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 2018

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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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Optimal design of thin-film plasmonic solar cells using differential evolution optimization algorithms, Ankit Vora, Satyadhar Joshi, Arun Matai, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdo O. Guney

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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

Colossal tunability in high frequency magnetoelectric voltage tunable inductors, Yongke Yan, Liwei D. Geng, Yaohua Tan, Jianhua Ma, Lujie Zhang, Yu U. Wang, and et. al.

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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Effect of PLLA coating on corrosion and biocompatibility of zinc in vascular environment, Avishan Arab Shomali, Roger J. Guillory II, Daniel Seguin, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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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 W Drelich

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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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Direct conversion of CO2 to meso/macro-porous frameworks of surface-microporous graphene for efficient asymmetrical supercapacitors, Liang Chang, Dario J. Stacchiola, and Yun Hang Hu

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An Ideal Electrode Material, 3D Surface-Microporous Graphene for Supercapacitors with Ultrahigh Areal Capacitance, Liang Chang, Dario J. Stacchiola, and Yun Hang Hu

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Excellent performance of highly conductive porous Na-embedded carbon nanowalls for electric double-layer capacitors with a wide operating temperature range, Liang Chang, Wei Wei, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Precipitate Evolution and Strengthening in Supersaturated Rapidly Solidified Al-Sc-Zr Alloys, Kyle Deane, S. L. Kampe, Douglas Swenson, and P. Sanders

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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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Novel durable antimicrobial ceramic with embedded copper sub-microparticles for a steady-state release of copper ions, Adam J. Drelich, Jessie Miller, Robert Donofrio, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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A simplified analysis of the effect of nano-asperities on particle-bubble interactions, Jaroslaw Drelich

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Biodegradable nasal stents (MgF2 -coated Mg–2 wt %Nd alloy)—A long-term in vivo study, Martin Durisin, Janin Reifenrath, Constantin M. Weber, Rainer Eifler, Hans J. Maier, Thomas Lenarz, and Jan Marten Seitz

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Magnetic vortex racetrack memory, Liwei D. Geng and Yongmei M. Jin

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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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Investigation on H-containing shallow trap of hydrogenated TiO2 with in situ Fourier transform infrared diffuse reflection spectroscopy, Bing Han and Yun Hang Hu

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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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Novel high-strength, low-alloys Zn-Mg (< 0.1 wt% Mg) and their arterial biodegradation, Hualan Jin, Shan Zhao, Roger J. Guillory II, Patrick Bowen, Zhiyong Yin, Adam Griebel, Jeremy Schaffer, Elisha J. Early, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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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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Evaluation of biodegradable Zn-1%Mg and Zn-1%Mg-0.5%Ca alloys for biomedical applications, Galit Katarivas Levy, Avi Leon, Alon Kafri, Yvonne Ventura, Jaroslaw Drelich, Jeremy Goldman, Razi Vago, and Eli Aghion

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Oriented growth of ZnIn2S4/In(OH)3 heterojunction by a facile hydrothermal transformation for efficient photocatalytic H2 production, Yuexiang Li, Yali Hou, Qinyu Fu, Shaoqin Peng, and Yun Hang Hu

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Contact angles and wettability: towards common and accurate terminology, Abraham Marmur, Claudio Della Volpe, Stefano Siboni, Alidad Amirfazli, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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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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Promising curaua fiber-reinforced polyester composite for high-impact ballistic multilayered armor, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Fabio de Oliveira Braga, Edio Pereira Lima, Luis Henrique Leme Louro, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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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. Roggemann, 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. Roggemann, 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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National academy of engineering: Introduction to open hardware in science and engineering, 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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Characterization of Low-Zinc Electric Arc Furnace Dust, Zhiwei Peng, Xiaolong Lin, Jiaxing Yan, Jiann Yang Hwang, Yuanbo Zhang, Guanghui Li, and Tao Jiang

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Characterization of Spent Printed Circuit Boards from Computers, Zhiwei Peng, Jiaxing Yan, Hongjin Zhang, Xiaolong Lin, Jiann yang Hwang, Yuanbo Zhang, Guanghui Li, and Tao Jiang

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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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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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Phosphate conversion coating reduces the degradation rate and suppresses side effects of metallic magnesium implants in an animal model, Muhammad Imran Rahim, Ana Tavares, Florian Evertz, Marc Kieke, Jan Marten Seitz, Rainer Eifler, Andreas Weizbauer, Elmar Willbold, Hans Jürgen Maier, Birgit Glasmacher, Peter Behrens, Hansjörg Hauser, and Peter P. Mueller

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Differential magnesium implant corrosion coat formation and contribution to bone bonding, Muhammad Imran Rahim, Andreas Weizbauer, Florian Evertz, Andrea Hoffmann, Manfred Rohde, Birgit Glasmacher, Henning Windhagen, Gerhard Gross, Jan Marten Seitz, and Peter P. Mueller

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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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Mullitization Characteristics and Sinterability of Kyanite in Ceramic Preparation, Huaguang Wang, Bowen Li, Mingsheng He, and Jiann Yang Hwang

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Potassium-chemical synthesis of 3D graphene from CO2 and its excellent performance in HTM-free perovskite solar cells, Wei Wei, Baoyun Hu, Fangming Jin, Zhenzi Jing, Yuexiang Li, Andres Alberto García Blanco, Dario J. Stacchiola, and Yun Hang Hu

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Highly conductive Na-embedded carbon nanowalls for hole-transport-material-free perovskite solar cells without metal electrodes, Wei Wei and Yun Hang Hu

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Catalytic role of H2O in degradation of inorganic–organic perovskite (CH3NH3PbI3) in air, Wei Wei and Yun Hang Hu

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3D graphene from CO2 and K as an excellent counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells, Wei Wei, Dario J. Stacchiola, and Yun Hang Hu

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Synthesis of Mesochannel Carbon Nanowall Material from CO2 and Its Excellent Performance for Perovskite Solar Cells, Wei Wei, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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

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KOH-assisted microwave post-treatment of activated carbon for efficient symmetrical double-layer capacitors, Yan Xu, Liang Chang, and Yun Hang Hu

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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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Application of Membrane Separation Technology in Wastewater Treatment of Iron and Steel Enterprise, Lei Zhang, Shining Chen, Lina Wang, Pu Liu, Benquan Fu, and Jiann Yang Hwang

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Penetration depth of microwave in tire rubber, Yuzhe Zhang, Jiann yang Hwang, Zhiwei Peng, Matthew Andriese, Bowen Li, Xiaodi Huang, Xinli Wang, and Xin Yan

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Structural characteristics and in vitro biodegradatation of a novel ZnLi alloy prepared by induction melting and hot rolling, Shan Zhao, Cameron McNamara, Patrick Bowen, Nicholas Verhun, Jacob P. Braykovich, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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Zn-Li alloy after extrusion and drawing: Structural, mechanical characterization, and biodegradation in abdominal aorta of rat, Shan Zhao, Jan-M Seitz, Ranier Eifler, Hans J. Maier, Roger J. Guillory II, Elisha J. Earley, Adam J. Drelich, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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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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Solute-derived thermal stabilization of nano-sized grains in melt-spun aluminum, Andrew H. Baker, Paul G. Sanders, E. A. Lass, Deepak Kapoor, and S. L. Kampe

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Biodegradable metals for cardiovascular stents: from clinical concerns to recent Zn‐alloys, Patrick Bowen, Emily Shearier, S. Zhao, Roger J. Guillory II, Feng Zhao, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Excellent capacitive deionization performance of meso-carbon microbeads, Liang Chang and Yun Hang Hu

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Dubinin-Astakhov model for acetylene adsorption on metal-organic frameworks, Peifu Cheng and Yun Hang Hu

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Acetylene adsorption on defected MIL-53, Peifu Cheng and Yun Hang Hu

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Mechanically-induced reverse phase transformation of MoS2 from stable 2H to metastable 1T and its memristive behavior, Peifu Cheng, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Memristive Behavior and Ideal Memristor of 1T Phase MoS2 Nanosheets, Peifu Cheng, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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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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Importance of oxide film in endovascular biodegradable zinc stents, Adam J. Drelich, Patrick Bowen, Leslie LaLonde, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw W Drelich

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Surface-charge anisotropy of scheelite crystals, Zhiyong Gao, Yuehua Hu, Wei Sun, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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Domain wall creep in magnetic thin films near the depinning transition, L. D. Geng and Y. M. Jin

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Corrosion characteristics dictate the long-term inflammatory profile of degradable zinc arterial implants, Roger J. Guillory II, Patrick Bowen, Sean Hopkins, Emily Shearier, Elisha J. Earley, Amani Gillette, and et al.

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High-efficiency solar-powered 3-D printers for sustainable development, Jephias Gwamuri, Dhiogo Franco, Khalid Khan, Lucia Gauchia, 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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MoS2 as a co-catalyst for photocatalytic hydrogen production from water, Bing Han and Yun Hang Hu

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Efficient Visible Light Photocatalytic CO2 Reforming of CH4, Bing Han, Wei Wei, Liang Chang, Peifu Cheng, and Yun Hang Hu