Composites and Advanced Materials
Composites and advanced materials research within the department covers broad areas encompassing advanced materials for fuel cell applications, nanomaterials and their integration in multifunctional composites, and virtual simulations of manufacturing processes. Composite materials research focuses on processing-microstructure-property-performance relationships of polymer-, metal-, and ceramic-matrix composites. The University of Delaware's world-renowned Center for Composite Materials provides additional expertise and state-of-the-art facilities for composites manufacturing, computation, characterization, and testing.
Founded in 1974, the Center for Composite Materials (CCM) is an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary center of excellence for composites education and research at the University of Delaware. CCM is dedicated not only to educating composites scientists and engineers but also to conducting innovative basic and applied research and transitioning it to industry and government, where it serves as the foundation for the development of low-cost, high-quality products and processes. Through close affiliation with ME and other contributing departments, CCM facilitates the formation of multidisciplinary research teams, which bring a unique perspective to composites research at the University of Delaware.
Spotlight on Research
- Undergrads gain valuable experience at composites center
- Students sweep SAMPE
- UD researchers continue nanotechnology collaboration with Koreans
- Creating more conductive composites
- UD students win at international Composite App Challenge
- UD scientists use carbon nanotubes to detect defects in composites
- Two UD profs awarded Air Force Young Investigator grants
- UD's Chou in top 100