Research

The center boats a number of researchers whose goal is to further strengthen the polymer and composite industries. A break down of our areas of interest includes:

Polymers and Nanocomposites Expertise

Polymer and Nano

  • Polymer chemistry
  • Polymer physics
  • Polymer characterization
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymer for extreme environments (temperature, impact, stresses)
  • Conductive polymers
  • Metallic nanoparticle synthesis
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Thermoplastic processing
  • Biopolymers for medical applications  (drug delivery systems)
  • Antibacterial polymer systems
  • Molecular self assembly for polymer nanostructures
  • Polymers, additives and nanocomposites from natural resources
  • Sensors
  • Transparent/high impact polymers          
  • Shape memory polymers
  • Polymer nanocomposites 

Processing and Manufacturing Expertise

Processing Manufacturing

  • Twin screw compounding
  • Injection molding
  • Reheat stretch blow
  • Extrusion blow
  • Profile molding
  • Reactive compounding
  • 3D print manufacturing

Composites Expertise

Composite

  • Fiber reinforced composites
  • Open truss structures
  • Polymer and ceramic matrix composites
  • Modeling behavior in turbine engines
  • Structural composites
  • Design and manufacture of aerospace components
  • Lightweight ballistic resistant materials
  • Impact mitigating materials for sports equipment
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2017

Contact our Group


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Mailing Address: 212 Ross Hall, Auburn University Auburn, AL 36849-5127