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New material development

Novel materials innovation lab of CEMAR is a R&D platform orienting on industrialized application of achievements and technologies. The laboratory possesses experienced, professional research staff, numerous advanced sample preparation and characterization equipment, suitable to undertake high level R&D projects in the field of polymer materials, inorganic non-metallic materials and metallic materials. It can also cooperate with the enterprises by means of R&D assistance, joint R&D, agent R&D and so on. Furthermore, the lab provides a whole set of professional materials characterization and failure analysis service, providing technology innovation assistant and technical support for the enterprises, which will strengthen their product development capabilities and reduce R & D risks.


Research in the Field of Materials

The Mechanical Properties of Polymer Materials (Reinforcement and Toughening)

PP/Calcium carbonate nanocomposites

To improve Young¡¯s modulus and toughness of PP by nano-sized CaCO3 Particles£º

Tensile modulus increased by approximate  85%

Impact strength increased by approximate  300%

Fracture toughness dramatically increased  500%


High impact strength epoxy nanocomposites with natural nanotube

Blending epoxy with 2.3 wt% halloysite nanotubes increases the impact strength by 4 times without scarifying flexural modulus, strength and thermal stability.

Natural nanotube reinforced carbon fiber/epoxy composites

Adding hallosite nanotube to the CF/epoxy composites greatly improves the interlaminar shear strength and the fracture resistance under Mode I and Mode II loadings.

Providing an effective solution to eliminate the critical issue of CF/epoxy composites (Weak interlaminar mechanical properties)


Micro-porous ceramic membrane

To make a micro-porous ceramic membrane with a innovative method

Potential applications£º

  • Water purification treatment
  • Industrial waste water treatment
  • Fermentation and sterilization
  • Concentration of juice and beer
  • Separation of whey
  • Petroleum refinery
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Energy storage


Numerical Analysis for Reinforcing Mechanism of Polymer Composite


4 times increase of impact strength for HNT/Epoxy nano-composite

Toughening mechanisms proposed and theoretical verification needed


Fracture mechanics theory and XFEM simulation are used to quantify the influence of each toughening mechanism and study the influence between them.


Find out the key factors influencing the toughness of HNT/Epoxy nano-composite

Propose guidelines for nano-composite material design


Simulations for Phase Change Materials


Air conditioning reduces electric vehicle cruise range


PCM is applied to reduce the energy consumption from the battery


Mathematic modeling; Material selection

Interdisciplinary of heat transfer and material science