Nanomaterials Workshop

Nanomaterials Workshop


Workshop on Nanomaterials for Aerospace


For the last two decades, there has been an increasing interest in nanomaterials (NMs) for a variety of applications including light weight structures, thermal management, nanosensors and nanoelectronics. During this period, researchers at NASA, NIA and the partner Universities have invested considerable amount of effort in the basic scientific study of NMs as well as their applications for aeronautical and space activities. This one day workshop is aimed to bring together the “Thought Leaders” from all our NIA partners.

The NASA members will present their current activities and their long range plans. It is planned to have one or two presentations from each partner institute highlighting research activities on nanomaterials and their plans for expansion through collaborations within the NIA consortium. The partner institutes are also encouraged to bring several posters on all their NM activities which will be displayed all through the day.

Near the end of the workshop, the attendees will be divided into four groups to focus on specific areas listed below and the group leaders will summarize the output of their deliberations. The meeting will adjourn with a brief summary and plan for future meetings. It is hoped that this workshop will be the starting point of identifying areas and possible partners across the NIA consortium members for large scale multi-University project proposals. Depending on the need, semi-annual or annual workshops will be planned.

The topic areas of this workshop will cover both experimental and theoretical aspects of synthesis, processing of NMs for applications for aerospace and include but not limited to the following:

  • Nucleation and growth of NMs; scale up possibilities
  • Nanomanufacturing; Integration of micro-nano systems
  • Purification and processing of NMs; Dispersion control
  • Characterization of NMs for qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Applications for mechanical reinforcement, weight reduction and tribology
  • Nanoelectronics and nanosensors; Mutlifunctional materials
  • Thermal management and heat transfer
  • Applications in energy production, storage and transmission
  • EHS aspects of NMs, toxicology and remediation
21st Feb 2014
Event Speaker
Welcome Doug Stanley
KeyNote Mike Meador
“Future Needs and Opportunities in Nanotechnology for Aerospace Applications – A NASA Perspective”
NASA Talk1 Mia Siochi
“Structural Carbon Nanotube Composites for Aerospace Applications”
NASA Talk2 Catharine Fay
“BNNT Synthesis and Applications”
NIA Talk1 Sang-Hyon Chu
“NIA BNNT Lab – Science and Beyond”
NIA Talk2 Yi Lin
“Low Dimensional Nanomaterials and Hybrids”
UMD Talk1 John Cumings
“Nanomaterials Research at the University of Maryland”
UMD Talk2 Bing Hu
“Scalable Nanomaterials and Structures for Energy Devices and Flexible Electronics”
NCSU Talk 1 Yuntian Zhu
“Ultrastrong, Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Composites”
NCSU Talk 2 Yong Zhu
“Nanomaterials Research from Characterization, Manufacturing and Devices”
HU Talk1 Sainath Babu
“Bio-Compatible Nanomaterials”
GT Talk 1 Yan Wang
“Simulation-based Nanomaterials Design and Nanomanufacturing”
GT Talk 2 Chuck Zhang
“Nanocomposites Research at Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute”
GT Talk 3 Jud Ready
ALICE in Wonderland – A Story of Carbon Nanotube Electron Emission in Space
WM Talk1 Hannes Schniepp
“Two-Dimensional High-Performance Nanomaterials: From Graphene to Spider Silk”
UVa Talk1 Leonid Zhigilei
“Atomistic and Mesoscopic Modeling of Nanomaterials: From Carbon Nanotube Networks to Surface Nanostructuring in Laser Processing”
UVa Talk2 Petra Reinke
“Materials Science at Surfaces – What We Can Learn From Surface Science Experiments to Advance Materials”
UVa Talk 3 Mool Gupta
“Quantum Dots Nanocomposites”
NCAT Talk1 James Ryan
“Overview of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Program at Joint School of Nanoscience and Engineering (JSNN)”
NCAT Talk2 Joseph Estavez
“Property Prediction and Fabrication of Epon 862/W Resin System with Boron Nitride Nanotubes”
ODU Talk Abdelmageed Elmustafa
“Nanomaterials Research at ODU and the Applied Research Center”
VT Talk1 Scott Huxtable
“Nanocellulose in Aerospace Composites”
VT Talk2 Gary Seidel
“Applications of Cellulose Nanocrystals and Carbon Nanotubes in Hybrid Nanofibers for Improving Damage Tolerance and Damage Detection in Aerospace Composites”
Panel Discussion on Collaboration Opportunities Doug Stanley & Sivaram Arepalli
Closing Remarks Sivaram Arepalli



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