Regeneration of Structural Materials in Adaptive Response to External Stimuli
Technical Report,01 May 2015,30 Apr 2019
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA United States
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The research performed under AFOSR grant FA9550-15-1-0087, Regeneration of Structural Materials in Adaptive Response to External Stimuli, focuses on the development of regenerative structural materials in response to environmental stimuli. This research is also part of the AFOSR Center of Excellence on Self-Healing Regeneration and Remodeling grant FA9550-16-1-0017. The program is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, spanning materials science, chemistry, mechanics and advanced modeling at the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago. A total of 25 archival papers were published, including high impact publications in Nature and Nature Chemistry. Two patent applications were published. The research in this program addresses the entire life cycle of multifunctional composites materials, from developing new methods of manufacturing, to healing and regeneration following extensive damage, to imparting dynamic adaptability and ultimately remodeling of polymeric materials. The research is divided into two main themes 1 Dynamically adaptable vascular remodeling and growth of polymers and 2 Rapid manufacturing of multifunctional composites. Key technical accomplishments from each theme are summarized in this report.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems