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Lab Capabilities


The advanced composites laboratory counts with different instruments that allow the fabrication of materials such as:

  • Nanostructured composites using nanographene, multiwall carbon nanotubes, nanosilica, nanoalumina, nanoclay, and zirconia.
  • Fiber-reinforced polymer composites using carbon, glass, aramid, natural fibers, and hybrid.
  • Sustainable composites using eco-friendly processes and renewable fibers and polymeric matrixes, such as ragweed and PLA. 
  • Thermoplastics composites with magnetic properties.
  • Thermosets composites with ablative properties.
  • Dispersion of nanoparticles in liquid polymer resin using sonication, high shear mixing, stand mixing, and planetary centrifugal mixing.


  • Injection molding
  • Compression molding
  • Single-screw extrusion
  • Twin-screw Extrusion
  • Fused filament fabrication
  • Vacuum resin transfer molding 
  • Hand layup
  • Prepreg


  • Static mechanical testing: tension; compression; shear; flexure; interlaminar shear; and fracture
  • Cyclic fatigue tests up to 100 Hz frequency
  • Low-velocity drop impact and Izod impact tests
  • Hardness testing: Brinnell/Rockwell/Barcol
  • Thermal: coefficient of thermal expansion, glass transition temperature, heat deflection temperature
  • Optical microscopy
  • Ablative properties using ‘Oxyacetelene Test Bed (OTB)' facility
  • Viscosity measurement
  • Thermal imaging
  • Electrical resistivity