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Carbon Staff

 

Associate Director

  • Matthew Weisenberger
    Associate Director - Carbon Materials
    Principal Research Engineer
    Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    Research interests include structure-properties-processing relationships for carbon fiber; Nano composites for improved thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties; Novel applications of MWCNTs. Expertise in Lab-scale dry jet wet spinning of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber and PAN/MWNT composite fiber; Stabilization, carbonization, and graphitization of PAN-based carbon fiber; Polymer (ductile)and carbon (brittle) matrix MWNT composites and investigation of the mechanical properties; MWNT-matrix interfacial adhesion MWNT-carbon composite fiber stress graphitization and surface defect density.

 

Scientists

  • John Craddock
    Principal Research Scientist - Carbon Materials, Center for Applied Energy Research
    Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    Spinning of PAN based carbon fibers; and preparation of PAN based dopes for carbon fiber spinning.

  • Terry Rantell
    Principle Research Scientist - Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    Expertise in the design, construction and operation of experimental plant ranging in scale from laboratory apparatus through to severe duty pilot plant; management of small teams carrying out projects associated with large scale, continuous operation industrial plant; achieving objectives with appropriate attention to accuracy and detail, but importantly, with fitting sense of humour.

  • Ashley Morris
    Senior Research Engineer - Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    Expertise includes bench scale dry-jet and wet-jet wet spinning of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber and PAN composite fiber; and, production and characterization of PAN fibers and their resulting carbon fibers. Research interests are in stabilization, carbonization, and graphitization of PAN-based carbon fibers; and carbon fiber composites and investigation of mechanical properties.

  • Dali Qian
    Engineer Associate III - Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    Research interests include carbon nanotube CVD synthesis, modification (doping and annealing), and applications for advance composites and gas storing. His expertise is main in the characterizations of nano-structure materials by using combined techniques such as SEM/EDX, TEM/HRTEM, STEM/EDX, EELS, XRD et al.

 

Faculty Associate

  • Mark Meier
    UK Faculty Associate - Carbon Materials
    Professor of Chemistry
    Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    Research focusing on chemical modification of carbon nanotubes for nanotube-composite applications.

 

Administative Assistant