SoE Faculty Receives Rutgers' First TechAdvance Award

Materials science and engineering research associate Jennifer Lynch-Branzoi was selected as the first recipient of the Rutgers’ TechAdvance Fund. She was awarded a $100,000 grant for her project on barrier resistance in Graphene Enhanced Polymer Matrix Composites (G-PMCs).

Lynch-Branzoi will investigate the permeation of small gases through G-PMCs, which potentially offer a lightweight replacement for fuel tanks and packaging applications with longer shelf lives.

A Rutgers doctoral graduate, Lynch-Branzoi holds 13 patents and has published 24 journal articles and conference proceedings. Her project is entitled, “Graphene Enhanced Polymer Matrix Composites: Investigation of the Barrier Resistance to Small Gases and Fuel.”

TechAdvance was created by the Rutgers Office of Research and Commercialization to help bring unlicensed, patented Rutgers technology to the commercialization stage.

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