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Submissions from 2020

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Utilization of bauxite residue: Recovering iron values using the iron nugget process, M. S. Archambo and S. K. Kawatra

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Ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, Shishir P. S. Chundawat, Ramendra K Pal, Chao Zhao, Timothy Campbell, Farzaneh Teymouri, Josh Videto, Chandra Nielson, Bradley Wieferich, Leonardo Sousa, Bruce E Dale, Venkatesh Balan, Sarvada Chipkar, Jacob Aguado, Emily Burke, and Rebecca Garlock Ong

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On the control of a class of non-strongly stabilizable SISO plants, Tomas Co

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Electrocoagulation: A promising method to treat and reuse mineral processing wastewater with high COD, Gaogui Jing, Shuai Ren, Yuesheng Gao, Wei Sun, and Zhiyong Gao

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Surface chemistry can unlock drivers of surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 in variety of environmental conditions, Edris Joonaki, Aliakbar Hassanpouryouzband, Caryn L. Heldt, and Oluwatoyin Areo

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Deferred Correction Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations, Benjamin W. Ong and Raymond J. Spiteri

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Update to "effect of Temperature and Vapor Residence Time on the Micropyrolysis Products of Waste High Density Polyethylene", Justin M. Russell, Ulises Gracida-Alvarez, Olumide Winjobi, and David Shonnard

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Electrochemical performance of recycled cathode active materials using froth flotation-based separation process, Hosop Shin, Ruiting Zhan, Kulwinder Dhindsa, and Lei Pan

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A new approach for recovering iron from iron ore tailings using suspension magnetization roasting: A pilot-scale study, Yongsheng Sun, Xiaolong Zhang, Yuexin Han, and Yanjun Li

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Effects of grinding media on grinding products and flotation performance of sulfide ores, Xiaolong Zhang, Yuexin Han, and S. K. Kawatra

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De-agglomeration of cathode composites for direct recycling of Li-ion batteries., Ruiting Zhan, Trevyn Payne, Timothy Leftwich, Kahryn Perrine, and Lei Pan

Submissions from 2019

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Life cycle assessment of oilseed crops produced in rotation with dryland cereals in the inland Pacific Northwest, Sharath Kumar Ankathi, Dan S. Long, Hero T. Gollany, Prajesh Das, and David Shonnard

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Synergistic effects between hydrolysis time and microporous structure in poplar, Sharath Kumar Ankathi, Wen Zhou, J. Beau Webber, Rishab Patil, Utkarsh Chaudhari, and David Shonnard

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Interaction forces between water droplets and solid surfaces across air films., Yuesheng Gao, Sunghwan Jung, and Lei Pan

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System analyses of high-value chemicals and fuels from a waste high-density polyethylene refinery. Part 1: Conceptual design and techno-economic assessment, Ulises Gracida Alvarez, Olumide Winjobi, Julio Sacramento-Rivero, and David Shonnard

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System analyses of high-value chemicals and fuels from a waste high-density polyethylene refinery. Part 2: Carbon footprint analysis and regional electricity effects, Ulises Gracida Alvarez, Olumide Winjobi, Julio Sacramento-Rivero, and David Shonnard

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Impacts of low concentration surfactant on red blood cell dielectrophoretic responses., Sanaz Habibi, Hwi Yong Lee, Hector Moncada-Hernandez, James Gooding, and Adrienne Minerick

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Scalable method utilizing low pH for DNA removal in the harvest of recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors, Caryn L. Heldt

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Tie line framework to optimize non-enveloped virus recovery in aqueous two-phase systems., Pratik U Joshi, Dylan G Turpeinen, Matthew Weiss, Glendy Escalante-Corbin, Michael Schroeder, and Caryn L. Heldt

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Application of surface chemical fundamentals to improving industrial filtration rates, S. K. Kawatra and V. Claremboux

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Antibacterial properties of mussel-inspired polydopamine coatings prepared by a simple two-step shaking-assisted method, Pegah Kord Fooroshani, Elizabeth Polega, Kevin Thomson, Mohammad Saleh Akram Bhuiyan, Rattapol Pinnaratip, Mikhail Trought, Chito E. Kendrick, Yuesheng Gao, Kahryn Perrine, Lei Pan, and Bruce P. Lee

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Formation of aligned core/sheath microfiber scaffolds with a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) sheath and a conductive poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) core, Rachel Martin, Marie Wendling, Bailey Mohrenweiser, Zichen Qian, Feng Zhao, and Michael Mullins

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Biomimetic recyclable microgels for on-demand generation of hydrogen peroxide and antipathogenic application, Hao Meng; Pegah Kord Forooshani; Pratik U. Joshi; Julie Osborne; Xue Mi; Christa Meingast; Rattapol Pinnaratip; Jonathan D, Kelley; Ameya R. Narkar; Weilue He; Megan C. Frost; Caryn L. Heldt; and Bruce Lee

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Virus isoelectric point determination using single-particle chemical force microscopy, Xue Mi, Emily Bromly, Pratik U Joshi, Fei Long, and Caryn L. Heldt

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Multiscale modeling of PEEK using reactive molecular dynamics modeling and micromechanics, William A. Pisani, Matthew Radue, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot, Brett A. Bednarcyk, Evan J. Pineda, Kevin Waters, Ravindra Pandey, Julia A. King, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Analysis of renewable jet from oilseed feedstocks replacing fallow in the U.S. Northern Great Plains, Rui Shi, David Archer, Krishna Pokharel, Matthew Pearlson, Kristen Lewis, Suchada Ukaew, and David Shonnard

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Much‐needed tools to reduce the experimental burden for determining the gas flammability parameters, Pmax and KG, Gang Tao and Daniel Crowl

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Much‐needed tools to reduce the experimental burden for determining the gas flammability parameters, Pmax and KG, Gang Tao and Daniel Crowl

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Influence of surface etching and oxidation on the morphological growth of Al2O3 by ALD, Mikhail Trought, Isobel Wentworth, Chathura de Alwis, Timothy Leftwich, and Kahryn Perrine

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Electrocoagulation of Pb2+, Co2+, and Mn2+ from simulated wastewater: An algorithmic optimization using hybrid RSM–GA–PSO, Chigozie Francolins Uzoh, Joseph Tagbo Nwabanne, and Ikenna Henry Ozofor

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Steam reforming of ethylene over manganese-chromium spinel oxides, Lu Yang, Maxim Bukhovko, Gordon Brezicki, Andrzej Malek, Liwei Li, Christopher Jones, Pradeep Agrawal, and Robert Davis

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Oral immunization with bacteriophage MS2-L2 VLPs protects against oral and genital infection with multiple HPV types associated with head & neck cancers and cervical cancer., Lukai Zhai, Rashi Yadav, Nitesh K Kunda, Dana Anderson, Elizabeth Bruckner, Elliott K Miller, Rupsa Basu, Pavan Muttil, and Ebenezer Tumban

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Bio-extraction of phosphorus from goethite ore with alkali addition, Long Zhang, Sharath Kumar Ankathi, Mingming Zhang, and Timothy C. Eisele

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Flotation of iron ores: A review, Xiaolong Zhang, Xiaotian Gu, Yuexin Han, N. Parra-Alvarez, V. Claremboux, and S. K. Kawatra

Submissions from 2018

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The influence of polysacchirides on film stability and bubble attachment at the talc surface, Venkata Atluri, Yuesheng Gao, Xuming Wang, and Lei Pan

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Thermal conductivity of graphene nanoplatelet/cycloaliphatic epoxy composites: Multiscale modeling, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot, Julie Tomasi, Julia A. King, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Electrical and chemical characterizations of hafnium (IV) oxide films for biological lab-on-a-chip devices, Jeana Collins, H. Moncada Hernandez, S. Habibi, Chito E. Kendrick, Z. Wang, N. Bihari, Paul Bergstrom, and Adrienne Minerick

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Cellulose–hemicellulose interactions at elevated temperatures increase cellulose recalcitrance to biological conversion, Rajeev Kumar, Samantha Bhagja, Micholas Dean Smith, Loukas Petridis, Rebecca Garlock Ong, Charles M. Cai, and et.al

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Enhanced anticancer activity of 5'-DFUR-PCL-MPEG polymeric prodrug micelles encapsulating chemotherapeutic drugs, Alicia J. Sawdon, Jun Zhang, Xutu Wang, and Ching-An Peng

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Life cycle assessment of novel technologies for algae harvesting and oil extraction in the renewable diesel pathway, Rui Shi, Robert Handler, and David Shonnard

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Accelerated hygrothermal aging of Talc/Cycloaliphatic epoxy composites, Julie Tomasi, Aaron Krieg, Nicholas J. Jensen, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Julia A. King, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Reverse flotation separation of fluorite from calcite: A novel reagent scheme, Jianjun Wang, Zihan Zhou, Yuesheng Gao, Wei Sun, Yuehua Hu, and Zhiyong Gao

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Selective flocculation separation of fine hematite from quartz using a novel grafted copolymer flocculant, Jinxia Zhang, Weiguang Sun, Zhiyong Gao, Fusheng Niu, Long Wang, Yawei Zhao, and Yuesheng Gao

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Diverse lignocellulosic feedstocks can achieve high field‐scale ethanol yields while providing flexibility for the biorefinery and landscape‐level environmental benefits, Yaoping Zhang, Lawrence G. Oates, Jose Serate, Dan Xie, Edward Pohlman, Yury Bukhman, Rebecca Garlock Ong, and et al.

Submissions from 2017

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Identification of developmental stage and anatomical fraction contributions to cell wall recalcitrance in switchgrass, Jacob D. Crowe, Nicholas Feringa, Sivakumar Pattathil, Brian Merritt, Cliff Foster, Dayna Dines, Rebecca G. Ong, and David B. Hodge

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Mentoring students in research and communication across the ocean, Caryn L. Heldt, Erin Smith, Hannah Cunningham, and Cameron Miller

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Thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties of talc‐ and glass microsphere‐Reinforced Cycloaliphatic epoxy composites, Julie Tomasi, Julia A. King, Aaron Krieg, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Water sorption in pretreated grasses as a predictor of enzymatic hydrolysis yields, Danielle L. Williams, Jacob D. Crowe, Rebecca Garlock Ong, and David B. Hodge

Submissions from 2016

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Effects of carbon fillers on the conductivity and tensile properties of polyetheretherketone composites, Julia A. King, Julie Tomasi, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Gregory M. Odegard, Todd King, and John W. Sutherland

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Determination and modeling of mechanical properties for graphene nanoplatelet/epoxy composites, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald, Julia A. King, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Evan J. Pineda, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Inhibition of microbial biofuel production in drought-stressed switchgrass hydrolysate, Rebecca Garlock Ong, Alan Higbee, Scott Bottoms, Quinn Dickinson, Dan Xie, Scott A. Smith, Jose Serate, Edward Pohlman, Arthur Daniel Jones, Joshua J. Coon, Trey S. Kato, Gregg R. Sanford, Dustin Eilert, Dustin G. Oates, Jeff S. Piotrowski, Donn M. Bates, David Cavalier, and Yaoping Zhang

Submissions from 2015

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Platinum electrode modification: Unique surface carbonization approach to improve performance and sensitivity, Hwi Yong Lee, Cedrick Barber, and Adrienne Minerick

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Electrochemical hematocrit determination in a direct current microfluidic device, Hwi Yong Lee, Cedrick Barber, Jessika Rogers, and Adrienne Minerick

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Electrospinning 3D scaffolds for use in neural tissue engineering, Rachel Martin, M. E. Mullins, F. Zhao, and Zichen Qian

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Strategies for the production of cell wall-deconstructing enzymes in lignocellulosic biomass and their utilization for biofuel production, Sang-Hyuck Park, Rebecca Garlock Ong, and Mariam Sticklen

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Ring-Opening Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone initiated by Ganciclovir (GCV) for the preparation of GCV-tagged polymeric micelles, Alicia J. Sawdon and Ching-An Peng

Submissions from 2014

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Improving electrokinetic microdevice stability by controlling electrolysis bubbles, Hwi Yong Lee, Cedrick Barber, and Adrienne Minerick

Submissions from 2011

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Anti-neuroblastoma activity of gold nanorods bound with GD2 monoclonal antibody under near-infrared laser irradiation, Ching-An Peng and Chung-Hao Wang