Poly Professor and Student Team up to Design a New Material
Recognizing the limitations of existing composite materials, Dr. Nikhil Gupta , Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and recent Polytechnic graduate William Ricci, BS ’06, set out to create a new type of composite material with superior structural benefits. The results of their efforts were published in a leading journal of the field, Materials Science and Engineering A.
William Ricci’s work on this project was supported by a Major Project Initiation grant from the Othmer Institute.
Gupta, Nikhil & William Ricci. “Comparison of compressive properties of layered syntactic foams having gradient in microballoon volume fraction and wall thickness.” Materials Science and Engineering: A 427, 1-2 (2006): 331-342.
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