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Seminar – Recent Progress in Various Properties of CNT Wires and Fiber Reinforced Composites – Dr. R. Asmatulu
October 28, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Recent Progress in Various Properties of CNT Wires and Fiber Reinforced Composites
Dr. R. Asmatulu
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0133
Recent studies on carbon nanotube (CNT) wires and fiber reinforced composite materials have been continuously increasing due to their amazing mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. These materials are considered to be the next generation of lighter and stronger aircraft and wind turbines, faster cars, more sensitive sensors, more powerful computers and satellites, stronger materials for structural applications, and better micro- and nanochips and batteries for a number of different industrial applications. Lately, many research studies have been focused on the fabrication and characterization of CNT wires and fiber reinforced composites to determine their unique physical properties in the presence of various inclusions, and to take advantage of these properties for the future advancement in the field. In this presentation, we will talk about the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of various CNT wires and fiber reinforced polymeric composites under different environmental conditions. Our test results indicated that many of the physical properties of these strategist materials could be substantially enhanced for many applications. ABAQUS and FEMAP modeling studies greatly supports our findings on the CNT wires and composites. The aircraft and composite wind energy companies can significantly benefit from the present studies to further develop new and exciting products using CNT wires and fiber reinforced composites.
Dr. Ramazan Asmatulu received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Virginia Tech, and had postdoc experiences at the University of Connecticut and Yale University. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Wichita State University in 2006 as an assistant professor, and is currently an associate professor in the same department. His current research mainly focuses on the theoretical and experimental understanding of the mechanical properties of various nanomaterials, composite materials and biomaterials for primarily aerospace, energy, and biomedical applications. As a PI and co-PI, more than $5,000,000 of internal and external grants (37 funded) have been received from different sources to date. His 11 Ph.D. and 89 M.S. students have already graduated, and started working in different locations worldwide. Throughout his studies, he has published 102 journal papers and 207 conference proceedings, edited three books, authored 34 book chapters and 4 laboratory manuals, 16 patents and 35 honors/awards, presented 104 presentations, chaired/organized many international conferences and reviewed several manuscripts in international journals and conference proceedings. Additionally, due to the patent applications and commercialization processes, 14 journal papers from his recent studies have been waiting to be submitted to prestigious journals. To date, his scholarly activities have been cited more than 1400 times, according to the web of science.