05/13/2024

Welcome Haining Zhang! New PhD student

Warm welcome to Haining Zhang, who just joined our SU-CML as a new PhD student. Haining received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2024 and his Bachelor's degree in Aircraft Propulsion Engineering from Xiamen University (China) in 2019. Haining will be fully funded to pursue his PhD degree in the field of design and manufacturing of novel composites.

 


03/22/2024

Graduate student, Andrea Hoe, presented her poster at the 2024 ECS Research Day Event

Andrea presented her poster "A Compositional Study of Regolith Composites With Carbon Nanotube Additives for Extraterrestrial Construction" at the 2024 annual ECS Research Day Event at Syracuse University.

 


03/18/2024

PhD student, Amirreza Tarafdar, presented research at 2024 ACS Spring Symposium in New Orleans, LA

Amirreza was provided the opportunity to travel to the 2024 ACS Spring Symposium (Nonlinear Chemical Phenomena in Polymeric Systems) in New Orleans to present his research on "Efficient manufacturing of carbon fiber epoxy composite laminates using UV‐induced frontal polymerization." The research was supported by Dr. Yeqing Wang's NSF grant.

 


09/18/2023

Summer REU student, Anthony Tricarico, presented research at 2023 ASC conference in Boston, MA

Anthony Tricarico worked in the SU-CML as summer REU student in 2022 on the topic of buckling testing and simulation of auxetic CFRP composite laminates. His work led to the publication of a conference paper with himself being the first author. He was also provided the opportunity to travel to the 2023 American Society for Composites (ASC) conference in Greater Boston, MA to present the research.

 


08/30/2023

Summer REU student, Kanya Shah, won Internship Funding Award from Syracuse University's Central Career Services

Congratulations to Kanya for winning the Syracuse University Internship Funding Award for this summer's REU program with the Composite Materials Lab (SU-CML)!

 


08/10/2023

Summer REU student, Alyssa Shelburne, presented at WiSE summer research symposium

Alyssa is a rising senior in Bioengineering. She worked as a summer undergraduate student researcher in the SU-CML with Ali Naderi (PhD student) and Dr. Wang. She presented her research work on "comparative anlaysis of compression properties of lattice-based bio-scaffolds" at the WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) undergraudate summer research symposium in Syracuse University.

 


06/19/2023

Undergraduate student researcher, Andrea Hoe, presented at 2023 ASME SSDM conference

Andrea Hoe, a undergraduate student researcher in SU-CML funded by the Syracuse University SOURCE program, presented her research work on lunar regolith composites at the SSDM 2023 ASME Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference in San Diego, CA. Andrea has recently graduated her B. Arch. degree from our School of Architecture and will start her M.S. degree in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program this fall semester.

 


06/19/2023

Dr. Wang presented an invited keynote talk at 2023 TechConnect conference

Dr. Wang was invited to present a keynote talk on "Tensile Properties of Epoxy Resin Cured using Frontal Polymerization vs. using Traditional Thermal Curing Method" at the 2023 TechConnect World Innovation Conference &Expo, June 19-21, 2023, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, USA.

 


05/10/2023

SU-CML is actively promoting diversity in the undergraduate student researcher team

This summer, SU-CML is excited to promote diversity in the lab with three female and one male undergraduate students working in REU and SOURCE programs. In the photo below, from left to right, they are Alyssa Shelburne (from Biomedical Engineering), Juanitta "AJ" Bekoe, Kanya Shah, and Cameron Woodbury (from Aerospace Engineering). Alyssa and AJ are working on auxetic composites for medical and aerospace applications. Kanya and Cameron are working on the additive manufacturing of thermoset carbon fiber composites using frontal polymerization.

 


03/31/2023

Students presented at the 2023 ECS Research Day Event!

Amirreza Tarafdar (PhD student, left in below figure) and Cameron Woodbury (Undergraduate student researcher, right in the below figure) presented their research work with Dr. Wang on frontal polymerization of epoxy resin at the 2023 College of Engineering and Computer Science Research Day Event.

 


11/11/2022

Volunteer for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) region 1 conference

Dr. Wang and his PhD student, Wenhua Lin, volunteered as graders for the MATHCOUNTS program of the NSBE Region 1 Conference at the OnCenter of Syracuse on Friday 11/11/2022.

 


11/07/2022

Dr. Wang and Dr. Hosein received NSF Award

This award supports the fundamental research to understand the the role of fiber reinforcement on the frontal polymerization of thermoset resin towards the additive manufacturing and repair of thermoset fiber composites.

 


09/12/2022

PhD student, Wenhua Lin, presented at the 2022 ASC conference (Tucson, Arizona)!

Wenhua Lin presented our recent research work "Effect of Negative Poisson's Ratio on the Tensile Properties of Auxetic CFRP Composites [PDF]" at the 2022 American Society for Composites (ASC) conference (Tucson, AZ). Wenhua Lin is currently a PhD student in the SU-CML working towards his PhD thesis on the mechanics of advanced composite materials and structures.

 


09/12/2022

Welcome Amirreza Tarafdar! Another new PhD student

Amirreza Tarafdar is another new PhD student who just joined the Composite Materials Lab. Amirreza received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering Applied Mechanic from Tarbiat Modares University (Iran) in 2021 and his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Applied Mechanic from Isfahan University of Technology (Iran) in 2018. We are very pleased to welcome both Ali and Amirreza!

 


08/31/2022

Welcome Ali Naderi! Our new PhD student

Ali Naderi just joined the Composite Materials Lab as a new PhD graduate research assistant. Ali received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (Iran) in 2020 and his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arak University of Science and Technology (Iran) in 2017. We are very pleased to welcome you, Ali! Ali will assist in the project with auxetic layered composite structures.

 


08/05/2022

Dr. Wang and Dr. Davidson received NSF Award

This award supports the fundamental research to understand the mechanics of auxetic layered composite structures. Knowledge gained will enable substantially improved impact energy absorption and indentation resistance in a wide variety of composite structures for aircraft, automotive, and marine applications while simultaneously providing weight, cost, and energy savings. New usages of auxetics facilitated by this research may extend to improved artificial bone implants, prosthetics, and dent-resistant laminated flooring. This research will recruit and educate middle and high school students and foster their excitement about STEM fields and will educate and train college students at the undergraduate and graduate level about this critical new technology. Throughout, the recruitment of women and minorities will be prioritized.

 


06/15/2022

Modeling Frontal Polymerization for In-situ Curing of Thermoset Fiber Composites

Dr. Wang's recent paper investigates the effects of the microstructure of unidirectional thermoset fiber composites on the frontal polymerization initiated in the through-thickness direction. The effects investigated include: fiber volume fraction, fiber tow size, and fiber tow shape. The results are expected to provide insights into the scale up of frontal polymerization for future additive manufacturing. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.52735. [PDF]

 


06/06/2022

Welcome Andrea Hoe, Anthony Tricarico, and Yiyuan Sun!

Anthony and Yiyuan will work on some exciting research projects with Dr. Wang at his Composite Materials Lab this summer. They are supported by the summer REU program. Anthony is a returning REU student, who also worked at Dr. Wang's lab last summer. Andrea is a undergraduate student in the School of Architecture. She received a SOURCE research grant from Syracuse University and will work with Dr. Wang from summer 2022 to spring 2023 on a very exciting research topic of the additive manufacturing of space habitats using composite materials. Welcome everyone!


04/19/2022

Conductive Aerospace CFRP Composites Containing Carbon Nanotube Particles for Lightning Strike Damage Mitigation

Below shows how the lightning strike damage of aerospace carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites is mitigated by adding conductive nanofillers, specifically, carbon nanotube (CNT) particles. The third one is an scanning electron microscopy image showing the uniform dispersion of CNT particles in the composites. Detailed results and discussions are published in our recent paper. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10443-022-10028-1.

 


04/15/2022

Spencer Lampkin Received the Outstanding TA Award!

Spencer Lampkin received the Outstanding TA Award of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Congratulations to him!


04/09/2022

Lab Open House Day!

Composite Materials Lab opened to the public on the ECS open house day on April 9, 2022. Dr. Wang (wearing face mask in left photo) and his graduate student, Spencer Lampkin (in red coat in right photo), introduced the lab to our visitors, presented our composite specimens and research work, and highlighted the research impact on industry and society.

 


03/25/2022

Graduate student presented at the 2022 ECS Research Day Event!

Spencer Lampkin presented his research work on rapid curing of thermoset fiber composites for additive manufacturing and repair at the 2022 College of Engineering and Computer Science Research Day Event.

 


09/21/2021

Graduate student presented at the 2021 American Society for Composites (ASC) conference (Virtual)!

Wenhua Lin presented our recent research work "Bond Strength Degradation of Adhesive-bonded CFRP Composite Lap Joints after Lightning Strike [PDF]" at the 2021 ASC conference (virtual). Wenhua Lin is currently a PhD student in the SU-CML working on the mechanics of advanced composite materials and structures.

 


06/03/2021

Welcome Anthony Tricarico!

Anthony joined SU-CML as an REU student researcher in summer 2021. He is working on the development of smart composite structures. The project is a collaborative project between SU-CML and Dr. Wanliang Shan's research group (i.e., Smart, Hybrid, Active, and Nature-inspired Materials, Mechanics, and Machines).


04/29/2021

Dr. Wang was invited to give a research seminar (online) at the University of Arizona

Dr. Wang presented a research talk on "Lightning Strike Testing & Damage Mitigation Strategies For Aerospace Carbon Fiber Composite Materials: Current Status & Future Recommendations" at the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Arizona.

 


11/02/2020

Dr. Wang was invited to give a research seminar (online) at Zhejiang University (China)

Dr. Wang presented a research talk on "Why do We Care About Lightning Strikes for Aerospace Composite Materials?" at the ME Global Cloud Series Seminar at the School of Mechanical Engineering of Zhejiang University.