Our efforts are largely concerned with establishing structure-property relationships for polymeric materials and composites using fundamental material science principles and a wide range of chemical and mechanical characterization techniques. Collaborative efforts with numerous members of the plastics industry allow us to understand the needs of the polymer community and to tailor our research work towards fundamental understanding and the development of commercially viable products.
At the Polymer Technology Center, we conduct research on high performance functional polymers for nanotechnology, biotechnology and micro-/nano-electronics packaging applications; surface damage phenomena of polymers; polymer surface to surface interaction forces; structure-property relationship in polymers, blends, polyolefin films, fiber-reinforced composites, adhesives and nanocomposites; strengthening and toughening of polymers; utilization of novel processing tools to enhance physical and mechanical properties of polymers. PTC Faculty members from various disciplines engage in a wide range of research. To learn more, please visit our faculty page.
The PTC utilizes state-of-the-art equipment in its research. We have facilities located across the Texas A&M campus. The PTC's facilities are for research use only.
Conference presentations are available to members upon request. We will email the presentations to our members. Past agendas are available for APPEAL, PTIC, and SCRATCH.
The Polymer Technology Center is always in the process of publishing various research on high grade polymers.
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