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Polymer Composites Group (Kessler Research Team) 2016

Congratulations to Vijay Kumar

Congratulations to Dr. Vijay Kumar Thankur, who has been part of the research group since January 2013, on his new job at Cranfield University (50 miles north of London).  Vijay will be a tenured lecturer at Cranfield University’s School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing Engineering.

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Kessler named ASME Fellow

PULLMAN, Wash. – Michael Kessler, Berry Family director and professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME), has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. <More>

Multifunctional smart polymers research featured

Our paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces titled “Photoresponsive Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Networks with Shape Memory Behavior and Dynamic Ester Bonds” (doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b04374) has received significant “buzz” in the popular media.  Starting with a press release by WSU News, released on June 30, the article has been picked up and re-reported by the following sources:

 

Congratulations to Jonathan Moore – Outstanding Sophomore

Jonathan Moore, who is working as an undergraduate research assistant in the group, was recently recognized at the college’s annual convocation ceremony last week as the Outstanding Sophmore in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University.  Jonathan Moore, who’s from Milton, Wash., works with PhD student Mitch Rock conducting research on aligned carbon nanotube sheets, gives tours as an Honors Hall ambassador, is Honors Hall president and is on the Associated Students of WSU senate. <more>

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials

Our new 8 volume Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials (ISBN: 978-1-119-22436-5) published by Wiley is available starting August 2016.  Learn more at the Publisher’s Website.

by Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Michael R. Kessler

August 2016, Hardcover

 

 

by Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Michael R. Kessler

August 2016, Hardcover

 

 

by Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Michael R. Kessler

September 2016, Hardcover

 

 

by Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Michael R. Kessler

September 2016, Hardcover

 

 

by Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Michael R. Kessler

October 2016, Hardcover

 

 

 

by Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Michael R. Kessler

October 2016, Hardcover

 

 

by Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Michael R. Kessler

November 2016, Hardcover

 

 

by Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Michael R. Kessler
November 2016, Hardcover