Explore a selection of works produced by faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Technological University.

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Submissions from 2013

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Distributed Recycling of Post-Consumer Plastic Waste in Rural Areas, M. Kreiger, Gerald C. Anzalone, M. L. Mulder, A. G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Environmental Impacts of Distributed Manufacturing from 3-D Printing of Polymer Components and Products, Megan Kreiger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Processing and pore growth mechanisms in aluminum gasarites produced by thermal decomposition, Joseph J. Licavoli and Paul G. Sanders

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Progress in Indium Gallium Nitride Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Dirk V. P. McLaughlin and Joshua M. Pearce

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Installation of a Variable-angle Spectrometer System for Monitoring Diffuse and Global Solar Radiation, O. Ormachea, A. Abrahamse, N. Tolavi, O. Urquidi, Joshua M. Pearce, and R. Andrews

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The effect of cold work on the precipitation and recrystallization kinetics in Al-Sc-Zr alloys, Barry A. Sadler, C. T. McNamara, S. L. Kampe, Paul G. Sanders, and D. J. Swenson

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Life-Cycle Economic Analysis of Distributed Manufacturing with Open-Source 3-D Printers, Ben T. Wittbrodt, A. G. Glover, J. Laureto, G. C. Anzalone, D. Oppliger, J. L. Irwin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-Source 3D-Printable Optics Equipment, Chenlong Zhang, Nicholas C. Anzalone, Rodrigo P. Faria, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2012

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Improved Parametric Empirical Determination of Module Short Circuit Current for Modelling and Optimization of Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Distributed Recycling Waste Polymer into RepRap Feedstock, Christopher Baechler, Matthew DeVuono, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Service Learning in Engineering, Angela R. Bielefeldt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source Development of Solar Photovoltaic Technology, A. J. Buitenhuis and Joshua M. Pearce

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Toward Renewable Eenergy Geo-information Infrastructures: Applications of GIScience and Remote Sensing that Build Institutional Capacity, K. Calvert, Joshua M. Pearce, and W. E. Mabee

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Expanded Microchannel Heat Exchanger: Design, Fabrication and Preliminary Experimental Test, David C. Denkenberger, Michael J. Brandemuehl, Joshua M. Pearce, and John Zhai

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Design and Implementation of Mobile Educational Games: Networks for Innovation, Rob Harrap, Sylvie Daniel, Michael Power, Joshua M. Pearce, and Nicholas Hedley

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Life Cycle Analysis of Silane Recycling in Amorphous Silicon-based Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing, M. A. Kreiger, D. R. Shonnard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Community Voices: Perspectives on Renewable Energy in Nunavut, Nicole C. McDonald and Joshua M. Pearce

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Renewable Energy Policies and Programs in Nunavut: Perspectives from the Federal and Territorial Governments, Nicole C. McDonald and Joshua M. Pearce

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Incorporating Shading Losses in Solar Photovoltaic Potential Assessment at the Municipal Scale, Ha T. Nguyen and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Application of LiDAR to Assessment of Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Deployment Potential in a Municipal District Unit, Ha T. Nguyen, Joshua M. Pearce, Rob Harrap, and Gerald Barber

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Improved Performance of Hydbrid Photovoltaic-trigeneration Systems Over Photovoltaic-cogen Systems Including Effects of Battery Storage, Amir H. Nosrat, Lukas G. Swan, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Effect of Hybrid Photovoltaic Thermal Device Operating Conditions on Intrinsic Layer Thickness Optimization of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells, M. Pathak, K. Girotra, S. J. Harrison, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Effects on Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Performance from High-Temperature Annealing Pulses in Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Devices, M. Pathak, Joshua M. Pearce, and S. J. Harrison

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Limitations of Nuclear Power as a Sustainable Energy Source, Joshua M. Pearce

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Open Source Research in Sustainability, Joshua M. Pearce

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A New Model for Enabling Innovation in Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Development, Joshua M. Pearce, Scott Albritton, Gabriel Grant, Garrett Steed, and Ivana Zelenika

Submissions from 2011

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Fracture of nanostructured Sn/C anodes during Li-insertion, Katerina E. Aifantis, Meghan Hancock, Paul G. Sanders, and Stephan A. Hackney

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A Review of Solar Photovoltaic Levelized Cost of Electricity, K. Branker, M. Pathak, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Barriers to Appropriate Technology Growth in Sustainable Development, Ivana Zelenika and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2010

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Steering pull compensation, D. X. Wang and Paul G. Sanders

Submissions from 2004

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Method of improving impact absorbing and deformation control characteristics of vehicle components, Ari Garo Caliskan, Paul G. Sanders, Armando Mateormando Joaquin, and Matthew John Zaluzec

Submissions from 2001

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A reduced-scale brake dynamometer for friction characterization, Paul G. Sanders, T. M. Dalka, and R. H. Basch

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Methods for weld monitoring and laser heat treatment monitoring, P. G. Sanders and H. Keng Leong