Alberto Jiménez Suárez
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
A. Jiménez-Suárez has his expertise in the optimization of manufacturing processes of nanoreinforced matrices and multiscale reinforced composites with multifunctional capabilities. His research started with optimization of mechanical routes of dispersion for carbon nanofibers and carbon nanotubes with improved electrical and mechanical conductivities as well as better barrier properties. Afterwards this research is translated into graphene nanoparticles based nanocomposites and the use of these nanoreinforced matrices to manufacture multiscale reinforced composites. These multifunctional composites showed improved interlaminar shear strength and self-sensing capabilities for structural health monitoring (SHM). Finally, recent publications are related to parametric modeling of properties as a function of morphological aspects of nanoreinforcements and manufacturing processing parameters and the introduction of carbon nanostructures in polymer matrices to be used in 3D printing technologies to obtain multifunctional materials with SHM, anti-icing, de-icing capabilities among others.