Bringing Composite Matrix Material Understanding and Design to Atom-level with Computational Chemistry

March 26

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The matrix surrounding carbon fibers is important to the behavior of composites. As the use of composites has grown so has the need for better tools to predict and understand how the chemistry of the matrix impacts performance. This webinar will review computational chemistry developed for composite matrices and how it has become a practical tool for composite materials engineers and scientists to have in their toolbox. 

Primary Topics: 
• Composite matrix property predictions using chemically informed simulations 
• Computational chemistry techniques for thermosets and thermoplastics 
• Examples in area of epoxy resins, benzoxazines and polyimides 
• Techniques for integrating simulation into industrial research and development 

Presenter: Andrea Browning 
Andrea Browning is responsible for leading efforts related to polymeric materials simulation in Schrödinger Materials Science. Prior to joining Schrödinger in 2017, she was a lead research engineer and project manager at The Boeing Company. She brings a decade of experience in connecting industrial, engineering problems to root materials issues and how simulations can be used to inform industrial decisions. She was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara and received her Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from that institution.