Fundamentals, Properties, and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites
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This course is focused primarily on polymer nanocomposites, based on the lecturer’s research experience as well as open literature.
This is a new course offered based on the lecturer technical elective senior and graduate level at the UT Austin curriculum. The lecturer’s new book: Fundamental, Properties, and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2016 is recommended to accompany with this course will provide more in-depth knowledge of this subject.
Key Learning Objectives
- Fundamentals, Processing, and Characterization: Introduction to nanotechnology, overview of nanomaterials, basics of polymer matrices and composites; processing of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites; structures and properties characterization
- Multifunctional Properties and Applications: Explore mechanical, thermal, flammability, ablation, electrical, optical, tribological, permeability, oil field properties of polymer nanocomposites
- Concerns and Outlook: Environmental and health impacts for nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites; Opportunities, trends, and challenges for polymer nanocomposites.
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