Tag: aerogels

Functional as a philosophy

Posted by on June 13, 2017

After working for several years at Chevron Corp. on government contracts in his native Pakistan, Malik Adnan Saeed decided to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. He says Dr. Nicholas Leventis, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of chemistry, and his work in the field of aerogels inspired his choice to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Researchers create shape-memory aerogels with rubber-like elasticity

Posted by on May 2, 2017

Polymeric aerogels are nanoporous structures that combine some of the most desirable characteristics of materials such as flexibility and mechanical strength. It is nearly impossible to improve on a substance considered the final frontier in lightweight materials. But chemists from Missouri University of Science and Technology have done just that by making aerogels that have rubber-like elasticity and can “remember” their original shapes.

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