We are pleased to announce new collaborations and research awards from NASA and Army Research Office on structural composites. Official announcements and award abstracts are available at the following links:
NASA Phase-I STTR – Structural-Health Aware Failure-Tolerant Engineered to Respond (SAFER) Additively Manufactured Systems
ARO Phase-I SBIR – Self-Rerouting and Curative Interconnect Technology (SERCUIT)
Travis Hery – a graduate student in the lab defended his thesis plans and successfully passed the candidacy exam. His thesis titled “Development of Pore Spanning Conducting Polymer as a Reversible Shutdown Membrane Separators for Li-ion Batteries” will continue to investigate the application of ionic redox transistors as shutdown membrane separators.
Srivatsava Krishnan – a graduate student in the lab defended his thesis plans and successfully passed the candidacy exam. His thesis titled “Effect of Interfacial Adhesion on the Luminance of Mechanoluminescent Smart Structures” will continue to investigate the optical multifunctional structures for structural design, health monitoring and prognosis.