University of Vermont

Multifunctional Composites Manufacturing Laboratory

Welcome to Multi-material Composites Manufacturing Lab (MCML)!

MCML consists of creative researchers who dedicate their time to develop multiphase nano-structured smart and lightweight polymeric and hybrid materials with synergistic properties and multi-functionality. These polymers and hybrid materials can have variety of applications including lightweight materials, sustainable materials, automotive and aerospace materials, biologically inspired materials, biomedical materials, and food and electronics packaging materials.

Our research topics include the fabrication and processing of smart and lightweight polymers and composite systems, characterization of these polymer/composite system properties, correlation of micro- and nano-morphological variations with macro-polymer/composite properties, and multiphysics analytical and numerical modeling of these material systems.

Our research topics include:

• Fabrication and processing of smart and lightweight polymers and composite systems;

• Characterization of smart and lightweight polymer/composite system properties;

• Correlation of micro- and nano-morphological variations with macro-polymer/composite properties;

• Multiphysics analytical and numerical modeling of these material systems.

The research on these materials, their processing, and properties is well aligned with industry megatrends in renewable energy, sustainability, clean water, health, smart infrastructure & construction.

Last modified September 10 2016 10:54 AM