"High performance environmentally friendly fire retardant epoxy nanocomposites"
Epoxy resin plays a very important role in the development of polymer matrix materials because of their overall superior insulating and mechanical properties. New epoxybased polymers with enhanced multifunctional properties (e.g. flame retardancy, thermal stability and reduced cost) are required for applications in construction, transportation, aerospace and electric and electronic devices. This project aims at developing high performance fire retardant, halogen-free epoxy nanocomposites by means of molecular design and advanced chemical synthesis. The new nanomaterials will be optimized in terms of nanofiller nature (shape, size and type), loading and dispersion within the epoxy matrix.
Funding Organization: China Scholarship Council
Project Period: 2012 – 2016
Principal Investigators: Dr. De-Yi Wang and Prof. J. Llorca