Brian L. Wardle
Aeronautics & Astronautics
1. Interfaces • 3. Advanced characterization (multi-modes) • 4. Scalability and processing of materials • 6. Integration of length scales in materials • 8. Thermal transport • 11. Nanoscale self-assembly and fabrication

*currently not accepting new CINEMA fellows

General Area(s) of Research: Materials and structures for Aerospace applications. More elaborately, research interests are in the areas of nano-engineered advanced composites, bulk nanostructured materials, carbon-based material synthesis, traditional composites, power-MEMS devices (fuel cells and vibrational energy harvesters), and other structure and materials topics.

Description of potential projects for CINEMA applicants: 1)Development of auto-sensing nanoengineered composites and NEMS - smart multi-functional composite that will enable self-health monitoring and self-actuating. 2) Development of structural supercapacitors that could enable energy storage within the main body. 3) Development of CNT- Ceramic matrix composites for electromagnetic applications.