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Christopher Hansen

Christopher Hansen, UMass Lowell Engineering Professor headshot photo
Christopher J HansenAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Self-healing materials, composites, fiber-reinforced composites, 3D-printing, synthetic microvasculature, bio-mimicry

Education

  • Ph D: Materials Science and Engineering, (2011), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL
  • BS: Materials Engineering, (2005), Iowa State University - Ames, IA
    Supporting Area: Polymers, ceramics, and metals. Minors in Astronomy and German

Publications

  • Shah, P.N., Dev, S., Lee, Y., Hansen, C.J. (2017) "Processing and mechanical properties of bio-derived vinyl ester resin-based composites.," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 13
  • Sherwood, J.A., Hansen, C.J., DRANE, P., Gorczyca, J.L., WHITE, K., Reynaud, E., others, . (2016) "An Overview of the NIST FIBERS Roadmap to Advance the State of Composites Manufacturing in the US,"
  • Azhar, F., Tite, K., Johnston, S.P., Hansen, C.J., Shina, S.G., Schiano, A.M., Willis, D.J. (2016) "Hands-on made 4 ME: Deploying, using, developing and evaluating desktop computer numerical controlled (CNC) systems in the engineering classroom," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings 2016-June:
  • Liu, X., Yudzinsky, R., Burke, A., Hansen, C.J. (2016) "Structurally Optimized Beams from Digital Composite Materials,"
  • Dangora, L.M., Hansen, C.J., Mitchell, C.J., Sherwood, J.A., Parker, J.C. (2015) "Challenges associated with shear characterization of a cross-ply thermoplastic lamina using picture frame tests," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 78: pp. 181 - 190
  • Vaillant, J.J., Hansen, C.J., Stolk, J., Johnston, S.P., Shina, S.G., Willis, D.J. (2015) "Design and implementation of an inexpensive laboratory for providing hands-on design prototyping and manufacturing experiences to engineering students," American Society for Engineering Education 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society:
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Dropkin, A., Dahlstrand, P., Hansen, C.J., Poillucci, R., Olson, B. (2014) "Microvascular composites for thermal management," ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014 1: pp. Aerospace Division -
  • Sitte, V., Poillucci, R.A., Hansen, C.J. (2014) "Processing of degradable polymer fibers for microvascular pathways," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 29th Technical Conference, ASC 2014; 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials; ASTM-D30 Meeting
  • Vaillant, J.J., Hansen, C.J., Stolk, J.D., Johnston, S.P., Shina, S.G., Willis, D.J. (2014) "Hands on made4me: Hands-on machining, analysis and design experiences for mechanical engineers," 121st ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
  • Hansen, C.J., Saksena, R., Kolesky, D.B., Vericella, J.J., Kranz, S.J., Muldowney, G.P., Christensen, K.T., Lewis, J.A. (2013) "High-throughput printing via microvascular multinozzle arrays," Advanced Materials 25:1 pp. 96-102
  • Tye, J., Hansen, C.J. (2013) "Biomimetic vascular pathways embedded within multifunctional sandwich composites," 28th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2013, ASC 2013 1: pp. 40-48
  • Tye, J., Hansen, C.J. (2013) "Multifunctional composite sandwich structures utilizing embedded microvascular networks," 19th International Conference on Composite Materials
  • Poillucci, R., Hansen, C.J. (2013) "Reducing styrene monomers in unsaturated polyester resins," 19th International Conference on Composite Materials

Presentations

  • "Engaging students via service-learning projects on historic materials design." - 4th North American Materials Education Symposium, March 2013 - Philadelphia, PA
  • "Multifunctional sandwich composites possessing bio-inspired vascular pathways" with J. Tye - ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 2012 - Houston, TX
  • "Microvascular networks for self-healing and multinozzle 3D patterning" with J. Tye - MIT Lincoln Laboratory Mechanical Engineering Technology Symposium, October 2012 - Lexington, MA
  • "Microscale patterning of functional polymeric structures" with J.A. Lewis - American Chemical Society Fall 2011 National Meeting & Exposition, August 2011 - Denver, CO
  • "Interpenetrating microvascular networks for thermal acceleration of self-healing" with S.R. White, N.R. Sottos, J.A. Lewis. - 3rd International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, June 2011 - Bath, United Kingdom
  • "Microvascular Networks for Thermal Acceleration of Self-healing" with S.R. White, N.R. Sottos, J.A. Lewis - Society of Engineering Science 47th Annual Technical Meeting, October 2010 - Ames, IA
  • "Direct ink writing of microvascular networks for self-healing" with W. Wu, N.R. Sottos, S.R. White, J.A. Lewis. - Second International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, June 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • "Self-healing materials with interpenetrating microvascular networks" with K.S. Toohey, W. Wu, S.R. White, N.R. Sottos, J.A. Lewis. - Society of Engineering Science 45th Annual Technical Meeting, September 2008 - Urbana, IL
  • "Direct ink writing of microvascular networks" with W. Wu, A.M. Aragon, N.R. Sottos, S.R. White, P.H. Geubelle, J.A. Lewis. - First International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, April 2007 - Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands
  • "Composite material fabrication and testing for galactic cosmic radiation shielding" with R.K. Kaul - 56th International Astronautical Congress, October 2005 - Fukuoka, Japan

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • AIRTECH -- Airdrop Innovative Research and TECHnologies (2015), Grant - US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center
    Sherwood, J.A., Amirkhizi, A.V., Chakrabarti, S., Driscoll, S.B., Hansen, C.J., Nagarajan, R., Niezrecki, C., Willis, D.J.
  • I/UCRC: Wind Energy, Science, Technology, and Research (WindSTAR) (2014), - Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Principal), Willis, D.J. (Co-Principal), Avitabile, P. (Co-Principal), Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: I/UCRC for Wind Energy, Science, Technology, and Research (WindSTAR) (2014), Grant - National Science Foundation and company members
    Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C., Hansen, C.J., Willis, D.J.
  • Science Program Around Communication Engineering with High Achieving Undergraduate Cadres (SPACE HAUC): UMass Lowell's Undergraduate Science Instrument Project (2016), Grant - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Chakrabarti, S. (Principal)
  • Early Career Faculty Award: Design and Fabrication of Aerospace-Grade Digital Composite Materials (2014), Grant - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hansen, C.J. (Principal)
  • Automated Manufacture of Damage-Detecting, Self-Healing Composite for Cryogenic Pressure Vessels (2015), Grant - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hansen, C.J. (Principal)
  • Facilitating Industry By Engineering, Roadmapping and Science (FIBERS) to Advance (2014), Grant - National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Sherwood, J.A. (Principal), Reynaud, E. (Co-Principal), Gorczyca, J.L. (Co-Principal), Chen, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Lowell Tex: Embracing Lowell's Cultural, Historical, and Educational Assets to Create Pathways to STEM (2015), Grant - UMass President's Office
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Kuhn, S. (Principal), Kazmer, D.O. (Co-Principal), Reynaud, E. (Co-Principal), Levasseur, K.M. (Co-Principal), Scribner-Maclean, M. (Co-Principal)
  • Team UML-WIND 2016 (2015), Grant - U.S. Department Of Energy
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Willis, D.J. (Principal), Johnston, S.P. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal), Darish, M. (Co-Principal)
  • Safer Solvents in Contact Adhesives (2015), Grant - Toxics Use Reduction Institute
    Hansen, C.J. (Principal)
  • 3D Printed Engineering Thermoplastics (3DPET) (2015), Grant - UMass President's Office
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Mead, J.L. (Principal), Kazmer, D.O. (Co-Principal), Barry, C.M. (Co-Principal), Orbey, N. (Co-Principal)
  • 2015 Wind Energy Research Workshop (2015), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Willis, D.J. (Principal), Sherwood, J.A. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal), Inalpolat, M. (Co-Principal)
  • Hands-on Machining, Analysis and Design Experiences for Mechanical Engineers (2013), Grant - NSF TUES program
    Johnston, S.P., Willis, D.J., Hansen, C.J., Shina, S.G.
  • 2013 Micro and Nano Forum (2013), -
    Hansen, C.J. (Principal)
  • Self-Healing Shape Memory Polymer Based Coatings for Protective Garments (2013), Contract - U.S. ARMY NATICK SOLDIER RD&E CENTER
    Hansen, C.J. (Principal)
  • Microvascular Composites for Novel Thermal Management Devices (2013), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
    Hansen, C.J. (Principal)
  • Student Poster Symposium at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congres (2013), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Hansen, C.J. (Principal)
  • Team UML-WIND: Wind Inspired by Natural Designs (2013), Grant - U.S. Department Of Energy
    Johnston, S.P., Willis, D.J., Hansen, C.J., Niezrecki, C., Yang, Y.
  • Self-healing Shape Memory Polymer Based Coatings for Protective Garments (2013), Grant - United States Department of Defense Army Natick Research Center
  • Student Poster Symposium at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congres (2012), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Hansen, C.J. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Planning Grant: I/UCRC for Wind Energy, Science, Technolo (2012), Grant -
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal)
  • Non-Toxic Alternatives to Styrene Monomers in Unsaturated Polyester Resins (2012), Sponsored Research - Toxics Use Reduction Institute
  • Student Poster Symposium at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (ASME-IMECE) 2012 (2012), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Collaborative Research: Planning Grant: I/UCRC for Wind Energy, Science, Tech- nology, and Research (WindSTAR) (2012), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation