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Light Activated Shape Memory Polymers for Aerospace/Space Applications


Topic ID
396

Thesis Topic/Title
Light Activated Shape Memory Polymers for Aerospace/Space Applications

Description

Shape memory polymers (SMPs) and their composites (SMPCs) can hold a programmed temporary shape and recover to their original shape once exposed to a particular external stimulus. This project intends to investigate SMP/SMPC stimulated by near infrared (NIR) light. The project will study the use of rare earth materials in SMP to increase the photo-thermal effect. Further the project will perform in-depth investigations of thermo-mechanical properties and shape memory effects of the developed SMP/SMPC.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials

Field of Research
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
28/11/2019

Application Close Date
28/11/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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