NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE

Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson

craig_thompson_bgTel: (757) 864-4298; Fax: (757) 864-8914
Email: cthompso@nianet.org

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and characterization of novel monomers
  • Low and high temperature condensation polymerizations
  • High temperature resins and adhesives
  • Composite fabrication and testing

Education

  • Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1999
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1991

Current Research

Thompson works to design, synthesize and characterize novel monomers and polymers with unique properties for aerospace applications.

Recent Publications

  1. Hergenrother, P.M., Thompson, C.M., Smith Jr., J.G., Connell, J.W., Hinkley, J.A., Lyon, R.E., and Moulton, R., “Flame retardant aircraft epoxy resins containing phosphorusPolymer , 46(14), 5012 (2005).
  2. Thompson, C.M., Smith Jr., J.G., and Connell, J.W., “Polyimides prepared from 4,4´-(2-diphenylphosphinyl-1,4-phenylenedioxy)diphthalic anhydride for potential space applications,” High Perf. Polym., 15(2), 181 (2003).
  1. Thompson, C.M. and Hergenrother, P.M., “Aryl Ethynyl Terminated Imide Oligomers and Their Cured Polymers”, Macromolecules, 35, 5335 (2002).
    1. Thompson, C.M. and Hergenrother, P.M., “Phenylethynyl Terminated Arylene Ether Oxadiazole and Triazole Oligomers and Their Cured Polymers”, High Perf. Polym., 13, 313 (2001).

Recent Patents

  1. United States Patent 6,841,652, “Space Environmentally Durable Polyimides and Copolyimides”, January 11, 2005.
  2. United States Patent 7,109,287, “Space Environmentally Durable Polyimides and Copolyimides”, September 19, 2006

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