ARC Nanotechnology Network
Dr Pratheep K Annamalai

Dr Pratheep K Annamalai

 
Materials Engineer
POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIALS GROUP
Building 75, Level 4 E
Cnr of Cooper & College roads
Brisbane
QLD 4072
Australia
Research Group: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology - MARTIN group
 
Webpage: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/2859
Email: link
Phone: +61733463861
 
 

Current Research Activities

Polymer nanocomposites
Clay reinforced polymer nanocomposites: formulation, processing, characterisation and industrial applications (e.g. insulation, barrier sheets, golf balls, seals and durable materials) Current focus: Polyurethanes and acrylics Commercialisation through TenasiTech Pty Ltd (www.tenasitech.com)
Biobased materials
* Cellulosic materials (cellulose nanocrystals, nanocomposites) * Nanoparticles filled biopolymeric materials including polysaccharides and natural oils * Materials from indigenous biomass (Spinifex)
Materials / Polymer characterisation
* Spectroscopic and chromatographic measurements * Mechanical, thermal and morphological analysis