Since 2006, Case Western Reserve’s Polymer Envoys program has helped put a STEM career within reach for high school students in Greater Cleveland by providing mentorship, hands-on lab experience and intensive STEM curriculum.
The main goal of this proposal is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of electronic and thermal breakdowns in multilayer films (MLFs) and develop viable approaches to further enhance their breakdown strength and lifetime.
The vision of the proposed ERC is to establish a team of academic and industrial researchers to define, develop and deploy solutions to the most urgent problems associated with the global polymeric materials packaging industry.
Aims to achieve fundamental understanding of the effect of induced dipolar interactions on electrostriction in elastomer/high k particle nanocomposites via an integrated theoretical simulation and experimental study. In theoretical simulation, our preliminary results indicate that the enhanced local field in the elastomer matrix, especially that between neighboring chained particles along the applied field direction, is responsible for the large electrostrictive effect.