innovation Spotlight
N. van Wiechen, Huntsman, US
1:45Evonik: Innovation Spotlight
S. Gupta, Evonik, US
2:00Anisotropic polymer composites made by electric field guided self-assembly
H. Hemmen, Condalign AS, NO
2:07Water-dispersible graphene
S. Kim, Kyungpook National University Research Foundation, KR
2:14Films with Hierarchically Assembled Monolayers of Mixutures of Particles
N. Musunuri, New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT Corporation, US
2:21Disruptive, New Odor Removal Technology
M. Shaw, UltraTech International Inc.'s Advanced Technology Group, US
2:28Recyclable Thermoset Polymers for Sustainable Composites
B. Liang, Adesso Advanced Materials, US
2:35Innovative services for materials design
A. de Bustos, SIMUNE ATOMISTICS S.L., ES
2:42Synchrotron X-rays for advanced materials characterisation
M. Levy, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), FR
2:49Huntsman, Evonik : Q&A
Composite Materials: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Reinforced Nano-composite Films with Reduced Environmental Impact
A.F. Chen, J.H. Wang, G. Wideman, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, US
Release of Carbon Nanotubes from Nano-polymer Composites during Environmental Aging
E. Sahle-Demessie, C. Han, A. Zhao, J. Wang, H. Grecsek, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US
Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Engineered Nanoparticles Emitted From Laser Printers: Environmental Health Implications
S.V. Pirela, D. Bello, V. Castranova, Y. Qian, P. Demokritou, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, US
Measurements of release of silver ions from silver nanoparticles in biologically and environmentally relevant conditions
R.I. MacCuspie, N. Patel, K. Marchionda, Natural Immunogenics Corp, US

Particles that are “nanosize” can be created using many different types of material. Their full potential is realized when they are included in composites. With estimates of over 100,000 metric tons consumed worldwide, nanocomposites are in markets ranging from bottling and motor vehicles to electronics and construction. The field represents some of the most significant advances in advanced manufacturing and materials science. This symposium is focused on novel and commercially-relevant properties of nano-composites and on the technologies that have been developed to create and manufacture these nanocomposite materials.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Advanced composite processing
  • Natural & renewable composites
  • Metal and ceramic nanocomposites
  • Composites for energy applications
  • Corrosion control & barrier properties
  • Carbon Nano Structures (CNS) composites for electronic applications
  • Novel nanocomposites
  • Nanoparticle release during life cycle of consumer products & nanocomposites
  • Other

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