Colloquium Date: Monday, July 16, 2007
A bi-weekly event to present and discuss issues related to developments, applications and commercialization of nanotechnology.
Defense Related Research on Nanocomposite Materials
Speaker: Dr. Gary W. Beall
Professor of Chemistry
at Texas State University at San Marcos
(VIDEO CONFERENCED FROM THE AUSTIN OFFICE OF WINSTEAD PC)
Abstract: Increasingly polymer nanocomposites are being
utilized in industrial and military applications. In the case of
defense related applications performance is more important than
cost and therefore the military many times is the first adopter
of new technology. A great deal of the research at Texas State
University on polymer nanocomposites is funded by the Department
of Defense mainly through the SBIR/STTR program. The talk will
present data on many of these research projects including new
ballistics protection materials, fuel tank sealants for the joint
strike fighter, rocket ablative materials for rocket nozzles,
intumescent coatings to stop jet engine fires, and improve food
packaging for our troops MRE's. Particular attention will be paid
to several property changes seen in nanocomposites that do not fit
with traditional polymer physics of composites.
Bio: Gary W. Beall, Ph.D.
is currently a Professor of Chemistry at Texas State University at
San Marcos and Director of The Center for Nanophase Research.
Dr. Beall has more than 20 years experience in research, development,
processing, and commercialization of products utilizing advanced
nanomaterials. After receiving his BS in Chemistry from Tarleton S
tate University in 1972 and his PhD in Physical Chemistry from
Baylor University in 1975, he worked at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, Radian Corp., Weston, Inc., United Catalysts, Inc.,
and Technical Minerals, Inc. before co-founding Nanocor, Inc.
in 1992. He moved to academia in 1999 at Missouri Baptist College
before accepting his current post at Texas State University in 2001.
In 2000, Dr. Beall contributed to and co-edited the first book on
polymer/nanoclay composites, which is now in its third printing.
Dr. Beall is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Clay
Science, Nanoexpress, and Nanotech Briefs. He has published more
than 90 papers and holds 42 U.S. patents, of which 24 deal with
nanotechnology. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.
VENUE: You may attend the presentation from any
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Program begins at 11:30am with a complimentary lunch provided by Winstead PC.
Presentation begins at 12:00pm.
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Chairman: Dr. Zvi Yaniv
Registration deadline is Friday, July 13 at 5:00 PM Central.
To register, please send an email to Deepika Misra
firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred attendance location.
Nanomaterials Applications Center
Walt Trybula, Ph.D.
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
DVDs of selected presentations from previous
speakers are available for a small fee (contact
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