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Works from 2014

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Theoretical and experimental examination of particle-particle interaction effects on induced dipole moments and dielectrophoretic responses of multiple particle chains, Hector Moncada-Hernandez, Eliot Nagler, and Adrienne Minerick

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National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bio-Products Final Technical Report, Jose A. Olivares, Ivan Baxter, Judith Brown, Carleton Michael, Rose Anne Cattolico, Dale Taraka, Robert Handler, David Shonnard, and et. al.

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Longitudinal plasmonic detection of glucose using gold nanorods, Ching An Peng and Sushil Pachpinde

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Hydrodeoxygenation of dibenzofuran over SBA-15 supported Pt, Pd, and Ru catalysts, Lei Wang, Chuang Li, Shaohua Jin, Wenzhen Li, and Changhai Liang

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On a novel mechanistic model for simultaneous enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose and hemicellulose considering morphology, Yang Zhang, Bingqian Xu, and Wen Zhou

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A protocol for rheological characterization of hydrogels for tissue engineering strategies, Jonathan M. Zuidema, Christopher J. Rivet, Ryan J. Gilbert, and Faith A. Morrison

Works from 2013

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Coarse and fine "fish hook" inflections in hydrocyclone efficiency curves, T. C. Eisele, C. H.N. Jeltema, H. Walqui, and S. K. Kawatra

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Selective removal of mercury using zinc sulfide, K. L. Gabby and T. C. Eisele

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Evaluation of hardboard manufacturing process wastewater as a feedstream for ethanol production, Stephanie Groves, Jifei Liu, David Shonnard, and Susan T. Bagley

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Mechanical properties of graphene nanoplatelet/epoxy composites, Julia A. King, Danielle R. Klimek, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Semester-long Concept Development Projects in Chemical Engineering Electives Course, Adrienne Minerick

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Panel: Opportunities and Methods to Encourage More Women Toward Research Commercialization, Adrienne Minerick, Babs Carryer, Mary Raber, Abby Thompson, and Louise C. Dunlap

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Thermoelectric behavior of organic thin film nanocomposites, Gregory P. Moriarty, Sukanta De, Paul J. King, Umar Khan, Michael Via, Julia A. King, Jonathan N. Coleman, and Jaime C. Grunlan

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Engineering antiphagocytic biomimetic drug carriers, Alicia J. Sawdon and Ching An Peng

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Guanosine-based antiviral acyclovir incorporated in ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone, Alicia J. Sawdon and Ching An Peng

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Multifunctional Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, Alicia J. Sawdon and Ching An Peng

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The safety and chemical engineering education committee-broadening the reach of chemical engineering process safety education, Thomas O. Spicer, Ronald J. Willey, Daniel Crowl, and Wendy Smades

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Increased carbon dioxide absorption rates in carbonate solutions through surfactant addition, B. P. Spigarelli, P. C. Hagadone, and S. K. Kawatra

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Study of organic and inorganic binders on strength of iron oxide pellets, Urvashi Srivastava, S. K. Kawatra, and Timothy Eisele

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Electricity storage in biofuels: Selective electrocatalytic reduction of levulinic acid to valeric acid or γ-valerolactone, Le Xin, Zhongtian Zhang, Ji Qi, David J. Chadderdon, Yang Qiu, Kayla M. Warsko, and Wenzhen Li

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High-Throughput screening of substrate chemistry for embryonic stem cell attachment, expansion, and maintaining pluripotency, Michael R. Zonca, Philip S. Yune, Caryn L. Heldt, Georges Belfort, and Yubing Xie

Works from 2012

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Regional carbon footprint analysis of dairy feeds for milk production in the USA, Felix Adom, Ashley Maes, Charles Workman, Zara Clayton-Nierderman, Greg Thoma, and David Shonnard

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Sustainability in chemical engineering education: Identifying a core body of knowledge, David T. Allen and David Shonnard

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Paradigm for pig iron nugget production, B. Anamaeric and S. K. Kawatra

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Investigation of jigging as a method for removing dolomite from high-MgO phosphate ores, J. T. Carlson, T. C. Eisele, and S. K. Kawatra

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Porcine parvovirus removal using trimer and biased hexamer peptides, Caryn L. Heldt, Patrick V. Gurgel, Lee Ann Jaykus, and Ruben G. Carbonell

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Green engineering: Integration of green chemistry, pollution prevention, and risk-based considerations, David Shonnard, Angela Lindner, Nhan Nguyen, Palghat A. Ramachandran, Daniel Fichana, Robert Hesketh, C. Stewart Slater, and Richard Engler

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Kinetics and mechanism of the charge-transfer polymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated with n-butyl amine and carbon tetrachloride catalyzed by palladium dichloride, Rajesh Tiwari and David A. Spivak

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Electrical conductivity modeling of carbon black/polycarbonate, carbon nanotube/polycarbonate, and exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet/polycarbonate composites, Michael D. Via, Julia A. King, Jason Keith, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Tensile modulus modeling of carbon black/polycarbonate, carbon nanotube/polycarbonate, and exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet/polycarbonate composites, Michael D. Via, Julia A. King, Jason Keith, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Mark J. Cieslinski, Jonathan J. Anderson, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Effects of multiple carbon fillers on the rheology of polycarbonate-based composites, Michael D. Via, Faith A. Morrison, Julia A. King, Edsel A. Beach, Kyle R. Wiese, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Simultaneous Generation of Mesoxalic Acid and Electricity from Glycerol on a Gold Anode Catalyst in Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Le Xin, Zhiyong Zhang, Zhichao Wang, and Wenzhen Li

Works from 2011

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In-plane thermal conductivity modeling of carbon-filled liquid crystal polymer-based resins, Tayloria N.G. Adams, Tamara R. Olson, Julia A. King, and Jason Keith

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Shrinking-core model for pig iron nugget production, B. Anameric and S. K. Kawatra

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Quantification of pH gradients and implications in insulator-based dielectrophoresis of biomolecules, Aytug Gencoglu, Fernanda Camacho-Alanis, Vi Thanh Nguyen, Asuka Nakano, Alexandra Ros, and Adrienne Minerick

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Asymmetric amyloid fibril elongation: A new perspective on a symmetric world, Caryn L. Heldt, Shuqi Zhang, and Georges Belfort

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Electrical and thermal conductivity and tensile and flexural properties: Comparison of carbon black/polycarbonate and carbon nanotube/polycarbonate resins, Julia A. King, Michael D. Via, Michelle E. King, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Explorations of ABO-Rh antigen expressions on erythrocyte dielectrophoresis: Changes in cross-over frequency, Kaela M. Leonard and Adrienne Minerick

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Anti-enteroviral Activity of Microalgal Extracts Probed by Bionanohybrids of Quantum Dots and Viruses, Ching An Peng and Chung Hao Wang

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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

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Familial 6p22.2 duplication associates with mild developmental delay and increased SSADH activity, Linda Siggberg, Aki Mustonen, Robert Schuit, Gajja S. Salomons, Birthe Roos, K. Michael Gibson, Cornelis Jakobs, Jaakko Ignatius, and Sakari Knuutila

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Direct current insulator-based dielectrophoretic characterization of erythrocytes: ABO-Rh human blood typing, Soumya K. Srivastava, Andreas Artemiou, and Adrienne Minerick

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Kinetic study of Ru III -catalyzed polymerization of methylmethacrylate initiated with n-butylamine in the presence of carbon tetrachloride by a charge-transfer mechanism, Rajesh Tiwari and Gerard T. Caneba

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Comparison of rheological properties of carbon nanotube/polycarbonate and carbon black/polycarbonate composites, Michael D. Via, Faith A. Morrison, Julia A. King, Jeffrey A. Caspary, Owen P. Mills, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Gold nanorod stabilized by thiolated chitosan as photothermal absorber for cancer cell treatment, Chung Hao Wang, Chia Wei Chang, and Ching An Peng

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Fabrication and characterization of tunable polysaccharide hydrogel blends for neural repair, Jonathan M. Zuidema, Matthew M. Pap, David B. Jaroch, Faith A. Morrison, and Ryan J. Gilbert

Works from 2010

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Free-radical retrograde-precipitation polymerization (FRRPP): Novel concepts, processes, materials, and energy aspects, Gerard T. Caneba

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Effects of carbon fillers on tensile and flexural properties in polypropylene-based resins, Daniel López Gaxiola, Mary M. Jubinski, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Estimation of the flammability zone boundaries for flammable gases, Travis J. Hansen and Daniel Crowl

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Explosion characteristics of hydrogen-air mixtures in a spherical vessel, Young Do Jo and Daniel A. Crowl

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Effects of carbon fillers in thermally conductive polypropylene based resins, Julia A. King, Beth A. Johnson, Michael D. Via, and Charles J. Ciarkowski

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Electrical and thermal conductivity and tensile and flexural properties of carbon nanotube/polycarbonate resins, Julia A. King, Michael D. Via, Jeffrey A. Caspary, Mary M. Jubinski, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Owen P. Mills, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Effect of compaction on binder performance in copper heap leaching, K. A. Lewandowski and S. K. Kawatra

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Uniform hazard versus uniform risk bases for performance-based earthquake engineering of light-frame wood construction, Yue Li, Yuejun Yin, Bruce R. Ellingwood, and William Bulleit

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Camelina-derived jet fuel and diesel: Sustainable advanced biofuels, David Shonnard, Larry Williams, and Tom N. Kalnes

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Varying the diameter of aligned electrospun fibers alters neurite outgrowth and Schwann cell migration, Han Bing Wang, Michael Mullins, Jared M. Cregg, Connor McCarthy, and Ryan J. Gilbert

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Carbon Nanotube Supported Platinum-Palladium Nanoparticles for Formic Acid Oxidation, Olumide Winjobi, Zhiyong Zhang, Changhai Liang, and Wenzhen Li

Works from 2009

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Free-radical retrograde-precipitation copolymerization of vinyl acetate and acrylic acid, Gerard T. Caneba, Zhiyong Xu, and Yadunandan L. Dar

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A century of process safety-and more, Daniel Crowl

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A method for determining the flammable limits of gases in a spherical vessel, Daniel Crowl and Young Do Jo

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Nielsen thermal conductivity model for single filler carbon/polypropylene composites, Daniel Lopez Gaxiola, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, and Beth A. Johnson

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Flame growth model for confined gas explosion, Young Do Jo and Daniel Crowl

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A technoeconomic and environmental life cycle comparison of green diesel to biodiesel and syndiesel, Tom N. Kalnes, Ken P. Koers, Terry Marker, and David Shonnard

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Tensile modulus modeling of carbon-filled liquid crystal polymer composites, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and Samuel C. Roache

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Electrical conductivity of carbon-filled polypropylene-based resins, Julia A. King, Beth A. Johnson, Michael D. Via, and Charles J. Ciarkowski

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Synergistic effects of multiple carbon fillers on the rheology of liquid crystal polymer based resins, Julia A. King, Troy M. Tambling, Jason Keith, Andrew J. Cole, and Faith A. Morrison

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Binders for heap leaching agglomeration, K. A. Lewandowski and S. K. Kawatra

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Comparison of the effects of an ionic liquid and triethylbenzylammonium chloride on the properties of electrospun fibers, 1 - poly (lactic acid), Jeong Moon Seo, Ganesh Kumar Arumugam, Sourabh Khan, and Patricia Heiden

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Preparation and characterization of LDPE and pp - Wood fiber composites, Münir Tagdemir, Hasan Biltekin, and Gerard T. Caneba

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The Chem-E-Car competition and the integration of process safety management, Richard Zollars, Daniel Crowl, and Ronald J. Willey

Works from 2008

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Effect of particle shape on the filtration rate in an industrial iron ore processing plant, J. J. Carlson, T. C. Eisele, and S. K. Kawatra

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Factors influencing dust suppressant effectiveness, C. R. Copeland, T. C. Eisele, D. J. Chesney, and S. K. Kawatra

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Measuring and managing dust and nanoparticulates in pyrometallurgical processing, C. R. Copeland, T. C. Eisele, and S. K. Kawatra

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Thermal conductivity models for single and multiple filler carbon/liquid crystal polymer composites, Rebecca A. Hauser, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, and Jennifer L. Holdren

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Effects of carbon fillers on the thermal conductivity of highly filled liquid-crystal polymer based resins, Rebecca A. Hauser, Julia A. King, Rachel M. Pagel, and Jason Keith

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Kinetic characterization of biomass dilute sulfuric acid hydrolysis: Mixtures of hardwoods, softwood, and switchgrass, Jill Jensen, Juan Morinelly, Anwar Aglan, Adam Mix, and David R. Shonnard

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Tensile properties of carbon filled liquid crystal polymer composites, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, Peter W. Grant, Andrew J. Cole, Bryan M. Klett, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Synergistic effects of carbon fillers in electrically and thermally conductive liquid crystal polymer based resins, Julia A. King, Rodwick L. Barton, Rebecca A. Hauser, and Jason Keith

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Synergistic effects of carbon fillers on tensile and flexural properties in liquid-crystal polymer based resins, Julia A. King, Jason Keith, Odell L. Glenn, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Andrew J. Cole, Scott R. McLaughlin, and Rachel M. Pagel

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Effects of carbon fillers on the rheology of highly filled liquid-crystal polymer based resins, Julia A. King, Troy M. Tambling, Faith A. Morrison, Jason Keith, Andrew J. Cole, and Rachel M. Pagel

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Development of experimental procedures to analyze copper agglomerate stability, K. A. Lewandowski and S. K. Kawatra

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Wood-to-Wheels: A Multidisciplinary Research Initiative in Sustainable Transportation Utilizing Fuels and Co-Products from Forest Resources, David R. Shonnard, Jill Jensen, Jeffrey Naber, Qiong Zhang, Ann Maclean, Kathleen Halvorsen, Timothy L. Jenkins, Christopher Polonowski, and John W. Sutherland

Works from 2007

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Conditions for making direct reduced iron, transition direct reduced iron and pig iron nuggets in a laboratory furnace - Temperature-time transformations, B. Anameric and S. K. Kawatra

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Electrical conductivity model evaluation of carbon fiber filled liquid crystal polymer composites, Rodwick L. Barton, Jason Keith, and Julia A. King

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Are nanoparticulates present in typical mineral processing practices and can they be suppressed?, C. R. Copeland, T. C. Eisele, and S. K. Kawatra

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Thermal conductivity models for carbon/liquid crystal polymer composites, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, Kara M. Lenhart, and Bridget Zimny

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Electrical conductivity and rheology of carbon fiber/liquid crystal polymer composites, Julia A. King, Jason Keith, Ryan C. Smith, and Faith A. Morrison

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Nanoscratch testing to assess the fiber adhesion of short-carbon-fiber composites, Julia A. King, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Debra D. Wright, and Charles Van Karsen

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FEM calculations of capillary rheometer flow for carbon-filled liquid crystal polymer composites, Emily Kunen, Jason Keith, Peter W. Grant, Julia A. King, and Faith A. Morrison

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Characterization of free and immobilized (S)-aminotransferase for acetophenone production, Abraham R. Martin, David Shonnard, Sachin Pannuri, and Sanjay Kamat

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Waste Reduction in Metals Manufacturing, Carl C. Nesbitt

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Averaging theory for diesel particulate filter regeneration, Haishan Zheng and Jason Keith

Works from 2006

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Laboratory study related to the production and properties of pig iron nuggets, B. Anameric and S. K. Kawatra

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Recovery of scrap iron metal value using biogenerated ferric iron, Nicholas R. Ballor, Carl C. Nesbitt, and Donald R. Lueking

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Measuring and predicting in-plane thermal conductivity of carbon-filled nylon 6,6 polymer composites, Jason Keith, Carl D. Hingst, Michael G. Miller, Julia A. King, and Rebecca A. Hauser

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Electrical conductivity modeling of carbon-filled liquid-crystalline polymer composites, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, and Rodwick L. Barton

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Thermal conductivity of carbon fiber/liquid crystal polymer composites, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, Michael G. Miller, and Amanda M. Tomson

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Creating a mutant luciferase resistant to HPV chemical inhibition by random mutagenesis and colony-level screening, Eileen Kim-Choi, Christiane Danilo, Jeffrey Kelly, Ronnie Carroll, David Shonnard, and Irina Rybina

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Thermal and electrical conductivity of carbon-filled Liquid Crystal Polymer composites, Julia A. King, Michael G. Miller, Rodwick L. Barton, Jason Keith, Rebecca A. Hauser, Karl R. Peterson, and Lawrence L. Sutter

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Electrical conductivity and rheology of carbon-filled liquid crystal polymer composites, Julia A. King, Faith A. Morrison, Jason Keith, Michael G. Miller, Ryan C. Smith, Mariana Cruz, Amanda M. Neuhalfen, and Rodwick L. Barton