FoamLab is the lab where we study cellular materials, mainly polymer-based ones. Foams are marvellous two-phase materials, where one phase is a gas, and have fascinated scientists for ages. As Prof. L.J. Gibson, MIT, Boston, says, studying foams is “like designing materials with air”. In fact, a lot of Materials Science and Engineering lies beneath the formation and stabilization of a foamed structure.
Foams have, compared to their solid counterpart, superior heat insulation and sound absorption properties and superior impact resistance. If we think at nature, however, its structural materials are cellular materials as well: bones, tree trunks, shellfish exoskeleton, etc., all are foams!
Foams are everywhere, and if they are not present in a field, that field it is not enough technologically advanced or competitive.
want to join the FoamLab for the thesis or to spend part of your PhD? just visit the study with us page.
want to cooperate with the FoamLab? just visit the work with us page.