Accession Number:

ADA638293

Title:

Microvascular Autonomic Composites

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 2005-May 2011

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Report Date:

2012-01-06

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The Microvascular Autonomic Composites microVAC MUR1 Program was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR through a Multidisciplinary University Research Inititative MURI from 2005-2011. The program was led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign UIUC together with partner researchers at Duke University and the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA during the initial three years of the program. microVAC was conceived in response to a new paradigm in materials design, that of autonomy - the ability to achieve adaptation and response in an independent and automatic fashion. The central vision of microVAC was the synthetic reproduction of autonomic biological functions, obtained through the creation and integration of complex materials systems with three-dimensional microvascular network architectures. The microVAC program utilized biomimetic and bio-inspired designs and brought together the acknowledged leaders of this field of research coupled with the foremost scientists and engineers in autonomic materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE