Studying the effect of nanofiller to elastomer ratio in a conductive polymer composite will help determine its electrical conductivity.
Qiong Nian is an assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. His research interests include nanomanufacturing, laser-based additive manufacturing and material processing, laser matter interaction and physical simulation; inkjet printing of functional materials; and 2D materials fabrication for energy storage and bio-sensors.
Total projects: 5
Developing a polymer composite from silica aerogel to be used as heat insulators will reduce the cost of heating and cooling of homes.
Optimizing 3D-printed inlays through the use of a non-uniform structure will allow for parts with a better strength-to-weight ratio.
Designing a high-energy-density, holey graphene-based electrode can create opportunities for mobile power supply in varied applications.
Using silica aerogel to develop a fireproofing material to prevent the spread of transformers fires will help protect lives and structures.