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

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Submissions from 2018

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Open-source parametric 3-D printed slot die system for thin film semiconductor processing, L. Y. Beeker, Adam Pringle, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Decarbonizing the boardroom? Aligning electric utility executive compensation with climate change incentives, Cleyton Cavallaro, Joshua M. Pearce, and Roman Sidortsov

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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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Design optimization of polymer heat exchanger for automated household-scale solar water pasteurizer, David C. Denkenberger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Cost-effectiveness of interventions for alternate food in the United States to address agricultural catastrophes, David C. Denkenberger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Chemical compatibility of fused filament fabrication-based 3-D printed components with solutions commonly used in semiconductor wet processing, Ismo T. S. Heikkinen, Christoffer Kauppinen, Zhengjun Liu, Sanja M. Asikainen, Steven Spoljaric, Jukka V. Seppälä, Hele Savin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Self-sufficiency of 3-D printers: utilizing stand-alone solar photovoltaic power systems, Khalid Yousuf Khan, Lucia Gauchia, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Economic impact of substituting solar photovoltaic electric production for tobacco farming, Ram Krishnan and Joshua M. Pearce

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Anisotropic mechanical property variance between ASTM D638-14 type i and type iv fused filament fabricated specimens, John Laureto and Joshua M. Pearce

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Economic advantages of dry-etched black silicon in passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) photovoltaic manufacturing, Chiara Modanese, Hannu S. Laine, Toni P. Pasanen, Hele Savin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Properties of Al-doped zinc oxide and In-doped zinc oxide bilayer transparent conducting oxides for solar cell applications, Marikkannan Murugesan, Dinesh Arjunraj, J Mayandi, Vishnukanthan Venkatachalapathy, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Applications of open source GMAW-based metal 3-D printing, Yuenyong Nilsiam, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Belt-driven open source circuit mill using low-cost 3-D printer components, Shane W. Oberloier and Joshua M. Pearce

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Expanding the Consumer Bill of Rights for material ingredients, Joshua M. Pearce

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A national pragmatic safety limit for nuclear weapon quantities, Joshua M. Pearce and David C. Denkenberger

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Development of a resilient 3-D printer for humanitarian crisis response, Benjamin L. Savonen, Tobias Mahan, Maxwell W. Curtis, Jared W. Schreier, John K. Greshonen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Micromorphology analysis of sputtered indium tin oxide fabricated with variable ambient combinations, Ştefan Ţălu, Slawomir Kulesza, Miroslaw Bramowicz, Adam Pringle, Joshua M. Pearce, Marikkannan Murugesan, Vishnukanthan Venkatachalapathy, and J. Mayandi

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Effects of silver catalyst concentration in metal assisted chemical etching of silicon, Ragavendran Venkatesan, Muthu Kumar Arivalagan, Vishnukanthan Venkatachalapathy, Joshua M. Pearce, and Jeyanthinath Mayandi

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3-D printable open source dual axis gimbal system for optoelectronic measurements, Aubrey Woern, Dennis Byard, Robert B. Oakley, Matthew J. Fiedler, Samantha Snabes, and Joshua M. Pearce

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RepRapable Recyclebot: Open source 3-D printable extruder for converting plastic to 3-D printing filament, Aubrey Woern, Joseph McCaslin, Adam Pringle, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2017

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Agrivoltaic potential on grape farms in India, Chandrasekaran Abinaya, J. Mayandi, Julia Osborne, Megan C. Frost, Craig Ekstrum, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Synthetic method dependent physicochemical properties and electrochemical performance of Ni-doped ZnO, Chandrasekaran Abinaya, Thibeorchews Prasankumar, Sujin P. Jose, Kandasamy Anitha, Craig Ekstrum, Joshua M. Pearce, and Jeyanthinath Mayandi

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Inhibition of growth of S. epidermidis by hydrothermally synthesized ZnO nanoplates, C. Abinaya, J. Mayandi, Julia Osborne, Megan C. Frost, Craig Ekstrum, and Joshua M. Pearce

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General design procedures for airport-based solar photovoltaic systems, Anurag Anurag, Jiemin Zhang, Jephias Gwamuri, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source automated mapping four-point probe, Handy Chandra, Spencer W. Allen, Shane W. Oberloier, Nupur Bihari, Jephias Gwamuri, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Feeding everyone if the sun is obscured and industry is disabled, David C. Denkenberger, D. Dorothea Cole, Mohamed Abdelkhaliq, Michael Griswold, Allen B. Hundley, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Cost-effectiveness of interventions for alternate food in the United States to address agricultural catastrophes, David C. Denkenberger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source 3D printers: an appropriate technology for building low cost optics labs for the developing communities, Jephias Gwamuri and Joshua M. Pearce

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Ambiance-dependent agglomeration and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy response of self-assembled silver nanoparticles for plasmonic photovoltaic devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Ragavendran Venkatesan, Mehdi Sadatgol, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Durdo O. Guney, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Hypoeutectic aluminum–silicon alloy development for GMAW-based 3-D printing using wedge castings, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Efficient physics-based modeling of a representative semiconducting quantum dot single electron device, Paniz Khanmohammadi, Paul L. Bergstrom, and John Jaszczak

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Technical solar photovoltaic potential of scaled parking lot canopies: A case study of walmart U.S.A., Ram Krishnan, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Thermal properties of 3-D printed polylactic acid-metal composites, John Laureto, Julie Tomasi, Julia A. King, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source multi-Head 3D printer for polymer-metal composite component manufacturing, J. Laureto and Joshua M. Pearce

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3-D printing open-source click-MUAC bands for identification of malnutrition, Ross Michaels and Joshua M. Pearce

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Free and open source 3-D model customizer for websites to democratize design with OpenSCAD, Yuenyong Nilsiam and Joshua M. Pearce

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Slicer and process improvements for open-source GMAW-based metal 3-D printing, Yuenyong Nilsiam, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Factors effecting real-time optical monitoring of fused filament 3D printing, Siranee Nuchitprasitchai, Michael C. Roggeman, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Three hundred and sixty degree real-time monitoring of 3-D printing using computer analysis of two camera views, Siranee Nuchitprasitchai, Michael C. Roggeman, and Joshua M. Pearce

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General Design Procedure for Free and Open-Source Hardware for Scientific Equipment, Shane W. Oberloier and Joshua M. Pearce

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Emerging business models for open source hardware, Joshua M. Pearce

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Maximizing returns for public funding of medical research with open-source hardware, Joshua M. Pearce

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Design of post-consumer modification of standard solar modules to form large-area building-integrated photovoltaic roof slates, Joshua M. Pearce, Jay Meldrum, and Nolan Osborne

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Micro-Raman scattering of nanoscale silicon in amorphous and porous silicon, Sangeetha Periasamy, Sasirekha Venkidusamy, Ragavendran Venkatesan, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Joshua M. Pearce, Josefine Helene Selj, and Ramakrishnan Veerabahu

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Emergence of home manufacturing in the developed world: return on investment for open-source 3-D printers., Emily E. Petersen and Joshua M. Pearce

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Impact of DIY home manufacturing with 3D printing on the toy and game market, Emily Peterson and Joshua M. Pearce

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Potential lives saved by replacing coal with solar photovoltaic electricity production in the U.S., Emily Prehoda and Joshua M. Pearce

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U.S. strategic solar photovoltaic-powered microgrid deployment for enhanced national security, Emily Prehoda, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Aquavoltaics: Synergies for dual use of water area for solar photovoltaic electricity generation and aquaculture, Adam Pringle, Robert Handler, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Wood furniture waste-based recycled 3-D printing filament, Adam Pringle, Mark Rudnicki, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Examining interconnection and net metering policy for distributed generation in the United States, Chelsea Schelly, Edward P. Louie, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Tensile strength of commercial polymer materials for fused filament fabrication 3-D printing, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, Ben T. Wittbrodt, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source 3-D printed nutating mixer, Dhwani K. Trivedi and Joshua M. Pearce

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Power and energy potential of mass-scale photovoltaic noise barrier deployment: A case study for the U.S, Siddharth R. Wadhawan and Joshua M. Pearce

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Distributed manufacturing of flexible products: Technical feasibility and economic viability, Aubrey Woern and Joshua M. Pearce

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Fabricating ordered 2-D nano-structured arrays using nanosphere lithography, Chenlong Zhang, Sandra Cvetanovic, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Enhancement of hydrogenated amorphous silicon solar cells with front-surface hexagonal plasmonic arrays from nanoscale lithography, Chenlong Zhang, Jephias Gwamuri, Sandra Cvetanovic, Mehi Sadatgol, Durdo O. Guney, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Tightening the loop on the circular economy: Coupled distributed recycling and manufacturing with recyclebot and RepRap 3-D printing, Shan Zhong and Joshua M. Pearce

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Energy payback time of a solar photovoltaic powered waste plastic recyclebot system, Shan Zhong, Pratiksha Rakhe, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2016

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Structural and optical characterization and efficacy of hydrothermal synthesized Cu and Ag doped zinc oxide nanoplate bactericides, C. Abinaya, M. Marikkannan, M. Manikandan, J. Mayandi, P. Suresh, V. Shanmugaiah, Craig Ekstrum, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Experimental characterization of heat transfer in an additively manufactured polymer heat exchanger, Martinus A. Arie, Amir H. Shooshtari, Ratnesh Tiwari, Serguei V. Dessiatoun, Michael M. Ohadi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Experimental characterization of heat transfer in an additively manufactured polymer heat exchanger, Martinus A. Arie, Amir H. Shoostari, Ratnesh Tiwari, Serguei V. Dessiatoun, Michael M. Ohadi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Cost-effectiveness of interventions for alternate food to address agricultural catastrophes globally, David C. Denkenberger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source laboratory sample rotator mixer and shaker, Karankumar C. Dhankani and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source laboratory sample rotator mixer and shaker, Karankumar C. Dhankani and Joshua M. Pearce

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Influence of oxygen concentration on the performance of ultra-thin RF magnetron sputter deposited indium tin oxide films as a top electrode for photovoltaic devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Murugesan Marikkannan, J. Mayandi, Patrick Bowen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A new method of preparing highly conductive ultra-thin indium tin oxide for plasmonic-enhanced thin film solar photovoltaic devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Ankit Vora, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Durdo O. Guney, Paul L. Bergstrom, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Structure-property relationships of common aluminum weld alloys utilized as feedstock for GMAW-based 3-D metal printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Michael W. Buhr, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Emerging economic viability of grid defection in a northern climate using solar hybrid systems, Abhilash Kantamneni, Richelle Winkler, Lucia Gauchia, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Global value chains from a 3D printing perspective, Andre Laplume, Brent Peterson, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source laser polymer welding system: design and characterization of linear low-density polyethylene multilayer welds, John Laureto, Serguei V. Dessiatoun, Michael M. Ohadi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Nuclear insurance subsidies cost from post-Fukushima accounting based on media sources, John Laureto and Joshua M. Pearce

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Retraining investment for U.S. transition from coal to solar photovoltaic employment, Edward P. Louie and Joshua M. Pearce

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A review of technical requirements for plug-and-play solar photovoltaic microinverter systems in the United States, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, Yuenyong Nilsiam, and Joshua M. Pearce

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U.S. market for solar photovoltaic plug-and-play systems, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, Emily Prehoda, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Levelized cost of electricity for solar photovoltaic, battery and cogen hybrid systems, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, Kunal K. Shah, and Joshua M. Pearce

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U.S. market for solar photovoltaic plug-and-play systems, Aishwarya S. Mundada, Emily W. Prehoda, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source database and website to provide free and open access to inactive U.S. patents in the public domain, Yuenyong Nilsiam and Joshua M. Pearce

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Are you overpaying your academic executive team? A method for detecting unmerited academic executive compensation, Joshua M. Pearce

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Photovoltaic materials and electronic devices, Joshua M. Pearce

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Undermined by overhead accounting, Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source wax RepRap 3-D printer for rapid prototyping paper-based microfluidics, Joshua M. Pearce, Gerald C. Anzalone, and C. L. Heldt

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Physical mechanisms leading to the coulomb blockade and coulomb staircase structures in strongly coupled multi-island single-electron devices, Madhusudan A. Savaikar, Paul Bergstrom, and John Jaszczak

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Viability of distributed manufacturing of bicycle components with 3-D printing: CEN standardized polylactic acid pedal testing, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, Benjamin L. Savonen, John K. Gershenson, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Free and open-source control software for 3-D motion and processing, Bas Wijnen, G. C. Anzalone, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Free and open-source automated 3-D microscope, Bas Wijnen, Emily E. Petersen, Emily J. Hunt, and Joshua M. Pearce

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3-D printing solar photovoltaic racking in developing world, Ben Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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3-D printing solar photovoltaic racking in developing world, Ben T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Plasmonic enhancement of amorphous silicon solar photovoltaic cells with hexagonal silver arrays made with nanosphere lithography, C Zhang, Durdo O. Guney, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source 3-D platform for low-cost scientific instrument ecosystem, C. Zhang, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2015

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A Virtual Educational Exchange: A North–South Virtually Shared Class on Sustainable Development, Augusta Abrahamse, Mathew Johnson, Nanette Levinson, Larry Medsker, Joshua M. Pearce, Carla Quiroga, and Ruth Scipione

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Controlling optical absorption in metamaterial absorbers for plasmonic solar cells, Wyatt Adams, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdo O. Guney

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Photovoltaic system performance enhancement with nontracking planar concentrators: Experimental results and bidirectional reflectance function (BDRF)-based modeling, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Multi-material additive and subtractive prosumer digital fabrication with a free and open-source convertible delta RepRap 3-D printer, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Resilience to global food supply catastrophes, Seth D. Baum, David C. Denkenberger, Joshua M. Pearce, Alan Robock, and Richelle Winkler

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Educational pathways to remote employment in isolated communities, David C. Denkenberger, Julia Way, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The potential of agrivoltaic systems, Harshavardhan Dinesh and Joshua M. Pearce

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Solar photovoltaic powered on-site ammonia production for nitrogen fertilization, Z. Du, David C. Denkenberger, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Limitations of Ultra-thin Transparent Conducting Oxides for Integration into Plasmonic-enhanced Thin-film Solar Photovoltaic Devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Ankit Vora, Rajendra R. Khanal, Adam B. Phillips, Michael J. Heben, Durdo O. Guney, Paul Bergstrom, Anand Kulkarni, and Joshua M. Pearce

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In Situ Formation of Substrate Release Mechanisms for Gas Metal Arc Weld Metal 3-D Printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Bas Wijnen, Gerald C. Anzalone, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce