Tuskegee professor to talk on advancements in composite materials

Published: Oct 12, 2009 7:35:00 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

Mahesh Hosur, professor of materials science engineering at Tuskegee University, will discuss key issues in composite advancement and present his research, "Advanced Fiber Reinforced Composites," on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in 104 Textile Engineering Building. His lecture is hosted by Auburn University's Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering.

Hosur's research addresses the affordability of composites with increased performance, survival, reliability and maintainability. Hosur will discuss his main objective to disperse nanoparticles into the fiber, matrix and foam of a composite material, as well as to fabricate macro-scale systems out of nanophased constituent material. He will highlight current and future research on the performance of affordable composites under impact loading, as well as recent advances made in the investigations of structural nanocomposites.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes