Sunday, May 22, 2016, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Gaylord National Convention Center, Washington, DC
The focus of this workshop is the design, processing, characterization and applications of polymer nanocomposite materials.
Polymer nanocomposites are an early success story of realizing the potential of nanotechnology for improved performance. Commercial uses include high performance aerospace components, automotive panels for sports utility vehicles, magnetic media materials, bone cement, filter membranes, aerogels, battery materials, and solar cells. Nanocomposites have already led to innovative new products – and this rapidly developing field continues to provide remarkable new materials for new applications areas.
Graduates of this workshop will leave with useful knowledge of the structures, properties, and applications potential of the broad range of nanocomposite materials, including bionanocomposites, carbon nanocomposites and functional and responsive nanocomposites. They will gain sufficient grasp of the concepts and language to read and understand the majority of technical focus publications and research papers in these areas. They will be in tune with applying the techniques novel composites. They will have new insights into composites nanomanufacturing - dispersion control, heirarchical ordering, self-assembly, and master batches. They will develop the foundation and insight appropriate to developing and marketing these materials.
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