Dr. Erik T. Thostenson


Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
126 Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716

Phone: 302-831-8789
Fax: 302-831-3619
Email: thosten@udel.edu
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Executive Summary

Dr. Thostenson is currently Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Professor Thostenson’s research focuses on processing and characterization of composite materials focusing on nanostructured carbon and advanced fiber reinforcements toward the development of novel multifunctional composites and micro/nano mechanics modeling techniques. His research has been cited numerous times in the scientific literature (ISI database: >12,188 citations, h-index: 36, i10 index: 55 / Google Scholar: >19,540 citations, h-index: 43, i10-Index: 62). During the course of his research he has developed novel processing and characterization techniques for the development of structure/property relationships in nanotube-reinforced polymer and ceramic composites. His recent research has focused on the use of nanostructured sensors for structural health monitoring (SHM) and wearable sensors. Thostenson, who holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Delaware, performed his master’s and Ph.D. research at the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials. Dr. Thostenson also has a Bachelors’ degree in Composite Materials Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from Winona State University. 

Thostenson received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award (CAREER) in addition to a Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He has led interdisciplinary research programs funded by the National Science Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration. Through the course of his research he received funding from ARO, AFOSR, ONR, NIH, NSF, and insustry. He received the Outstanding McNair Faculty Mentor Award and also received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from his alma mater Winona State University. He is the recipient of the Elsevier Young Composites Researcher Award from the American Society for Composites recognizing researchers who early in their career have made a significant impact on the science and technology of composite materials through a sustained research effort. He was the recipient of the inaugural Hayashi International Memorial Award from the Japan Society for Composite Materials, recognizing outstanding young international researchers in the field of composites. During his graduate studies Thostenson received the Allan P. Colburn Prize for outstanding dissertation in the engineering and mathematical sciences (University of Delaware, Office of Graduate Studies).


Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science (2004)
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Dissertation: Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Composites: Processing, Characterization and Modeling

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1999)
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Thesis: Microwave-Accelerated Curing of Thick Composite Laminates: Experiment and Simulation

Bachelor of Science in Composite Materials Engineering (1995)
Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota
Summa Cum Laude

Professional Experience

2021- Present

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware

2015 – 2021

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware

2019 – Present

Co-Founder, MCET Technologies

2017 – Present

Director, Graduate Certificate in Composites Manufacturing and Engineering

2009 – 2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware

2006 – 2009

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware


Associate Scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware


Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware


Research Assistant, Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware

1995, 1993 

Laboratory Assistant, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


Teaching Assistant, Department of Composite Materials Engineering, Winona State University

Honors and Awards


Outstanding McNair Faculty Mentor Award


National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award (CAREER)


Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Winona State University


Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research


Elsevier Young Composites Researcher Award, American Society for Composites


Hayashi Memorial International Award, Japan Society for Composite Materials


Alan P. Colburn Prize for Best Dissertation in the Mathematical and Engineering Sciences, University of Delaware


R.L McCullough Scholar’s Award, Center for Composite Materials


Outstanding Graduate Student Award – 1st Place Ph.D. Student Symposium, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)


University of Delaware Competitive Fellowship


Directors’ Award, Center for Composite Materials


Hoechst Celanese Excellence in Engineering Award


C. E. Birchenall Award for Best Student Presentation, Brandywine Valley Chapter of ASM International


ARO/URI Fellowship


Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship


Winona State University Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship

Journal Publications

Y. Shang, B. Shi, S.M. Doshi, T. Chu, G. Qiu, A. Du, Y. Zhao, F. Xu, E.T. Thostenson and K.K. Fu, “Rapid nano-welding of carbon coatings onto glass fibers by electrothermal shock,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2(33): 37722-31 (2020)

S. Ahmed, T. Schumacher, E.T. Thostenson and J. McConnell, “Performance Evaluation of a Carbon Nanotube Sensor for Fatigue Crack Monitoring of Metal Structures,” Sensors, 20(16): 4383 (2020).

C.M. Murray, S.M. Doshi, D.H. Sung and E.T. Thostenson, A.N. Rider, “Hierarchical Composites with Electrophoretically Deposited Carbon Nanotubes for In Situ Sensing of Deformation and Damage,” Nanomaterials, 10(7): 1262 (2020).

B. Mapleback, N. Brack, L. Thomson, M. Spencer, D. Osborne, S.M. Doshi, E.T. Thostenson, A.N. Rider, “Development of Stable Boron Nitride Nanotube and Hexagonal Boron Nitride Dispersions for Electrophoretic Deposition,” Langmuir, 36(13): 3425-3438 (2020).

S.M. Doshi, T.B. Lyness and E.T. Thostenson, “Damage Monitoring of Adhesively Bonded Composite-Metal Hybrid Joints Using Carbon Nanotube Based Sensing Layer,” Nanocomposites, 6(1): 12-21 (2020).

H. Dai and E.T. Thostenson, “Scalable and multifunctional carbon nanotube-based textile as distributed sensors for flow and cure monitoring,” Carbon. 164(30): 28-41 (2020).

P. Keller, J. McConnell, T. Schumacher and E.T. Thostenson, “Construction Stress Monitoring Using a Wireless Sensor Network to Evaluate Reuse Potential of Structural Steel.” Journal of Structural Engineering, 145(12): 04019143 (2019).

H. Dai and E. T. Thostenson, “Large-Area Carbon Nanotube-Based Flexible Composites for Ultra-Wide Range Pressure Sensing and Spatial Pressure Mapping,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11(51): 48370-48380 (2019).

A. Krishnamurthy, R. Tao, E. Senses, S.M. Doshi, F.A. Burni, B. Natarajan, D. Hunston, E. T. Thostenson, A Faraone, A.L. Forster and A.M. Forster, “Multiscale Polymer Dynamics in Hierarchical Carbon Nanotube Grafted Glass Fiber Reinforced Composites” ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 1(7), pp.1905-1917 (2019).

S. Ahmed, T. Schumacher, J. R. McConnell and E. T. Thostenson, “Experimental and numerical investigation on the bond strength of self-sensing composite joints.” International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 84: 227-237 (2018).

S. M. Doshi and E. T. Thostenson, “Thin and Flexible Carbon Nanotube-Based Pressure Sensors with Ultrawide Sensing Range,” ACS Sensors, 3(7): 1276-1282 (2018).

S. Ahmed, E. T. Thostenson, T. Schumacher, S. M. Doshi, J. R. McConnell, “Integration of Carbon Nanotube Sensing Skins and Carbon Fiber Composites for Monitoring and Structural Repair of Fatigue Cracked Metal Structures” Composite Structures, 203: 182-192 (2018).

Q. An, S. Tamrakar, J. W. Gillespie, A. N. Rider, E. T. Thostenson. “Tailored glass fiber interphases via electrophoretic deposition of carbon nanotubes: Fiber and interphase characterization.” Composites Science and Technology 166: 131-139 (2018).

S. Boztepe, H. Liu, D. Heider, E. T. Thostenson. “Novel Carbon Nanotube Interlaminar Film Sensors for Carbon Fiber Composites under Uniaxial Fatigue Loading.” Composite Structures 189: 340-348 (2018).

G. I. Mathys, A. N. Rider, E. T. Thostenson, E. S. Y Yeo, N. Brack. “Functionalization and Dispersion of Carbon Nanomaterials Using an Environmentally Friendly Ultrasonicated Ozonolysis Process.” Journal of Visualized Experiments 123 Article Number E55614 (2017).

S. Ahmed, S. N. Doshi, T. Schumacher, E. T. Thostenson, J. McConnell, “Development of a Novel Integrated Strengthening and Sensing Methodology for Steel Structures Using CNT-Based Composite,” Journal of Structural Engineering, 143(4): 04016202 (2017)

B. Natarajan, N. D. Orloff, R. Ashkar, S. Doshi, K. Twedt, A. Krishnamurthy, C. Davis, A. M. Forster, E. T. Thostenson, J. Obrzut, R. Sharma, J A. Liddle, “Multiscale metrologies for process optimization of carbon nanotube polymer composites,” Carbon, 108: 381-393 (2016).

H. Dai, G. J. Gallo, T. Schumacher, E. T. Thostenson, “A Novel Methodology for Spatial Damage Detection and Imaging Using a Distributed Carbon Nanotube-Based Composite Sensor Combined with Electrical Impedance Tomography,” Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 35(2): 1-15 (2016).

G. J. Gallo and E. T. Thostenson, “Spatial damage detection in electrically anisotropic fiber-reinforced composites using carbon nanotube networks,” Composite Structures 141: 14-23 (2016).

S. Tamrakar, Q. An, E. T. Thostenson, A. N. Rider, B. Z. Haque, J. W. Gillespie Jr., “Tailoring interfacial properties by controlling carbon nanotube coating thickness on glass fibers using electrophoretic deposition,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(2): 1501-1510 (2016).

A. N. Rider, E. Yeo, J. Gopalakrishna, E. T. Thostenson and N. Brack, “Hierarchical composites with high-volume fractions of carbon nanotubes: Influence of plasma surface treatment and thermoplastic nanophase-modified epoxy,” Carbon, 94, 971-981 (2015).

H. Dai, E. T. Thostenson and T. Schumacher, “Processing and Characterization of a novel distributed strain sensor using carbon nanotube-based nonwoven composites,” Sensors, 15(7): 17728-17747 (2015). 

G. J. Gallo and E. T. Thostenson, “Electrical characterization and modeling of carbon nanotube and carbon fiber self-sensing composites for enhanced sensing of microcracks,” Materials Today Communications,  3: 17-26 (2015).

A. N. Rider, Q. An, N. Brack and E. T. Thostenson, “Polymer nanocomposite – fiber model interphases: Influence of processing and interface chemistry on mechanical performance,” Chemical Engineering Journal,  269: 121-134 (2015).

A. N. Rider, Q. An, E. T. Thostenson and N. Brack, “Ultrasonicated-ozone modification of exfoliated graphite for stable aqueous graphitic nanoplatelet dispersions,” Nanotechnology,  25(49): 496607 (2014).

T. Schumacher and E. T. Thostenson, Development of structural carbon nanotube–based sensing composites for concrete structures, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures,  25(11): 1331-1339 (2014).

Q. An, A. N. Rider and E. T. Thostenson, “Hierarchical Composite Structures Prepared by Electrophoretic Deposition of Carbon Nanotubes onto Glass Fibers,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces,  5(6): 2022–2032 (2013).

G. Pandey, E. T. Thostenson and D. Heider, “Electric time domain reflectometry sensors for non-invasive structural health monitoring of glass fiber composites,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research, 137: 551-564 (2013).

G. Pandey H. Deffor, E. T. Thostenson and D. Heider,  “Smart tooling with integrated time domain reflectometry sensing line for non-invasive flow and cure monitoring during composites manufacturing,” Composites Part A, 47(1): 102-108 (2013).

K. L. Lasater and E. T. Thostenson, “In Situ Thermoresistive Characterization of Multifunctional Composites of Carbon Nanotubes,” Polymer, 53(23): 5367-5374 (2012).

G. Pandey and E. T. Thostenson “Carbon Nanotube-Based Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites,” Polymer Reviews, 52(3-4): 355-416 (2012).

Q. An, A. N. Rider, and E. T. Thostenson, “Electrophoretic deposition of carbon nanotubes onto carbon-fiber fabric for production of carbon/epoxy composites with improved mechanical properties,” Carbon, 50(11): 4130-4143 (2012).

A. S. Wu, A. M. Coppola, M. J. Sinnott, T-W. Chou, E. T. Thostenson, J. H. Byun. and B. S. Kim, “Sensing of damage and healing in three-dimensional braided composites with vascular channels,” Composites Science and Technology, 72(13): 1618-1626 (2012).

G. Pandey, M. Wolters, E. T. Thostenson and D. Heider, “Localized functionally modified glass fibers with carbon nanotube networks for crack sensing in composites using time domain reflectometry,” Carbon, 50(10): 3816-3825 (2012).

S. M. Friedrich, A. S. Wu, E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Damage mode characterization of mechanically fastened composite joints using carbon nanotube networks,” Composites Part A, 42(12): 2003-2009 (2011).

L. M. Gao, T-W. Chou, E. T. Thostenson, Z. G. Zhang and M. Coulaud, “In situ sensing of impact damage in epoxy/glass fiber composites using percolating carbon nanotube networks,” Carbon, 49(10): 3382-3385 (2011).

A. S. Lim, Z. R. Melrose, E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Damage sensing of adhesively-bonded hybrid composite/steel joints using carbon nanotubes,” Composites Science and Technology, 71(9): 1183-1189 (2011).

S-B. Lee, O. Choi, W. Lee, J. W. Yi, B. S. Kim, J. H. Byun, M. K. Yoon, H. Fong, E. T. Thostenson, T-W. Chou “Processing and characterization of multi-scale hybrid composites reinforced with nanoscale carbon reinforcements and carbon fibers,” Composites Part A, 42(4): 337-344 (2011).

A. S. Lim, Q. An, T-W. Chou and E. T. Thostenson, “Mechanical and electrical response of carbon nanotube-based fabric composites to Hopkinson bar loading,” Composites Science and Technology, 71(5): 616-621 (2011).

W. Lee, S-B. Lee, J-W. Yi, M-K Um, J-H. Byun, E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Formicary-like carbon nanotube/copper hybrid nanostructures for carbon fiber-reinforced composites by electrophoretic deposition,” Journal of Materials Science, 46(7): 2359-2364 (2011).

A. Gawandi, E. T. Thostenson and J. W. Gillespie, “Tow pullout behavior of polymer-coated Kevlar fabric,” Journal of Materials Science, 46(1): 77-89 (2011).

K. J. Kim, W. R. Yu, J. S. Lee, L. M. Gao, E. T. Thostenson, T-W. Chou and J. H. Byun, “Damage characterization of 3D braided composites using carbon nanotube-based in situ sensing,” Composites Part A, 41(10): 1531-1537 (2010).

L. M. Gao, T-W. Chou, E. T. Thostenson and Z. G. Zhang, “A comparative study of damage sensing in fiber composites using uniformly and non-uniformly dispersed carbon nanotubes,” Carbon, 48(13): 3788-3794 (2010).

L. M. Gao, E. T. Thostenson, Z. G. Zhang, J-H. Byun and T-W. Chou, “Damage Monitoring in Fiber-Reinforced Composites under Fatigue Loading Using Carbon Nanotube Networks,” Philosophical Magazine, 90(31-32): 4085-4099 (2010).

W. B. Lu, T-W. Chou and E. T. Thostenson, “A three-dimensional model of electrical percolation thresholds in carbon nanotube-based composites,” Applied Physics Letters, 96(22): 223106 (2010).

L. M. Gao, T-W. Chou, E. T. Thostenson, A. Godara, Z. G. Zhang and L Mezzo, “Highly conductive polymer composites based on controlled agglomeration of carbon nanotubes,” Carbon, 48(9): 2649-2651 (2010).

T-W. Chou, L. M. Gao, E. T. Thostenson, Z. G. Zhang and J-H. Byun, “An Assessment of the Science and Technology of Carbon Nanotube Fibers and Composites,” Composites Science and Technology, 70(1): 1-19 (2010).

E. T. Thostenson, J. J. Gangloff Jr., C. Y. Li and J-H. Byun “Electrical Anisotropy in Multi-Scale Nanotube/Fiber Composites,” Applied Physics Letters, 97(5): 073111 (2009).

K. Okubo, T. Fuji and E. T. Thostenson, “Multi-Scale Hybrid Biocomposite: Processing and Mechanical Characterization of Bamboo Fiber Reinforced PLA with Microfibrillated Cellulose,” Composites – Part A, 40(4): 469-475 (2009).

L. M. Gao, E. T. Thostenson Z. G. Zhang and T-W. Chou, “Coupled Carbon Nanotube Network and Acoustic Emission Monitoring for Sensing of Damage Development in Composites,” Carbon, 47(5): 1381-1388 (2009).

E. T. Thostenson S. Ziaee and T-W. Chou, “Processing and Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotube / Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites,” Composites Science and Technology, 69(6): 801-804 (2009).

L. M. Gao, E. T. Thostenson, Z. G. Zhang and T-W. Chou, “Sensing of Damage Mechanisms in Fiber-Reinforced Composites under Cyclic Loading Using Carbon Nanotubes,” Advanced Functional Materials, 19(1): 123-130 (2009).

E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Carbon Nanotube-Based Health Monitoring of Mechanically Fastened Composite Joints,” Composites Science and Technology, 68(12) 2557-2561 (2008).

E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Real-Time in situ Sensing of Damage Evolution in Advanced Fiber Composites using Carbon Nanotube Networks,” Nanotechnology, 19(21): 215713 (2008).

C. Y. Li, E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Sensors and Actuators Based on Carbon Nanotubes and their Composites: A Review,” Composites Science and Technology, 68(6): 1227-1249 (2008).

C. Y. Li, E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Effect of Nanotube Waviness on the Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites,” Composites Science and Technology, 68(6): 1445-1452 (2008).

E. Bekyarova, E. T. Thostenson, A. Yu, M. E. Itkis, D. Fakhrutdinov, T-W. Chou, R. C. Haddon, “Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Carbon Fiber-Epoxy Composites,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 111(48): 17865-17871 (2007).

C. Y. Li, E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Dominant Role of Tunneling Resistance in the Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites,” Applied Physics Letters, 91(22): Article No. 223114 (2007).

E. Bekyarova, E. T. Thostenson, A. Yu, H. Kim, J. Gao, J. Tang, H. T. Hahn, T-W. Chou, M. E. Itkis, R. C. Haddon, “Multiscale Carbon Nanotube-Carbon Fiber Reinforcement for Advanced Epoxy Composites,” Langmuir, 23(7): 3970-3974 (2007).

E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Carbon Nanotube Networks: Sensing of Distributed Strain and Damage for Life Prediction and Self-Healing,” Advanced Materials, 18(22): 2837-2841 (2006).

E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Processing-Structure-Multi-Functional Property Relationship in Carbon Nanotube/Epoxy Composites,” Carbon, 44(14): 3022-3029 (2006).

E. T. Thostenson P. G. Karandikar and T-W. Chou, “Fabrication and Characterization of Reaction Bonded Silicon Carbide / Carbon Nanotube Composites,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 38(21): 3962-3965 (2005).

E. T. Thostenson, C. Y. Li and T-W. Chou, “Nanocomposites in Context,” Composites Science and Technology, 65(3-4): 491-516 (2005).

E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Nanotube Buckling in Aligned Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Composites,” Carbon, 42(14): 3015-3018 (2004).

E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “On the Elastic Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites: Modeling and Characterization,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 36(5): 573-582 (2003).

E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Composites: Processing and Mechanical Characterization,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 35(16): L77-L80 (2002).

E. T. Thostenson, W. Z. Li, D. Z. Wang, Z. F. Ren and T-W. Chou, “Carbon Nanotube/Carbon Fiber Hybrid Multiscale Composites,” Journal of Applied Physics, 91(9): 6034-6037 (2002).

E. T. Thostenson, Z. F. Ren and T-W. Chou, “Advances in the Science and Technology of Carbon Nanotubes and their Composites: A Review,” Composites Science and Technology, 61(13): 1899-1912 (2001).

E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Microwave and Conventional Curing of Thick-Section Thermoset Composite Laminates: Experiment and Simulation,” Polymer Composites, 22(2): 197-212 (2001).

E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Microwave Processing: Fundamentals and Applications,” Composites Part A, 30(9): 1055-1071 (1999).

J. Li, E. T. Thostenson, T-W. Chou and L. Riester,  “An Investigation of Thin-Film Coating/Substrate Systems by Nanoindentation,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 120(2): 154-162 (1998).

R. W. Rydin, E. T. Thostenson and H-Y. Ma, “An Assessment of the Impact Response of Knit-Knit and Knit-Stitch Composites,” Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, 7(3): 269-277 (1998).

Plenary and Keynote Presentations

E. T. Thostenson, “Carbon Nanotube-Based Hierarchical Composites with Modified Interfaces for Enhanced Adhesion and in situ Sensing, Keynote Speaker, 41st meeting of the Adhesion Society, San Diego, CA, February 25-March 1, 2018.

E. T. Thostenson, “Nanotube/Fiber Multi-Scale Hybrid Composites using Electrophoretic Deposition,” Keynote Speaker, 6th International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications, Gyeongju, South Korea, October 1-6, 2017.

E. T. Thostenson, “Thermoresistive response of carbon nanotube and nanotube/fiber hybrid nanocomposites,” Keynote Speaker, Society of Plastics Engineers Polymer Nanocomposites Conference, Bethlehem, PA, October 17-18, 2016.

E. T. Thostenson, “Novel Carbon Nanotube-Based Multi-Scale Hybrid Composites: Processing, Characterization and Emerging Applications in Smart Sensing,” Plenary Speaker, Taller de Nanomateriales y Nanocompuestos del Sureste (Workshop on Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites), Merida, Mexico, October 12-14, 2016.

E. T. Thostenson, “Novel Multi-Scale Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Composites: Processing, Characterization and Applications in Smart Sensing,” Plenary Speaker, 3rd Brazilian Conference on Composite Materials, Gramado, Brazil, August 28-31, 2016.

E. T. Thostenson “Integration of Smart Sensing Capabilities in Structural Applications using Carbon Nanotube Multi-Scale Hybrid Composites,” Plenary Speaker, XI Congreso Nacional de Materiales Compuestos MATCOMP’15, Madrid, Spain, July 6-8, 2015.

E. T. Thostenson “Multifunctional Polymer Composites: Hierarchical Micro/Nano Multi-Scale Hybrid Composites for Sensing Applications,” Keynote Speaker, 28th International Conference of Polymer Processing Society (PPS-28), Pattaya, Thailand, December 11-15, 2012.

E. T. Thostenson “Carbon Nanotube-Based Multifunctional Composites,” Keynote Speaker, SPE Polymer Nanocomposites Conference, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA March 7-9, 2011.

Books Edited

T. Peijs and E.T. Thostenson (volume editors), Volume 6: Nanocomposites and Multifunctional Materials – Comprehensive Composite Materials II, Elsevier (2017).

Book Chapters

H. Liu, E.T. Thostenson. “Conductive Nanocomposites for Multifunctional Sensing Applications,” Comprehensive Composite Materials II, Elsevier (2017).

S. Swanson and E.T. Thostenson, “Fiber Composite Materials” Mark’s Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 12th edition, p. 432-434 (2017).

S.M. Doshi and E.T. Thostenson, “Self-Sensing Carbon Nanotube Composites: Processing and Characterization,” Multi-Functionality of Polymer Composites: Challenges and New Solutions, Elsevier, Eds: K. Friedrich and U. Brewer 752-784 (2015).

C. Y. Li, E. T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, “Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites and Damage Sensing,” Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites, CRC Press, Eds: J. Leng, A. Kin-Tak Lau (2010).

D. Heider, R. C. Don, E. T. Thostenson, K. Tackitt, J. H. Belk and T. Munns, “Cure Monitoring and Control,” ASM Handbook Volume 21 Composites, ASM International, Materials Park, OH (2001).

Patents and Patent Applications

Patents Issued or Accepted/Awaiting Final Issue
E.T. Thostenson, Compositions of Matter Comprising Nanoparticles & Non-Conductive Substrates, Publication number: 20180002226, Publication Date: January 4, 2018, notice of acceptance received in April 2020.

E.T. Thostenson, Processes for Depositing Nanoparticles upon Non-Conductive Substrates, (US Patent#: US9776916B2), Issue Date: October 3, 2017.

M. Deluca, C. Felker, D. Heider, G. Pandey, A. Abu-Obaid, E.T. Thostenson and J.W. Gillespie, Jr. System and Methods for use in Monitoring a Structure, (US Patent #: 13887592), Issue Date: 05/03/2016.

E.T. Thostenson and T-W. Chou, Method and System for Detecting Damage in Aligned Carbon Nanotube Fiber Composites using Networks (US Patent #: 11/906366), Issue Date: 08/31/2010.

Full Patent Applications Pending
S.M. Doshi, H. Liu, H. Dai and E.T. Thostenson, Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensor, WIPO Publication number: WO2018195295A2, Publication Date: August 16, 2019.

S.M. Doshi, K. Burch, J. Higginson, A. Chaudhari and E.T. Thostenson, Carbon Nanocomposite Sensors. U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No.: 62/834,422, April 2019 (Converted to full application in April 2020).