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Polymer Composites Processing and Rheology

Professor Jayaraman's research group at Michigan State University is developing processing strategies, flow models and design tools for shaping polymeric materials into products for various industry sectors: automotive, energy and building or construction. This research is applied to develop processing strategies for polymer composites, recycled polymers and polymer nanocomposites to make foam core panels, multilayer blown film, stronger light weight building materials and porous plastic sheets.  Dr. Jayaraman's research interests and expertise are processing, rheology and microstructure development in polymer materials.  


Current Projects

Melt Rheology of Polyolefin-Clay Nanocomposites with Coupling Agents
Modeling Expanding Polyurethane Foam Flow in Vented Mold Cavities
Extrusion of Flexible and Rigid Thermoplastic Nanocomposite Foams 
 Porous Die-Drawn Polymer Composite with High Stiffness and Strength

PolymerComposites Processing and Rheology is a research group in the
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Department at Michigan State University,
headed by Professor K. Jayaraman.