Workshop: Nanomaterials in Automotive 2015

June 1, 2015
Adoba Hotel
Dearborn, Michigan, USA



WORKSHOP AGENDA


Nanomaterials in Automotive

1:30 pm

PROPERTY ENHANCEMENT AND INDUCED FUNCTIONS IN AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS via NANOTECHNOLOGY Professor Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University, UK

PROPERTY ENHANCEMENT AND INDUCED FUNCTIONS IN AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS via NANOTECHNOLOGY

An overview of approaches from nanotechnology to sub-micro and traditional fiber composites.

Reinforcement of mechanical properties

  • The current state-of-art.
  • The advantage and limit of traditional filler enhanced composites, nanocomposites and fiber reinforced composites.
  • New approaches which have not yet been considered in automotive industry.
  • The performance envelope of reinforced materials achieved by each technology.

Enhancement of other properties

  • Thermal and dimensional stability
  • Barrier properties
  • Fire retardancy
  • Scratching resistance

Prospect of new properties and functions in future automotive materials

  • Anti-scratching and self healing surfaces
  • Anti-fog and –frost materials
  • Antimicrobial materials

3:30 pm

Nanomaterials & Polymer Nanocomposites for Automotive Applications Karen Stoeffler (speaker) Benoit Simard, Salim Derdouri, Hongbo Li

Nanomaterials & Polymer Nanocomposites for Automotive Applications

Affiliations: 1Automotive & Surface Transportation, National Research Council of Canada (Boucherville, Quebec, Canada) 2Security and Disruptive Technologies, National Research Council of Canada (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), National Research Council of Canada

Nanoparticles have been the subject of intensive research for the last decade. Due to their high aspect ratio and unique features, they are promising materials for many industrial applications, including automotive applications.

In this presentation, NRC will first present its unique platform capabilities related to the large-scale synthesis of nanoparticles, including single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT), boron nitride nanotubes (BNNT) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). The integration of various nanoparticles such as clay, carbon nanotubes, BNNT and CNC into polymers will also be discussed. The emphasis will be put on the formulation of the composites in terms of nanoparticles surface treatment and polymer/nanoparticles coupling to ensure adequate dispersion and interfacial adhesion. The effect of the processing conditions on the dispersion will also be discussed. Example shown will focus on mechanical reinforcement (e.g. polyamide/clay and polyamide/CNT nanocomposites), transparent armors (e.g. polycarbonate/BNNT), and anti-microbial applications (e.g. polyolefin/clay and polyolefin/CNC).


4:15 pm

Coffee Break

4:30 pm

Graphene Oxide Polymer Nanocomposites and Coatings Professor Rigoberto Advincula, Case Western Reserve University

Graphene Oxide Polymer Nanocomposites and Coatings

This talk will focus on Graphene oxide (GO) nanomaterials and their various formulations in plastics, polymers, aerogel, and thermosets which exhibit interest EM shielding, anti-microbial behavior, and light-weight properties. While various automotive grade polymer nanocomposites have focused on thermo-mechanical properties, there are various needs in the are of functional coatings, reduction of biofilm formation, anti-corrosion, and insulation for automotive function. We will detail their characterization, additive manufacturing, and demonstrate various concepts of these properties.


5:15 pm

Mapping Nanotechnologies to Automotive Innovations Ross Kozarsky, Lux Research

Mapping Nanotechnologies to Automotive Innovations

Key global megatrends in advanced materials, energy storage, alternative fuels, printed electronics, and autonomous systems are driving development of innovative automotive technologies. However, despite enormous potential and pervading hype, demonstrating concrete value propositions is critical. This presentation will review existing and potential automotive applications of nanomaterials, assess key commercialization challenges, and highlight leading emerging technology developers.

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