R Byron Pipes

R Byron Byron Pipes

2004 - John L. Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Joint appointment with Chemical Engineering & Materials Engineering

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 1972
M.S.E., Princeton University, 1969
B.S., Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, 1964

Contact

701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Office: MSEE 308B
Office Phone: +1 765 49-45767
Email: bpipes@purdue.edu

Awards and Major Appointments

THEODORE M. HESSBURGH AWARD, (as President), 1995
BOEING EDUCATOR AWARD, (as President), 1995
PEW LEADERSHIP AWARD, (as President), 1996
SWEDISH ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (IVA), 1993
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, 1987
GUSTUS L. LARSON AWARD of Pi Tau Sigma, 1983
CHAIRE FRANCQUI, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 1984-85
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSITES, OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD, 1994
MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS, 1994

Research Areas

Dr. Pipes is a distinguished researcher, currently working on the application of nanotechnology to engineering disciplines including aerospace, composite materials and polymer science and engineering. He has active programs in the study of the advanced manufacturing science for composite materials. He is also engaged in the development of Internet-based collaborative research wherein scientific instruments are shared by research groups located in academic, corporate and government scientific centers worldwide.

Publications

Strus, M.C., Zalamea, L., Raman, A., and Pipes, R.B., Nguyen, C., and Stach, E.A., "Peeling Force Spectroscopy: Exposing the Adhesive Nanomechanics of One-Dimensional Nanosctuctures," Nano Letters, Vol. 8, No. 2, (2008), pp. 544-550. 10.1021/nl0728118.

Camilo I. Cano, Meaghan L. Clark, Thein Kyu and R. Byron Pipes, "Modeling Particle Inflation from Poly(amic acid) Powdered Precursors (Part II): Morphological Development During Bubble Growth," Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 47, No. 5, (2007), pp. 572-581.

Camilo I. Cano, Thein Kyu and R. Byron Pipes, "Modeling Particle Inflation from Poly(amic acid) Powdered Precursors (Part I): Preliminary Stages Leading to Bubble Growth," Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 47, No. 5, (2007), pp. 560-571.

Zalamea, L., Kim, H. and Pipes, R.B., "Stress Transfer in Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 67, No. 15, (2006), pp. 3425-3433.

Zalamea, L. and Pipes, R.B., "Harmonic Oscillators of Carbon Nanotube Arrays," Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 6, No. 4(2006), pp. 1177-1181.

Pipes, R.B. and Zalamea, L., "Energetics of Imperfectly Bonded Carbon Nanotube Arrays in Flexure," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 66, No. 15, (2006), pp. 2844-2854.

Salvetat, J-P, Bhattacharyya, S., and Pipes, R.B., "Progress on Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes and Derived Materials," Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 6, No. 7, (2006), pp. 1857-1882.

Camilo I. Cano, Erik S. Weiser, Thein Kyu and R. Byron Pipes, "Polyimide Foams from Powder: Experimental Analysis of Competitive Diffusion Phenomena", Polymer, 46(22), (2005), pp. 9296-9303.

Coffin, D.W., Carlsson, L.A. and Pipes, R.B., "On the Separation of Carbon Nanotubes," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 66, No. 9, (2006), pp. 1132-1140.

Pipes, R.B., Hubert, Salvetat, J.-P. and Zalamea, L., "Flexural Deflection as a Measure of van der Waals Interaction Forces in the CNT Array," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 66, No. 9, (2006), pp. 1125-1131.

T.E. Chang, L.R. Jensen, A. Kisliuk, R.B. Pipes, R. Pyrz, A.P. Sokolov, "Microscopic Mechanism of Reinforcement in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube / Polypropylene Nanocomposite," Polymer, Vol. 46, (2005), pp 439-444.

Camilo I. Cano, C.I., Weiser, E.S. and Pipes, R.B., "Solid State Polyimide Foaming from Powder Precursors: Effect of Morphology and Process Parameters on the Diffusive Phenomena," Cellular Polymers, Vol. 23, No. 5, (2004), pp. 299.

G.M. Odegard, R.B. Pipes and P. Hubert, "Comparison of Two Models of SWCN Polymer Composites," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 64 (2004), pp. 1011-1020.

R. B. Pipes, P. Hubert, "Helical Carbon Nanotube Arrays: Mechanical Properties," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 62, No. 3, (2002), pp. 418-28.

R. B. Pipes, P. Hubert, "Scale Effects in Carbon Nanostructures: Self-Similar Analysis," Nano Letters, Vol. 3, No. 2, (2003), pp 239-243.

R. B. Pipes, Frankland, S-J., Hubert, P. and Saether, E., "Self-Consistent Properties of the SWCN and Hexagonal Arrays as Composite Reinforcements," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 63, No. 10, (2003), pp. 1349-1358.

R. B. Pipes, P. Hubert, "Helical Carbon Nanotube Arrays: Thermal Expansion," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 63, No. 11, (2003), 1571-79.

E. Saether, R. B. Pipes, S-J. Frankland, "Nanostructured Composites: Effective Mechanical Properties Determination of Nanotube Bundles," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 63, No. 11, (2003), pp. 1543-50.


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