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Professor Ica Manas-Zloczower to present at Annual Technical Conference

Ica Manas-Zloczower, the Thomas W. and Nancy P. Seitz Professor of Advanced Materials and Energy in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, will present “Challenges in Nanocomposites: Mixing Obstacles and Opportunities,” on Monday, April 28, at the Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) in Las Vegas.
 
Nanofillers have attracted much attention due to their remarkable mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties, which make them ideal fillers for advanced polymer composites. Evaluating methods to characterize the state of filler dispersion at different length scales enables us to look at the potential of applying mixing fundamentals to tailor properties in advanced materials.
 
The annual ANTEC is the world’s largest plastics technical conference, consisting entirely of original, peer-reviewed presentations on a variety of topics relevant to today’s global plastics industry.