To obtain mesophase pitch-based carbon fibers with improved mechanical strength while retaining superior electrical and thermal properties by
i) Systematic investigation of the relationship between DDR versus longitudinal and transverse microstructure of mesophase MP fibers; and
ii) Developing a novel type of microstructure
Bermudez, Victor and Ogale, Amod, "Effect of Process Variables on Mechanical and Transport Properties of Carbon Fibers from Mesophase Pitch" (2015). Chemical and Biomolecular Graduate Research Symposium. Paper 14.