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Projects and Programs

zCompleted - Personal Body Armor

Our goal is to prevent the catastrophic failure of ballistic body armor by developing measurements and predictive models to test and determine the long-term

Polymer Composites

The objective of this project is the develop of tools to measure the fundamental structure-processing and structure -property relations associated with


Particle Size Distributions for Cellulose Nanocrystals Measured by Transmission Electron Microscopy: An Interlaboratory Comparison

John E. Bonevich, Juris Meija, Bushell Michael, Martin Couillard, Kai Cui, Johan Foster, Douglas M. Fox, Markus Heidelmann, Byong Chon Park, Lingling Ren, Aleksandr B. Stefaniak, Ralf Theissmann, Natalia de Val Alda, Linda Johnston
Particle size is one of the key parameters that must be measured to ensure reproducible production of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) from various types of


Tools and Instruments

Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Differential Scanning Calorimetry, or DSC, is a classic thermoanalytical measurement performed on many different types of materials. In our laboratory, it is

X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS)

The XAFS station uses a tunable, monochromatic, and moderately high energy X-ray beam (4.5 keV to 23.5 keV) for X-ray absorption spectroscopy measurements. The