Morgan Advanced Materials Carbon Lecture Series Virtual

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Fall Semester 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020 / 3:00-4:30pm EST
Dr. Enrique Gomez
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Departments, The Pennsylvania State University
Presentation: “Cold Sintering Enables Recyclable Composites”
Abstract/Bio / Presentation (PDF)

Friday, November 13 / 3:00-4:30pm EST
Dr. Deborah Chung
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Presentation: “Carbon dielectrics - a new chapter in the electrical behavior of carbons - with relevance to energy, conduction, sensing and EMI shielding”
Dedicated to the memory of Professor M.S. Dresselhaus.
Abstract/Bio / Presentation (PDF)

Fri, December 11 / 3:00-4:30pm EST
Mr. John Linck
Associate Director, Carbon R&D | Landing Systems | Mechanical Systems, Collins Aerospace, Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Presentation: “Carbon-Carbon Composites and Aircraft Brake Applications”
Made in conjuction with the American Carbon Society's 2020 Graffin Lecture. 

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Friday, December 11, 2020 / 3:00-4:30pm EST

Guest Speaker

John Linck
Associate Director, Carbon R&D | Landing Systems | Mechanical Systems, Collins Aerospace,
Pueblo, Colorado, USA


Carbon-Carbon Composites and Aircraft Brake Applications

Carbon-carbon composites were discovered in 1958 and first used as a thermal protection system on the Space Shuttle Orbiter beginning in April 1982.  Today, carbon-carbon composites are used for a wide range of high temperature applications including re-entry vehicle nose caps, rocket motor exhaust throats, heat exchangers, and aircraft brake and Formula I friction materials.  This presentation provides an overview of the history and applications of carbon-carbon composites, with focus on aircraft brake friction material processing and applications, and material development/development opportunities. 

Biographical Sketch
Dr. John Link is Associate Director of Carbon R&D at Collins Aerospace. John holds a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University, and continued graduate studies in Polymer Science/Composites at the University of Southern Mississippi. John holds a variety of patents related to carbon composite materials and applications. In recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of carbon science and engineering, John was recently honored by being elected to serve as the 2020 Lecturer of the Graffin Lecture Series. Graffin lectures are sponsored by the American Carbon Society with support by grants from Asbury Graphite Mills, Inc., in recognition of George D. Graffin, a pioneer in the natural graphite industry.