Instrumentation for Research on Nanotechnology-Based Infrastructure

Instrumentation is requested which will lead to the ultimate objective of promoting Rutgers as a leader in the study of sustainable transportation infrastructure. In recent years, nanotechnology has brought revolutions to engineering materials. The "bottom-up" concept behind nano-modification of materials has the potential to open up new uses and classes of infrastructure materials. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are inherently multifunctional and can serve as a structural reinforcement as well as a platform for sensing and healing due to their novel mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. A research effort is planned to provide initial results on the fundamental behavior and functional performance of nanotube-modified asphalt material. The requested equipment will leverage additional funding from federal sources, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Research Council award will generate preliminary data that will provide credibility for the junior faculty investigator toward future proposals.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $5625.00
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Rutgers University, New Brunswick

      New Brunswick, NJ  United States  08901
    • Project Managers:

      Pazzani, Michael

    • Performing Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

      Rutgers University
      100 Brett Road
      Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wang, Hao

    • Start Date: 20120701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130501
    • Source Data: RiP Project 32194

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01467095
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: RC-RU2001
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:28PM