Anthony Vicari

Anthony
Vicari
Advanced Materials team member,
Lux Research

Anthony Vicari, a member of the Advanced Materials team at Lux Research (www.luxresearchinc.com), covers technological and market developments in emerging materials and manufacturing technologies, including composites, coatings, and metals. He also covers longer-term, potentially disruptive innovations such as metamaterials, smart materials, additive manufacturing, and graphene. Prior to joining Lux Research, Anthony was a R&D Scientist at InnovX Systems, developing improved elemental analysis for handheld x-ray fluorescence spectrometers. Anthony earned an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Physics and Chemistry from Harvard University.

Articles
Batteries from Electric Vehicles Should Be Recycled, Not Reused 1
Recycling, rather than reuse, is likely to be the more attractive option for the 65-GWh of second-life batteries poised to enter the market in 2035...
GE Races Ahead on 3D Printing
In recent years it has become increasingly clear that 3D printing is a key emerging tool in manufacturing—and GE has led the way.
Plug-In Vehicles Will Consume $10 Billion in Batteries by 2020 1
The market for batteries used in plug-in vehicles will climb to $10 billion in 2020, with electric vehicles (EVs) emerging as the drivetrain of choice...
3D Printer Gets Splashy Release, But It Won’t Change the World
3D printing start-up Carbon (formerly Carbon3D) was recently in the spotlight when it launched its first commercial offerings...
Carbon’s 3D Printer Gets Splashy Release, But It Won’t Change the World
3D printing start-up Carbon (formerly Carbon3D) was recently in the spotlight when it launched its first commercial offerings...
The Top 10 Innovative Companies in 2015 Poised for Success in 2016
Companies developing brain-computer interfaces, advanced water treatments, cybersecurity, and more, presented new business opportunities in 2015.
Smart Materials: Looking for Problems to Solve
The term "smart material" originated over 30 years ago to refer to any material capable of changing its properties automatically in response to an external stimulus. Since then, popular and academic interest in the topic has risen steadily.
Innovations Moving Structural Ceramics into the Mainstream
Structural ceramics have found use in a number of industries, but are generally limited to niche-use cases. Current applications are overwhelmingly single functional.
Will Carbon Fiber Find Widespread Use in the Automotive Industry? 2

Over the past 60 years, CFRPs have been increasingly used to replace metal in applications where light weight has outsized value, primarily for reducing fuel consumption.

Metamaterials: Driving Performance in New Directions
Metamaterials get their amazing mechanical, electromagnetic, and acoustic properties from carefully controlled microstructures rather than from chemistry alone.
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