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 2016

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One-step green approach for synthesizing highly ordered pillaring materials via ultrafast transportation, Qing Qing Hao, Yong Hong Song, Bingsen Zhang, Huan Huan Yang, Jian Gang Chen, Yong Hua Zhao, Zhao Tie Liu, Yun Hang Hu, Zhong Wen Liu, Wei Wang, Dang Sheng Su, and Jian Lu

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Structure-property relationships of common aluminum weld alloys utilized as feedstock for GMAW-based 3-D metal printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Michael W. Buhr, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Eli Ruckenstein - A model for science and engineering research, Yun Hang Hu

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Advances in energy and fuels, Fangming Jin and Yun Hang Hu

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Advances in energy and fuels: A preface to the special issue section on the 2nd China-USA symposium on energy, Shanghai, China, June 26-28 2015, Fangming Jin and Yun Hang Hu

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Emerging economic viability of grid defection in a northern climate using solar hybrid systems, Abhilash Kantamneni, Richelle Winkler, Lucia Gauchia, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Global value chains from a 3D printing perspective, Andre Laplume, Brent Peterson, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source laser polymer welding system: design and characterization of linear low-density polyethylene multilayer welds, John Laureto, Serguei V. Dessiatoun, Michael M. Ohadi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Nuclear insurance subsidies cost from post-Fukushima accounting based on media sources, John Laureto and Joshua M. Pearce

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Synthesis and characteristics of anorthite ceramics from Steelmaking slag, Bowen Li, Mingsheng He, Jiann Yang Hwang, and Wangui Gan

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High-Rate, Durable Sodium-Ion Battery Cathode Enabled by Carbon-Coated Micro-Sized Na < inf> 3 V < inf> 2 (PO < inf> 4 ) < inf> 3 Particles with Interconnected Vertical Nanowalls, Hui Li, Xuanxuan Bi, Ying Bai, Yifei Yuan, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Chuan Wu, Feng Wu, Jun Lu, and Khalil Amine

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Catalytic behavior of graphene oxide for cement hydration process, Changqing Lin, Wei Wei, and Yun Hang Hu

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Retraining investment for U.S. transition from coal to solar photovoltaic employment, Edward P. Louie and Joshua M. Pearce

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The effect of cold work on the precipitation and recrystallization kinetics in Al-Sc-Zr alloys, C. T. McNamara, S. L. Kampe, P. G. Sanders, and D. J. Swenson

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A review of technical requirements for plug-and-play solar photovoltaic microinverter systems in the United States, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, Yuenyong Nilsiam, and Joshua M. Pearce

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U.S. market for solar photovoltaic plug-and-play systems, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, Emily Prehoda, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Levelized cost of electricity for solar photovoltaic, battery and cogen hybrid systems, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, Kunal K. Shah, and Joshua M. Pearce

U.S. market for solar photovoltaic plug-and-play systems, Aishwarya S. Mundada, Emily W. Prehoda, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Cascade Bayesian optimization, Thanh Dai Nguyen, Sunil Gupta, Santu Rana, Vu Nguyen, Svetha Venkatesh, Kyle Deane, and Paul G. Sanders

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Open source database and website to provide free and open access to inactive U.S. patents in the public domain, Yuenyong Nilsiam and Joshua M. Pearce

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Are you overpaying your academic executive team? A method for detecting unmerited academic executive compensation, Joshua M. Pearce

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Photovoltaic materials and electronic devices, Joshua M. Pearce

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Undermined by overhead accounting, Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source wax RepRap 3-D printer for rapid prototyping paper-based microfluidics, Joshua M. Pearce, Gerald C. Anzalone, and C. L. Heldt

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The Influence of Low Temperature Clustering on Strengthening Precipitation IN Al-Mg-Si Alloys, Alex Poznak and Paul Sanders

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The influence of low temperature clustering on strengthening precipitation in ams alloy, Alex Poznak and Paul G. Sanders

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Susceptibility of metallic magnesium implants to bacterial biofilm infections, Muhammad Imran Rahim, Manfred Rohde, Bushra Rais, Jan Marten Seitz, and Peter P. Mueller

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Evaluation of the inflammatory potential of implant materials in a mouse model by bioluminescent imaging of intravenously injected bone marrow cells, Bushra Rais, Mario Köster, Muhammad Imran Rahim, Marina Pils, J. M. Seitz, Hansjörg Hauser, Dagmar Wirth, and Peter P. Mueller

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Novel nanomaterials for photocatalysis, photochemistry, and photobiology, Vicente Rodríguez-González, Agileo Hernandez-Gordillo, and Yun Hang Hu

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Disordered 3 D Multi-layer Graphene Anode Material from CO2for Sodium-Ion Batteries, Kassiopeia Smith, Riley Parrish, Wei Wei, Yuzi Liu, Tao Li, Yun Hang Hu, and Hui Xiong

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Viability of distributed manufacturing of bicycle components with 3-D printing: CEN standardized polylactic acid pedal testing, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, Benjamin L. Savonen, John K. Gershenson, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Lengthscale effects on exchange coupling in Co-Pt L10 + L12 nanochessboards, Eric P. Vetter, Liwei D. Geng, Priya Ghatwai, Dustin A. Gilbert, Yongmei M. Jin, William A. Soffa, and Jerrold A. Floro

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Tuning shape of three dimensional graphene sheets, Hui Wang, Wei Wei, and Yun Hang Hu

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The Bright Future for Electrode Materials of Energy Devices: Highly Conductive Porous Na-Embedded Carbon, Wei Wei, Liang Chang, Kai Sun, Alexander J. Pak, Eunsu Paek, Gyeong S. Hwang, and Yun Hang Hu

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3D MoS2/Graphene hybrid layer materials as counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Wei Wei and Yun Hang Hu

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Direct conversion of CO2 to 3D graphene and its excellent performance for dye-sensitized solar cells with 10% efficiency, Wei Wei, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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An efficient counter electrode material for dye-sensitized solar cells - Flower-structured 1T metallic phase MoS2, Wei Wei, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Free and open-source control software for 3-D motion and processing, Bas Wijnen, G. C. Anzalone, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Free and open-source automated 3-D microscope, Bas Wijnen, Emily E. Petersen, Emily J. Hunt, and Joshua M. Pearce

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3-D printing solar photovoltaic racking in developing world, Ben Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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3-D printing solar photovoltaic racking in developing world, Ben T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Platinum-Coated Hollow Graphene Nanocages as Cathode Used in Lithium-Oxygen Batteries, Feng Wu, Yi Xing, Xiaoqiao Zeng, Yifei Yuan, Xiaoyi Zhang, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Jianguo Wen, Dean J. Miller, Li Li, Renjie Chen, Jun Lu, and Khalil Amine

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Plasmonic enhancement of amorphous silicon solar photovoltaic cells with hexagonal silver arrays made with nanosphere lithography, C Zhang, Durdo O. Guney, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source 3-D platform for low-cost scientific instrument ecosystem, C. Zhang, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Microwave heating of waste tires, Yuzhe Zhang, Jiann yang Hwang, Zhiwei Peng, Matthew Andriese, Bowen Li, Xiaodi Huang, Xinli Wang, and Likun Li

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Making ultrafine and highly-dispersive multimetallic nanoparticles in three-dimensional graphene with supercritical fluid as excellent electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction, Yazhou Zhou, Clive H. Yen, Yun Hang Hu, Chongmin Wang, Xiaonong Cheng, Chien M. Wai, Juan Yang, and Yuehe Lin

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Solidification of dredged sludge by Hydraulic ash-slag cementitious materials, Shu Jing Zhu, Ying Qin, and Jiann Yang Hwang

Submissions from 2015

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A Virtual Educational Exchange: A North–South Virtually Shared Class on Sustainable Development, Augusta Abrahamse, Mathew Johnson, Nanette Levinson, Larry Medsker, Joshua M. Pearce, Carla Quiroga, and Ruth Scipione

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Controlling optical absorption in metamaterial absorbers for plasmonic solar cells, Wyatt Adams, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdo O. Guney

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Photovoltaic system performance enhancement with nontracking planar concentrators: Experimental results and bidirectional reflectance function (BDRF)-based modeling, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Multi-material additive and subtractive prosumer digital fabrication with a free and open-source convertible delta RepRap 3-D printer, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Resilience to global food supply catastrophes, Seth D. Baum, David C. Denkenberger, Joshua M. Pearce, Alan Robock, and Richelle Winkler

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3D flower-structured graphene from CO2 for supercapacitors with ultrahigh areal capacitance at high current density, Liang Chang, Wei Wei, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Novel design for the odd-symmetric memristor from asymmetric switches, Peifu Cheng and Yun Hang Hu

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Educational pathways to remote employment in isolated communities, David C. Denkenberger, Julia Way, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The potential of agrivoltaic systems, Harshavardhan Dinesh and Joshua M. Pearce

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Solar photovoltaic powered on-site ammonia production for nitrogen fertilization, Z. Du, David C. Denkenberger, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Altering critical depinning current via domain wall pile-up in magnetic nanowires, Liwei D. Geng and Yongmei M. Jin

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Limitations of Ultra-thin Transparent Conducting Oxides for Integration into Plasmonic-enhanced Thin-film Solar Photovoltaic Devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Ankit Vora, Rajendra R. Khanal, Adam B. Phillips, Michael J. Heben, Durdo O. Guney, Paul Bergstrom, Anand Kulkarni, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Highly Efficient Temperature-Induced Visible Light Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production from Water, Bing Han and Yun Hang Hu

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In Situ Formation of Substrate Release Mechanisms for Gas Metal Arc Weld Metal 3-D Printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Bas Wijnen, Gerald C. Anzalone, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Impact of snow and ground interference on photovoltaic electric system performance, Negin Heidari, Jephias Gwamuri, Tim Townsend, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A review of greenhouse gas emission liabilities as the value of renewable energy for mitigating lawsuits for climate change related damages, Negin Heidari and Joshua M. Pearce

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Polymer Recycling Codes for Distributed Manufacturing with 3-D Printers, Emily J. Hunt, Chenlong Zhang, Nicholas C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Evaluation of RepRap 3D printer workshops in K-12 STEM, J. L. Irwin, Douglas Oppliger, Joshua M. Pearce, and Gerald C. Anzalone

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Advances in CO2Capture, Sequestration, and Conversion, Fangming Jin, Liang Nian He, and Yun Hang Hu

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Theory and experimental evidence of phonon domains and their roles in pre-martensitic phenomena, Yongmei M. Jin, Yu Wang, and Yang Ren

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High strength low alloy (HSLA) aluminum, Nicholas D. Johnson and Paul G. Sanders

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Open-source, self-replicating 3-D printer factory for small-business manufacturing, Andre Laplume, Gerald C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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High ramp rate thermogravimetric analysis of zirconium(II) hydride and titanium(II) hydride, Joseph J. Licavoli and Paul G. Sanders

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Effect of Ambient Combinations of Argon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen on the Properties of DC Magnetron Sputtered Indium Tin Oxide Films, M. Marikkannan, M. Subramanian, J. Mayandi, M. Tanemura, V. Vishnukanthan, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A Novel Synthesis of Tin Oxide Thin Films by the Sol-gel Process for Optoelectronic Applications, M. Marikkannan, V. Vishnukanthan, A. Vijayshankar, J. Mayandi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Fabrication and short-term in vivo performance of a natural elastic lamina–polymeric hybrid vascular graft, Connor W. McCarthy, Danielle C. Ahrens, David Joda, Tyler E. Curtis, Patrick Bowen, Roger J. Guillory II, Shu Q. Liu, Feng Zhao, Megan C. Frost, and Jeremy Goldman

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Integrated voltage—current monitoring and control of gas metal arc weld magnetic ball-jointed open source 3-D printer, Yuenyong Nilsiam, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Technical viability of mobile solar photovoltaic systems for indigenous nomadic communities in northern latitudes, Svetlana V. Obydenkova and Joshua M. Pearce

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A novel approach to obviousness: An algorithm for identifying prior art concerning 3-D printing materials, Joshua M. Pearce

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Applications of Open Source 3-D Printing on Small Farms, Joshua M. Pearce

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Commentary: Open-source Hardware for Research and Education, Joshua M. Pearce

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Maximizing Return on Investment for Public Health with Open-source Medical Hardware, Joshua M. Pearce

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Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware Development, Joshua M. Pearce

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Return on investment for open source scientific hardware development, Joshua M. Pearce

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Microwave power absorption characteristics of iron oxides, Zhiwei Peng, Jiann yang Hwang, Matthew Andriese, Yuzhe Zhang, Guanghui Li, and Tao Jiang

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Low-cost open-source voltage and current monitor for gas metal arc weld 3D printing, Anthony Pinar, Bas Wijnen, Gerald C. Anzalone, Timothy C. Havens, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Peanut shaped ZnO microstructures: controlled synthesis and nucleation growth toward low-cost dye sensitized solar cells, M. Prabhu, J. Mayandi, R. N. Mariammal, V. Vishnukanthan, Joshua M. Pearce, N. Soundararajan, and K. Ramachandran

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Carbon nanotubes as catalysts for direct carbohydrazide fuel cells, Ji Qi, Neeva Benipal, David J. Chadderdon, Jiajie Huo, Yibo Jiang, Yang Qiu, Xiaotong Han, Yun Hang Hu, Brent H. Shanks, and Wenzhen Li

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Metal-catalyst-free carbohydrazide fuel cells with three-dimensional graphene anodes, Ji Qi, Neeva Benipal, Hui Wang, David J. Chadderdon, Yibo Jiang, Wei Wei, Yun Hang Hu, and Wenzhen Li

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Optimization of Annealing Cycles for Electric Output in Outdoor Conditions for Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic - Thermal Systems, Joseph Rozario and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-Source 3-D Printing Technologies for Education: Bringing Additive Manufacturing to the Classroom, Chelsea Schelly, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Recent advances in biodegradable metals for medical sutures: A critical review, Jan-Marten Seitz, Martin Durisin, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw W Drelich

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In vivo degradation effects of alloy MgNd2 in contact with mucous tissue, J. M. Seitz, R. Eifler, C. Weber, T. H. Lenarz, H. J. Maier, and M. Durisin

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Performance of U.S. hybrid distributed energy systems: Solar photovoltaic, battery and combined heat and power, Kunal K. Shah, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Highly efficient polyoxometalate-based catalysts for clean-gasoline synthesis, Chunling Wang, Cheng Liu, Yun Hang Hu, Xianni Bu, Tiejun Zhao, Kuochih Chou, and Qian Li

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Electro-catalytic role of insulator/conductor interface in MgO/PEDOT composite electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Hui Wang and Yun Hang Hu

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A novel technology of vanadium extraction from stone coal, Mingyu Wang, Xuewen Wang, and Bowen Li

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Synthesis of carbon nanomaterials for dye-sensitized solar cells, Wei Wei and Yun Hang Hu

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The effects of PLA color on material properties of 3-D printed components, Ben T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source photometric system for enzymatic nitrate quantification, Ben T. Wittbrodt, D. A. Squires, J. Walbeck, E. Campbell, W. H. Campbell, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Total U.S. Cost Evaluation of Low-Weight Tension-Based Photovoltaic Flat-Roof Mounted Racking, B. T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Design of an eta-phase precipitation-hardenable nickel-based alloy with the potential for improved creep strength above 1023 K (750 °C), Matthew J. Wong, Paul G. Sanders, John P. Shingledecker, and Calvin L. White

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Microwave absorption characteristics of tire, Yuzhe Zhang, Jiann Yang Hwang, Zhiwei Peng, Matthew Andriese, Bowen Li, Xiaodi Huang, and Xinli Wang