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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
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, 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
    Research Scientist Principle - 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.

  • David Eaton
    Program Manager - Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    Expertise and interest in molecular and polymeric semiconductors, functional composite materials, electrochemistry, chemistry of cements, development of software and instrumentation.

  • Ashley Morris
    Research Engineer Senior - 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.

  • Jason Stewart
    Assistant Research Engineer - Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

 

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