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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department Research Activities

Our faculty and staff are comprehensive engineers and researchers who strengthen our community by combining the spirit of invention and innovation to advance our education and research.

Archived Chemical and Materials Research Activities

Publications

Busch, R. T., Karim, F., Sun, Y., Fry, H. Christopher, Liu, Y., Zhao, C., & Vasquez, E. (2021). Detection and aggregation of Listeria monocytogenes using polyclonal antibody gold-coated magnetic nanoshells surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates. Frontiers in Nanotechnology, 3, 653744. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnano.2021.653744

Devadas, S., Al-Ajrash, S. M. Nabat, Klosterman, D. A., Crosson, K. M., Crosson, G., & Vasquez, E. (2021). Fabrication and characterization of electrospun poly (acrylonitrile-co-Methyl Acrylate)/Lignin nanofibers: Effects of Lignin type and total polymer concentration. Polymers, 13.

Presentations

Olesik, M., Rogiers, E., Chen, P., Gutam, B., Vasquez, E., Crosson, K. M., & Crosson, G. (2021, August). Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Dayton. Metal-organic framework hydrogel beads for desalination.

Phung, P., Sun, Y., & Vasquez, E. (2021, January). Workshop, Learning and Teaching Forum, University of Dayton, University of Dayton, Student Engagement in Blended/Online STEM Classes: Interactive Demonstrations by Former Teaching Fellows, Presenter/Lecturer, Academic, Local, Accepted.

Grants

Krupa, K. K., Grant, 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, Funded. (2017 - 2022).

Krupa, K. K., Grant, University of Dayton Clare Boothe Luce Foundation, Clare Boothe Luce Foundation, Private, $235,000.00, Funded. (August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2022).

Krupa, K. K., Grant, 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, Funded. (May 15, 2017 - May 14, 2022).

Pirlo, R. K. (Co-Principal), Biffinger, J. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, Electrospun Photoactivatable Metallopolymers for Spatio-Temporal Control of Dynamic 3D Tissue Scaffolds, STEM Catalyst, University of Dayton, $25,562.00, Funded. (December 2020 - December 2021).

Beagle, J. (Co-Principal), Vasquez, E. (Co-Principal), Ismert, E. (Supporting), Sponsored Research, Preparation and performance of natural solvents under microwave reactions, Hanley Sustainable Institute, University of Dayton, $2,000.00, Funded. (December 29, 2021 - December 31, 2022).


Journal Article

Sandhu, S. S. & Fellner, J. P. (2020). Ab-initio calculations for a lithium/diquinoxlinylene battery. Invention Journal of Research Technology in Engineering & Management (IJRTEM), 4(01), 06-10. Retrieved from http://www.ijrtem.com/current%20issue.html

Presentations 

Sandhu, S. & Fellner, J. P. (2020, April). Development of high-performance organic material-based cathodes. Presented at the 2020 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, Texas.

Grants

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.

Klosterman, D. A., Cao, L., Bradford, R. L. & Eckerle, R. (2020). SBIR Phase II - Additive Manufacturing of Long Rod Penetrator Sabots using Carbon Nanotube Metal Matrix Composites (Year 2). Army Research Lab / Shepra Inc., Federal, $201,603.63.

Klosterman, D. A. & Aldhahri, K. (2020). Simulation, optimization, and adaptive control of resin transfer molding of high temperature composites. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) - Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP), Federal, $31,625.00.

Klosterman, D. A., Cao, L., Bradford, R. L. & Eckerle, R. (2019 - 2020). STTR Phase II - Additive manufacturing of 17-4 PH stainless steel metal matrix composites using nickel functionalized carbon nanotubes (Year 2). NAVAIR / Shepra Inc., Federal, $128,996.99.

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.


Journal Article

Busch, R. T., Karim, F., Weis, J., Sun, Y., Zhao, C. & Vasquez, E. (2019). Optimization and structural stability of gold nanoparticle–antibody bioconjugates. ACS Omega, 4(12), 15269-15279.

Karim, F., Vasquez, E., Sun, Y. & Zhao, C. (2019). Optothermal microbubble assisted manufacturing of nanogap-rich structures for active chemical sensing. Nanoscale, 11, 20589-20597.

Morgan, A. B., Benin, V. A., & Klosterman, D. A., Sulayman, A. B., Mukhtar, M. & Galaska, M. L. (2019). Organophosphorus-hydrazides as potential reactive flame retardants for epoxy. Journal of Fire Sciences. Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/home/jfs

Sandhu, S. S. (2019). Modeling and experimental investigations of lithium-copper phthalocyanine based cells/batteries. RA Journal of Applied Research, 05(02), 2311-2316.

Sandhu, S. S. (2019). Mathematical model for lithium-ion intercalation into the cathode active material of a lithium-based cell/battery. RA Journal of Applied Research, 05(02), 2324-2328. 

Paper Published in Conference Proceedings

Ntakobatagize, F., Ntakontagize, O. & Klosterman, D. A. (2019). The effect of fabric architecture on the processing and properties of composites made by vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM). Charlotte, NC: SAMPE 2019 Proceedings. Retrieved from https://ecommons.udayton.edu/cme_fac_pub/205/

Rapking, D., Whitney, T. J., Toubia, E., Mollenhauer, D. & Klosterman, D. A. (2019). Damage progression of notched and unnotched composite laminates under picture-frame shear loading. Melbourne: 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials.

Invited Lecture

Klosterman, D. A. (2019, September). Selection and durability of spacecraft materials. Presented at the 2019 CAMX, Anaheim, CA.

Poster

Maricocchi, P., Sun, Y. & Vasquez, E. (2019, April). Gas chromatography applications: Ethanol concentration and SCFA detection in Listeria. Presented at the University of Dayton Stander Symposium, Dayton, OH.

Busch, R., Weis, J., Karim, F., Zhao, C., Sun, Y. & Vasquez, E. (2019, April). Mechanistic study of Listeria antibodies binding onto Au nanoparticles at different pH conditions. Presented at the Dayton ACS Section Poster Session, Dayton, OH.

 

Grants

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, $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, $542,568.00.

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.

Klosterman, D. A., Cao, L., Browning, C. E., Bradford, R. L. & Eckerle, R. (2019 - 2020), Additive manufacturing equipment for enhanced research of novel carbon nanotube – metal matrix composite structures. Office of Naval Research, Federal, $341,134.00.

Klosterman, D. A., Browning, C. E., Cao, L., Bradford, R. L. & Eckerle, R. (2018 - 2019), SBIR Phase II - additive manufacturing of long rod penetrator sabots using carbon nanotube metal matrix composites (Year 1). Army Research Lab / Shepra Inc., Federal, $218,863.00.

Klosterman, D. A., Browning, C. E., Cao, L., Lafdi, K., Bradford, R. L. & Eckerle, R. (2018 - 2019), STTR Phase II - additive manufacturing of 17-4 PH stainless steel metal matrix composites using nickel functionalized carbon nanotubes (Year 1). NAVAIR / Shepra Inc., Federal, $190,676.00.

Klosterman, D. A., Cao, L., Bradford, R. L. & Eckerle, R. (2019 - 2020), STTR Phase II - additive manufacturing of 17-4 PH stainless steel metal matrix composites using nickel functionalized carbon nanotubes (Year 2). NAVAIR / Shepra Inc., Federal, $128,996.99.

Sandhu, S. (2019 - Present), Fundamental work for the development of high energy density and high charge storage capacity batteries. Project number: 3145. Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433., Federal, $45,000.00.

Sandhu, S. (2019). copper phthalocyanine electrical conductivity as a function of lithium intercalation. The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Federal, $22,800.00.

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, $149,930.00.

Vasquez, E. (2018 - 2019), KEEN ICE Workshop Travel Award. KEEN, $3,000.00.

Sun, Y., Vasquez, E., Zhao, C., 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. & S. (2018 - 2019), Collaboration toward transdisciplinary research: Ultrasensitive detection and identification of pathogens. University of Dayton, University of Dayton, $97,774.58.


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.

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.

Journal Articles

  • Comfort, K. K. (2016). Modification of the protein corona-nanoparticle complex by physiological factors. Material Science and Engineering C, 64, 34-42.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016). The rise of nanotoxicology: a successful collaboration between engineering and biology. AIMS Bioengineering, 3, 230-244.
  • Comfort, K. K., & Comfort, D. (2016). Engaging chemical engineering students in numerical method techniques through connectivity projects. Chemical Engineering & Process Techniques, 2, 1027.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Progressive damage modeling in carbon fibers/carbon nanotubes reinforced polymer composites. Composites Part B: Engineering.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Development of a hydroxyapatite-poly (d, l-lactide-co-glycolide) infiltrated carbon foam for orthopedic applications. Carbon 98, 106-114.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016, May). Rheological and morphological properties of graphene-epoxy nanocomposites, VIII International Conference On “Times Of Polymers And Composites”: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016, May). Thermal investigation of tetrafunctional epoxy resin filled with different carbonaceous nanostructures. VIII International Conference On “Times Of Polymers And Composites”: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes based polymer composites. Composites Part B: Engineering 103, 113-121.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Numerical simulation of electrified jets: An application to electrospinning. ESAFORM 2016: Proceedings of the 19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, 1769, 050004.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Intelligent design of conducting network in polymers using numerical and experimental approaches. RSC Advances, 6(97), 95010-95020.
  • Constanda, S., Stan, M. S., Ciobanu, C. S., Motelica-Heino, M., Guégan, R., Lafdi, K., Dinischiotu, A., Predoi, D. (2016). Carbon nanotubes-hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for an improved osteoblast cell response. Journal of Nanomaterials.
  • Rathinasabapathy, R., Elsass, M., Josephson, J. R., & Davis, J. F. (2016). A smart manufacturing methodology for real time chemical process diagnosis using causal link assessment. AIChE Journal, 62(9), 3420-3431.
  • Vasquez, E., Feugang, J. M., Willard, S. T., Ryan, P. L., & Walters, K. B. (2016). Bioluminescent Magnetic Nanoparticles as Potential Imaging Agents for Mammalian Spermatozoa. Journal of Nanobiotechnology. Retrieved from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4794913/.
  • Wilkens, R. J., & Comfort, K. K. (2016). Getting a tenure-track position at a teaching-centered research university. Chemical Engineering Education, 50(4). Retrieved from http://journals.fcla.edu/cee/article/view/88468.
  • Yoho, J., Wogensthal, K., Bennett, T., Palmer, J., Comfort, K. K., Kango-Singh, M., Swavey, S. M., Stuart, C. H., & Gmeiner, W. H. (2016). Water‐Soluble Zinc Porphyrin Capable of Light‐Induced Photocleavage of DNA: Cell Localization Studies in Drosophila Melanogaster and Light Activated Treatment of Lung Cancer Cells. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017(1), 153-159.

Invited Lectures

  • Comfort, K. K. (2016, July). Bridging the in vitro – in vivo gap: How developing the right biological model can improve materials evaluation. Wright Patterson AFB.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016, July). The ability of physiological variables to modulate nanomaterial behavior is an emerging concern for nano-based drug delivery techniques. Presented at the 9th World Drug Delivery Summit, New Orleans, LA.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016, June). Nanomaterials for biomedicine: How fluid dynamics influenced gold nanoparticle behavior and cellular deposition. Presented at the 2016 ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Boston, MA.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Carbon nanotechnology. University of Mohammadia, Morocco.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Paving the way — nanotechnology. University of Manchester, UK.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Nano, the key technology for multifunctional composites. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Carbon in nanomedicine. University of Besancon, France.
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2016, December). Electrochemical characterization of copper phthalocyanine for lithium-based batteries. Presented at the Panjab University (P.U.), Chandigarh, India, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the P.U. Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology.

Poster

  • Bennett, T. & Comfort, K. K. (2016, April). Evaluation of mammalian stress and inflammatory response to a novel porphyrin. Presented at the Stander Symposium.
  • Cathey, D., Whitaker, J. & Comfort, K. K. (2016, April). Exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles in physiological fluid induces synergistic effects. Presented at the Stander Symposium. 
  • Dudi, S. P. K. & Sandhu, S. S. (2016, April). A theoretical model on the electrode kinetics at the cathode electrode active material-electrolyte interface of a lithium-ion cell/battery. Presented at the Stander Symposium.
  • Fahim, H. & Sandhu, S. S. (2016, April). Data evaluation and control of pollutants in the atmospheric air. Presented at the Stander Symposium.

Presentations

  • Altaher, A., Worsham, M., Willard, K., Labrador-Rached, C., Ciric, A., & Choi, J.-K. (2016, November). Solar Thermal Adsorption Refrigeration. Presented at the AIChE Annual Student Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Altaher, A., Worsham, M., Willard, K., Labrador-Rached, C., Choi, J.-K., & Ciric, A. (2016, November). Solar Thermal Adsorptive Refrigeration. Presented at the Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium, Dayton, OH.
  • Comfort, D., & Comfort, K. K. (2016, November). Integration of academic coaching fundamentals into classroom activities. Presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco, CA.
  • Comfort, K. K., Comfort, D., & Groh, J. (2016, June). Creating a coaching culture in engineering to increase student and faculty retention. Presented at WEPAN, Broomfield, CO.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016, November). Engineering the next generation of in vitro systems. Presented at the University of Dayton STARS, Dayton, OH.

Workshop

  • Comfort, K. K.,& Comfort, D. (2016, April). Presented at the Engaging chemical engineering students in numerical method techniques through connectivity projects, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

Sponsored Research

  • Browning, C. E., Ohio Research Scholar in Materials. State of Ohio, State, $4,500,000.00.
  • Browning, C. E. (2015 - Present), Cyber security. Clarkson Aerospace, Private, $210,000.00.
  • 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. (2011 - 2016), Center of Excellence in STEM and STEM Education. Central State University, State, $342,497.00.
  • Choi, J.-K., & Ciric, A. (2016 - 2018), Phase II Solar-thermal adsorption refrigerator (STAR). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal, $75,000.00.
  • Choi, J.-K., & Ciric, A. (2015 - 2016), Solar-thermal adsorption refrigerator (STAR): Phase I. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal, $15,000.00.
  • Comfort, K. K., & Comfort, D. (2015 - 2016), Development of entrepreneurially minded engineers through academic coaching. KEEN, Private, $42,980.00.
  • 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.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016), Development of an enhanced in vitro microenvironment for accurate assessment of nanoparticle behavior and bioeffects. UD Research Council, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, $6,500.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016), Examination of the toxic potential of a novel porphyrin in a cancerous cell line. UD School of Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, $5,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Integrated fluorescence & scanning probe, National Science Foundation, Federal, $278,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Conductive network parachute fabrics, Army-STTR, Federal, $30,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Conductive network parachute fabrics, Army-STTR, Federal, $1,000,000.00, with $120,000.00 (phase A).
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Corrosion coating inhibitors of metals: ECOSIL-STTR, $36,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Manufacturing of 17-4 stainless steel metal matrix composites using nickel functionalized carbon nanotubes, Army-STTR, $36,000.00 (phase A).
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Manufacturing of 17-4 stainless steel metal matrix composites using nickel functionalized carbon nanotubes. Army-STTR, $34,972.50 ( phase B).
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Processing comp/nanocomposites with integrated sensors: ENSTA, University of Brest, France, $45,000.00.
  • Lee, C. W. (2012 - 2016), CHATEM. AFRL / UDRI, Federal, $140,000.00. 
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2016).  Analysis and development of the cathode electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. AFRL/UDRI, Federal, $44,000.00, Contract number: FA8650-16-C-2612.


Journal Articles

  • Comfort, K. K. (2015). At the Crossroads of Nanotoxicology in vitro: Past Achievements and Current Challenges. Toxicological Sciences, 147, 5-16.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2015). Preliminary protein corona formation stabilizes gold nanoparticles and improves deposition efficiency. Applied Nanoscience.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2015). The Role of Biological Fluid and Dynamic Flow in the Behavior and Cellular Interactions of Gold Nanoparticles. Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 13, 56.
  • Boehle, M., Pianca, P., Lafdi, K. & Chinesta, F. (2015, June). Modeling of an embedded carbon nanotube based composite strain sensor. Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science. 2(3), 63-273.
  • Nobile, M.R., Raimondo, M., Lafdi, K., Fierro, A., Rosolia, S., & Guadagno, L. (2015). Relationships between nanofiller morphology and viscoelastic properties in CNF/epoxy resins. Polymer Composites. 36(6), 1152–1160.
  • Nobile, M.R., Fierro, A., Rosolia, S., Raimondo, M., Lafdi, K., & Guadagno, L. (2015). Viscoelastic properties of graphene-based epoxy resins. Polymer Processing Resulting Morphology and Properties: Feet in the Present and Eyes at the Future: Proceedings of the GT70 International Conference, 1695, 020050, Publisher: AIP Publishing.
  • Cao, L., Hou, Y., Lafdi, K., & Urmey, K. Fluorescent composite scaffolds made of nanodiamonds/polycaprolactone. Chemical Physics Letters 641, 123-128.
  • Lafdi, K., Czarnecki, J. & Tsonsis, P. (2015). The future of carbon-based scaffolds. Orthobiologics in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 32(10), 73-91.
  • Lafdi, K., Ren, X., Burton, J. & Seidel, G. D. (2015). Computational multiscale modeling and characterization of piezoresistivity in fuzzy fiber reinforced polymer composites. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 54, 121-134.
  • L Guadagno, Raimondo, M., Vertuccio, L., Mauro, M., Guerra, G., & Lafdi, K. (2015). Optimization of graphene-based materials outperforming host epoxy matrices. RSC Advances 5 (46), 36969-36978015.
  • L Vertuccio, Russo, S., Raimondo, M., Lafdi K., & Guadagno, L.  (2015). Influence of carbon nanofillers on the curing kinetics of epoxy-amine resin. RSC Advances 5 (110), 90437-90450.
  • Sandhu, S. & Fellner, J. P. (2015). Characterization of Iron Phthalocyanine as the Cathode Active Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Process Technology, 6(257).
  • Zakaria, A.B.M., Vasquez, E., Walters, K. B. & Leszczynska, D. (2015). Functional holey graphene oxide: a new electrochemically transformed substrate material for dopamine sensing. RSC Advances, 5(129), 107123-107135. 

Paper Published in Conference Proceedings

  • Sandhu, S., & Fellner, J. P. (2015). Characterization of iron phthalocyanine as the cathode active material for lithium-ion batteries. (pp. 21 slides). Austin, TX: The AIChE 2015 Spring National Meeting. Retrieved from See the AIChE 2015 Spring National Meeting Online Proceedings, Paper Number 194b, Session: Advances in Fuel Cells and Batteries 1.

Invited Lectures

  • Comfort, K. K. (2015, August). The need for nanomaterial evaluation in a physiologically relevant model: Connecting environmental variables and NM behavior to toxicological responses. Presented at the 4th Global Summit on Toxicology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015). Carbon nanotechnologie: University of Mohammadia, Morocco.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015). Paving the way — Nanotechnology. University of Erlnagen, Germany.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015). Nano, the key technology for multifunctional composites. Chalons en champagne, France.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015, October 28-29). Nano, the key technology for multifunctional composites. International Symposium on Nanotechnologies: Research, Innovation and Economic Challenges - Casablanca, Morocco on October 28 and 29.

Poster

  • Vasquez, E., Duggan, E., Metcalf, J., Kundu, S. & Walters, K. B. (2015, November). 435319 Surface and Rheological Effects of Mucus/Mucin Coupled with Chitosan-Coated Gold Nanoparticles. Presented at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Presentations

 
  • Ciric, A. R., Robota, H. J. & Letellier, F. (2015, October). An initial assessment of water’s potential impact in an intensified Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process based on microchannel reactors. Presented at the ESCRE, Fürstenfeldbruck Germany.
  • Comfort, D. (2015, September). Biogenic fabrication of novel nanomaterials. Presented at the Minority Leaders Program Meeting, Dayton, OH.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2015, November). Generation of Complex in Vitro Systems for Improved Evaluation of Nanoparticle-Induced Bioresponses. Presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2015, November). Modulation of the Protein Corona, Deposition Efficiency, and the Nano-Bio Interface Under Physiologically Relevant Conditions. Presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Sandhu, S., Fellner, J. P. (2015, April). Characterization of Iron Phthalocyanine as the Cathode Active Material. Presented at the AIChE 2015 Spring National Meeting, Austin, TX.
  • Vasquez, E., Burgreen, G. W., Walters, K. B. & Walters, D. K. (2015, November). 435341 Implementation of a Two-Fluid Eulerian-Eulerian Modeling Approach for Particle Transport and Deposition in Different Case Studies. Presented at the AIChE 2015 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Vasquez, E., Monroe, J. G., Aspin, Z. S., Kumari, S., Berg, M. J., Thompson, S. M. & Walters, K. B. (2015, November). 435340 Thermal, Stability, and Morphological Effects of Multicore Surface-Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles. Presented at the AIChE 2015 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Vasquez, E., Kumari, S., Antonio, E. S. & Walters, K. B. (2015, November). 435374 Counterion, pH, and Temperature Effects on Poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) Thin Films. Presented at the AIChE 2015 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Workshop

  • Comfort, D. (2015, October). Changing the Faculty Student Advising Paradigm with Academic Coaching. Presented at the KEEN Fall Meeting.

Sponsored Research

  • Browning, C. E., Ohio Research Scholar in Materials. State of Ohio, State, $4,500,000.00.
  • Browning, C. E. (2015 - Present), Cyber Security. Clarkson Aerospace, Private, $210,000.00.
  • 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. (2011 - 2016), Center of Excellence in STEM and STEM Education. Central State University, State, $342,497.00.
  • Asari, V. K., Skill, T. D., Wu, S.-Y., Browning, C. E. & Sarangan, A. M. (2013 - 2015), CC-NIE Network Infrastructure: Network 10Gb Upgrade and Science DMZ Implementation to Support Science and Engineering Research and Enhance Outreach for High School STEM Education. National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal, $232,788.00.
  • Ciric, A. R. & Reid, J. (2014 - 2015), Chemical Engineering Entrepreneurial Laboratory. Kern Family Foundation, Private, $25,175.00.
  • Comfort, K. K., Comfort, D. (2015 - 2016), •Development of Entrepreneurially Minded Engineers through Academic Coaching. KEEN, Private, $42,980.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2014 - 2015), Development of an Enhanced Cellular Microenvironment for Improved Evaluation of Nanoparticle Bioeffects. Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute, Local, $57,528.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015), Integrated Fluorescence & scanning probe, NSF 278K.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015), Novel Carbon Multifunctional Materials, ONR Funding amount 279K.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015), Conductive Network Parachute Fabrics; Army-STTR, Funding amount 25K.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015), Corrosion coating Inhibitors of metals : ECOSIL-STTR, Funding amount 36K.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015), Characterization of electrical brushes: Morgan Advanced Materials, Funding amount 14K.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015), Processing Comp/Nanocomposites with integrated sensors: ENSTA, University of Brest, France, Funding amount 48K.
  • Lafdi, K. (2015), Thermo-mechanical properties of insulators: American, Funding amount 8K.
  • Lee, C. W. (2012 - 2016), CHATEM. AFRL / UDRI, Federal, $140,000.00.
  • Lee, C. W. (2010 - 2015), Composite, Hybrid, and Thermally Engineered Materials. AFRL/UDRI  67.5% time (2013), Federal.
  • Lee, C. W. (2010 - 2015), Composite, Hybrid, and Thermally Engineered Materials. AFRL, Federal.

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