DPOLY Short Course on “Polymer Nanocomposites: Challenges and Opportunities”
Structure, Dynamics, and Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites
Includes Saturday & Sunday
• Students/Post-Docs: $150
• APS Members: $225
• Non-Members: 300
• Register when you register for the meeting
• Preregistration required
Saturday, March 12
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 13
8:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
This short course will review the topics on structure, dynamics and processing of polymer nanocomposites. The course will provide basic introduction on these topics, will overview the accomplishments in various aspects of functional nanocomposites and will address the future potentials and challenges ahead in terms of designing materials for easy processability with multi-functional features. The course will include examples of innovative ideas translating into industrial applications, potential impediments in this process and associated mitigation strategies.
|Saturday, March 12
||Introduction to Polymer Nanocomposites
Short course overview, objectives, examples on three topics of the course on structure, dynamics and processing of polymer nanocomposites. Processing and property enhancement will be emphasized from new nanoparticle building units to functional polymer designs and from particle-polymer interphases that control nanostructures and dynamics of chains and particles.
||Preparation of Functional Materials for Polymer Nanocomposites
This section includes the emerging synthetic tools for new designs of polymer nanocomposites. Functional particles, different concepts of self-assembly of particles will be summarized. An overview on utilizing synthetic tools for new designs of polymer nanocomposites from polyelectrolytes, solar cells to healing composites, functional network composites etc. will be presented.
Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto
||Brian Benicewicz, University of South Carolina
|Sunday, March 13
||Fundamentals: Dispersion & Dynamics
Gary Grest, Sandia National Laboratory
||Michael Rubinstein, University of North Carolina
Sudhin Datta, ExxonMobil
|1:30 p.m.||Structural Characterization
Karim Alamgir, University of Akron
Alexander Hexemer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Chris Macosko, University of Minnesota
Marc Couty, Michelin