U.S. Army CCDC - Chemical Biological Center, Chemistry & Chemical Technology
||Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210105423
|Gregory W Peterson
The Chemical Biological Radiological Filtration Branch is responsible for the development of novel materials for personal protective equipment such as gas mask filters and suits for protection against chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). Our focus is the synthesis of novel porous materials (e.g., metal-organic frameworks and metal oxides) and their incorporation into polymer-based composites using a variety of techniques, to include electrospinning, solution blow spinning, melt blowing, dipcoating, phase inversion, and more. Opportunities will exist for developing techniques and studying the fundamental properties of integrating porous materials into polymers for novel fiber and film composites.
 G.W. Peterson, J.J. Mahle, T.M. Tovar, T.H. Epps, Bent-But-Not-Broken: Reactive Metal-Organic Framework Composites from Elastomeric Phase-Inverted Polymers, Advanced Functional Materials 30(51) (2020).
 G.W. Peterson, K. Au, T.M. Tovar, T.H. Epps, Multivariate CuBTC Metal–Organic Framework with Enhanced Selectivity, Stability, Compatibility, and Processability, Chemistry of Materials 31(20) (2019) 8459-8465.
 G.W. Peterson, A.X. Lu, M.G. Hall, M.A. Browe, T. Tovar, T.H. Epps, MOFwich: Sandwiched Metal-Organic Framework-Containing Mixed Matrix Composites for Chemical Warfare Agent Removal, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 10(8) (2018) 6820-6824.
Polymer; mixed matrix composite; fiber; spinning; metal-organic framework; films; gas mask; chemical warfare agent;