MULTIFUNCTIONAL GRAPHENE-BASED NANOCOMPOSITES WITH ROBUST ELECTROMAGNETIC AND THERMAL PROPERTIES FOR 3D-PRINTING APPLICATION
Start date: 01.01.2017
End date: 31.12.2020
Coordinator: Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Open Laboratory OLEM)
Graphene 3D project proposes highly innovative pathway for the development of optimized, multifunctional graphene-polymer composites and structures with desired properties for specific applications, based on combination of three main approaches: (i) controlled processing and material’s characterization; (ii) robust nanocomposite design; and (iii) modeling/optimization of nanocomposite cellular structures with predefined properties.
Graphene 3D methodology will result in two major outcomes:
Multifunctional nanocomposite material for 3D printing application;
Optimized and experimentally validated, 3D printed nanocomposite cellular structures with tunable electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical properties.
To reach the goal, the proposal will pursue the following main objectives: (1) to develop an effective processing technique for graphene-based polymer nanocomposite; (2) to correlate processing variables with final micro and nanostructure features; (3) to obtain highly improved nanocomposite properties (electrical, electromagnetic, mechanical, thermal); (4) to propose robust design tool for optimizing process-structure-property-performance parameters, resulting in optimized nanocomposite formulation for 3D printing application; (5) to design nanocomposite-based cellular structures with optimum configuration (structure, geometry) and tunable multifunctional characteristics in view of predefined performances; (6) to prove the design concept by fabrication and experimental validation of both nanocomposite material and 3D printed cellular structures that achieve unique properties.
Project research & innovation ideas will bring up the research results from TRL 1-2
to TRL 3-4, with potential for application specified towards high power electronics. Graphene 3D will create a Joint Laboratory on graphene-polymer research for knowledge share in a multidisciplinary international/inter-sectoral consortium having long-term implication.
|Short name||Country||Contact person|
Institute of Mechanics,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Coordinator)
|IMech-BAS||Bulgaria||Prof. Rumiana KOTSILKOVA|
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE /
Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials
|CNR/IPCB||Italy||Dr. Clara SILVESTRE|
Prof. Paolo CIAMBELLI
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
|UNamur||Belgium||Prof. Philippe LAMBIN|
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
|UniSa||Italy||Prof. Patrizia LAMBERTI|
Research and Development of Nano-materials
and Nanotechnologies, Ltd.
|NanoTechLab||Bulgaria||Dr. Evgeni IVANOV|
Ilia Vekua Sokhumi Institute
of Physics and Technology
|SIPT||Georgia||Dr. Ekaterine Sanaia|
|Third Country Parties|
Institute for Nuclear Problems,
Belarusian State University
|INP-BSU||Belarus||Dr. Polina KUZHIR|
SICHUAN UNIVERSITY/ State Key
Lab of Polymer Materials Engineering
|SU||P.R.China||Prof. Hesheng Xia|
MACKENZIE / Graphene and
Nano-Material Research Center
Dr. Ricardo DONATO
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