Our center offers services in three key areas: manufacturing, composites and polymers and nanocomposites. 


  • Fillers
  • Thermoplastics
  • Compounding
  • Traditional nanocomposites
  • Converting
  • Sheet 3-D articles
  • Fiber
  • Braiding
  • Fibers textiles
  • Thermosets
  • Hand/vacuum and oven/autoclave
  • Fiber reinforced 3-D articles
  • Characterization


  • 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.

Polymers and nanocomposities

  • Biopolymers for medical applications  (drug delivery systems)
  • Conductive polymers
  • Antibacterial polymer systems
  • Molecular self assembly for polymer nanostructures
  • Polymers, additives and nanocomposites from natural resources
  • Sensors
  • Transparent/high impact polymers  
  • Shape memory polymers

Economic impact

By partnering with industry leaders, our center is working to make an impact through research which will develop superior alternatives to polymer and composite materials currently in use.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020

Contact our Group

(334) 844-5459

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