Cate Brinson

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Cate Brinson
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Cate Brinson is currently Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Initiatives. Her research interests lie in the study of advanced material systems and developing new methods to characterize and to model material behavior.

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Nanomine LogoOntology-Enabled Polymer Nanocomposite Open Community Data Resource (Nanomine)
Principal Investigator: Linda Schadler, Cate Brinson, Deborah L. McGuinness, and Wei Chen
Description: Our evolving semantics=driven data resource, named NanoMine, is an open access, user friendly, living, growing, data resource for the polymer nanocomposites community that is scalable and enables improved understanding of processing – structure - property relationships and thus facilitates faster nanocomposite design and insertion into advanced applications. By bringing together the data that is scattered throughout the public literature and private files and creating a protocol for recording and tagging data, this resource is an unprecedented compilation of information that is accessible. Tools within the resource allow users to visualize complex data, analyze images from their work, and design new polymer nanocomposites materials. For NanoMine to realize broad community acceptance and address scientific questions at the forefront of technology, it marries cutting edge cyber infrastructure with a robust set of data and tools.