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 2020

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Scaling of greenhouse crop production in low sunlight scenarios., Kyle A. Alvarado, Aron Mill, Joshua M. Pearce, Alexander Vocaet, and David Denkenberger

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The effects of alloying with Cu and Mn and thermal treatments on the mechanical instability of Zn-0.05Mg alloy, Morteza S. Ardakani, Ehsan Mostaed, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Stephen L. Kampe, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Core-shell structured TiO2 as highly efficient visible light photocatalyst for dye degradation, Haiyang Hu, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Polymer-derived SiOC replica of material extrusion-based 3-D printed plastics, Apoorv Kulkarni, Gian Domenico Sorarù, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Phase field modeling of pore electromigration in anisotropic conducting polycrystals, Zachary Morgan and Yongmei Jin

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Advanced photoactive materials for environmental and energy applications, Vicente Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Agileo Hernandez-Gordillo, and Yun Hang Hu

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Visible light photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline over TiO2, Suqing Wu, Haiyang Hu, Yan Lin, Junliang Zhang, and Yun Hang Hu

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In-situ FTIR-DRS investigation on shallow trap state of Cu-doped TiO2 photocatalyst, Lihong Zhang, Bing Han, Peifu Cheng, and Yun Hang Hu

Submissions from 2019

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Comparison of methods to measure adsorptive capacity of coal fly ash, Gerald C. Anzalone, Ivan Diaz-Loya, Rafic Y. Minkara, and Lawrence L. Sutter

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Mechanical properties of 3-D printed truss-like lattice biopolymer non-stochastic structures for sandwich panels with natural fibre composite skins, Lyes Azzouz, Yong Chen, Mauro Zarrelli, Joshua M. Pearce, Laslie Mitchell, Guogang Ren, and Marzio Grasso

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Green fab lab applications of large-area waste polymer-based additive manufacturing, Dennis Byard, Aubrey Woern, Robert B. Oakley, Matthew J. Fiedler, Samantha Snabes, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Advances in catalytic conversion of methane and carbon dioxide to highly valuable products, Xiaojiao Cai and Yun Hang Hu

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One-step synthesis of high surface-area honeycomb graphene clusters for highly efficient capacitive deionization, Liang Chang and Yun Hang Hu

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Effect of styrene addition on chemically induced grafting of 4-vinylbenzyl chloride onto low-density polyethylene for anion exchange membrane preparation, Zhichao Chen, Di Huang, and Jiann-Yang Hwang

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Effect of scandium on cast iron microstructure, Mason Coy, Katherine Russell, Erin Heidelberger, Paul G. Sanders, and Timothy Langan

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Tomographic layer-by-layer analysis of epitaxial iron-silicide nanostructures by DFT-assisted STS, Matan Dascalu, Oswaldo Dieguez, Liwei D. Geng, Ranjit Pati, Yongmei M. Jin, and Ilan Goldfarb

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Spontaneous selective deposition of iron oxide nanoparticles on graphite as model catalysts, Chathura de Alwis, Timothy Leftwich, Pinaki Mukherjee, Alex Denofre, and Kahryn Perrine

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Food without sun: price and life-saving potential, David C. Denkenberger, Joshua M. Pearce, Andrew Ray Taylor, and Ryan Black

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Contact angles: From past mistakes to new developments through liquid-solid adhesion measurements, Jaroslaw Drelich

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Contact angles: history of over 200 years of open questions, Jaroslaw Drelich, Ludmila Boinovich, Emil Chibowski, Claudio Della Volpe, Lucyna Holysz, and Stefano Siboni

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Editorial, Jaroslaw Drelich, Ludmila Boinovich, and Ziqi Sun

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Characterization of Biodegradable Medical Materials., Jaroslaw W Drelich

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Microstructure and properties of precipitation-hardened Zr and Zn-Zr based aluminum alloys, Oladeji Fadayomi, Paul George Sanders, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Recent advances in green, safe, and fast production of graphene oxide via electrochemical approaches, Siyuan Fang, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Insights into the Thermo-Photo Catalytic Production of Hydrogen from Water on a Low-Cost NiOx-Loaded TiO2 Catalyst, Siyuan Fang, Zhuxing Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Highly efficient thin zinc air batteries, Yuhuan Fei, Lei Wang, Yan Fang, Jei Deng, and Yun Hang Hu

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Hierarchical structure and the origins of coercivity in exchange-coupled Co-Pt nanochessboards, J. A. Floro, E. P. Vetter, P. Ghatwai, Liwei D. Geng, Yongmei M. Jin, and W. A. Soffa

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Interpreting electrochemical and chemical sodiation mechanisms and kinetics in tin antimony battery anodes using in situ transmission electron microscopy and computational methods, Jacob S. Gutiérrez-Kolar

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A thermo-photo hybrid process for steam reforming of methane: highly efficient visible light photocatalysis, Bing Han, Wei Wei, Meijia Li, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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On the mechanisms of stress relaxation and intensification at the lithium/solid-state electrolyte interface, Erik G. Herbert, Nancy Dudney, Marie Rochow, Violet Thole, and Stephan Hackney

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Phase role of white TiO2 precursor in its reduction to black TiO2, Haiyang Hu, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Synthesis, structures and applications of single component core-shell structured TiO2: A review, Haiyang Hu, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Water repellency of hierarchically structured legs of water-walking striders and fire ants, Georgia Hurchalla and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Special column: solar energy conversion, Yun Hang Hu and Fangming Jin

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Macroscopic energy barrier and rate-independent hysteresis in martensitic transformations, Yongmei M. Jin, Yu U. Wang, and Armen G. Khachaturyan

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Design and testing of a low-cost, open source, 3-D printed air-bearing-based attitude simulator for CubeSat satellites, Nemanja Jovanovic, Joshua M. Pearce, and Jaan Praks

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Ystruder: Open source multifunction extruder with sensing and monitoring capabilities, Ville Klar, Joshua M. Pearce, Pyry Karki, and Petri Kuosmanen

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Mechanical properties of ultraviolet-assisted paste extrusion and postextrusion ultraviolet-curing of three-dimensional printed biocomposites, Niklas Kretzschmar, Sami Lipponen, Ville Klar, Joshua M. Pearce, Tom L. Ragner, Jukka Seppala, and Jouni Partanen

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Heat treatments for precipitation of scandium-containing dispersoids in an Si-containing aluminum alloys, Timothy Langan, Mahendra Ramjayam, Paul G. Sanders, Thomas D. Wood, and Thomas Dorin

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Role of ZnO morphology in its reduction and photocatalysis, Yan Lin, Haiyang Hu, and Yun Hang Hu

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Mechanochemical synthesis of defective molybdenum trioxide, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide at room temperature, Rui Li, Jinhu Wang, Yi He, Faqin Dong, Liang Bian, and Bowen Li

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Mechanochemical synthesis of defective molybdenum trioxide, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide at room temperature, Rui Li, Jinhu Wang, Yi He, Faqin Dong, Liang Bian, and Bowen Li

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Damage formation in Sn film anodes of Na-ion batteries, Tao Li, Umair Gulzar, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Claudio Capiglia, Stephan A. Hackney, and K. E. Aifantis

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Porous nickel fibers with enhanced electrocatalytic activities on electro-oxidation of ethanol in alkaline media, Yiyu Long, Jing Zhan, and Jianyang Huang

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Preparation of phyrrhotitefrom ammonium jarosite and estimation of activation energy in reducing atmosphere, Xiaoling Ma, Hongbin Tan, Faqin Dong, Bowen Li, Jinfeng Liu, Yuanxiang Chen, and Lu Wang

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Preparation of pyrrhotite from ammonium jarosite and estimation of activation energy in reducing atmosphere, Xiaoling Ma, Hongbin Tan, Faqin Dong, Bowen Li, Jinfeng Liu, Yuanxiang Chen, and Lu Wang

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Influence of troilite on the decomposition of ammonium jarosite and estimated activation energy, Xiaoling Ma, Hongbin Tan, Faqin Dong, Bowen Li, Jin Wang, Xiaochun He, and Changrong Liu

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Synthesis of semimetallic tungsten trioxide for infrared light photoelectrocatalytic water splitting, Yuli Ma, Bo Feng, Junyu Lang, Fu Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Microfactories for intracellular locally generated hydrogen therapy: Advanced materials, challenges, and opportunities, Yuli Ma, Fang Wu, and Yun Hang Hu

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Natural fibers reinforced polymer composites applied in ballistic multilayered armor for personal protection—An overview, Sergio Neves Montello, J. Drelich, Henry Alonso Colorado Lopera, Lucio Fabio Cassiano Nascimento, Fernando Santos da Luz, Luid Carlo da Silva, and et. al.

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Precipitation induced room temperature superplasticity in Zn-Cu alloys., Ehsan Mostaed, Morteza S. Ardakani, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, and Jaroslaw W Drelich

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Compatibility of 3-D printed devices in cleanroom environments for semiconductor processing, T. P. Pasanen, G. von Gastrow, I. T.S. Heikkinen, V. Vahanissi, H. Savin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Limiting liability with positioning to minimize negative health effects of cellular phone towers, Joshua M. Pearce

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Towards quantifiable metrics warranting industry-wide corporate death penalties, Joshua M. Pearce

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Preliminary automated determination of edibility of alternative foods: Non-targeted screening for toxins in red maple leaf concentrate, Joshua M. Pearce, Maryam Khaksari, and David C. Denkenberger

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Preliminary automated determination of edibility of alternative foods: Non-targeted screening for toxins in red maple leaf concentrate, Joshua M. Pearce, Maryam Khaksari, and David C. Denkenberger

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Could 79 people solarize the U.S. electric grid?, Joshua M. Pearce and Emily Prehoda

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The potential for grid defection of small and medium sized enterprises using solar photovoltaic, battery and generator hybrid systems, Trevor B. Peffley and Joshua M. Pearce

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Low-cost open source ultrasound-sensing based navigational support for the visually impaired, Aliaksei Petsiuk and Joshua M. Pearce

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Mechanical properties and applications of recycled polycarbonate particle material extrusion-based additive manufacturing, Matthew J. Reich, Aubrey Woern, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Scalable honeycomb top contact to increase the light absorption and reduce the series resistance of thin film solar cells, Mehdi Sadatgol, Nupur Bihari, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdo O. Guney

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ICME applied in the undergraduate capstone senior design sequence, Paul G. Sanders

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Open-source three-dimensional printable infant clubfoot brace, Benjamin L. Savonen, Jennifer Bow, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Dual morphology titanium dioxide for dye sensitized solar cells, R. Selvapriya, J. Mayandi, V. Ragavendran, V. Sasirekha, J. Vinodhini, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Systems analysis for PET and olefin polymers in a circular economy, David R. Shonnard, Emily Tipaldo, Vicki Thompson, Joshua M. Pearce, Gerard T. Caneba, and Robert Handler

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Analysis of local grain boundary strengthening utilizing the extrinsic indentation size effect, Prasad Pramod Soman, Erik G. Herbert, Katerina E. Aifantis, and Stephan A. Hackney

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Analysis of local grain boundary strengthening utilizing the extrinsic indentation size effect, Prasad Pramod Soman, Erik G. Herbert, Katerina E. Aifantis, and Stephen Hackney

Open source completely 3-D printable centrifuge, Salil S. Sule, Aliaksei Petsiuk, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Photo-assisted methanol steam reforming on solid solution of Cu-Zn-Ti oxide, Zhuxing Sun, Siyuan Fang, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Novel binder-free three-dimensional MoS2-based electrode for efficient and stable electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution, Zhuxing Sun, Mengfei Yang, Yiwen Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Rapid flocculation-sedimentation of microalgae with organosilane-functionalized halloysite, Daoyong Tan, Haiyang Zhang, Shiyong Sun, Faqin Dong, Hongjuan Sun, and Bowen Li

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Alumina-enhanced valorization of ferronickel slag into refractory materials under microwave irradiation, Huiming Tang, Zhiwei Peng, Foquan Gu, Lei Ye, Jiann-Yang Hwang, and Mingjun Rao

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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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Influence of metal assisted chemical etching time period on mesoporous structure in as-cut upgraded metallurgical grade silicon for solar cell application, Ragavendran Venkatesan, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Joshua M. Pearce, and Vishnukanthan Venkatachalapathy

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Effect of microwave power irradiation on TiO2 nano-structures and binder free paste screen printed dye sensitized solar cells, J. Vinodhini, J. Vinodhini, J. Mayandi, R. Atchudan, P. Jayabal, V. Sasirekha, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Highly selective production of C5-C12 hydrocarbons over efficient Ru/heteropoly-acid catalysts, Chunling Wang, Jiong Yang, Yongxing Sun, Qian Li, Ying Zheng, and Yun Hang Hu

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Surface modification of LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 cathode materials with Li2O‐B2O3‐LiBr for lithium‐ion batteries, Lei Wang and Yun Hang Hu

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Lithium-chemical synthesis of highly conductive 3D mesoporous graphene for highly efficient new generation solar cells, Wei Wei

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Applications of 3D potassium-ion pre-intercalated graphene for perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells, Wei Wei, Meijia Li, and Yun Hang Hu

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Lithium-chemical synthesis of highly conductive 3D mesoporous graphene for highly efficient new generation solar cells, Wei Wei, Dario Stacchiola, Nusnin Akter, J. Anibal Boscoboinik, and Yun Hang Hu

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Effect of Mg content on Al3Sc-dispersoid formation in cast billets of Al-Mg-Sc alloys, Carson Williams, Thomas D. Wood, Paul G. Sanders, and Timothy Langan

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Thermo–Photo Catalysis for Methanol Synthesis from Syngas, Xuechen Wu, Junyu Lang, Yueyue Jiang, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Novel SW2-based 3D electrode with protecting scaffold for efficient and stable hydrogen evolution, Mengfei Yang, Zhuxing Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Structural alteration of montmorillonite by acid activation and its effect on the decolorization of rapeseed oil, Mengna Yang, Hongjuan Sun, Tongjiang Peng, Bowen Li, and Yanyan Xie

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Precipitation hardening via chemically ordered L12 precipitates in Al-Sc-Zr Alloys - New insights using combined STEM and EDS study, Yang Yang, Amlan Mukherjee, and Paul G. Sanders

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Precipitation hardening of supersaturated Al–Sc–Zr produced via melt-spinning, Yang Yang and Paul G. Sanders

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Reverse flotation separation of hematite from quartz assisted with magnetic seeding aggregation, Wanzhong Yin, Donghui Wang, Jaroslaw Drelich, Bin Yang, Dong Li, Zhanglei Zhu, and Jin Yao

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Co(II) triggered radical reaction between SO2 and o-phenylenediamine for highly selective visual colorimetric detection of SO2 gas and its derivatives, Haili Yu, Faqin Dong, Bowen Li, and Frank S. Riehle

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Mo6S8-based single-metal-atom catalysts for direct methane to methanol conversion, Hao-Tian Zhang, Cheng Liu, Ping Liu, and Yun Hang Hu

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Urban mining: Characterization and recycling of solid wastes, Mingming Zhang and Bowen Li

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Preparation of pyrolytic carbon from waste tires for methylene blue adsorption, Yuzhe Zhang, Qian Cheng, Dandan Wang, Da Xia, Xudong Zheng, Zhongyu Li, and Jiann-Yang Hwang

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Photocatalytic conversion of ethane: Status and perspective, Yao Zhu, Shangli Shi, Chunling Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Photocatalytic conversion of ethane: status and perspective, Yao Zhu, Shangli Shi, Chunling Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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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3-D printable open source dual axis gimbal system for optoelectronic measurements, Nupur Bihari, Smruti P. Dash, Karankumar C. Dhankani, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Evaluation of wrought Zn-Al alloys (1, 3, and 5 wt % Al) through mechanical and in vivo testing for stent applications, Patrick Bowen, Jan-Marten Seitz, Roger J. Guillory II, Jacob P. Braykovich, Shan Zhao, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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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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3D Channel-structured graphene as efficient electrodes for capacitive deionization, Liang Chang and Yun Hang Hu

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Surface-microporous graphene for high-performance capacitive deionization under ultralow saline concentration, Liang Chang and Yun Hang Hu

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New chemistry for new material: Highly dense mesoporous carbon electrode for supercapacitors with high areal capacitance, Liang Chang, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu