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

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Works from 2020

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Effect of dislocations, Al3(Sc,Zr) distribution and ageing temperature on θ′ precipitation in Al-Cu-(Sc)-(Zr) alloys, Baptiste Rouxel, Mahendra Ramajayam, Timothy J. Langan, Justin Lamb, Paul G. Sanders, and Thomas Dorin

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Energy policy for energy sovereignty: Can policy tools enhance energy sovereignty?, Chelsea Schelly, Douglas Bessette, Kathleen Brosemer, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Andrew Fiss, Joshua M. Pearce, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Reaction induced multifunctional TiO2 rod/particle nanostructured materials for screen printed dye sensitized solar cells, R. Selvapriya, V. Sasirekha, P. Vajeeston, Joshua M. Pearce, and J. Mayandi

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The special route toward conversion of methane to methanol on a fluffy metal‐free carbon nitride photocatalyst in the presence of H2O2, Shangli Shi, Zhuxing Sun, Chenyu Bao, Tianshu Gao, and Yun Hang Hu

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Editorial, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Ehsan Mostaed, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Albumins inhibit the corrosion of absorbable Zn alloys at initial stages of degradation, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Ehsan Mostaed, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Open source high-temperature RepRap for 3-D printing heat-sterilizable PPE and other applications, Noah G. Skrzypczak, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source high-temperature RepRap for 3-D printing heat-sterilizable PPE and other applications, Noah G. Skrzypczak, Nagendra G. Tanikella, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The occurrence of iron silicides in a fulgurite: Implications for fulgurite genesis, Christopher J. Stefano, Stephan A. Hackney, and Anthony R. Kampf

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Progress in low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells with hydrocarbon fuels, Hanrui Su and Yun Hang Hu

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Research on the evolution mechanism of pinned particles in welding HAZ of Mg treated shipbuilding steel, Ligen Sun, Huirong Li, Liguang Zhu, Yunsong Liu, and Jiann-Yang Hwang

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Spreading and adhesion forces for water droplets on methylated glass surfaces, Yujin Sun, Yatao Li, Xianshu Dong, Xiangning Bu, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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3D Graphene Materials: From Understanding to Design and Synthesis Control, Zhuxing Sun, Siyuan Fang, and Yun Hang Hu

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3D Graphene Materials from the Reduction of CO2, Zhuxing Sun and Yun Hang Hu

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How Magical Is Magic-Angle Graphene?, Zhuxing Sun and Yun Hang Hu

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Ultrafast, low‐cost, and mass production of high‐quality graphene, Zhuxing Sun and Yun Hang Hu

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Highly selective photocatalytic conversion of methane to liquid oxygenates over silicomolybdic-Acid/TiO2under mild conditions, Zongwei Sun, Chunling Wang, Yun Hang Hu, and Yun Hang Hu

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Special topic on food and fluids, Franz X. Tanner and Kathleen Feigl

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Variations in the cellular magnetic domain structure in Fe–Ga alloys, Matthew Tianen and Yongmei M. Jin

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Cellular magnetic domains in Fe-Ga alloys, Matthew Tianen, Daniel Seguin, Yu U. Wang, and Yongmei M. Jin

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Surface-microporous graphene for CO2 adsorption, Yanqin Tian, Yan Lin, Takeshi Hagio, and Yun Hang Hu

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Decentralized renewable hybrid mini-grids for rural communities: Culmination of the IREP framework and scale up to urban communities, Blessing Ugwoke, Adedoyin Adeleke, Stefano P. Corgnati, Joshua M. Pearce, and Pierluigi Leone

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Demonstration of a simple encapsulation technique for prototype silicon solar cells, Brindha V.G. Mohan, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Joshua M. Pearce, Kottaisamy Muniasamy, and Vasu Veerapandy

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Heritability of interpack aggression in a wild pedigreed population of North American grey wolves., Bridgett M vonHoldt, Alexandra L DeCandia, Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Ilana Janowitz-Koch, Ruoyao Shi, Hua Zhou, Christopher A German, Kristin Brzeski, Kira A Cassidy, Daniel R Stahler, and Janet S Sinsheimer

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Thermo-photo catalytic CO2 hydrogenation over Ru/TiO2, Chunling Wang, Siyuan Fang, Songhai Xie, Ying Zheng, and Yun Hang Hu

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Highly Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Composited Food Dyes, Dafu Wang, Wei Wei, and Yun Hang Hu

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Contact Line and Adhesion Force of Droplets on Concentric Ring-Textured Hydrophobic Surfaces., Donghui Wang, Youhua Jiang, Zhanglei Zhu, Wanzhong Yin, Kaustubh Asawa, Chang-Hwan Choi, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Nano-scaled roughness effect on air bubble-hydrophilic surface adhesive strength, Donghui Wang, Zhanglei Zhu, Bin Yang, Wanzhong Yin, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Multiscale investigation of the mechanisms controlling the corrosion of borosilicate glasses in hyper-alkaline media, Fu Wang, Nikhila Balasubramanya, Qianhui Qin, Randall E. Youngman, Pinaki Mukherjee, Nicholas Stone-Weiss, and Ashutosh Goel

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Ultra-fast and ultra-long-life Li ion batteries with 3D surface-porous graphene anodes synthesized from CO2, Lei Wang, Jie Deng, Juntao Deng, Yuhuan Fei, Yan Fang, and Yun Hang Hu

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A novel technology for the production of crystal Cr2O3 with V-Cr-bearing reducing slag, Xuewen Wang, Huaguang Wang, Minge Yang, Yuqi Meng, Zibi Fu, and Mingyu Wang

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Near Infrared Light-Driven Photoelectrocatalytic Water Splitting over P-Doped g-C3N4, Fang Wu, Yuli Ma, 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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A comprehensive review on catalysts for electrocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic degradation of antibiotics, Suqing Wu and Yun Hang Hu

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Strategies of tuning catalysts for efficient photodegradation of antibiotics in water environments: a review, Suqing Wu, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Improved strengthening in supersaturated Al-Sc-Zr alloy via melt-spinning and extrusion, Yang Yang, Joseph J. Licavoli, and Paul G. Sanders

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3, 3'-Diaminobenzidine with dual o-phenylenediamine groups: two in one enables visual colorimetric detection of nitric oxide., Haili Yu, Faqin Dong, Jiahui Chen, and Bowen Li

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Highly sensitive colorimetric detection of atmospheric sulfate formation-involved substances using plasmonic molybdenum trioxide nanosheets, Haili Yu, Faqin Dong, and Bowen Li

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Recovery of Aluminum from Molybdenum Extraction Residue of Spent Hydrodesulfurization Catalyst, Changda Zhang, Sheng Huang, Bin Hu, Huaguang Wang, Mingyu Wang, and Xuewen Wang

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Recovery of valuable metals from copper slag, Changda Zhang, Bin Hu, Huaguang Wang, Mingyu Wang, and Xuewen Wang

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Recent advances in single-atom catalysts for CO oxidation, Haotian Zhang, Siyuan Fang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Modulation of Lewis acidic-basic sites for efficient photocatalytic H2O2 production over potassium intercalated tri-s-triazine materials, Jingzhen Zhang, Chunyang Yu, Junyu Lang, Yongfeng Zhou, Baoxue Zhou, Yun Hang Hu, and Mingce Long

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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

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Direct conversion of methane to oxygenates catalyzed by iron(III) chloride in water at near ambient temperature, Li Zhang, Zhuxing Sun, Junyu Lang, and Yun Hang Hu

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A Novel Technology for the Recovery of Zinc from the Zinc Leaching Residue by the Bottom-blown Reduction, Zhongtang Zhang, Weifeng Li, Jing Zhan, Gui Li, Zhenbo Zhao, and Jian Yang Hwang

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De-agglomeration of cathode composites for direct recycling of Li-ion batteries., Ruiting Zhan, Trevyn Payne, Timothy Leftwich, Kahryn Perrine, and Lei Pan

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S-Vacancy induced indirect-to-direct band gap transition in multilayer MoS2, Bingyu Zhu, Junyu Lang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Effect of nano-sized roughness on the flotation of magnesite particles and particle-bubble interactions, Zhanglei Zhu, Donghui Wang, Bin Yang, Wanzhong Yin, Morteza S. Ardakani, Jin Yao, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Water droplets and air bubbles at magnesite nano-rough surfaces: Analysis of induction time, adhesion and detachment using a dynamic microbalance, Zhanglei Zhu, Donghui Wang, Bin Yang, Wanzhong Yin, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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G-C3N4-based photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting: A review, Xingyue Zou, Zhuxing Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

Works 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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Breakthroughs in designing commercial-level mass-loading graphene electrodes for electrochemical double-layer capacitors, Liang Chang 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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Creating and Seeing the First Pure Carbon Ring, Siyuan Fang and Yun Hang Hu

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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 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