ORGANIZERS

CHAIR:
Dr. Richard M. Laine
Macromolecular Science and Engin.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136
Phone: 734-764-6203
E-mail: talsdad@umich.edu
ORGANIZING TEAM:

-Professor Alan Sellinger, Colorado School of Mines
-Professor Jaime Grunlan, Texas A & M Univ.
-Dr. Michael Meador, Nat. Nanotech. Coord. Office
-Professor Christopher Li, Drexel University
-Professor Zhiqun Lin, Georgia Institute of Tech.



INTRODUCTION

Nanoparticle reinforced polymers make up an incredibly large fraction of commercial polymer products sold today, with silica reinforced tires perhaps being the most well recognized. With the advent of polymers used in microelectronics, nanophotonics, biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, and separation membranes, there are now numerous advanced applications where nanoparticles, organic/inorganic and nanostructured polymer-derived materials are being used to improve properties.