Davis to discuss applications of nanomaterials

Published: Oct 6, 2008 10:02:10 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

Virginia Davis, faculty member in Auburn University's Department of Chemical Engineering, will present "Macroscale Assembly and Applications of Cylindrical Nanomaterials," on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in 104 Textile Building. Her lecture is hosted by the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering.

Davis will discuss nanotechnology and the synthesis of new materials with nanoscale properties, such as single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), inorganic nanorods and nanowires, as they have individual electrical, mechanical and thermal properties that exceed current materials. She will share the challenges associated with developing useful macroscale products based on nanoscale materials, as well as the microstructure and behavior of fluid-dispersed nanomaterials.

Visit http://eng.auburn.edu/programs/pfen/index.html for more information about the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering.