Aerogels with Improved Properties for Aeronautic and Space Applications


Current aerogel products on the market today are silica–based and break down on handling, shedding small dust particles. Hence, they require encapsulation for most applications and insulation properties degrade over time as particles settle. In contrast, polyimide aerogels are flexible, mechanically robust and do not shed dust. Other properties (thermal conductivity, dielectric, etc.) are similar to silica aerogels.

You will also hear from the manager of NASA Glenn’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office who will discuss the innovative work being done at the center.


Dr. Mary Ann Meador
Chemical Engineer
Glenn Research Center

Amy Hiltabidel
Technology Transfer Specialist
Glenn Research Center

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