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Laura McGrath

  • PhD
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Luna Innovations
  • 0ReadersNumber of instances of Laura's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.
  • 8PublicationsNumber of items in Laura's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

MetrologyCoatings

About

Dr. Laura M. McGrath is a senior research scientist in the Advanced Materials group at Luna Innovations. Her research focus is surface morphology effects on functional coatings and surfaces. Prior to Luna, she was senior researcher at ERC, Inc on contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Propulsion Directorate, Edwards AFB, CA. Dr. McGrath has experience with fracture mechanics, composites, coatings, and polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) functionalized polymers. She received her PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Connecticut in 2009. Doctoral studies were completed in part at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM in the Organic Materials group, studying fracture and adhesion mechanisms of epoxy encapsulants. Dr. McGrath is a member of the American Chemical Society including the Division of Polymer Chemistry and the Division of Polymeric Materials, Science and Engineering.

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Publications (5)

  • Effect of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Substituents on the Rheological Behavior in Butyl Methacrylate/POSS Copolymers

    • Mcgrath L
    • Weber S
    • Yandek G
    • et al.
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  • Hybrid nanocomposite research at the Air Force Research Laboratory- Edwards AFB: Current developments for future applications.

    • Mabry J
    • Yandek G
    • Haddad T
    • et al.
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  • Effect of Mixing Procedure on Mechanical Properties of Silica Functionalized Alumina/Wheat Gluten Blends

    • Hemsri S
    • Simpson C
    • McGrath L
    • et al.
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  • Improving compatibilization of wheat gluten blends by in situ silica particles synthesis

    • Hemsri S
    • Simpson C
    • Mcgrath L
    • et al.
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  • Morphology and mechanical properties of wheat gluten/thiol-functionalized alumina blends

    • Dong J
    • Wu D
    • Mcgrath L
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Senior Research Scientist

Luna Innovations

April 2009 - Present

Research Engineer

ERC, Inc at AFRL Edwards AFB

August 2007 - April 2009(2 years)

Education history

PhD, Polymer Science

University of Connecticut

August 2003 - January 2009(5 years)

BChE

Villanova University

August 1999 - May 2003(4 years)