Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Electroactive Polymer Additive Manufacturing"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
electroactive polymers, smart materials, 3-D printing, additive manufacturing
Project Description:
Electroactive polymers are a class of emerging smart materials capable of converting electrical energy to mechanical energy and can also be used to harvest energy. They have uses in robotics, artificial muscles, and various industrial applications. The goal of this research is production of electroactive polymer materials utilizing 3-D printing.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern would contribute to the research process through material manufacturing and testing, organization of results and findings, and potentially through scholarly output such as posters or publications.
Related Website(s):
https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/bnewell1 https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/jmgarcia
Desired Qualifications:
Highly motivated junior or senior in Engineering, Science, or Technology interested in smart materials research and 3-D printing. 3.0 or higher GPA
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
No

Professor in Charge

Name:
Newell, Brittany
Deptartment/College:
School of Engineering Technology

Student Supervisor

Name:
Dr. Brittany Newell
Title:
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Dr. Gary Krutz
Deptartment/College:
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Name:
Dr. Jose Garcia
Deptartment/College:
School of Engineering Technology