7/30/2014 1:52:05 PM
Times Union: $100K federal grant to CNSE/SUNYIT researcher
Yu Zhou, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the recently merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering/SUNY Institute of Technology, has been awarded a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant to study fiber-reinforced polymer composites, materials that are both stiff and strong yet lightweight.
The materials have applications in transportation, wind power, energy, aerospace and construction.
“We hope to impact the composite manufacturing industry by providing the first-ever comprehensive capability of quantitative analysis and on-line control to a wide range of composite manufacturing processes, and by providing small and intermediate manufacturers an automated an cost-effective solution to produce composite parts in large volumes,” Zhou said.