Research Interests

The following are some current research directions into new processes and materials.

Microcellular Extrusion

Microcellular extrusion allows for the continuous production of microcellular foam.

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Constrained Foaming

Constrained foaming is a scalable process to create thick load-bearing foam panels.

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Open-Cell (Porous) Microcellular Foams

Open-Celled microcellular foams could be used in a variety of applications including biomedical tissue scaffolding.

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Nanofoams are an extension of microcellular polymer technology with pore sizes below the micrometer range.  The Microcellular Plastics Lab has recently reported production of nanofoams in PEI.

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