NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE

Contact Us:

Bo Walkley
Vice President of Research and Program Development
757.325.6722
bwalkley@nianet.org

David Peake, Ph.D.
Vice President of Commercial Aeronautics
757.325.6720
djpeake@nianet.org

Fred Brooks
Director FAA Programs
757.325.6901
fred.brooks@nianet.org

Lise Schioler, Sc.D.
Director Government Agency Programs
757.325.6903
l.schioler@nianet.org  

Carly Bosco
Director NASA Langley Programs
757.325.6726
carly.bosco@nianet.org  

Yi Lin

Lin_Yi_bg

Tel: (757) 864-2219;Fax: (757) 864-8312
Email: yi.lin@nianet.org

Research Interests

Nanomaterials, Chemistry, and applications toward various NASA missions.

  • Porous carbon nanomaterials for energy applications
  • Chemistry and applications of 2D nanomaterials
  • Synthesis and applications 1D-2D nanohybrid materials

Current Research
Decorating carbon nanotubes with metal/metal oxide nanoparticles: Such metal/carbon nanohybrids were prepared from a substrate-assisted thermal decomposition approach that is facile, versatile, and scalable. We are currently exploring electrical, thermal, and catalytic applications of these nanohybrids with various compositions.

 Creating 2-dimensional boron nitride: Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanosheets were prepared via chemical exfoliation of bulk h-BN powder materials. h-BN is the structural analog of grpahene, but with boron and nitrogen atoms alternatively positioned in each plane. Contrary to the conductive graphene materials, h-BN is an insulator with wide band-gap, but similarly thermally conductive, thus viable for thermal and dielectric composite and electronic applications.

Modifying surfaces to mimick gecko foot hair topography:  We are currently evaluating various substrates on which these topographic features can form for passive yet effective dust mitigation.

 

Publications
Nanoscale2   Nanoscale1   AFM

[Publications Before 2009]

 

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