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Brazil Scientific Mobility Program Students Succeed at Research in Abot's Lab


Twelve Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) students engaged in three research projects during the summer of 2015 in the Intelligent Materials lab under the guidance of Dr. Abot and supervision of Ms. Angeline Bajar, a student recently graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at CUA. Gabriela, Marianna and Camila studied the copupled mechanical and electrical response of carbon nanotube yarns integrated in polymeric materials and managed to fabricate perfect samples and obtain preliminary results that would be studied further by current graduate student, Huy Le. Ubirajara, Marilia, Lucas, Arthur, Sergio and Daniel designed, fabricated and characterized new self-sensing laminated composite materials that had integrated carbon nanotube fibers that could determine damage in real-time. Wallison, Mario and Israel explored the use of wireless communications to determine the readings from the integrated carbon nanotube yarn sensors. All the students have now returned to Brazil and would be completing their undergraduate degrees within the next two years. Obrigado a todos!

In the image above: in front from left to right: Angeline Bajar, Marilia Rocha, Camila Coelho, Mario Saraiva, Gabriela Carvalho, Marianna Bonardi; in the back from left to right: Daniel Zagonel, Wallison Ramos de Souza, Sergio de Souza Sampaio, Israel Martins, Arthur Magalhaes and Ubirajara Ramos Filho.

October 11th, 2015