August, 2017, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rutgers University receives 2017 NASA University Leadership Initiative Award

Dr. Onur Bilgen, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, is a co-principal investigator for one of the five projects awarded under the 2017 NASA University Leadership Initiative. The project consists of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the lead institute University of Tennessee, and Penn State University, Texas A&M University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Rutgers University, University of Wyoming, Boeing Research & Technology, and Airfoils Incorporated. The 5-year, $10M effort will strive to demonstrate the viability of an ultra-efficient wing aerodynamic design based on slotted, natural-laminar-flow airfoils. As a part of this NASA ULI project, Dr. Bilgen’s research group at Rutgers University will design, model, develop and demonstrate a piezocomposite trailing edge for ultra-efficient commercial vehicles in the 100-210-passenger class.

The Macro Fiber Composite actuators will be considered.

August, 15th 2017, Sarasota, Florida

Welcome to our new website!

Smart Material has completely recreated to create a mobile-friendly, easily accessible website. Designed in 2009 the old Smart Material page was mostly for desktop internet use only and did not scale properly for mobile and tablet users. We needed to make sure our clients have a wider range of access from all kinds of devices. The new site features a fun, easy-to-use design and comprehensive navigation so you can find what you are looking for.

As part of the redesign we moved all the video clips to our popular Smart Material YouTube channel for easier access and compatible streaming formats. We also merged the sections presentation and publications for better access to our growing archive of documentation.

We hope you will enjoy the new format!

May, 6th 2017, Sarasota, Florida

Follow Smart Material on Social Media and User Groups!

Smart Material is internationally recognized and therefore has a wide variety of social media for easy access and interaction. We feature an informative collection of fun product tutorials and research and development videos on our frequently visited YouTube channel, as well as a Facebook page that offers weekly tips, suggestions, news, and product introductions and is a favorite among our young researchers. Join our Macro Fiber Composite User Forum for research, questions, and comments about our MFC.

Recently our Macro Fiber Composite product has passed the 1,000 count mark on Research Gate. Take a look into this great base for research and development projects. Check us out on our social media sites and let the innovation begin.