Mr. Eduard Caicedo-Casso
School of Materials Engineering
BS Materials Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
MS Materials Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
Project: Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Polymer Membranes
Overview: The gap between novel nanotechnology developments and their large-mass commercialization diminish the positive impact that nanotechnology can have on the actual society. The overlooked intermediate steps between the laboratory-scale research and a scalable industrial processing delay the fabrication ofusable products that can be released for the general population. Thus, building the principles of scalable nanomanufacturing is the main goal to allow the new technologies to impact the sustainable society development in a broad manner.
Bio: Eduard graduated from Universidad del Valle (Colombia) in 2009 with a BS in Materials Engineering, and in 2012 with a MS in Materials Engineering. During his undergraduate and graduate career, Eduard spent 3 years with the GMC (“Grupo de Materiales Compuestos”) research group at the Universidad del Valle. As a research assistant, Eduard developed and tested new cementitious materials based on the re-use of industrial and agricultural byproducts like fly ash, bottom ash, rice husk ash and FCC (spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst). Eduard joined the PhD program in Materials Engineering at Purdue in fall 2014 and he looks forward to building his knowledge on a new and interesting field - polymers and soft materials. Eduard likes food, volleyball and learning from people of different backgrounds.