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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
     Refereed articles

    K. S. Zhang, D. Pham, O. Lawal, S. Ghosh, V.S. Gangoli, P. Smalley, K. Kennedy, B. Brinson, W.E. Billups, R.H. Hauge, A.R. Barron "Overcoming Catalyst Residue Inhibition of the Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes via the Billups-Birch Reduction." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9: 37972-37980.


     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).

     Invited Talks

    "39 Years of Research with Ned Thomas in Polymer Fiber Deformation and Morphology, from Polyethylene to Polyparaphenylene Benzobisoxazole to Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes and Shooting Silver nanoBullets at Rebar Graphene,." Edwin L. Thomas 70th Birthday Symposium, Houston, TX . (June)


    "Honoring and Remembering Robert H. Hauge – Carbon Nanotube Research Contributions." 231st Electro Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (May)


    "Modification and Analysis of Carbon Based Structures by Metal Nanoparticulate Ions." 231st Electro Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (May) With J.A. Schultz, R. H. Hauge, B. Brinson, N.D. Kim, M. McCully, E. Lewis,B. Barbacci, C. Balaban, L. Mueller, S. Jackson, A. Woods


    "Nanotechnology and Energy: The Smalley Legacy at Rice University." MSNE 201, Rice University, Houston, TX . (October)


     10 nm Silver Bullets at the Ballistic Limit of Graphene, 3.5E-18kg/m/s


     ." Eighth Guadalupe Workshop, Bandera, TX . (April) With B. E. Brinson, J. L. Swett, O. Lawal, N. D. Kim, M. McCully, Q. Wang, D. A. Cullen, D. Pham, K. Zhang, E. K. Lewis, K. Waters, A. Schultz4, S. E. Heise, P. V. Bedworth, S. W. Sinton, S. Sinsabaugh, M. J. Hiltabidle, E. L. Thomas, R. H.Hauge


    "Advanced Apparatus for Tracking and Controlling the Reaction Kinetics of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes During the Functionalization Process." Eighth Guadalupe Workshop, Bandera, TX . (April) With D. Pham, K. Zhang, O. Lawal,S. Ghosh, V. Gangoli, W.E. Billups, R. B. Weisman,A.R. Barron, and R. H. Hauge


    "Understanding  Catalyst Residue Inhibition of the Functionalization of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes via Billups-Birch Reduction." Smalley-Curl Institute Poster Competition, Houston, TX. (August) With V.S. Gangoli, K. Zhang, D. Pham, O.Lawal, S. Ghosh, A.R. Barron

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

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

     Organizing Committee, Plenary Session Chair and Poster Preview Session Chair , Guadalupe Workshop VIII, 8th Rice NASA - AFRL Workshop on Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms,. (2017 - 2017)

     Program Review Committee, TechConnect World Innovation Conference. (2017 - 2017)

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