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Department Research 2018

Journal Articles

  • Aj-Ajrash, S., Vasquez, E., Lafdi, K., Chinesta, F., & LeCoustumer, P. (2018). Experimental and numerical investigation of the silicon particle distribution. Electrospun Nanofibers, 34(24), 7147-7152.
  • Hinkle, K., Wang, X., Gu, X., Jameson, C., & Murad, S. (2018). Computational molecular modeling of transport processes. Nanoporous Membranes, 6(8), 124.
  • Hurtubise, D., Klosterman, D. A., & Morgan, A. B. (2018). Development and demonstration of a deployable apparatus for generating hydrogen from the hydrolysis of aluminum via sodium hydroxide. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43, 6777-6788. 
  • Karim, F., Vasquez, E., & Zhao, C. (2018). Fabricated nanogap-rich plasmonic nanostructures through an optothermal surface bubble in a droplet. Optic Letters, 43(2), 334-336.
  • Liu, X., Singh, S., Gibbemeyer, E. L., Tam, B. E., Urban, R. A., & Bakshi, B. R. (2018). The carbon-nitrogen nexus of transportation fuels. Elsevier, Journal of Cleaner Production, 180, 790-803. doi: 10.106/j.jclepro.2018.01.090 

Publications in Refereed Journals

  • Raimondo, M., Guadagno, L., Vertuccio, L., Naddeo, C., Barra, G., Spinelli, G., & Lafdi, K. (2018). Electrical conductivity of carbon nanofiber reinforced resins: Potentiality of tunneling atomic force microscopy (TUNA) technique. Composites Part B: Engineering, 143, 148-160.
  • El Moumen, A., Tarfaoui, M., & Lafdi, K. (2018). Computational homogenization of mechanical properties for laminate composites reinforced with thin film made of carbon nanotubes. Applied Composite Materials, 25(3), 569-588.
  • Al-Ajrash, S. M. N., Lafdi, K., Vasquez, E. S., Chinesta, F., & Le Coustumer, P. (2018). Experimental and numerical investigation of the silicon particle distribution in electro-spun nano-fibers. Langmuir.
  • Liu, C., Sergeichev, I., Akhatov, I., & Lafdi, K. (2018). CNT and polyaniline based sensors for the detection of acid penetration in polymer composite. Composites Science and Technology, 159, 111-118.
  • Raimondo, M., Guadagno, L., Speranza, V., Bonnaud, L., Dubois, P., & Lafdi, K. (2018). Multifunctional graphene/POSS epoxy resin tailored for aircraft lightning strike protection. Composites Part B: Engineering, 140, 44-56.
  • El Moumen, A., Tarfaoui, M., Hassoon, O., Lafdi, K., Benyahia, H., & Nachtane, M. (2018). Experimental study and numerical modelling of low velocity impact on laminated composite reinforced with thin film made of carbon nanotubes. Applied Composite Materials, 25(2), 309-320.
  • Tarfaoui, M., El Moumen, A., Lafdi, K., Hassoon, O., & Nachtane, M. (2018). Inter laminar failure behavior in laminate carbon nanotubes-based polymer composites. Journal of Composite Materials, 0021998318767493.
  • Al-Ajrah, S., Lafdi, K., Liu, Y., & Le Coustumer, P. (2018). Fabrication of ceramic nanofibers using polydimethylsiloxane and polyacrylonitrile polymer blends. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 13 (10).
  • El Rhazi, M., Majid, S., Elbasri, M., Salih, F. E., Oularbi, L., & Lafdi, K. (2018). Recent progress in nanocomposites based on conducting polymer: Application as electrochemical sensors. International Nano Letters, 1-21.
  • Al-Ajrah, S., Lafdi, K., Liu, Y., & Le Coustumer, P. (2018). Fabrication of ceramic nanofibers using polydimethylsiloxane and polyacrylonitrile polymer blends. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135(10).

Invited Lectures

  • Klosterman, D. A., Browning, C. E., & Cao, L. (2018, October). A comprehensive case study of autoclave molding: Prepregs, lay-up, cure, and characterization. Presented at CAMX, Dallas,Texas.
  • Hinkle, K. (2018, February). Free energy of solvation for self-assembled complexes: Application to ssDNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Presented at the Chemical Engineering Departmental Seminar, Dayton, OH.
  • Hinkle, K. (2018, January). Free energy of solvation for self-assembled complexes: Application to ssDNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Presented at the Chemical Engineering Departmental Seminar, Lexington, KY.
  • Hinkle, K. (2018, January). Free energy methods applied to self-assembled complexes: Assembling and characterizing surfactant coated single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Presented at the Materials Science and Engineering Division Bag Lunch Seminar Series, Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Hinkle, K. (2018, January). Free energy methods applied to self-assembled complexes: Assembling and characterizing surfactant coated single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Presented at the Directorate Research Seminar, Dayton, OH.
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2018, December). Modeling and Experimental Investigations of Lithium-Copper Phthalocyanine Cells/Batteries. Presented at CHEMCON 2018, 71st Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar-144011, Punjab, India.
  • Vasquez, E. (2018, May). SURE kick-off presentation. Presented at the SURE program, Dayton, OH.
  • Vasquez, E. (2018, April). How to become an effective researcher at the University of Dayton. Presented at the University of Dayton Research Fellows Program.
  • Vasquez, E. (2018, March). Development and applications of magnetic nanoparticles in engineering processes. Presented at the Chemical Engineering Seminar, Toledo, OH.

Paper Published in Conference Proceedings

  • Klosterman, D. A. (2018). Development of a simple lab-scale vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process. CAMX 2018, Proceedings of ACMA and SAMPE, Dallas, Texas, 15 pages.
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2018). Theoretical and experimental characterization of a rechargeable hybrid cathode for lithium-based batteries. In S. S. Sandhu, (Ed.), AIChE 2018 Annual Meeting Proceedings (p. 8). AICHE Headquarters, New York.
  • Vasquez, E., West, Z. J., DeWitt, M. J., Wilkens, R. J., & Elsass, M. (2018). Teamwork dynamics in a unit operations laboratory course. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Retrieved from peer.asee.org/30358.

Abstract

  • Sandhu, S. S. (2018, December). Modeling and experimental investigations of lithium-copper phthalocyanine based cells/batteries. Paper ID: 578. CHEMCON-2018 at the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) Jalandhar, 71st Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.  Paper ID: CH O578.

Posters

  • Sulayman, A. B., Klosterman, D. A., Benin, V. A., & Morgan, A. B. (2018, April). Initial study of novel flame retardants for epoxy resin systems. Presented at the Dayton ACS section annual poster session, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.
  • Maricocchi, P., Vasquez, E., & Sun, Y. (2018, April). Applications of gas chromatography with headspace autosampler. Presented at the Stander Symposium, Dayton, Ohio. 
  • Alex, P., Vasquez, E., & Michael, E. (2018, April). Using and implementing continuous stirred-tank reactors and plug flow reactors to study reactions in undergraduate chemical engineering. Presented at the Stander Symposium, Dayton, Ohio.

Presentations

  • Hinkle, K., & Phelan, F. R. (2018, October). Molecular dynamics simulations reveal single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) forms ordered structures upon adsorbing onto single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Presented at the AIChE National Meeting 2018, Pittsburgh, PA. 
  • Hinkle, K., & Phelan, F. R. (2018, August). Ranking binding affinity for ssDNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) using free energy perturbation (FEP). Presented at the 256th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA. 
  • Hinkle, K., & Phelan, F. R. (2018, March). Using free energy perturbation to differentiate ssDNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotube complexes. Presented at the APS March Meeting 2018, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2018, October). Theoretical and experimental characterizations of a rechargeable hybrid cathode for lithium-base batteries. Presented at the 2018 AIChE National Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Vasquez, E. (2018, November). Combining the luck of the draw with individual accountability in team-based learning. Presented at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Petrie, F., Urena-Benavides, E., Hassan, M. J., & Vasquez, E. (2018, October). Synthesis, characterization, and interfacial properties of lignin coated iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles in aqueous solutions. Presented at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Petrie, F., & Vasquez, E. (2018, April). Effect of stabilizing agent concentration on the development of renewable-magnetic nanocomposites. Presented at the Stander Symposium, Dayton, OH.
  • Flynn, J. J., Docken, G., & Vasquez, E. (2018, April). Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance studies of lignin in aqueous solutions. Presented at the Stander Symposium, Dayton, OH.

Technical Reports

  • Sandhu, S. S. (2018). Theoretical and experimental characterizations of a rechargeable hybrid cathode for lithium-based batteries. U.S. Air Force 2018 SFFP Technical Report (p. 55), Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, Airspace Systems Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2018). Electrochemical characterization of high capacity active materials for lithium-based batteries. Theoretical Formulation, Appendix A. In C. Browning, (Ed.), Technical Report Number (p. 33): AFRL-RQ-WP-TR-2018-0010, Dayton, OH: AFRL-RQ, WPAFB.

Sponsored Research

  • 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 adsorptive 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.
  • Hinkle, K. (2018 - Present), A reactive molecular dynamics technique to model force-induced disulfide bond switching in biomolecular systems. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Other, $8,435.00. 
  • Hinkle, K. (2018 - 2019), Solvation free energy of self-assembled complexes: Using molecular dynamics to understand the solvation behavior of ssDNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotube complexes. NSF, $28,324.00.
  • Hinkle, K. & Phelan, F. R. (2016 - 2018), Sequence specific binding of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs): An investigation on the effect of SWCNT chirality via replica exchange molecular dynamics. NSF, $35,314.00.
  • Hinkle, K. (2016 - 2018), Nucleic acids as selective surface binding agents for carbon nanotube separation: A computational approach. National Research Council, Federal, $140,000.00.
  • Klosterman, D. A., Browning, C. E., Cao, L., & Bradford, R. L. (2018 - 2019), SBIR Phase II - Additive manufacturing of long rod penetrator sabots using carbon nanotube metal matrix composites. Army Research Lab / Shepra Inc., Federal, $218,863.00.
  • Klosterman, D. A., Browning, C. E., Cao, L., Lafdi, K., & Bradford, R. L. (2018 - 2019), STTR Phase II - additive manufacturing of 17-4 PH stainless steel metal matrix composites using nickel functionalized carbon nanotubes. NAVAIR / Shepra Inc., Federal, $190,676.00.
  • Klosterman, D. A., Browning, C. E., Cao, L., & Bradford, R. L. (2018), SBIR Phase I - additive manufacturing of carbon nanotube 6061 aluminum metal matrix composites, AFWERX, Federal, $16,470.00.
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2016 - 2018), 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.
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2018), Fundamental work for the development of high energy density and high charge storage capacity batteries. Project number: 3145. Air Force Research Laboratory, the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) 2018 SFFP program., Federal, $22,800.00.
  • Taha, T., & Browning, C. E. (2018), Cyber-spectrum research and technology development virtual environment. Clarkson Aerospace, Private, $300,000.00.
  • Vasquez, E. (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. (2018 - 2019), KEEN ICE workshop travel Award. KEEN, Private, $3,000.00. 
  • Sun, Y., Vasquez, E., & Zhao, C. (2018 - 2019), Collaboration toward transdisciplinary research: Ultrasensitive detection and identification of pathogens. University of Dayton STEM Catalyst Grant, University of Dayton, $97,774.58.
  • Vasquez, E., Sun, Y., & Zhao, C. (2018 - 2019), Collaboration toward food safety: Ultrasensitive detection and identification of pathogens. STEM Catalyst Grant, $97,774.58.
  • Zhao, C., Sun, Y., & Vasquez, E. S. (2018 - 2019), Collaboration toward transdisciplinary research: Ultrasensitive detection and identification of pathogens. University of Dayton, University of Dayton, $97,774.58.
  • Vasquez, E. (2018), SHPE national conference travel award. SHPE, Private, $750.00. 
  • Vasquez, E. (2018), NSF leverage travel award. NSF, Federal, $750.00.
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