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 2019

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

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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 Stephen Hackney

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

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

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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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

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MACE nano-texture process applicable for both single- and multi-crystalline diamond-wire sawn Si solar cells, Kexun Chen, Jiawei Zha, Fenqin Hu, Shuai Zou, Ville Vähänissi, Joshua M. Pearce, Hele Savin, and Xiaodong Su

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Expanded microchannel heat exchanger: Nondestructive evaluation, David C. Denkenberger, Michael J. Brandemuehl, Joshua M. Pearce, and John Zhai

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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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Micronutrient availability in alternative foods during agricultural catastrophes, 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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Investigation of Al-Zn-Zr and Al-Zn-Ni alloys for high electrical conductivity and strength application, Oladeji Fadayomi, Rachel Clark, Violet Thole, Paul G. Sanders, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Recent progress in photocatalysts for overall water splitting, Siyuan Fang and Yun Hang Hu

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Economic potential for distributed manufacturing of adaptive aids for arthritis patients n the U.S., Nicole Gallup, Jennifer Bow, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Computational study of nonlinear dielectric composites with field-induced antiferroelectric-ferroelectric phase transition, Liwei D. Geng, Yongmei M. Jin, Daniel Q. Tan, and Yu U. Wang

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Coal with carbon capture and sequestration is not as land use efficient as solar photovoltaic technology for climate neutral electricity production, James Gunnar Groesbeck and Joshua M. Pearce

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Kinetic analysis and thermodynamic simulation of alkali‐silica reaction in cementitious materials, Shuaicheng Guo, Qingli Dai, Liang Chang, Yun Hang Hu, Xinfeng Xie, Ruizhe Si, and Jiaqing Wang

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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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Reduction of CO2 with H2S in a simulated deep-sea hydrothermal vent system, Runtian He, Baoyun Hu, Heng Zhong, Fangming Jin, Junjie Fan, Yun Hang Hu, and Zhenzi Jing

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Approaches to open source 3-D printable probe positioners and micromanipulators for probe stations, Iiro Hietanen, Ismo T. S. Heikkinen, Hele Savin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Energy science and engineering: Looking ahead, Yun Hang Hu

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Spontaneous spreading of a droplet: The role of solid continuity and advancing contact angle, Youhua Jiang, Yujin Sun, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Chang-Hwan Choi

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Photocatalytic conversion of CO2 over C3N4-based catalysts, Binbin Jin, Guodong Yao, Fangming Jin, and Yun Hang Hu

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The suitability of Zn–1.3% Fe alloy as a biodegradable implant material, Alon Kafri, Shira Ovadia, Jeremy Goldman, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Eli Aghion

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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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Chemical synthesis and characterization of nano alumina, nano composite of carbon–alumina and their comparative studies, Saravanan Vanal Krishnan, Sivakumar Palanivelu, Muthu Manickam Muthukaruppan Ambalam, Ragavenfran Vekatesan, Muthukumar Arivalagan, Joshua M. Pearce, and Jeyanthinath Mayandi

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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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Advanced materials and processes for energy conversion, storage, and utilization, Qian Li and Yun Hang Hu

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Porous graphene doped with Fe/N/S and incorporating Fe3O4 nanoparticles for efficient oxygen reduction, Yi Li, Yazhou Zhou, Chengzhou Zhu, Yun Hang Hu, Shuai Gao, Qinqin Liu, and et. al.

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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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Zinc-based alloys for degradable vascular stent applications, Ehsan Mostaed, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Maurizio Vedani

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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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Open source low-cost power monitoring system, Shane W. Oberloier and Joshua M. Pearce

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Prospects of applying 3-D printing to economics of remote communities: Reindeer herder case, Svetlana V. Obydenkova, Nicholas C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Prospects of applying 3-D printing to economics of remote communities: Reindeer herder case, Svetlana V. Obydenkova, Nicholas C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Ensuring technical competency for management of research-focused organizations, Joshua M. Pearce

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

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How to perform a literature review with free and open source software, Joshua M. Pearce

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Sponsored libre research agreements to create free and open source software and hardware, 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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Composition dependent thermal stability and evolution of solute clusters in Al-Mg-Si analyzed using atom probe tomography, Alex Poznak, R. K.W. Marceau, and Paul George Sanders

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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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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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Synthesis, stabilization and applications of 2-dimensional 1T metallic MoS2, Shangli Shi, Zhuxing Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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The most stable state of a droplet on anisotropic patterns: support for a missing link, Yuhin Sun, Youhua Jiang, Chang-Hwan Choi, Guangyuan Xie, Qingxia Liu, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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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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Recent progress in visible light photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide, Chunling Wang, Zhuxing Sun, Ying Zheng, and Yun Hang Hu

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Improved model and experimental validation of deformation in fused filament fabrication of polylactic acid, Bas Wijnen, Paul George Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Fused particle fabrication 3-D printing: Recycled materials’ optimization and mechanical properties, 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

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3-D printable polymer pelletizer chopper for fused granular fabrication-based additive manufacturing, Aubrey Woern and Joshua M. Pearce