PhD Candidate

Edison Haro

I have been working in the Ph.D. Program (UofS), Engineering Department, Division Biomedical Engineering. Currently, with support of the Prof. Jerzy Szpunar and Akindele Odeshi, we are interested in enhancing the ballistic impact resistance of protective composite armor by dispersion of micro and nano-fillers as additional reinforcements in the polymer matrix.

Research Interest

1.Dynamic impact response of biocomposite plates made of HDPE reinforced with Chonta palm wood (Bactris gasipaes) microparticles.

2.Investigation of the effects of addition of nano-fillers on the dynamic impact response of hybrid composite plates made of HDPE reinforced with Kevlar pulp.

3.Synthesis and characterization of hybrid biocomposites consisting of HDPE reinforced with chonta palm powders and Kevlar pulp under dynamic impact loading.

Journal Publications

E. E. Haro, J. A. Szpunar, and A. G. Odeshi, 'Ballistic impact response of laminated hybrid materials made of 5086- H32 aluminum alloy, epoxy and Kevlar fabrics impregnated with shear thickening fluid,'

E. E. Haro, A. G. Odeshi, and J. A. Szpunar, 'The energy absorption behavior of hybrid composite laminates containing nano-fillers under ballistic impacts,'.

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