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CREST Research

NextGen Composites Phase II

  • Principal Investigator and Project Director:
    • Dr. Patrick Mensah (SU Mechanical Engineering)
  • Co-Principal Investigators and Co-Project Directors:
    • Dr. Samuel Ibekwe (SU Mechanical Engineering) (Co-PI)
    • Dr. Guang-Lin Zhao (SU Mathematics and Physics, Physics Program) (Co-PI)
    • Dr. Guoqiang Li (SU/LSU Mechanical Engineering) (Co-PI and Co-PD for research)
    • Dr. Rachel Vincent-Finley (SU Mathematics and Physics, Mathematics Program) (Co-PI and Co-PD for education)


Research Subprojects and Lead Investigators

  • Artificial muscle reinforced thermoset polymer composite with dynamic covalent network for structural scale damage healing:
    • Lead PI: G. Li
    • Co-PIs: S. Ibekwe, I. Warner, G. Zhao, and P. Mensah
  • Synthesis, characterization, and modeling of functionalized carbon nanomaterials for multifunctional composites:
    • Lead PI: G. Zhao
    • Co-PIs: G. Li and P. Mensah
  • Smart Multi-Scale Porous Polymer Nanocomposite for Structural Applications through Additive Manufacturing:
    • Lead PI: F. Dawan
    • Co-PIs: S. Ibekwe, G. Li , P. Mensah, G. Zhao and S. Wicker