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Daneesh O. Simien

Research Interests:

  • Electrical, optical and mechanical characterization of length sorted 2-dimensional (2-D) single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) thin films.
  • Developing network geometric parameters for evaluating 2-D SWNT networks.
  • Rheological properties of SWNT-polymer composites.
  • Mechanical properties of SWNT-polymer fully integrated nanocomposites. 

Awards and Honors:

  • 2007 SAMPE Second Place Award for University Research Competition, winning a trip to Paris, France to present at the SAMPE International Conference April 2008
  • 2006 NSF ADVANCE Workshop on Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position at Rice University. Selected as one of 55 attendees from a group of over 730 applicants to participate in the workshop
  • 2005-2006 The Robert A. Welch Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • 2004-2005 The Robert A. Welch Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • 2000-2001 Academic-Athletic Award for Excellence

Thesis Publications:

  • Daneesh McIntosh, Valery Khabashesku and Enrique Barrera "Processing and Mechanical Properties of Continuous Fiber Systems Made from Fluorinated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Polypropylene Composites", Chem. Mater., 2006, 18, 4561-4568.
  • Daneesh McIntosh, Valery Khabashesku and Enrique Barrera "Benzoyl Peroxide Initiated In-Situ Functionalization, Processing and Mechanical Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Polypropylene Composite Fibers" J.Phys.Chem.C., 2007, 111(2),1592-1600.
  • Daneesh McIntosh-Simien, Valery Khabashesku and Enrique Barrera "Mechanical Properties of Fibers made from Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Thermoplastic Polymer Composites" SAMPE Conference Proceedings, Baltimore July 2007. 

Patent Applications:

  • Enrique Barrera, Daneesh McIntosh, Valery Khabashesku and Laura Pena-Paras. "Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Achieved Through Benzoyl Peroxide Initiated Interfacial Bonding to Polymer Matrices."
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Position:

Guest Researcher
Polymers Division
Complex Fluids Group

Education:

  • Ph.D. Rice University, Houston, TX, 2008.
    • Dissertation: Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes as Viscosity Modifiers in Polypropylene Matrix Nanocomposites.
    • Advisor: Enrique Barrera
  • M.S. Rice University, Houston, TX, 2005.
    • Thesis: Mechanical Properties of Fibers Made From Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Thermoplastic Polymer Composites.
  • B.S. Material Science and Engineering Rice University, Houston, TX.
  • B.A. French Studies Rice University, Houston, TX.
Contact

Phone: 301-975-6895
Email: daneesh.simien@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-4924