Advanced Nanostructures Group
Matthew R. Maschmann is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the Oak Ridge Associated Unviersities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. His research examines the design, synthesis, characterization, and implementation of nanoscale material systems. Current emphasis areas include the micro-mechanics of CNT forest growth and compression, 3-D carbon nanotube microstructures, energy and energetic materials, and biological inspiration. Engineering devices of interest include novel physical sensors, composite materials, and enhanced surfaces for thermal management.
Taher Hajilounezhad (Ph.D student)
Taher is studying the fundamental mechanics and assembly of carbon nanotube forests.
Joe Brown (M.S. student)
Joe holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is studying water vapor-assisted SEM processing of nanomaterials.
Ben Davis (M.S. student)
Ben holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri. Ben is investigating the anisotropic nature of CNT forests and means to enhance their mechanical performance for numerous applications.
Ryan Hines (M.S.) student
Ryan holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri. Ryan is currently investigating the use of novel processing to create carbon nanotube-based MEMS devices. Ryan is sponsored by the Missouri NASA Space Grant Consortium.
Matthew Riehn (M.S.)
Matt holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri. He is currently researching thermal transport in nanoenergetic materials.