International Composite Research Centre

Researchers

J.T. Wood

J.T. Wood

Academic Director, ICRC, Western Engineering

Research Interests / Specializations: Structure, property relationships, lightweight structural materials for automotive applications, magnesium die-casting, composite materials.
A.N.  Hrymak

A.N. Hrymak

Dean, Western Engineering; Deputy Director, FPC

Research Interests / Specializations: Complex rheology, filled polymer systems, polymer processing simulation.
F. Henning

F. Henning

Director, FPC, Western; Karlsruhe Techological Institute (KIT)

Research Interests / Specializations: Polymer engineering, lightweight design, manufacturing technologies for fiber reinforced composite parts, metal composites hybrid materials, simulation of flow phenomena.
R. Tutunea-Fatan

R. Tutunea-Fatan

Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Western

Research Interests / Specializations: Multi-axis CNC machining, computer-aided design and manufacturing, intelligent machining systems, numerical methods.
T. Kuboki

T. Kuboki

Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Western

Research Interests / Specializations: Polymer Composites; Biocomposites, Nanocomposites; Polymer Blends; Bioplastics; Natural Fiber; Processing of Polymers and Composities; Plastic Foaming; Mechanical Properties of Polymers and Composites
K. Baines

K. Baines

Chemistry, Western

Research Interests / Specializations: Mechanistic organometallic chemistry, organometallic polymers, low- coordinator Si and Ge compounds, interference lithography.
M. Thompson

M. Thompson

Chemical Engineering, McMaster University

Research Interests / Specializations: Granulation extrusion, composite processing, reactive modification, foam extrusion.
C. Park

C. Park

Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto

Research Interests / Specializations: Novel microcellular processing technologies development, cell nucleation analysis and control, cell growth and shaping, computational modeling of foaming, artificial wood development, thermophysical properties of polymer/supercritical fluids measurement and modeling.
B. Altenhof

B. Altenhof

Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor

Research Interests / Specializations: Crashworthiness, impact testing, finite element analysis (FEA), experimental (destructive) testing, stress analysis, dynamics, machine design.
B. Minaker

B. Minaker

Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor

Research Interests / Specializations: Vehicle dynamics and control, multibody dynamics, numerical simulation of mechanical systems.
J. Johrendt

J. Johrendt

Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor

Research Interests / Specializations: Vehicle structures, vehicle durability, driver modeling, neural networks.