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Multifunctional Nanocomposites and Construction Materials

 

Multifunctional nanocomposites refer to the materials with novel functionality and superior performance through advanced nano-processing techniques. In this area, we focus on developing functional nanocomposites that can be adaptive to environmental conditions, such as heat, light, vibration for energy harvesting. We also work on cementitious materials with high ductility and self-healing behaviors.


Related  publications:

H. Ning, S. Pillay, N. Lu, S. Zainuddin, Y. Yan (2019) " Natural fiber-reinforced high-density polyethylene composite hybridized with ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene", Jounal of Composite Materials, DOI: 10.1177/0021998318822716

Y. Ma, M. Ma, X. Yin, Q. Shao, N. Lu, Y. Feng, Y. Lu, E. Wujcik, X. Mai, C. Wang, Z. Guo (2018) " Tuning polyaniline nanostructures via end group substitutions and their morphology dependent electrochemical performances", Polymer, 156, pp. 128-135.

L. Lv, J. Liu, C. Liang, J. Gu, H. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Lu, K., Sun, R. Fan, N. Wang, N. Lu, Z. Guo, E. Wujcik (2018) " An Overview of Electrically Conductive Polymer Nanocomposites toward Electromagnetic Interference Shielding", Eng. Sci., 2, 26-42.

Q. Wang, J. Jones, N. Lu, R. Johnson, H. Ning, S. Pillay (2017) " Development and characterization of high-performance kenaf fiber–HDPE composites", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, pp. 0731684417739127.

J. Zhang,  Y.  Liang,  X.Wang, H. Zhou, S.  Li,  J. Zhang, Y. Feng, N. Lu, Q. Wang, and Z. Guo (2017) "Strengthened Epoxy Resin with  Hyperbranched Polyamine‐ester Anchored Graphene Oxide via Novel Phase Transfer  Approach", Adv. Compos. Hybrid Mater., DOI 10.1007/s42114-017-0007-0.

Y. Li, X. Wu, J. Song, J. Li, Q. Shao, N, Cao, N, Lu, Z, Guo (2017) " Reparation of recycled acrylonitrile- butadiene-styrene by pyromellitic dianhydride: Reparation performance evaluation and property analysis", Polymer, 124, 41-47.

E. Ghafari, S.A. Ghahari, Y. Feng, F. Severgnini, N. Lu (2016) "Effect of Zinc oxide and Al-Zinc oxide nanoparticles on the rheological properties of cement paste", Composite Part B: Engineering, 105, pp 160-166.

S. Oza, H. Ning, I. Ferguson, N. Lu (2014) "Effect of surface treatment on thermal stability of the hemp-PLA composites: Correlation of activation energy with thermal degradation", Composite B: Engineering, 67, (2014) pp 227-232.

Effect of Surface Functionalization of Hemp Fibers on the Thermal Stability of the Hemp-PLA Composites for Construction Applications, Advanced Material Research, 651 (2013) pp 499-504.

Thermal and Thermo-mechanical Properties of Hemp-High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Composite- Effect of Two Different Surface Modification, Composites Part B: Engineering, 44 (2013) pp 484-490.

A Comparative Study of Mechanical Strength and Interface Properties of Hemp Fiber Composites with Virgin and Recycled High Density Polyethylene Matrix, Composites Part B: Engineering, 45 (2013) pp 1651-1656.

Engineering Sustainable Construction Material: Hemp Fiber Reinforced Composite with Recycled High Density Polyethylene Matrix, ASCE Journal of Architecture Engineering, 19 (3) pp 204-208.

Effect of Surface Functionalization of Hemp Fiber on mechanical Properties of Fiber and Composites with Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) Matrix, Proceeding of 28th American Society of Composites Technical Conference, pp38-46, Sept 9-11, 2013, State College, PA.

Effect of Alkali and Silane Treatment on the Thermal Stability of Hemp Fibers as Reinforcement in Composite Structures, Advanced Materials Research, 415-417, pp 666-670.

Thermal Properties of Hemp-High Density Polyethylene Composites: Effect of Two Different Chemical Treatments, Materials Processing and Interfaces, Volume 1, pp 375-382.

A Study of Surface Morphology and Flexural Strength of Hemp Fiber Reinforced Composite with Recycled High Density Polyethylene Matrix, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 71-78, pp 4416-4420.

Effect of Physical and Chemical Surface Treatment on the Thermal Stability of Hemp Fibers as Reinforcement in Composite Structures, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 71-78 (2011), pp 616-620

Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Recycled High Density Polyethylene/hemp Fiber Composites, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 1, No.5, pp 31-35.

Composition, Structure and Mechanical Strength of Hemp Fiber Reinforced Composite with Recycled High Density Polyethylene Matrix, Journal of Composite Materials, 46(16), pp 1915-1924.

 The Effect of Alkylation on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Hemp Fiber Composite with Recycled High Density Polyethylene Matrix, The Proceeding of 26th American Society of Composite Technical Conference, Paper 1068, pp1-10.

A Study of Tensile Properties of Hemp Fiber Reinforced Composite with Recycled High Density Polyethylene Matrix, The Proceeding of Society of Advance Material Processing Engineering SAMPE Annual Technical Conference, Novel Materials & Fibers, pp1-9.

Mechanical Properties of Hemp Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Composite with Reclaimed HPDE, 25th Annual Technical Conference of American Society of Composite held jointly with 14th US-Japan Conference on Composite       Materials,  September 20-23 2010, Dayton, OH.

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