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Lawrence Drzal

Lawrence Drzal

Lawrence Drzal

University Distinguished Professor

Biography

Graphene; graphite; carbon; cellulose; nanoparticles; nanotechnology; nanocomposites, surfaces; interfaces; polymers, adhesion, surface chemistry; surface characterization; polymer composite processing; ultraviolet light; cellulose nanowhiskers; microfibers; batteries; solar cells; supercapacitors; conductive films.

Awards
Fellow, National Academy of Inventors, 2019
Technology Transfer Achievement Award, MSU Technologies Inventor, 2018
Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Plastics Engineers, Automotive Division (2016)
Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials, U Delaware (2016)
Fellow, American Institute of Chemists
Fellow, Society of Plastics Engineers
University Distinguished Professor
Fellow of the American Society for Composites
Fellow of SAMPE
Education
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science, Case Western Reserve University 1974
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Detroit 1967
Publications
Kamar, N. T., Hossain, M. M., Loos, A. and Drzal L. T., "Interlaminar Reinforcement of Glass Fiber/Epoxy Composites with Graphene Nanoplatelets", (Composites, Part A, 70, 82-92 (2015).
Qin, W., Vautard, F., Drzal, L. T., and Yu, J., "Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Carbon Fiber Composites with Incorporation of Graphene Nanoplatelets at the Fiber-Matrix Interphase", J. Composites, Part B., 69, pp. 335-341 (2015).
Wang, F., Drzal, L. T., Qin, Y and Huang, Z., "Multifunctional Graphene Nanoplatelets/Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Paper" Composites Part B 79 521-529(2015).
Bose, W. and Drzal, L T., "Functionalization of Graphene Nanoplatelets Using Sugar Azide For Graphene/Epoxy Nanocomposites", Carbon Letters, 16(2) pp 101-106 (2015).
Honaker, K., Vautard, F. & Drzal, L. T. , “Investigating the mechanical and barrier properties to oxygen and fuel of high density polyethylene–graphene nanoplatelet composites”, Mater Sci Eng, B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology. 216, p. 23-30 (2017).
Knob, A., Lukes, J., Drzal, L. T., Cech, V., “Further Progress in Functional Interlayers with Controlled Mechanical Properties Designed for Glass Fiber/Polyester Composites”, Fibers, 6, p. 58 (2018)
Bose, S.; Das, A.; Basu, S.; Drzal, L.T., “Edge stitching of graphene nanoplatelets (GnPs) and its effect in improving the thermo-mechanical performance of edge stitched GnP/epoxy nanocomposite" Chemistry Select 2(20) pp 5769-5774 (2017)
Wu, H., and Drzal, L. T., “Multifunctional Highly Aligned Multifunctional Graphite Nanoplatelet-Polyether imide Composite in Film Form” Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol. 182 (2017)
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