Smith Woosley – Ph.D. Preliminary Thesis Defense 05/26/2016 at 2:30 P.M.

JSNN – Smith Woosley – Ph.D. Dissertation Preliminary Proposal Defense

Candidate: Smith Woosley

Advisors: Dr. Shyam Aravamudhan & Dr. Sung-Jin Cho

Department: Nanoengineering

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time: 2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Location: JSNN Room 209

2907 E. Gate City Blvd.,
Greensboro, NC 27401

Title: Functional 3D Printing with Thermoplastic Nanocomposites for Energy Storage Applications.”


Thermoplastic 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process used to fabricate solid polymer objects directly from computer-modeled designs.  Current uses for the technology are restricted due to a limited choice of materials which offer little functionality to the finished product.  In an effort to expand potential applications of 3D printing, the current work aims to impart functional attributes to thermoplastic polymers through the creation of printable nanocomposites.  Preliminary work has focused on methods of fabrication and analysis of various composites, including magnetic and electrically conductive materials. In this work, the objective is to develop the methodology and materials for 3D printing of functional energy storage devices.