Nanocomposites

2003

Delivering New Value to Polymers
November 10-12, 2003
San Francisco, California

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Plenary Lectures
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

Session 1: Novel Manufacturing Techniques of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lloyd Goettler, University of Akron

Session 2: Innovations in Nanoparticles, Nanotubes and Nano-Wires
Moderator: Dr. Max D Alexander, Wright Patterson AFB

Session 3: Properties and Characterization of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University

Session 4: Fire Retardancy of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

Session 5: Medical and Biomaterials Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lajos Balogh, University of Michigan

Session 6: Functional Nanocomposites: From Quantum Size Confined to Mesostructures
Moderator: Fatma Vatansever, Wright-Patterson AFB

Session 7: Emerging Commercial Applications and New Markets for Nanocomposites
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

CONFERENCE AGENDA

PLENARY LECTURES
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Polymer Nanocomposites: Is Smaller Better?" Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University
"Self-Repairing Nanostructured Materials" Ilhan A. Aksay (speaker) and Dudley A. Saville, Princeton University
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Session 1: Novel Manufacturing Techniques of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lloyd Goettler, University of Akron
"Process Design for Melt Compounding of PP/Clay-Nanocomposites" Bernd Kretzschmar (speaker), Doris Pospiech, Andreas Leuteritz, Dieter Jehnichen, Andreas Janke, Bernhard Tändler, Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, (Germany)
"Novel Manufacturing Technology of Clay-Nanocomposites" Junkyung Kim (speaker), Min Park, and Sangsoo Lee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
"Bulk-Polymerized Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposites" Sadhan C. Jana (speaker) and Asim Pattanayak, University of Akron
"Critical Evaluation of Melt Intercalation as a Route to Layered Silicate Nanocomposites" L. A. Goettler (speaker), T. Dirama, L. Hinojosa and P. Nagaraj, The University of Akron
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Session 2: Innovations in Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, and Nano-Wires
Moderator: Dr. Max D Alexander, Wright Patterson AFB
"A Screening of the Microstructure of Major Commercial Clays for Nanocomposite Application" Fengge Gao (Speaker), Shuaijing Chen, Z Han and J Barry Hull, Nottingham Trent University
"Nanostructured® Chemicals: Simplifying "Nano" Technology" Joseph J. Schwab, William A. Reinerth, Shashi K. Gupta, Joseph D. Lichtenhan (speaker), Hybrid Plastics
"Very High Aspect Ratio Thin Metal Flakes of Predetermined Geometry, Size and Thickness" Matthew Pettit, TechSource Systems LLC
"Preparation and Characterization of Space Durable Polymer Nanocomposite Films from Functionalized Carbon
Nanotubes"
D. M. Delozier (speaker), J. W. Connell, K. A. Watson, and J. G. Smith, NASA Langley Research Center
"Multi-Dimensional Holographic Photopolymerization: Fabrication of Organic-Inorganic Photonic Band Gap Gain Medium Utilizing Inorganic TiO2 and ZnO Nanoparticles" Rachel Jakubiak (speaker), Dean P. Brown, Richard A. Vaia, Timothy J. Bunning, AFRL/MLBP, Wright-Patterson AFB
"Electrospinning of Conductive Polymer Nanofibers Containing Carbon Nanotubes" Max D. Alexander Jr. (speaker), Jennifer A. Stuckey, Brandon M. Black, and Jacque D. Henes, AFRL/MLBP, Wright-Patterson AFB
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Session 3: Properties and Characterization of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University
"Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposite Materials From Cubic Silsequioxanes" R. M. Laine (speaker), C. Brick, J. Choi, R. Tamaki, and S-G. Kim, University of Michigan
"Photodegradation of Polymer Nanocomposites" Bénédicte Mailhot (speaker), Sandrine Morlat, Jean-Luc Gardette, University of Clermont-Ferrand (France)
"Tailor-Made Chemical Modifications for Polypropylene Clay Nanocomposites" Doris Pospiech (speaker), Bernd Kretzschmar, Andreas Leuteritz, Meike Willeke, Dieter Jehnichen, Andreas Janke, Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (Germany)
"Conductive Polypropylene/Clay/Polypyrrole Nanocomposites" Mária Omastová* (speaker), Miroslava Mravcáková*, Jürgen Pionteck^, Ivan Chodák*
*Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovak Republic), ^Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, (Germany)
"Hyperbranched Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites" Marlene Rodlert (speaker) , Christopher J. G. Plummer and Jan-Anders E. Månson, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland)
"Effect of Functional Groups Nature of Modified Polyolefins on the Structure and Properties of their Composites with Lamellar Silicates" Francesco Ciardelli* (speaker), Elisa Passaglia*, Roberta Sulcis^, Hamish Miller°, Piero Narducci*
*Università di Pisa, ^Scuola Normale Superiore, °Argus Chemicals (Italy)
"Compatibilizing Polymer Blends Using Nanoscale Fillers" Wenhua Zhang, NIST, Mayu Si, Miriam Rafailovich (speaker), Jonathan Sokolov, Dilip Gersappe SUNY Stony Brook, Robert Fisher, HANC High School, Michael Rubinstein, University of North Carolina
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Session 4: Fire Retardancy of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Fire Behavior Assessment of Nanocomposites" B. Schartel, M. Bartholmai, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) (Germany)
"Nanoclays as a Flame Retardant Additive for Halogen-Free EVA/LDPE Cable Compounds" Dr. Thomas Engelhardt, Süd-Chemie AG (Germany)
"Preparation and Characterization of Flame Retardant ABS and its Polymer Alloys/Montmorillonite Nanocomposite" Yuan Hu* (speaker) Xiao Junfeng*^, Shaofeng Wang*^, Song Lei*, Zuyao Chen^, Weicheng Fan*
*State Key Lab. of Fire Science, ^Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (China)
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Session 5: Functional Nanocomposites: From Quantum Size Confined to Mesostructures
Moderator: Fatma Vatansever, Wright-Patterson AFB
"Shape Control and Applications of Semiconductor Nanocrystals" Dr. Erik C. Scher, Nanosys Inc.
"Colloidal Inorganic Nanocrystals, Nanorods and Tetrapods: Synthesis, Applications and Perspectives" Liberato Manna, National Nanotechnology Lab of INFM (Italy)
"The Interface Between Biology and Inorganics" Rajesh R. Naik, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB
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Session 6: Medical, Biomaterials, and Specialty Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lajos Balogh, University of Michigan
"Nanocomposite Porous Silicon - Organic Materials for all Optical Integrated Circuit" Authors: N. Errien* (speaker), C. Marhic*, G. Louarn*, G. Froyer*, A. Chaillou°, P. Joubert°, C. Simos^, V. Skarka^
*Institut des matériaux de Nantes, °Laboratoire d'Optronique de Lannion, ^Laboratoire des Propriétés Optiques des Matériaux et Application (France)
"Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimer Complexes and Nanocomposites: Characterization and Biological Relevance: An EPR Analysis" M. Francesca Ottaviani* (speaker), Lajos Balogh^, Donald A. Tomalia~, Nicholas J. Turro°, Steffen Jockusch°
*University of Urbino (Italy), ^Center for Biologic Nanotechnology, University of Michigan, ~Dendritic Nanotechnologies Limited, Central Michigan University, °Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
"Characterization of Metal-Polymer Interfaces in Nanocomposites and the Implications to Mechanical Properties" Rina Tannenbaum* (speaker), J. Jordan*, K. David*, I. Jasiuk*, M. Sharaf*, and N. Dan^
*Georgia Institute of Technology, ^Drexel University
Luminescent Semiconductor Quantum Dot-Bioconjugates and Their Use in Biotechnological Applications" Hedi Mattoussi (speaker), Aaron R. Clapp, I. Medintz, E.R. Goldman, J.M. Mauro, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Division of Optical Sciences and Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering
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Session 7: Emerging Commercial Applications and New Markets for Nanocomposites
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Tailored Nanocomposites for Biodegradable Films" Peter Halley (speaker), Stewart McGlashan, Luke Matthew, University of Queensland, Greg Lonergan, SUT (Australia)
"Inorganic and Organic Nanocomposites for Polymer Electrolytes Intended to be Used in Lithium Batteries" Jean-Yves Sanchez*, S. Azizi*, F. Alloin*, A.Dufresne^, E. Djurado*, D. Djurado°
*LEPMI, ^CERMAV, °LSP, UJF (France)
"Advanced Synthesis of Organic-Inorganic Nano Hybrid Materials for Coatings" Florida B. Buslov*, Leonid D. Shapovalov*, Oleg L. Figovsky^
*Chemonol Ltd., ^Polymate Ltd. (Israel)
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