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Works from 2022

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Opportunities and challenges in CO2 utilization, Sriram Valluri, Victor Claremboux, and Surendra K. Kawatra

Works from 2021

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Lignin-propiconazole nanocapsules are an effective bio-based wood preservative, Raisa Carmen Andeme Ela, Sarvada Chipkar, Tara Bal, Xinfeng Xie, and Rebecca Ong

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GIS-Integrated Optimization for Locating Food Waste and Manure Anaerobic Co-digestion Facilities, Sharath Kumar Ankathi, David Watkins, Prathyusha Sreedhara, Jacob Zuhlke, and David Shonnard

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Extraction of Rare Earths from Red Mud Iron Nugget Slags with Oxalic Acid Precipitation, M. S. Archambo and S. K. Kawatra

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Single-particle characterization of SARS-CoV-2 isoelectric point and comparison to variants of interest, Oluwatoyin Areo, Pratik U. Joshi, Mark Obrenovich, Moncef Tayahi, and Caryn L. Heldt

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Enhanced Coke Gasification Activity of the Mn1.5Cr1.5O4Spinel Catalyst during Coking in Ethylene-Steam Mixtures, Maxim P. Bukhovko, Lu Yang, Iman Nezam, Liwei Li, Andrzej Malek, Robert J. Davis, Pradeep K. Agrawal, and Christopher W. Jones

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Systems Analysis Approach to Polyethylene Terephthalate and Olefin Plastics Supply Chains in the Circular Economy: A Review of Data Sets and Models, Utkarsh S. Chaudhari, Yingqian Lin, Vicki S. Thompson, Robert Handler, Joshua M. Pearce, Gerard T. Caneba, Prapti Muhuri, David Watkins, and David Shonnard

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A perspective on the role of uncertainty in sustainability science and engineering, U. Diwekar, A. Amekudzi-Kennedy, B. Bakshi, R. Baumgartner, R. Boumans, P. Burger, H. Cabezas, M. Egler, J. Farley, B. Fath, T. Gleason, Y. Huang, A. Karunanithi, V. Khanna, A. Mangan, A. L. Mayer, R. Mukherjee, G. Mullally, V. Rico-Ramirez, D. Shonnard, M. Svanström, and T. Theis

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Direct Recycling of Blended Cathode Materials by Froth Flotation, Tinu Ololade Folayan, Albert L. Lipson, Jessica L. Durham, Haruka Pinegar, Donghao Liu, and Lei Pan

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Understanding the mechanism of froth flotation of molybdenite using oily collectors from a perspective of thinning and rupture of thin liquid film, Yuesheng Gao and Lei Pan

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Typical roles of metal ions in mineral flotation: A review, Zhi yong GAO, Zhe yi JIANG, Wei SUN, and Yuesheng Gao

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Froth flotation of fluorite: A review, Zhiyong Gao, Cong Wang, Wei Sun, Yuesheng Gao, and Przemyslaw B. Kowalczuk

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Hydrochloric acid modification and lead removal studies on naturally occurring zeolites from Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona, Garven M. Huntley, Rudy Luck, Michael Mullins, and Nick Newberry

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Osmolyte enhanced aqueous two-phase system for virus purification, Pratik U. Joshi, Dylan G. Turpeinen, Michael Schroeder, Bianca Jones, Audrey Lyons, Seth Kriz, Maryam Khaksari, David O'Hagan, Savita Nikam, and Caryn L. Heldt

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Iron Ore Pelletization: Part I. Fundamentals, S. K. Kawatra and V. Claremboux

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Iron Ore Pelletization: Part II. Inorganic Binders, S. K. Kawatra and V. Claremboux

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Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of Waste Lignin Fractionation and Valorization Using the ALPHA Process, Daniel G. Kulas, Mark C. Thies, and David Shonnard

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Physiochemical properties of enveloped viruses and arginine dictate inactivation, Christa Meingast, Pratik U. Joshi, Dylan G. Turpeinen, Xuankuo Xu, Melissa Holstein, Hasin Feroz, Swarnim Ranjan, Sanchayita Ghose, Zheng Jian Li, and Caryn L. Heldt

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Analysis of microstructural properties of ultrafiltration cake layer during its early stage formation and growth, Ikenna Henry Ozofor, Volodymyr V. Tarabara, Andre R. Da Costa, and Audra N. Morse

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Characterization of particle size and composition of respirable coal mine dust, Lei Pan, Sean Golden, Shoeleh Assemi, Marc Freddy Sime, Xuming Wang, Yuesheng Gao, and Jan Miller

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Polymeric Nanovectors Incorporated with Ganciclovir and HSV-tk Encoding Plasmid for Gene-Directed Enzyme Prodrug Therapy, Alicia J. Sawdon, Jun Zhang, Sarah Peng, Esmael M. Alyami, and Ching An Peng

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Continuous purification of an enveloped and non-enveloped viral particle using an aqueous two-phase system, Dylan G. Turpeinen, Pratik U. Joshi, Seth A. Kriz, Supreet Kaur, Natalie M. Nold, David O'Hagan, Savita Nikam, Hassan Masoud, and Caryn L. Heldt

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Reduced reagent regeneration energy for CO2 capture with bipolar membrane electrodialysis, Sriram Valluri and S. K. Kawatra

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Simultaneous removal of CO2, NOx and SOx using single stage absorption column, Sriram Valluri and S. Komar Kawatra

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Use of frothers to improve the absorption efficiency of dilute sodium carbonate slurry for post combustion CO2 capture, Sriram Valluri and Surendra Komar Kawatra

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Water Extraction from Rock Gypsum on Mars, Paul van Susante, Jeffrey S. Allen, Timothy C. Eisele, Ezequiel F. Medici, Michael S. Foetisch, Kris A. Zacny, and Zachary Fitzgerald

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Impact of NaOL as an accelerator on the selective separation of scheelite from fluorite using a novel self-assembled Pb-BHA-NaOL collector system, Jianjun Wang, Zhiyong Gao, Haisheng Han, Wei Sun, Yuesheng Gao, and Shuai Ren

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Steam reforming kinetics of olefins and aromatics over Mn-Cr-O spinel oxides, Lu Yang, Maxim P. Bukhovko, Andrzej Malek, Liwei Li, Christopher W. Jones, Pradeep K. Agrawal, and Robert J. Davis

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Novel expression of coat proteins from thermophilic bacteriophage ΦIN93 and evaluation for assembly into virus-like particles, Lukai Zhai, Dana Anderson, Elizabeth Bruckner, and Ebenezer Tumban

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Early-stage gas identification using convolutional long short-term neural network with sensor array time series data, Kai Zhou and Yixin Liu

Works from 2020

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Understanding the Effect of Precipitation Process Variables on Hardwood Lignin Characteristics and Recovery from Black Liquor, Raisa Carmen Andeme Ela, Lauren Spahn, Niloofar Safaie, Robert Charles Ferrier, and Rebecca Ong

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Double-Shell Lignin Nanocapsules Are a Stable Vehicle for Fungicide Encapsulation and Release, Raisa Carmen Andeme Ela, Momoko Tajiri, Nick Newberry, Patricia Heiden, and Rebecca Ong

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Red Mud: Fundamentals and New Avenues for Utilization, M. Archambo and S. K. Kawatra

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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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Gasification of Radical Coke with Steam and Steam-Hydrogen Mixtures over Manganese-Chromium Oxides, Maxim P. Bukhovko, Lu Yang, Liwei Li, Andrzej Malek, Robert J. Davis, Pradeep K. Agrawal, and Christopher W. Jones

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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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Transformation of Liquid Digestate from the Solid-Separated Biogas Digestion Reactor Effluent into a Solid NH4HCO3Fertilizer: Sustainable Process Engineering and Life Cycle Assessment, Donata Drapanauskaite, Robert Handler, Nicholas Fox, and Jonas Baltrusaitis

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Hydroxyl Radical Generation through the Fenton-like Reaction of Hematin- And Catechol-Functionalized Microgels, Pegah Kord Forooshani, Rattapol Pinnaratip, Elizabeth Polega, Ariana Tyo, Eric Pearson, Bo Liu, Tinu Ololade Folayan, Lei Pan, Rupak Rajachar, Caryn L. Heldt, and Bruce P. Lee

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Changes in Membrane Dielectric Properties of Porcine Kidney Cells Provide Insight into the Antiviral Activity of Glycine, Sanaz Habibi, Pratik Umesh Joshi, Xue Mi, Caryn L. Heldt, and Adrienne R. Minerick

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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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Virus and chlorine adsorption onto guanidine modified cellulose nanofibers using covalent and hydrogen bonding, Xue Mi, Soha Albukhari, Caryn L. Heldt, and Patricia Heiden

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Thermostabilization of viruses via complex coacervation, Xue Mi, Whitney C. Blocher McTigue, Pratik Umesh Joshi, Mallory K. Bunker, Caryn L. Heldt, and Sarah L. Perry

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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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Influence of Co on Ethylene Steam Reforming Over Co–Cr–O Spinel Catalysts, Lu Yang, Maxim P. Bukhovko, Andrzej Malek, Liwei Li, Christopher W. Jones, Pradeep K. Agrawal, and Robert J. Davis

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Steam reforming of ethylene over nickel based spinel oxides, Lu Yang, Maxim P. Bukhovko, Andrzej Malek, Liwei Li, Christopher W. Jones, Pradeep K. Agrawal, and Robert J. Davis

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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

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Significance of a Solid Electrolyte Interphase on Separation of Anode and Cathode Materials from Spent Li-Ion Batteries by Froth Flotation, Ruiting Zhan, Zhenzhen Yang, Ira Bloom, and Lei Pan

Works 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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Mannitol-induced gold nanoparticle aggregation for the ligand-free detection of viral particles, Xue Mi, Elizabeth M. Lucier, Dylan G. Turpeinen, Eugenia Li Ling Yeo, James Chen Yong Kah, 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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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

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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A generalized purification step for viral particles using mannitol flocculation, Caryn L. Heldt, Ashish Saksule, Pratik U. Joshi, and Majid Ghafarian

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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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Gypsum and other evaporites as a potential source for water extraction on Mars: Experimental update, Paul van Susante, Jeffrey S. Allen, Timothy C. Eisele, Ezequiel F. Medici, and Kris Zacny

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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 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

Works from 2016

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Optimal droop surface control of dc microgrids based on battery state of charge, Arthur J. Jones and Wayne Weaver

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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