Attend a carbon nanocomposites processing seminar, March 1

Portrait of Brandon Sweeney, CTO of Elect Nano LLC

Join the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks as they host Brandon Sweeney, CTO of Elect Nano, for a seminar on carbon nanocomposites processing.

Elect Nano Technology: Carbon Nanocomposites
Friday, March 1, 2024
10:30–11:50 a.m.
Technology Center (TECH) 162, Polytechnic campus [map]


  • 10:30–11 a.m. Meet the speaker.
  • 11–11:50 a.m. Seminar.


Elect Nano has developed a novel range of carbon nanotube composite materials with broad applications in the electronics and semiconductor industry, particularly for molding compounds, semiconductor encapsulants, and adhesives. In this talk, Sweeney will share recent scientific advances in discretization or de-bundling of raw carbon nanotubes which are then functionalized for enhanced compatibility in thermoplastics, epoxies, acrylates, silicones and other thermoset polymer systems. Applications in injection molded nano-uniform ESD-safe semiconductor packaging fixtures, fatigue resistant capillary underfills, and broadband EMI shielding for 5G infrastructure will be discussed. Finally, he will provide insights into the commercial aspects of transitioning lab-scale scientific material breakthroughs into full-scale production quantities of nanocomposite products at the metric ton quantity.

About the speaker

Brandon Sweeney, CTO of Elect Nano LLC, earned his bachelor of science degree in 2012 in materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a doctoral degree in 2017 in materials science and engineering at Texas A&M University. Sweeney has worked at the Army Research Labs in the vehicle technology and weapons and materials research directorate as a materials research scientist developing carbon-based nanomaterials for additive manufacturing and energy harvesting applications. Sweeney was invited to share his research efforts via a TEDx talk Texas Tech University in February 2014. In spring 2016, with the FlashFuse™ technology, he won the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition and Baylor New Venture Competition for TriFusion Devices — a 3D printing company for fabricating prosthetic and orthotic devices. Sweeney co-founded and served as the executive vice president of materials development at Essentium an additive manufacturing enterprise startup company. Sweeney is currently the chief technology officer at Elect Nano where he leads a team of scientists and engineers in developing next-generation discrete carbon nanotube composites for the semiconductor and electronics sector.

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