Contact Information

Principal Investigators

Michael Zimmerman
Professor of the Practice

Anil Saigal

504 Boston Avenue
Room 202-203
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617.627.3239
Fax: 617.627.3991
Email Prof. Zimmerman
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Welcome to the Research and Characterization of Composites and Polymers (RECCAP) Lab

In the RECCAP Lab, we focus on solving practical industrial problems through materials-enabled innovation. Our research investigates the fundamental interactions driving macroscopic behavior in polymer and composite systems, including liquid crystalline polymers and nano-filled polymer composites, to develop new material solutions for electronics packaging, energy storage, and structural/mechanical components. Utilizing a hybrid approach that combines novel formulations with process design and simulation, we seek to predict the evolution of material properties during manufacturing and manipulate this behavior to satisfy real-world applications. The RECCAP Lab specializes in advanced polymer and composite characterization, with leading expertise in liquid crystalline polymers, as well as materials manufacturing and process modeling.