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
Batista, M. D. R., Drzal, L. T., Kiziltas, A. and Mielewski, D., “Hybrid Cellulose-Inorganic Reinforcement Polypropylene Composites: Lightweight Materials for Automotive Applications” Polymer Composites, v41, pp 1074-1089 (2020).
Yu, Z and Drzal, L.T., “Functionalized Graphene Oxide as Coupling Agent for Graphene Nanoplatelet/Epoxy Composites”, Polymer Composites, v41, pp 920-929 (2020).
Din, U., Naresh, N., Umer, R., Khan, K. A., Drzal, L. T., Haq, M, and Cantwell, W.J., “Processing and Out-of-plane Properties of Composites with Embedded Graphene Paper Embedded Composites for EMI Shielding Applications”, Composites Pt A. Appl Sci Manf 134, pp 105901 (2020).
Cho, D., Ji, S. G., and Drzal, L.T., Chemical Modification of Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets with CTBN Rubber and Highly Enhanced Impact Strength of Vinyl Ester Resin, J. Ind Engin Chem, 102, pp 293-301 (2021).