Nanocomposites

2004

September 1-3, 2004
San Francisco, California

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Emerging Commercial Applications and New Markets for Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Thomas Hughes, Applied Sciences, Inc.

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

Session 3: Novel Manufacturing Techniques of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Sadhan Jana, University of Akron

Session 4: Fire Retardancy, Reinforcement and Other Properties of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University

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

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Emerging Commercial Applications and New Markets for Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Thomas Hughes, Applied Sciences, Inc.
"Nanocomposite Systems for Automotive Applications" Howard Cox, Tom Dearlove, William Rodges, Mark Verbrugge (speaker), CS Wang, General Motors
"Commercialization of PP-Based Nanocomposites" Tim Patterson, Noble Polymers, and Taher Abujoudeh, Cascade Engineering
"Multi-Layer Barrier Liner Material with Nanocomposite for Packaging Applications" Anatoliy Ya. Goldman (speaker) and Clive J. Copsey, ALCOA SCI
"Nanocomposite Concentrate Technology Enables Commercialization" Arthur Fritts, Nanosperse LLC
"Carbon Nanofiber Use in Aerospace Applications" Thomas W. Hughes, Applied Sciences, Inc.
"New Developments in Plastic Composites Made with Carbon Multiwall Nanotubes" Stella Kindred and Patrick Collins, Hyperion Catalysis
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Session 2: Innovations in Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, and Nano-Wires
Moderator: Dr. Max D Alexander, Wright Patterson AFB
"A New Class of Extremely Pure Montmorillonite Based Nanoclays: Industrial Production and Practical Application" Cinzia Della Porta, Valerio Cittadini (speaker), Valentina Ermini, LAVIOSA CHIMICA MINERARIA S.p.A.
"Graphite Nanoplatelets: A Nanoreinforcement for Modifying Mechanical, Thermal and Electrical Properties of Polymer Composites" Lawrence T. Drzal, Michigan State University
"Plasma Coating of Carbon Nanofibers for Enhanced Dispersion and Interfacial Bonding in Polymer Composites" Donglu Shi (speaker), Jie Lian, Peng He, L. M. Wang, Mark J. Schulz, and David B. Mast, University of Cincinnati
"Modified Metal Nanostrands and Their Applications" George Hansen, Metal Matrix Composites
"Hollow Silica Nanofibers and Their Polymer Based Nanocomposites" Sachin Jain (speaker), Marjolein Diepenes, Han Goossens, Piet Lemstra, Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands
"Plastics Containing Nano-Fillers of Different Types" M. Loelovich, NanoAdd LTD, and O. Figovsky (speaker), Polymate LTD, Israel
"Laser Micromachining and Precision Joining of Carbon Nanocomposites" Larry R. Dosser*, Ken Hix*, Kevin Hartke*, and Max Alexander (speaker)°
*Mound Laser & Photonics Centre, °Air-Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base
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Session 3: Novel Manufacturing Techniques of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Sadhan Jana, University of Akron
"Hybrid PET/Silica Nanocomposites Prepared by In Situ Polymerization" Hong Lu*, Anna Zheng* and Huining Xiao (speaker)°
*East China University of Science and Technology, China, °University of New Brunswick, Canada
"Polypropylene-Clay Nanocomposites: Effect of Chlorsulfonated Coupling Agent on Clay Delamination" Jirí Kotek (speaker) Ivan Kelnar, Martin Studenovský and Josef Baldrian, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
"Novel Method for Synthesis of Nano-Particulate Mica by In-Situ Intercalative Polymerization" S. Subramanyam and S. Radhakrishnan (speaker), National Chemical Laboratory, India
"Sol-Gel Derived Hybrid Nano-composites via Solid-State Modification in Porous Polymers" Sachin Jain (speaker), Han Goossens, Francesco Picchioni, Martin van Duin, P.J. Lemstra, Eindhoven University of Technology
"Photochemical Synthesis of Polyacrylate-Inorganic Oxide Hybrids for Applications in Optoelectronics" Ian Cunningham, John N. Hay, Noelia Rapun and Bernard Weiss, University of Surrey, UK
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Session 4: Fire Retardancy, Reinforcement and Other Properties of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University
"New Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites and 'Liquid' Nanoparticles" Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University
"Augmentation of Fracture Toughness of Epoxy Using Nanoclays and Rubber" S. V. Hoa (speaker), Weiping Liu and Martin Pugh, Concordia University, Canada
"Curing, Rheology, and Weatherability of Natural Rubber-Organophillic Clay Nanocomposite" Rathanawan Magaraphan (speaker) and Woothichai Thaijaroen, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
"Structure-Property Relationships in Polyamide Nanocomposites Containing Rubber Particles" I. Kelnar (speaker), J. Kotek, L. Kaprálková, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
"Nanocomposite Hybrid Coatings Containing a Fluorinated Organic Phase: Preparation, Characterization and Analysis of Surface Properties" P.Fabbri (speaker)*, M.Messori*, F.Pilati*, M.Toselli°, E.Fabbri*, L.Pasquali*, M.Montecchi*, C. Tonelli^
*University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, °University of Bologna, ^Solvay-Solexis, Italy
"Effect of Fluoromica Platelet Size on the Properties of Segmented Polyurethane Nanocomposites" Bradley Finnigan*, Darren Martin (speaker)*, Peter Halley*, Rowan Truss*, Kayleen Campbell*, Grant Edwards*, Philip Casey°
*The University of Queensland, °CSIRO, Australia
"The Influences of Compatibility and Layer Distribution of Clays in Polymers on the Rheology Behavior of Clay/Polymer Nanocomposites" Anatoliy Y. Goldman (Speaker) and Clive J. Copsey, Alcoa CSI Inc., Fengge Gao and Zhaohui, Polymer Engineering Centre, Nottingham Trent University
"A Mechanistic Understanding of Fire Retardancy of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composites" F. Gao (speaker) and Y. Yuan, Nottingham Trent University, UK and G. Beyer, Kabelwerk Eupen, Belgium
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Session 5: Medical, Biomaterials and Other Unique Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Dr. Lajos Balogh, University of Michigan
"Development of Multifunctional Dendrimer Composite Nanodevice Platform for the Treatment of Cancer
Microvasculature"
L. P. Balogh (speaker), S. S. Nigavekar, A. Cook, L. Minc, and M. K. Khan, University of Michigan
"Hybrid Composites Through Bio-Inspired Nucleation of Apatite on Natural Polymer" A. Tampieri (speaker), M. Sandri, E. Landi, G. Celotti, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, Italy
"Reinforcement of Poly(Propylene Fumarate)-Based Networks with Surface Modified Alumoxane Nanoparticles for
Bone Tissue Engineering"
Andrew R. Barron, Department of Chemistry, Rice University
"Nondestructive Damage Sensitivity and Mechanical Properties of Functionalized Carbon Nanotube and Nanofiber/
Epoxy Composites Using Electro-Micromechanical Technique"
Joung-Man Park (speaker)*, Dae-Sik Kim*, and Tae-Wook Kim°
*Gyeongsang National University, °Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, KOREA
"UV-Bleu Photoconversion in Nano PT-TiO2 Dye Solar Cells" H. Chambalo* (speaker), N. Ouassini°, A.M. Dawe* and M. Maaza*
*University of the Witwatersrand, °Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
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