All news stories

Student Researcher of the Week: Andrew Lauer

Andrew is a 4th-year student in Materials Science and Engineering, working with the Autonomous Materials Systems group. 

Published on Oct. 27, 2017
Andrew Lauer

Name: Andrew Lauer

Year/Major: 4th year, Materials Science and Engineering 

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Lab: Autonomous Materials System Group 

Your research in 30 words or less: I study the self-healing effects of solvent filled microcapsules in carbon fiber reinforced, thermoplastic toughened epoxy composites.

(This research is sponsored by the AFOSR)

Favorite C-U restaurant: Black Dog

Andrew was recently awarded "image of distinction" in the Nikon Small World microscopy contest- a leading showcase for optical microscopy intended to highlighted beauty that cannot be seen by the naked eye. The image is a false coloration of ruptured microcapsules in the fracture plane of a two-phase self-healing polymer. Andrew is pictured above with the image on the monitor beside him. 

Read more about the Nikon Small World contest here.

See Andrew's specific image here.


In this article