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Graduate Students - Dr. Chad Ulven, Advisor

Current Research Associates and Postdocs

Derek Huotari, Summer 2012 - Spring 2013, "Development of Biocomposite Processing Facility"



Current Research Students

Luke Gibbon, MS, May 2013 (expected)

Tingting Zhou, MS, May 2013 (expected)

Ryan Whitacre, MS, May 2013 (expected)

Brent Nerenz, MS, May 2013 (expected)

Christopher Taylor, MS, August 2013 (expected)

Jeffery Flynn, MS, August 2013 (expected)

Jessica Lattimer, PhD, December 2013 (expected)

Derek Huotari, MS, December 2013 (expected)

Nicholas Goenner, MS, December 2013 (expected)

Nassibeh Hosseini, PhD, May 2014 (expected)

Ali Amiri, PhD, December 2014 (expected)



Past Research Associates and Postdocs

Shanshan Huo, Summer 2012, "Further Development of Long Natural Fiber Composite Materials"

Michael Fuqua, Summer 2011, "Further Development of Short Natural Fiber Composite Materials"

Venkata Chevali, Fall 2009 - Spring 2011, "Development of Biobased Raw Materials into Composite Materials"

Sait Mekic, Spring 2010 - Spring 2011, "Permeability of Natural Fiber Mats"



Past Research Students

Morteza Tatlari, MS,  May 2008, Vegatable Oil-based Epoxy Resin for Structural Composite Material Manufacturing

Sait Mekic, PhD,  September 2008, Porous Media Characterization Applied to Fiber Reinforcements and Membranes

Nathan Schneck, MS,  December 2008, Drop Test Reliability of the P489 Ball Grid Array Chip Scale Package

Jason Kopacz, MS,  May 2009, Performance Characterization of Adhesively Bonded Fiberglass Reinforced Polyurethane Foam Composites

Amol Thapa, MS,  September 2009, Process Development of Flax Fiber Reinforced Composites

Mike Fuqua, MS,  December 2009, Biofuel Derived Fibers as Reinforcing Agents in Polypropylene Composites

Martin Hanson, MS,  December 2009, A Study on the Effectiveness of Flame Retardants in Rigid Polyurethane Foam Composites

Jay Mosbrucker, MS,  December 2009, Fire Exposure Effects on Impact of Sandwich Composites

Shanshan Huo, MS,  May 2010, Effects of Chemical Treatments on Interfacial Properties of Flax Fibers

Kimberly Meyer, MS,  December 2010, Foaming Kinetics of Rigid Closed Cell Polyurethane Foam

Aron Fisk, MS,  December 2010, Impact of Environmental Conditions on Fiberglass Reinforced Polurethane Foam Composites

Michael Fuqua, PhD,  May 2011, Mechanical Modeling of Thermoplastics Reinforced with Biobased Particulate

Loren Soma, MS, May 2011, A Study of the Fire Retardant Effects of Expandable Graphite in Rigid Polyurethane Foam Composites

Michael Ehresmann, MS, May 2012, A Study on the Processing Characteristics and Reinforcing Potential of Natural Fiber Mats

Drew Pavlacky, MS, May 2012, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Study of the Ultraviolet Exposure of Ballistic Resistant Polymer Matrix Composites

Shanshan Huo, PhD, August 2012, The Physico-Chemical Investigation of Interfacial Properties in Natural Fiber / Vinyl Ester Biocomposites

Sethu Munusamy, MS, December 2012, Development of Biobased Sandwich Structures for Mass Transit Applications

Jessica Lattimer, MS, May 2013, Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Polyamide Biocomposites


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