Professor Mina Pelegri receives an ONR award to investigate the microstructure of advanced polymer thin films

Professor Mina Pelegri (PI) and her collaborator Professor Ioannis Chasiotis at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have received support through the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for their proposal titled: "Role of Microstructure in Local Mechanical Deformation and Failure of Highly Drawn UHMWPE Films". This grant will investigate the local mechanical deformation of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) films in connection with their local microstructure and processing parameters.