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Amanda Tiano

Tel: +1 (757) 864-3742; FAX: +1 (757) 864-8312Amanda Tiano
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Research Interests

  • Materials science
  • Developing environmentally-friendly, large-scale methods for the synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Investigating structure-property correlations of nanomaterials
  • Multifunctional nanomaterials
  • Fabricate nanostructures and nanocomposites with novel properties to advance current technologies in space and aerospace structures, electronic devices, solar cells, fuel cells, catalysis, and biological applications.

Education

  • Ph.D. (2013), Chemistry, Stony Brook University
  • B. S. (2007), Chemistry, Binghamton University

Current Research

  • Improving the dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) utilizing co-solvent systems and solubility theory
  • Investigating new methods to purify raw BNNT material and establishing quantitative assay methods
  • Developing lightweight, structural BNNT-polymer composites and characterizing their electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties
  • Exploring the use of BNNTs in textiles

Publications

Tiano, A.L.; Cheol, P.; Lee, J.W.; Luong, H.H.; Gibbons, L.J.; Chu, S.-H.; Applin, S.I.; Gnoffo, P.; Lowther, S.; Kim, H.J.; Danehy, P.M.; Inman, J.A.; Jones, S.B.; Kang, J.H.; Sauti, G.; Thibeault, S.A.; Yamakov, V.; Wise, K.E.; Su, J.; Fay, C.C. “Boron Nitride Nanotube: Synthesis and Applications,” Proc SPIE 9060, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2014, 16 April 2014.

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