Prof. Linda S Schadler
Russell Sage Endowed Chair
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Office 1: MRC 213
Office 2: Walker Building 4th Floor - Office of Undergraduate Education
Michael's research interests include advanced 3-D nano-scale fabrication techniques to create compact secondary optics for LEDs that utilize polymer nano-composite materials with tunable refractive indices.
Pat Downs is a first year doctoral student in the MS&E department at RPI. He is originally from Indianapolis,IN and earned his undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering at Purdue University.
Marissa's info coming soon...
Irene received her Ph.D. at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and is now working as a Post-Doc on the processing and dispersion of polymer nanocomposites.
Yanhui Huang Yanhui received his B.S. degree of Polymer Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013. He is now continuing his doctoral research in the field of nanodielectrics.
Richard Hutchison Richard received his B.S. degree in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer in May, 2013 . He has continued working on transparent, high refractive index nanocomposites for solid state lighting as part of working toward his Ph.D. at RPI. He is interested in research and applications of nanotechnologies.
Timothy Krentz Tim completed his B.S. degree at Lehigh University in Materials Science and Engineering in 2011. He is now pursuing his PhD, working on tailoring dielectric properties in polymer nanocomposites.
Leah received her B.S. degree in chemistry and mechanical engineering from Union College. She is now pursuing a PhD and studying the structure-property relationships of fungal based composites.
Ling received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in July, 2010. He then continued to pursue his Ph.D. degree majored in the Institution of High Voltage Insulation and Technology at Tsinghua University. Currently he is a visiting scholar in Prof. Schadler's group at RPI, working on space charge characteristics of cross-linked polyethylene nanocomposites filled with silica nanoparticle grafted with bimodal-ligand-brush.
Ying Li -2014
Highly Integrated Surface Ligand Platform for Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites and their Applications in LED Lighting
Currently at Performance Indicator
Karly Chester -2014
Bharath Natarajan -2013
A Quantitative Exploration of the Effect of Interfacial Phenomena on the Thermomechanical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites
Currently at Baldor
Jianing Gao -2013
Mechanical properties of rubbery copolymer grafted silica filled epoxy nanocomposites and interface study
Currently at GE Research Corporate Development
Dielectric and Electrical Properties of Polymer Composites with High Aspect Ratio Fillers.
Currently at Baldor
Epoxy and Silicone Optical Nanocomposites Filled with Grafted Nanoparticles.
Currently at Dow Corning
Influence of aspect ratio and surface chemistry of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on structure and properties of multi-walled carbon nanotube/polymer composite foams.
Currently at Cabot Corp.
Nanoparticle dispersion and foam morphology control of polymer nanocomposites via interface engineering. and supercriticalCO2 assisted processing.
Behavior of grafted polymers on nanofillers and their influence on polymer nanocomposite properties.
Currently at Momentive Inc.
Micromechanical behavior of carbon nanotube-covered fibers in polymer matrix composites.
Currently at ETH Zurich.
Experimental study and modeling of swelling and bubble growth in carbon nanofiber filled mesophase pitch duringcarbonization.
Currently at GE Global Research.
Characterizing the reinforcement mechanisms in multiwall nanotube/polycarbonate composites across different length and time scales.
Currently at Corning Research.
Controlled carbon nanotube synthesis for quantification of polymer-nanotube composite micromechanics.
Currently at NREL.
Mechanical and thermal properties of nanoparticle filled epoxy nanocomposites.
Currently at ABB Research.
Interface control in polymer nanocomposites.
Currently at Starfire Corporation.
An examination of the potential for nano-composites in the formulation of HV cable insulation.
Currently at INTEL.
Friction and wear properties of pet nanocomposites : the role of matrix morphology, nanoparticles and interface.
Currently at INTEL.
Mechanical Behavior of Nanoparticle / Amorphous Polymer Composites
Currently at Avon.
Synthesis and characterization of hydroxylapatite-inert ceramic composites and their coatings on biometals.
Currently at Asst. Prof at Middle East Tech Univ.
Nanotube-polymer composites : tailoring the interface for improvced mechanical properties.
Currently at INTEL
Investigation into the thermal and mechanical behavior of alumina/polmethylmethacrylate (PMMA) nanocomposites.
Currently at Honeywell Aerospace
Time Dependent Micromechanics in Continuous Fiber / Epoxy Composites.
Currently working in China