Electroactive Materials Characterization Lab (EMCLab)

Zoubeida Ounaies

317 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802

814-867-4443 | zxo100@psu.edu

EMCLab Overview

The Electroactive Materials Characterization group research focuses on processing-microstructure-property relationships in smart materials with the goal of developing new materials with unique combinations of mechanical, electrical, and coupled properties for uses that range from advanced electronic devices and autonomous system concepts to the aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer industries.

The main research thrusts of the group are active polymers and polymer nanocomposites; processing and characterization of polymer nanocomposites.

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EMCLab Picture Gallery

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EMCLab members Nirmal and Hassene at the poster session of Materials Day 2014.
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EMCLab members with Payam Khodaparast at his PhD defense .
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Robert Lang Visits the EMCLab at Penn State.
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Toshiba-Westinghouse Fellow, Alison Cowley, is investigating use of fucntionalized graphene in capacitors.
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Ph.D. student, Sanjay Kalidindi, is slearning how to extract and chemically functionalize cellulose whiskers in Marrakesh, Morocco.
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Emna Helal is processing Ag/PVDF nanocomposites.
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Emna Helal is sintering BaTiO3 nanoparticles in a high temperature furnace.
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Prof. Moez Chafra and Ph.D. student Hassene Ben Atittallah preparing short natural fiber specimens for composite processing.
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Congratulations! Payam Khodaparast for winning the best of show award in Material Visualization competition 2011.
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Macromolecular materials and engineering journal cover.
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American ceramic society journal cover.