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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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 phyrrhotite 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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Open Source Waste Plastic Granulator, Arvind Ravindran, Sean Scsavnicki, Walker Nelson, Peter Gorecki, Jacob Franz, Shane Oberloier, Theresa K. Meyer, Andrew Barnard, 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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Differences in Snow Shedding in Photovoltaic Systems with Framed and Frameless Modules, Daniel Riley, Laurie Burnham, Bevan Walker, 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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Bridging the social and environmental dimensions of global sustainability in STEM education with additive manufacturing, Chelsea Schelly 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

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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

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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Effect of Zr additions on thermal stability of Al-Cu precipitates in as-cast and cold worked samples, Kyle Deane and Paul G. Sanders

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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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Expanded microchannel heat exchanger: Nondestructive evaluation, David C. Denkenberger, Michael 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