Polymer Nanocomposites: Fundamentals and Applications

Polymer nanocomposites are emerging as a class of materials with a broad range of applications including structural materials, membranes, and films with anisotropic properties. Although polymer nanocomposites already have numerous established applications, many more potential applications require greater fundamental understanding and engineering experience, such as a detailed knowledge of how nanoparticles influence the properties of the matrix polymer and scalable methods for fabricating composites with controlled distributions of nanoparticles. This symposium will highlight both recent progress and outstanding challenges in nanoparticle functionalization, nanocomposite fabrication and processing, thermodynamics, structural characterization, and macroscopic properties in polymer nanocomposites.

Karen Winey, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Riggleman, University of Pennsylvania

Invited Speakers

  • Pinar Akcora (Stevens Institute of Technology)
  • Brian Benicewitz (Univ South Carolina)
  • Russell Composto (Penn)
  • Amalie Frischknecht (Sandia)
  • Lisa Hall (OSU)
  • Robert Hickey (Penn State)
  • Bharath Natarajan (EMRE)
  • So-Jung Park (Ewha University)
  • Alexei Sokolov (Oak Ridge/U Tennessee)
  • Ting Xu (UC Berkeley)
March 22, 2020 — March 26, 2020

Philadelphia 2020

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