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Composite Materials and Structures Center

Brian Rook

Composite materials processing including extrusion, injection molding, compression molding, prepregging, cryogenic milling, and fiber surface treatment; elastomer processing including internal mixing, and two-roll milling. Material characterization including thermal analysis, mechanical testing, and optical microscopy.

Per Askeland

Responsible for operation, upkeep, and training of various analytical techniques including surface spectroscopy (XPS, AES), molecular spectroscopy (FTIR, UV-Vis), and microscopy (ESEM, optical). Also responsible for materials processing techniques including plasma and UV-ozone surface treatments. Research areas include: electrospinning ceramic and organic fibers for chemical and biological sensing; development of luminescent based oxygen sensors; surface treatment of polymers for adhesive bonding; and assisting the development of graphite based polymer composites.