Functional Nanocomposite

Polymers have been identified as versatile candidates toward electrical applications due to their lightweight, low cost, corrosion resistance, easy processability, and improved design options. However, polymers' electrically insulative and non-magnetic nature makes them inapplicable for applications where a specific range of electrical conductivity is required. The employed solution is to incorporate conductive and/or magnetic materials (fillers) into the polymer matrix. Polymer composites containing conductive/magnetic fillers have shown both the intrinsic physical properties of the polymers and an adjustable electrical conductivity/magnetic permeability arising from the formation of a conductive/magnetic filler network within the polymer matrix. Changing the conductive filler content makes it possible to develop an insulative, semi-conductive or conductive composite. The polymer composites with conductivities in the insulative, semi-conductive and conductive regions are suitable as dielectric materials, electrostatic discharge (ESD) and antistatic materials, and electromagnetic interference shields, respectively. It is worth noting that, due to the multifunctionality of nanofillers, the developed nanocomposites could feature other enhanced properties such as thermal, mechanical, hydrophobic and barrier.

Methodology: 3D printing, aerogels, Electrospinning

Applications:  EMI shielding, Corrosion protection, Friction Materials


Functionalized MXene


Aerogel 3D Printing

Selected Publications

  • 1.

    Mapping Mapping 3D Printability of Ionically Cross-linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Inks: Architecting from Nano to Macro-scale Structure.

    Amini M, Kamkar M, Hosseini H, Ahmadijokani F, Ghaderi S, Rojas O, Arjmand M*.

    DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.2c01241.
  • 2.

    Porous 2D Ti3C2 MXene Nanosheets Sandwiched Between imine-based Covalent Organic Frameworks nano-particles (COF-NPs) for Excellent Corrosion Protective Coatings.

    Najmi P, Keshmiri N, Ramezanzadeh B, Ramezanzadeh M*, Arjmand M*.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.141001
  • 3.

    Multilayer Structures of Zn0.5Ni0.5Fe2O4-Reduced Graphene Oxide/PVDF Nanocomposite for Tunable and Highly Efficient Microwave Absorber.

    Amini M, Kamkar M, Rahmani F, Ghaffarkhah A, Ahmadijokani F, Arjmand M*. 

    DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00940.
  • 4.

    Polyurethane-based Membranes for Gas Separation. A Comprehensive Review.

    Ahmadijokani F, Molavi H, Ahmadipouya S, Rezakazemi M, Ghaffarkhah A, Kamkar M, Shojaei A, Arjmand M*.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2022.122067
  • 5.

    Design of Nacre-Inspired 2D-MoS2 Nanosheets Assembled with Mesoporous Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) for Smart Coatings.

    Najmi P, Keshmiri N, Ramezanzadeh M, Ramezanzadeh B*, Arjmand M*.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.141001
  • 6.

    Metal-organic Frameworks and Electrospinning: A Happy Marriage for Wastewater Treatment.

    Ahmadijokani F, Molavi H, Bahi A, Fernández R, Alaee P, Wu S, Wuttke S*, Ko F*, Arjmand M*.

    DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202207723
  • 7.

    Synthesis of Soybean-derived Porous Carbon as Selenium Host for High-Performance Lithium-Selenium Batteries.

    Ahmadian Hoseini AH, Aboonasr Shiraz MH, Tao L, Lu E, Arjmand M*, Liu J*.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2022, 140954