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Self-healing polymers review paper spotlighted on Maney Publishing website

Tim’s review paper on self-healing polymers was recently spotlighted by Maney Publishing in the International Materials Reviews (IMR) feature as the Journal of the Month.  Here is an exert from the article.

A major critical review covering the latest developments in self-healing polymers and composites has recently appeared as an open access article in International Materials Reviews. Authored by leading authority Mike Kessler and Tim Mauldin of Iowa State University, the review surveys the systems developed to allow self-healing and the progress in implementing these systems in real applications.

You can read more from the article and read the review paper here  [more …].

Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher developing bio-based polymers that heal cracks

Our research on bio-based self-healing polymers was recently featured on the Iowa State News Service homepage:

Michael Kessler has worked with polymers that repair themselves when they crack. And he’s worked with polymers made from vegetable oils. Now he’s working to combine the two technologies. More>>

Professor Kessler selected to participate in NAE symposium

Professor Kessler was selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s second Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. This symposium, which was held Dec. 13-16 in Irvine, CA, brought together 53 of the nation’s most innovative young engineering educators to share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institution. Attendees were nominated by NAE members or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. More information is available in the following press release.

Kessler’s CAREER award combines quests for self-healing, biorenewable polymers

Our research on bio-based self-healing polymers was recently featured on the College of Engineering News homepage:

The successful pursuit of polymer research along two separate lines brought Associate Professor Michael Kessler to a simple yet unexpected confluence of ideas that raised a straightforward question: Why not combine them? More>>