Prof. Linda S Schadler
Russell Sage Endowed Chair
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Office: JEC 3018
Jianing Gao Jianing Gao is currently working on the mechanical properties of the interfacial region between nanoparticles and epoxy matrix in the
nanocomposites. Beyond research, she is a travel lover and likes all kinds of outdoor activities, hiking and skiing are her favorite.
Zepu Wang completed his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. He is currently working on polymer nanocomposite dielectrics and pursuing his PhD degree since 2008.
Bharath Natarajan earned his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering at the National Instiute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal in 2007 and later went on to work at Applied Materials Inc. He is pursuing his doctoral degree since 2009 and is interested in the interfacial energetics of polymer nanocomposites and its use in predicting PNC properties through a Materials Informatics approach.
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 .
Ying Li received her M.S. degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics in March, 2010. Ying has studied the morphology of crystalline-amorphous polymer in-situ alloys, and her research interests include polymer structure-property relations in grafted filler systems.
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.
Dielectric and Electrical Properties of Polymer Composites with High Aspect Ratio Fillers.
Epoxy and Silicone Optical Nanocomposites Filled with Grafted Nanoparticles.
Currently 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 Cabot Corp.
Nanoparticle dispersion and foam morphology control of polymer nanocomposites via interface engineering. and supercritical CO2 assisted processing.
Behavior of grafted polymers on nanofillers and their influence on polymer nanocomposite properties.
Currently Momentive Inc.
Micromechanical behavior of carbon nanotube-covered fibers in polymer matrix composites.
Currently ETH Zurich.
Experimental study and modeling of swelling and bubble growth in carbon nanofiber filled mesophase pitch during carbonization.
Currently GE Global Research.
Characterizing the reinforcement mechanisms in multiwall nanotube/polycarbonate composites across different length and time scales.
Currently Corning Research.
Controlled carbon nanotube synthesis for quantification of polymer-nanotube composite micromechanics.
Mechanical and thermal properties of nanoparticle filled epoxy nanocomposites.
Currently ABB Research.
Interface control in polymer nanocomposites.
Currently Starfire Corporation.
An examination of the potential for nano-composites in the formulation of HV cable insulation.
Friction and wear properties of pet nanocomposites : the role of matrix morphology, nanoparticles and interface.
Mechanical Behavior of Nanoparticle / Amorphous Polymer Composites
Synthesis and characterization of hydroxylapatite-inert ceramic composites and their coatings on biometals.
Currently Asst. Prof at Middle East Tech Univ.
Nanotube-polymer composites : tailoring the interface for improvced mechanical properties.
Investigation into the thermal and mechanical behavior of alumina/polmethylmethacrylate (PMMA) nanocomposites.
Currently Honeywell Aerospace
Time Dependent Micromechanics in Continuous Fiber / Epoxy Composites.
Currently working in China