NSF project to develop economical, eco-friendly nanocomposites

Published: Jul 7, 2010 3:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

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Xinyu Zhang

Xinyu Zhang, faculty member in Auburn University's Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, recently received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project, "Collaborative Research: Geopolymeric Nanocomposite, A Next Generation Material for Infrastructure Sustainability." Zhang and his team will study carbon nanotube growth on surfaces to develop inexpensive and high-performing nanocomposites that can be used in construction materials, inorganic adhesives and resins, as well as sensing elements in intelligent structures for the aerospace and automotive industries.

Contributed by Katie Mullinax