SAMPE Orange County Meeting Notice
Wed., April 18th, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Polymer Composites From Renewable Resources
Ahamed Shabeer, Ph. D.
Vollmer-Gray Engineering Laboratories
In recent years, polymeric composite materials prepared from natural and renewable resources such as triglyceride vegetable oils are finding numerous applications. The fatty acid esters derived from the triglyceride vegetable oils are attractive source of raw materials for polymer synthesis. Among the triglyceride oils, soybean attracts great interest because of its plentiful supply in the United States, low cost and environmentally benign status. This talk will provide a general overview of the recent advances in polymer composites derived from soybeans, and introduce a number of potential applications for this material class. BIO
Dr. Shabeer consults in the areas of plastic failure analysis, material selection, product design evaluation, and characterization of polymers, elastomers, and polymer composites. His areas of specific expertise are in polymer failure mechanisms and structure property relationship in polymeric material. Dr. Shabeer manages projects involving a broad range of products, such as: automotive parts, plumbing, medical devices, aerospace composites and other consumer products. In additional Dr.Shabeer also has expertise in polymer degradation mechanisms, polymer rheology, product development, service life studies, process evaluation from part analysis and comparison of physical property results with application requirements.
Dr. Shabeer received his Ph.D from Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly known as University of Missouri-Rolla) in 2005. He also received the Gold Medal from the Indian Plastics Institute for the best candidate in polymer engineering in 2001. He has worked on over 40 failure analysis cases. He was actively involved in technical investigations and failure analyses that required the use of many laboratory analysis techniques, including optical microscopy, fractography, electron microscopy, non-destructive, and destructive evaluation and chemical analysis.
Dr. Shabeer has authored many technical papers on polymer failure analysis and bio based composites.
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6:00 pm Social • 7:00 pm Dinner • 8:00 pm Speaker — Member or guest dinner $20.
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