Four bright young stars are joining M3 Lab for exciting summer research

Four bright young stars are joining M3 Lab for exciting summer research

Hanen Chammakhi, Lucine Dayian, Kyra McLellan, and Matteo Timpano are joining M3 Lab for exciting summer research on the development of smart and multifunctional materials for energy harvesting and/or sensing applications. Hanen is currently a 3rd year student in Mechanical Engineering, Tunis University in Tunisia, is a recipient of the Mitacs Summer Research Internship. Lucine […]

Four new journal articles published by M3 Lab in April 2018

Four new journal articles published by M3 Lab in April 2018

M3 Lab has published four new journal articles that report the design and fabrication of new material systems for thermoelectric nanogenerators, development of thermally conductive polymer material systems, as well as guidelines to promote the accuracy and efficiency to simulate the electrical conductivity of polymer-CNT nano composites. These include: Guo, Y. and Leung, S.N., “Strain-Induced Oriented […]

M3 Lab has presented three papers in 2018 Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC Conference in Orlando

M3 Lab has presented three papers in 2018 Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC Conference in Orlando

Prof. Leung and his research team, including Jamie, Mehdi, and Pardis, have presented three papers in 2018 Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC Conference in Orlando, FL, USA during May 6 – 11. ANTEC is one of the largest international technical conferences in the field of plastics engineering that is held annually in U.S.A. This year, the research […]

M3 Lab’s Recent Work on the Thermally Conductive TPU-hBN Composite Foams has been Accepted for Publication in Composites Part B: Engineering

M3 Lab’s Recent Work on the Thermally Conductive TPU-hBN Composite Foams has been Accepted for Publication in Composites Part B: Engineering

Congratulation to Parisa Ghariniyat and Prof. Sunny Leung for the publication of their recent work entitled, “Development of Thermally Conductive Thermoplastic Polyurethane Composite Foams via CO2 Foaming-Assisted Filler Networking” to be published in Composites Part B: Engineering. This work reports the uses of foaming-induced filler alignment and post-foaming elastic recovery to fabricate compliant thermally conductive thermoplastic elastomer composite foams, […]

M3 Lab’s Recent Work on the Novel Materials for Thermal Energy Storage has been published in  Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

M3 Lab’s Recent Work on the Novel Materials for Thermal Energy Storage has been published in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

Congratulation to Maryam Fashandi and Prof. Sunny Leung for the publication of their recent work entitled, “Sodium Acetate Trihydrate-Chitin Nanowhisker Nanocomposites with Enhanced Phase Change Performance for Thermal Energy Storage” has been published in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. This work reports the uses of bio-derived chitin nanowhisker to effectively suppress the super-cooling of sodium acetate trihydrate (SAT). […]

M3 Lab’s Recent Work on the Development of a Novel Fabrication Strategy to Promote the Electroactive Phase of PVDF has been Published in RSC Advances

M3 Lab’s Recent Work on the Development of a Novel Fabrication Strategy to Promote the Electroactive Phase of PVDF has been Published in RSC Advances

Congratulation to Jamie Lee, Dr. Yanting Guo, Dr. Richard Lee, and Prof. Sunny Leung for the publication of their recent work entitled, “Fabrication of Electroactive Poly(vinylidene fluoride) through Non-isothermal Crystallization and Supercritical CO2 Processing” to be published in RSC Advances. This work reports the development of a novel processing strategy using a combination of non-isothermal crystallization and […]

Congratulation!!! Mohammadmehdi Aghelinejad and Jamie Lee won the Best Presenter Awards

Congratulation!!! Mohammadmehdi Aghelinejad and Jamie Lee won the Best Presenter Awards

Congratulation to Mohammadmehdi Aghelinejad and  Ji Eun (Jamie) Lee of winning the Best Presenter Awards among Ph.D. students and Master students, respectively, on the Graduate Seminar Day in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It is also an exceptional achievement for Mohammadmehdi as he has won this award for consecutive years. Their findings in developing novel strategies to enhance the thermoelectric and piezoelectric properties of polymer-based […]

M3 Lab’s Journal Article Featured on the Cover Page of JAPS

M3 Lab’s Journal Article Featured on the Cover Page of JAPS

A recent journal article published by Prof. Leung’s group has been featured on the cover page of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science in January 2017 (Volume 134, Issue 28). This SEM micrograph on the journal’s cover page depicts the localization and partial alignment of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) along the cell walls within a HDPE/MWCNT nanocomposite foam. […]

Congratulation!!! Mohammadmehdi Aghelinjad won the Carswell Scholarship

Congratulation!!! Mohammadmehdi Aghelinjad won the Carswell Scholarship

Congratulation to Mohammadmehdi Aghelinjad, a Ph.D. candidate, of winning the Carswell Scholarship for 2017. The award is in recognition of him demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and his promise as a research leader. The Carswell Scholarship program was established in 2016 through a generous donation by Dr. Allan Carswell, an emeritus faculty member in the Faculty of Science, […]