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 2015

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Maximizing Return on Investment for Public Health with Open-source Medical Hardware, Joshua M. Pearce

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Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware Development, Joshua M. Pearce

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Return on investment for open source scientific hardware development, Joshua M. Pearce

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Low-cost open-source voltage and current monitor for gas metal arc weld 3D printing, Anthony Pinar, Bas Wijnen, Gerald C. Anzalone, Timothy C. Havens, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Peanut shaped ZnO microstructures: controlled synthesis and nucleation growth toward low-cost dye sensitized solar cells, M. Prabhu, J. Mayandi, R. N. Mariammal, V. Vishnukanthan, Joshua M. Pearce, N. Soundararajan, and K. Ramachandran

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Optimization of Annealing Cycles for Electric Output in Outdoor Conditions for Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic - Thermal Systems, Joseph Rozario and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-Source 3-D Printing Technologies for Education: Bringing Additive Manufacturing to the Classroom, Chelsea Schelly, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Performance of U.S. hybrid distributed energy systems: Solar photovoltaic, battery and combined heat and power, Kunal K. Shah, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The effects of PLA color on material properties of 3-D printed components, Ben T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source photometric system for enzymatic nitrate quantification, Ben T. Wittbrodt, D. A. Squires, J. Walbeck, E. Campbell, W. H. Campbell, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Total U.S. Cost Evaluation of Low-Weight Tension-Based Photovoltaic Flat-Roof Mounted Racking, B. T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Design of an eta-phase precipitation-hardenable nickel-based alloy with the potential for improved creep strength above 1023 K (750 °C), Matthew J. Wong, Paul G. Sanders, John P. Shingledecker, and Calvin L. White

Submissions from 2014

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Securitization of Residential Solar Photovoltaic Assets: Costs, Risks and Uncertainty, Theresa Alafita and Joshua M. Pearce

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Effects of Spectral Albedo on Solar Photovoltaic Devices, M. P. Brennan, A. L. Abrahamse, Rob W. Andrews, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Evaluation of Potential Fair Trade Standards for an Ethical 3-D Printing Filament, Savanna R. Feeley, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Reversing the Trend of Large Scale and Centralization in Manufacturing: The Case of Distributed Manufacturing of Customizable 3-D-Printable Self-Adjustable Glasses, Jephias Gwamuri, Ben T. Wittbrodt, Nick C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Substrate release mechanisms for gas metal arc weld 3D aluminum metal printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Eli J. Gooding, Alexandra G. Glover, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The diffusion coefficient of scandium in dilute aluminum-scandium alloys, Marcel A. Kerkove, Thomas D. Wood, Paul G. Sanders, Stephen L. Kampe, and Douglas Swenson

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Mobile Open-Source Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Distributed Manufacturing in Off-Grid Communities, Debbie L. King, Adegboyega Babasola, Joseph Rozario, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Life Cycle Analysis of Distributed Recycling of Post-consumer High Density Polyethylene for 3-D Printing Filament, M. A. Kreiger, M. L. Mulder, A. G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Simulations of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from low-cost Hybrid Solar Photovoltaic and Cogeneration Systems for New Communities, Amir H. Nosrat, Lukas G. Swan, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Optimizing Limited Solar Roof Access by Exergy Analysis of Solar Thermal, Photovotaic, and Hybrid Thermal Systems, M. Pathak, P. G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Effects of Dispatch Strategy on Electrical Performance of Amorphous Silicon-based Solar Photovoltaic-thermal Systems, Joseph Rozario, A. H. Vora, S. K. Debnath, M. Pathak, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Mechanical Properties of Components Fabricated with Open-Source 3-D Printers Under Realistic Environmental Conditions, B. M. Tymrak, M Kreiger, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Exchanging Ohmic Losses in Metamaterial Absorbers with Useful Optical Absorption for Photovoltaics, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Nezih Pala, Anand Kulkarni, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdu Ö. Güney

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Multi-resonant Silver Nano-disk Patterned Thin Film Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells for Staebler-Wronski Effect Compensation, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Joshua M. Pearce, Paul L. Bergstrom, and Durdu Ö. Güney

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Austempered ductile iron performance at rail wheel operating conditions, Karl C. Warsinski, Pasi T. Lautala, and Paul G. Sanders

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Open-Source Syringe Pump Library, Bas Wijnen, Emily J. Hunt, Gerald C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Design of Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells Optimized for Varied Atmospheric Conditions, Chenlong Zhang, Jephias Gwamuri, Rob Andrews, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2013

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The Effect of Spectral Albedo on Amorphous Silicon and Crystalline Silicon Solar Photovoltaic Device Performance, Rob W. Andrews and Joshua M. Pearce

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A New Method to Determine the Effects of Hydrodynamic Surface Coatings on the Snow Shedding Effectiveness of Solar Photovoltaic Modules, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Effects of Snowfall on Solar Photovoltaic Performance, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-Source Colorimeter, Gerald C. Anzalone, Alexandra G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A low-cost open-source metal 3-D printer, Gerald C. Anzalone, Chenlong Zhang, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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High-temperature fatigue of a hybrid aluminum metal matrix composite, J. T. Clark and Paul G. Sanders

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Simple and Low-Cost Method of Planning for Tree Growth and Lifetime Effects on Solar Photovoltaic Systems Performance, C. Dereli, C. Yücedağ, and Joshua M. Pearce

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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