Welcome to MIT's Nano-Engineered Composite aerospace Structures (NECST) Consortium public website. NECST Members should use the Members-Only link above to access additional material including prepublications, IP information, and research personnel and theses. On this page you will find an overview of the Consortium’s activities and journal articles that have appeared.
NECST formally launched in May 2007 during the first Members-only meeting on the MIT campus. We are pleased to be partnered with Airbus S.A.S., Boeing, Embraer, Saab AB, and Spirit AeroSystems. The NECST industry Consortium is IP-generating, and Members have specific rights to both background and new IP. NECST Membership is expected to be finalized/closed by Dec. 2007. A Consortium Prospectus is available upon request.
unifying focus of the Consortium is improved performance of advanced aerospace
structures and, as such, it is centered in MIT’s Dept.
of Aeronautics & Astronautics, leveraging the experience and contributions
of an advanced composites laboratory (TELAMS)
in existence for over 30 years. The involvement of the Precision
Engineering Research Group in MIT’s Dept.
of Mechanical Engineering provides expertise in developing equipment
and processes for high-rate manufacturing and large-scale integration
of nano-engineered composites. The research of the Consortium spans topics
from fundamental science (e.g., catalyst characteristics for CNT growth)
to more applied research such as laminate level manufacturing and characterization,
to such topics as environmental health and safety of nanostructured materials.
content and administrative questions:
E.J., Hart, J., Wardle, B.L. and A. Slocum, “Fabrication and Nanocompression
Testing of Aligned CNT/Polymer Nanocomposites”, Advanced Materials,
Vol.19, Issue 16:2151-2156, 2007.
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