Published on Wednesday May 10, 2006
Dr. Christopher Li is a co-PI on a new Materials Center of Excellence for research on polymers as awarded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. This is a cooperative program that will receive $6.75 million over a period of nine years. PI on the grant is materials affiliated faculty member Dr. Giuseppe Palmese, Professor and Department Head of the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering. Other Co-PIs include Dr. Cameron Abrams and Dr. Joe Elabd of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The Center proposal focuses on multiscale synthesis, modeling, and design of advanced polymer systems and includes projects on nanopore-filled systems, encapsulated nano- and meso-fiber mesh composites, hyperbranched polymers for segmented polyurethanes, ionically self-healing polymer systems, and computational modeling.