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Scholarly Interest Report
Wade Adams
  • B.S. Physics (1968) USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Ph.D. Polymer Science & Engineering (1984) University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA
  • M.S. Health Physics (1971) Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
Primary Department
   Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Department Affiliations
  • Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
    Research Areas
     Ultimate properties of ultralight-weight, ultrahigh-strength multifunctional materials, carbon nanomaterials, materials for extreme conditions
    Selected Publications

     E. Andreoli, R. Suzuki, A.W. Orbaek, M.S. Bhutani, R.H. Hauge, W.Wade Adams, J.B. Fleming, and A.R. Barron, “Preparation and evaluation of polyethyleneimine-single walled carbon nanotube conjugates as vectors for pancreatic cancer treatment,” J. of Materials Chemistry B,  2, 4740-4747,  DOI:10.1039/C4TB00778F (2014).


     P.Arsenovic, H. Jiang, J. Liu, W.W. Adams, R.K. Eby, "Nonlinear Elasticity of Carbon Fiber," In preparation for Polymer (Dec 15).


    H. Jiang, R.K. Eby and W.W. Adams, "Nonlinear Elastic Behavior and Structure of Poly(p-phenylene benzobisthiazole) (PBZT) Fibers," In preparation for Polymer (Dec 15).

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Olawale B Lawal, PhD NA. (2016) (Thesis Director)

    Positions Held
     Director, C-LANCE, Consortium Lockheed Advanced Nanotechnology , Centers of Excellence, Rice University. (2015 - 2015)

     Senior Faculty Fellow, Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering,, Rice University. (2013 - 2015)