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Department Research 2017

Journal Articles

  • Comfort, K. K. (2017). Exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles in physiological fluid induced synergistic effects in a keratinocyte model. Toxicology Letters.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Fabrication and characterization of carbon nanofibers from polyacrylonitrile and pitch blends. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134(42).
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Highly improved electrocatalytic oxidation of methanol on poly (1, 5-diaminonaphthalene)/ nickel nanoparticles film modified carbon nanofiber. JMES, 8(8), 2860. 
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Transport and field emission properties of buckypapers obtained from aligned carbon nanotubes. Journal of Materials Science, 52(11), 6459-6468.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Dynamic properties of carbon nanotubes reinforced carbon fibers/epoxy textile composites under low velocity impact. Composites Part B: Engineering.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Computational homogenization of mechanical properties for laminate composites reinforced with thin film made of carbon nanotubes. Applied Composite Materials, 1–20.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Experimental study and numerical modeling of low velocity impact on laminated composite reinforced with thin film made of carbon nanotubes. Applied Composite Materials, 1–12.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Experimental evaluation and modeling of thermal conductivity of tetrafunctional epoxy resin containing different carbon nanostructures. Polymer Engineering and Science, 57(7), 779–786.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Progressive damage modeling in carbon fibers/carbon nanotubes reinforced polymer composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 112, 185–195.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Mechanical characterization of carbon nanotubes-based polymer composites using indentation tests. Composites Part B: Engineering, 114.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Influence of carbon nanoparticles/epoxy matrix interaction on mechanical, electrical and transport properties of structural advanced materials. Nanotechnology, 28(9), 094001.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2017). Intelligent design of conducting network in polymers using numerical and experimental approaches. RSC Advances, 6(97), 95010-95020.
  • Sandhu, S. S., Fellner, J. P. & Dudi, S. P. (2017). An insightful theoretical model of the performance behavior of a lithium-ion cell electrode. Current Topics in Electrochemistry, 19, 91-103. Retrieved from www.researchtrends.net
  • Sandhu, S. S., Fellner, J. P., Tsao, M. & Cashion, C. J. (2017). Electrochemical characterization of the high charge capacity copper phthalocyanine for primary batteries. International Journal of Engineering Technology, Management and Applied Sciences ( IJETMAS), 5(11), 24-35. Retrieved from www.ijetmas.com/
  • Swavey, S., Morford, K., Tsao, M., Comfort, K. K. & Kilroy, M. K. (2017). Heteroleptic monometallic and trimetallic ruthenium(II) complexes incorporating a pi-extended dipyrrin ligand: light-activation reactions with the A549 lung cancer cell line. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry/Elsevier, 175, 101-109.
  • Toubia, E., Emami, S. & Klosterman, D. A. (2017). Degradation Mechanisms of Balsa Wood and PVC Foam Sandwich Core composites due to Freeze/Thaw Exposure in Saline Solution. Journal of Sandwich Structures & Materials. Retrieved from https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/journal-sandwich-structures-materials
  • Yoho, J., Wogensthal, K., Bennett, T. L., Palmer, J., Comfort, K. K., Kango-Singh, M., Swavey, S. M., Stuart, C. H. & Gmeiner, W. H. (2017). Water soluble zinc porphyrin capable of low energy photocleavage of plasmid DNA: cell localization studies in drosophila melanogaster and in-vitro light activated treatment of lung cancer cells. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry/Wiley-VCH, 153-159.

Invited Lectures

  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Carbon nanotechnology. Presented at the University of Mohammadia, Morocco.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Paving the way, nanotechnology. Presented at the University of New Castle, United Kingdom.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Nanotechnology, the key technology for multifunctional composites. Presented at the ENSTA, Bretagne, France.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Carbon in nanomedicine. Presented at the University of Salerno, Italy.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Carbon nanotechnology. Presented at the University of Budapest, Hungary.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Carbon nanotechnology, the new era. Presented at the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Paper Published in Conference Proceedings

  • Sandhu, S. S., Fellner, J. P., Tsao, M. & Cashion, C. J. (2017). Electrochemical characterization of the high charge capacity copper phthalocyanine for primary batteries. In D. K. Agarwal (editor, Academic Science), (Ed.), (pp. 204-215). Conference Proceeding of 5th International Conference on Advancement in Engineering, Applied Science and Management (ICAESM-2017), Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Posters

  • Comfort, K. K. (2017). Implementation of a dynamic lung co-culture model produced diminished stress activation and cytokine secretion following acute silver nanomaterial exposure. Presented at the Society of Toxicology.
  • Evans, C. J., Sims, H. & Vasquez, E. S. (2017, July). Separation of aqueous-ethanol mixtures from castor oil by liquid-liquid extraction. Presented at the SURE SoE Poster Session, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.
  • Kotlarz, k. & Vasquez, E. S. (2017, April). Comparison of particle size and stability of surface-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles: Citric acid vs. ascorbic acid. Presented at the Stander Symposium, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

Presentations

  • Comfort, K. K. (2017). The influence of fluid dynamics on nanomaterial delivery efficiency: elucidating the roles of particle size and cell model. Presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2017). Stabilization of enzymes using a protein matrix identified from squid sucker ring teeth. Presented at the Materials Research Society.
  • Hsueh, S.-C. & Sandhu, S. S. (2017, April). Theoretical electrode kinetics model for the lithium-ion cell active material-electrolyte interface. Presented at the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium, University of Dayton, Ohio.
  • Sandhu, S. S. & Fellner, J. P. (2017, November). Electrochemical characterization of the high capacity copper phthalocyanine for primary batteries. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Advancement in Engineering, Applied Science and Management  (ICAEASM-2017), Ganganagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Vasquez, E. S. (2017, October). Understanding transport phenomena concepts in chemical engineering with COMSOL multiphysics ®. Presented at the 2017 COMSOL conference, Boston, MA.

Sponsored Research

  • Browning, C. E. (2017 - Present), Cyber security. Clarkson Aerospace, Private, $300,000.00.
  • Browning, C. E. (2013 - Present), Minority leaders. Clarkson Aerospace, Private, $2,000,000.00.
  • Browning, C. E. (2009 - Present), Aligned carbon nanotubes for efficient energy generation and storage devices. AFOSR, Federal, $75,000.00.
  • Browning, C. E. & Lafdi, K.  (2017). Fabrication and characterization of durability sensors. Scholtech Research, $443,000.00. 
  • Choi, J.-K. & Ciric, A. (2016 - 2018), Phase II solar-thermal adsorption refrigerator (STAR). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal, $75,000.00.
  • Ciric, A. R. & Choi, J.-K. (2017 - 2018), STAR: Solar-thermal adsorption refrigeration. UD STEM Catalyst Program, University of Dayton, $14,513.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2017 - 2022), CAREER: Bridging the in vitro - in vivo gap through generation of an enhanced microenvironment model (EMM) for biologically accurate nanomaterial evaluation. National Science Foundation, Federal, $549,486.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2017 - 2022), University of Dayton Clare Boothe Luce Foundation. Clare Boothe Luce Foundation, Private, $235,000.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2017 - 2022), CAREER: Bridging the in vitro - in vivo gap through generation of an enhanced microenvironment model (EMM) for biologically accurate nanomaterial evaluation. National Science Foundation, Federal, $542,568.00. 
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016 - 2017), Development of a dynamic co-culture skin model for the evaluation of synergistic biological responses following exposure to multiple nanostructured materials. Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute, State, $63,065.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016 - 2017), Enzyme stabilization by entrapment in silk fibroin. Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute, State, $79,220.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017), Conductive network parachute fabrics, Army-STTR Phase 2, Federal, $120,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Conductive network parachute fabrics, Army-STTR, Federal, $40,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Manufacturing of 17-4 stainless steel metal matrix composites using nickel functionalized carbon nanotubes, Army-STTR Funding, $36,000.00. 
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Processing Composites/Nanocomposites with integrated sensors: ENSTA, University of Brest, France, $65,000.00.
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2016 - Present), Fundamental work for the development of high energy density and high charge storage capacity batteries. Project number: 3145. AFRL/RQQE- Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7541, Federal, $135,000.00.
  • Vasquez, E. S. (2017 - 2020), Collaborative research: Superparamagnetic cellulose and lignin nanoparticles as recyclable additives to enhance the liquid/liquid extraction of ethanol from aqueous solutions. National Science Foundation, Federal, $149,930.00.
  • Vasquez, E. S. (2017), Separation of ethanol from aqueous solutions using castor oil as a solvent. Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E), School of Engineering, University of Dayton, $5,000.00.
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