Elastomers in Space

16 Dec 2022

Elastomers in Space

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This IOM3 Elastomer Group Afternoon Technical Discussion Meeting held on Friday 16th December 2022 focussed on the use of elastomers and elastomeric-like materials for Space applications.

These materials are known to exhibit dramatic changes in behaviour below their glass transition temperature, when subjected to radiation and in zero atmosphere conditions. These issues can present the designer with real challenges when trying to design sealing systems or flexible vibration damping systems for use in space applications.


13:30 (UK time) Chair – Professor James Busfield, Head of the Soft Matter Group in the Department of Materials, Queen Mary University of London

  • Radiation-induced Degradation of Thermal Interface Materials in Space Electronics
    Prof Roozbeh Dargazany, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
  • Elastomers as enablers for new small satellite missions and applications
    Dr Chantal Cappelletti, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Elastomer Composites for Space Applications
    Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad
    , Senior Research Associate and a Teaching Fellow, Cambridge Graphene Centre, Cambridge University
  • Can we successfully use elastomers on Mars?
    Dr Rafał Anyszka
    , Researcher, Elastomer Technology and Engineering, University of Twente & Professor Anke Blume, University Professor, University of Twente

16:30 (UK time) – Event Close

This event is brought to you with thanks to the IOM3 Elastomer Group Sponsors. 

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