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Cockrell School of Engineering

Fundamentals, Properties, and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites

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About the course

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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Forty years of experience in obtaining and managing research funds, conducting research projects, publishing and presenting results, interacting with academic, industrial, and government communities, lecturing both in the U.S. and abroad, and supervising students and technical staff in the labora...


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