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Namiko Yamamoto

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Aerospace Engineering

232A Hammond Building

nuy12@psu.edu

814-867-5775

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Multifunctional and Nano-Materials

Interest Areas:

Nano- and micro-engineered materials, multi-functional composites, microfabrication, scalable manufacturing.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
  • MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • Ph D, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jatin P *Haibat, Steven *Ceneviva, Mychal P *Spencer, Frances Kwok, Shreya *Trivedi, Suzanne E Mohney and Namiko Yamamoto, 2017, "Preliminary Demonstration of Energy-efficient Fabrication of Aligned CNT-polymer Nanocomposites using Magnetic Fields", Composites Science and Technology, 152, pp. 27-35
  • Namiko Yamamoto, Harish Manohara and Ellen Platzman, 2016, "Magnetically Anisotropic Additive for Scalable Manufacturing of Polymer Nanocomposite: Iron-coated Carbon Nanotubes", Materials Research Express, 3, (2), pp. 025004
  • Namiko Yamamoto, Eleftherios Gdoutos, Risaku Toda, Victor White, Harish Manohara and Chiara Daraio, 2014, "Thin Films with Ultra-low Thermal Expansion", Advanced Materials, 26, (19), pp. 3076–3080
  • Robert R Mitchell, Namiko Yamamoto, Hülya Cebeci, Brian L Wardle and Carl V Thompson, 2013, "A Technique for Spatially-resolved Contact Resistance-free Electrical Conductivity Measurements of Aligned Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nanocomposites", Composites Science and Technology, 74, pp. 205–210
  • Namiko Yamamoto, Roberto Guzman de Villoria and Brian L Wardle, 2012, "Electrical and Thermal Property Enhancement of Fiber-reinforced Polymer Laminate Composites through Controlled Implementation of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes", Composites Science and Technology, 72, (16), pp. 2009–2015
  • Roberto Guzman de Villoria, Namiko Yamamoto, Antonio Miravete and Brian L Wardle, 2011, "Multi-physics Damage Sensing in Nano-engineered Structural Composites", Nanotechnology, 22, (18), pp. 185502
  • Amy M Marconnet, Namiko Yamamoto, Matthew A Panzer, Brian L Wardle and Kenneth E Goodson, 2011, "Thermal Conduction in Aligned Carbon Nanotube–Polymer Nanocomposites with High Packing Density", ACS Nano, 5, (6), pp. 4818–4825
  • Dhimiter Bello, Brian L Wardle, Jie Zhang, Namiko Yamamoto, Christopher Santeufemio, Marilyn Hallock and M Abbas Virji, 2010, "Characterization of Exposures to Nanoscale Particles and Fibers during Solid Core Drilling of Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Advanced Composites", International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 16, (4), pp. 434–450
  • Hai M Duong, Namiko Yamamoto, Khoa Bui, Dimitrios V Papavassiliou, Shigeo Maruyama and Brian L Wardle, 2010, "Morphology Effects on Nonisotropic Thermal Conduction of Aligned Single-walled and Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes in polymer nanocomposites", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, (19), pp. 8851–8860
  • Namiko Yamamoto, D J Quinn, N Wicks, J L Hertz, J Cui, H L Tuller and B L Wardle, 2010, "Nonlinear Thermomechanical Design of Microfabricated Thin Plate Devices in the Post-buckling Regime", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 20, (3), pp. 035027
  • Dhimiter Bello, Brian L Wardle, Namiko Yamamoto, Roberto Guzman deVilloria, Enrique J Garcia, Anastasios J Hart, Kwangseog Ahn, Michael J Ellenbecker and Marilyn Hallock, 2009, "Exposure to Nanoscale Particles and Fibers during Machining of Hybrid Advanced Composites Containing Carbon Nanotubes", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11, (1), pp. 231–249
  • Namiko Yamamoto, A J Hart, Enrique J Garcia, Sunny S Wicks, Hai M Duong, Alexander H Slocum and Brian L Wardle, 2009, "High-yield Growth and Morphology Control of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes on Ceramic Fibers for Multifunctional Enhancement of Structural Composites", Carbon, 47, (3), pp. 551–560
  • Hai M Duong, Namiko Yamamoto, Dimitrios V Papavassiliou, Shigeo Maruyama and Brian L Wardle, 2009, "Inter-carbon Nanotube Contact in Thermal Transport of Controlled-morphology Polymer Nanocomposites", Nanotechnology, 20, (15), pp. 155702
  • Enrique J Garcia, Brian L Wardle, A J Hart and Namiko Yamamoto, 2008, "Fabrication and Multifunctional Properties of a Hybrid Laminate with Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Grown In Situ", Composites Science and Technology, 68, (9), pp. 2034–2041
  • Dhimiter Bello, A J Hart, Kwangseog Ahn, Marilyn Hallock, Namiko Yamamoto, Enrique J Garcia, Michael J Ellenbecker and Brian L Wardle, 2008, "Particle Exposure Levels during CVD Growth and Subsequent Handling of Vertically-aligned Carbon Nanotube Films", Carbon, 46, (6), pp. 974–977

Conference Proceedings

  • Namiko Yamamoto, Mychal P *Spencer, David *Gao, Steven *Ceneviva and Shreya *Trivedi, 2017, "1D-Patterned Nanocomposites Structured Using Oscillating Magnetic Fields", Proceedings of 32nd American Society for Composites Technical Conference
  • Jingyao *Dai, Jogender Singh and Namiko Yamamoto, 2017, "The Effect of Nano Pore Size and Porosity on Deformation Behaviors of Anodic Aluminum Oxide Membranes", Proceedings of SAMPE Seattle 2017
  • Mychal P *Spencer, David *Gao and Namiko Yamamoto, 2017, "Experimental and Simulation Studies on Magnetic Nanoparticles Assembly for Scalable Polymer Nanocomposite Fabrication", Proceedings of 58th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, SciTech
  • Jatin *Haibat, Steven *Ceneviva, S Kwok, S Feng, Mychal P *Spencer, A Arriaga, M M Terrones, S E Mohney and Namiko Yamamoto, 2016, "Processing of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes to Achieve Magnetic Additives for Polymer Nanocomposites", Proceedings of CARBON 2016
  • M P *Spencer and Namiko Yamamoto, 2016, "Nanoparticle Alignment using Oscillating Magnetic Fields for Scalable Nanocomposite Manufacturing", Proceedings of 57th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, SciTech
  • Namiko Yamamoto and Harish Manohara, 2015, "Magnetically Anisotropic Nano-pillars: Micro-structuring of Nanocomposites using Oscillating Magnetic Fields", Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Composite Materials
  • Poyan Bahrami, Namiko Yamamoto, Y Chen, H Manoh andra, , 2014, "Capacitance-based Damage Detection Sensing for Aerospace Structural Composites", Proceedings of SPIE Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
  • Namiko Yamamoto, E Gdoutos, C Dar andio, , 2013, "Engineered Thin Films with Ultra-low Thermal Expansion Coefficient for Deformable Space Structures", Proceedings of 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • Namiko Yamamoto, R Thevamaran, C Dar andio, , 2012, "Dynamic Behavior of Periodic Structures Consisting of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes and Rigid Interlayer", Proceedings of 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • K Patterson, Namiko Yamamoto and S Pellegrino, 2012, "Thin Deformable Mirrors for a Reconfigurable Space Telescope", Proceedings of 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • Roberto Guzman de Villoria, S S Kessler, Namiko Yamamoto, A Miravete and B L Wardle, 2011, "Multi-Physics Nano-engineered Structural Damage Detection and De-icing"
  • Namiko Yamamoto, A Marconnet, H M Duong, K E Goodson and B L Wardle, 2011, "Non-linear Thermal Conductivity Enhancement in Nanocomposites with Aligned-CNT Implementation"
  • R Guzman de Villoria, A Miravete, Namiko Yamamoto and B L Wardle, 2011, "Enhanced Thermographic Damage Detection Enabled by Multifunctional Nano-engineered Composite Laminates", Proceedings of 52nd AIAA/ASME/ ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • Namiko Yamamoto, R Guzman de Villoria, Hulya Cebeci and B L Wardle, 2010, "Thermal and Electrical Transport in Hybrid Woven Composites Reinforced with Aligned Carbon Nanotubes", Proceedings of 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • S Newsome, Namiko Yamamoto, A Grindle, B Holschuh, M Ono and A Weigel, 2009, "Analysis of US Policy Options for the Future of the International Space Station", Proceedings of AIAA SPACE 2009 Conference & Exposition
  • D Bello, B L Wardle, Namiko Yamamoto, R Guzman de Villoria and M Hallock, 2009, "Exposures to Nanoscale Particles and Fibers during Handling, Processing, and Machining of Nanocomposites and Nano-engineered Composites Reinforced with Aligned Carbon Nanotubes", Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Composite Materials
  • Namiko Yamamoto, S S Wicks, R Guzman de Villoria, K Ishiguro, S A Steiner and B L Wardle, 2009, "Mechanical, Thermal, and Electrical Properties of Woven Laminated Advanced Composites Containing Aligned Carbon Nanotubes", Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Composite Materials
  • K Ishiguro, R Guzman de Villoria, S S Wicks, Namiko Yamamoto and B L Wardle, 2009, "Processing and Characterization of Infusion-Processed Hybrid Composites with in Situ Grown Aligned Carbon Nanotubes", Proceedings of 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • Namiko Yamamoto and B L Wardle, 2008, "Thermal and Electrical Properties of Hybrid Woven Composites Reinforced with Aligned Carbon Nanotubes", Proceedings of 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • Namiko Yamamoto, E J Garcia, A J Hart, B L War andle, , 2007, "Fabrication and Multifunctional Characterization of Hybrid Woven Composites Reinforced by Aligned Carbon Nanotubes", Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Composite Materials
  • Namiko Yamamoto, N Wicks and B L Wardle, 2007, "Twice-buckled Cermet Composite Laminates under Equibiaxial Compression", Proceedings of 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • Namiko Yamamoto, N Wicks and B L Wardle, 2005, "Wrapping and Through-thickness Poisson Effects on Composite Plate and Shell Contact Laws", Proceedings of 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference

Other

  • Namiko Yamamoto, 2011, "Multi-scale Electrical and Thermal Properties of Aligned Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes and their Composites"
  • Namiko Yamamoto, 2006, "Thermomechanical Properties and Performance of Microfabricated Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (uSOFC) Structures"

Research Projects

  • November 2016 - October 2021, "Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence: Seamless Manufacturing of Hybrid-Material Turbines for High Temperature Rotorcraft Propulsion System by Field Assisted Sintering," (Sponsor: Department of the Army).
  • June 2017 - May 2020, "Multi-functional Nano-porous Ceramics," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • February 2016 - January 2019, "1D-patterned Nanocomposites Structured Using Oscillating Magnetic Fields," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • August 2017 - May 2018, "Climate Improvement for Aerospace Engineering women by professional development," (Sponsor: Equal Opportunity Planning Committee, the Penn State University).
  • January 2017 - December 2017, "Scalable manufacturing of hierarchical 3D polymer nanocomposites using oscillating magnetic fields," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research DURIP).
  • January 2016 - September 2016, "CAP with Penn State University to Accelerate Scaling and Certification of Novel Materials for Space Applications," (Sponsor: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory).

Honors and Awards

  • Hartz Family Career Development Professorship in Engineering, Penn State University, June 2014 - June 2017
  • Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, June 2011 - May 2014
  • Linda and Richard Hardy fellowship, MIT, 2006 - 2011

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, August 2016 - August 2017
  • Member, Department Head Search Committee, October 2016 - March 2017
  • Member, Astronautics Faculty Search Committee, September 2016 - April 2017
  • Committee Member, COE Global Engineering Education Faculty Planning Group (GLEE), December 2014 - May 2015
  • Member, Propulsion Faculty Search Committee, October 2014 - May 2015
  • Member, Wolk Senior Thesis Award Committee, April 2015 - April 2015
  • Reviewer, Review of new MEng Program of Engineering Science Mechanics Department, September 2015 - September 2015
  • Faculty Advisor, Phi Sigma Rho, April 2015
  • Faculty Advisor, AeroDesign Club, October 2015
  • Advisor, Pre-engineering Advisor, 2014
  • Chairperson, Safety and Space Committee, August 2016
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, 2014
  • Member, Vehicle Design Faculty Search Committee, September 2017
  • Faculty Advisor, AeroWomen, February 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • , Session Chair, AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, January 2018 - January 2018
  • , Session Chair, International Conference on Composite Materials, July 2015 - July 2015
  • Member, MIT Education Council, September 2016
  • Member, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, January 2015
 


 

About

The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569