Understanding the Impact of Cellulose and Chitin-Based Nanomaterials in Various Polymer Matrix Constructs
10 Jun 2021 | Contributor(s):: Irvin, Cameron William
Advisors: Meisha Shofner, Carson Meredith, Yulin Deng, Blair Brettmann, Donggang YaoCellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and chitin nanofibers (ChNFs) derived from trees and crab shells, respectively, were incorporated into poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) to generate tricomponent polymer composites....
Applications of Chitin and Cellulose Based Materials as Sustainable Plastics
10 Jun 2021 | Contributor(s):: Satam, Chinmay C.
Advisors: Carson Meredith, Meisha L. Shofner, Yulin Deng, Robert J. Moon, Christopher O. LuettgenPlastics waste is a land management and logistical problem, with difficulties in recycling packaging being of particular concern. A composite barrier material was developed by spray coating chitin...
Application of Cellulosic Materials as Flexible Substrates for Two-Dimensional Electronic Heterostructure Devices
22 Jan 2018 | Contributor(s):: Beatty, Brian
Advisors: Eric M Vogel, Meisha L Shofner, Faisal M AlamgirWith the goal of creating a set of materials to enable flexible electronics, two-dimensional (2D) materials are incredibly capable. This family of nanomaterials comprises a suite of strong and flexible conducting, semiconducting, and...
Auxetic Behavior in Some Fiber Network Structures
11 Jan 2017 | Contributor(s):: Verma, Prateek
Advisors: Anselm C Griffin, Meisha L Shofner, David G Bucknall, Preet Singh, Naresh Thadhani, Angus P WilkinsonAuxetic materials are a rare class of materials that exhibit negative Poisson's ratio. While most substances (like a rubber band) become thinner in lateral direction when stretched,...
Surface Interactions of Biomass Derived Oxygenates With Heterogeneous Catalysts
07 Jan 2016 | Contributor(s):: Foo, Guo Shiou
Advisors: Carsten Sievers, Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Pradeep K. Agrawal, William J. Koros, Michael A. FillerEnergy demand is projected to increase by 56% before 2040 and this will lead to the fast depletion of fossil fuels. Currently, biomass is the only sustainable source of organic carbon and...