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 2015

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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

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The use of Metallurgical Oil Sludge as a reductant in a high temperature metallurgical process, Shu Jing Zhu, Ying Qin, and Jiann Yang Hwang

Submissions from 2014

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Securitization of Residential Solar Photovoltaic Assets: Costs, Risks and Uncertainty, Theresa Alafita and Joshua M. Pearce

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Rates of in vivo (arterial) and in vitro biocorrosion for pure magnesium, Patrick Bowen, Adam J. Drelich, Jaroslaw Drelich, and Jeremy Goldman

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Magnesium in the murine artery: Probing the products of corrosion, Patrick Bowen, Jaroslaw Drelich, and Jeremy Goldman

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Effects of Spectral Albedo on Solar Photovoltaic Devices, M. P. Brennan, A. L. Abrahamse, Rob W. Andrews, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Effects of iron and manganese ions on potentiostatic current transients for copper electrodeposition, Ailiang Chen, Jiann Yang Hwang, Zhiwei Peng, Yutian Ma, Xuheng Liu, and Xingyu Chen

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H2O-functionalized zeolitic Zn(2-methylimidazole)2framework (ZIF-8) for H2Storage, Peifu Cheng and Yun Hang Hu

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Physics and applications of superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic surfaces and coatings, Jaroslaw W. Drelich and Abraham Marmur

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Evaluation of Potential Fair Trade Standards for an Ethical 3-D Printing Filament, Savanna R. Feeley, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Reversing the Trend of Large Scale and Centralization in Manufacturing: The Case of Distributed Manufacturing of Customizable 3-D-Printable Self-Adjustable Glasses, Jephias Gwamuri, Ben T. Wittbrodt, Nick C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Substrate release mechanisms for gas metal arc weld 3D aluminum metal printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Eli J. Gooding, Alexandra G. Glover, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Novel meso-superstructured solar cells with a high efficiency exceeding 12%, Yun Hang Hu

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The first magnetic-nanoparticle-free carbon-based contrast agent of magnetic-resonance imaging-fluorinated graphene oxide, Yun Hang Hu

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The RepRap 3-D Printer Revolution in STEM Education, John L. Irwin, Joshua M. Pearce, Gerald C. Anzalone, and Douglas Oppliger

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The diffusion coefficient of scandium in dilute aluminum-scandium alloys, Marcel A. Kerkove, Thomas D. Wood, Paul G. Sanders, Stephen L. Kampe, and Douglas Swenson

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Mobile Open-Source Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Distributed Manufacturing in Off-Grid Communities, Debbie L. King, Adegboyega Babasola, Joseph Rozario, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Life Cycle Analysis of Distributed Recycling of Post-consumer High Density Polyethylene for 3-D Printing Filament, M. A. Kreiger, M. L. Mulder, A. G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Layered P2/O3 intergrowth cathode: Toward high power Na-ion batteries, Eungje Lee, Jun Lu, Yang Ren, Xiangyi Luo, Xiaoyi Zhang, Jianguo Wen, Dean Miller, Aaron DeWahl, Stephen Hackney, Baris Key, Donghan Kim, Michael D. Slater, and Christopher S. Johnson

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Stochastic knock detection, control, software integration, and evaluation on a V6 spark-ignition engine under steady-state operation, Wei Luo, Bo Chen, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Chris Glugla

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Phase field modeling and simulation of particulate magnetoelectric composites: Effects of connectivity, conductivity, poling and bias field, Fengde D. Ma, Yongmei M. Jin, Yu Wang, S. L. Kampe, and Shuxiang Dong

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Effect of magnetic domain structure on longitudinal and transverse magnetoelectric response of particulate magnetostrictive-piezoelectric composites, Fengde D. Ma, Yongmei M. Jin, Yu U. Wang, S. L. Kampe, and Shuxiang Dong

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Differential characterization of ikperejere iron shale and iron sandstone, Ogwuegbu Martin, Onyedika Gerald, Onwukamike Kelechi, and Bowen Li

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Simulations of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from low-cost Hybrid Solar Photovoltaic and Cogeneration Systems for New Communities, Amir H. Nosrat, Lukas G. Swan, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Optimizing Limited Solar Roof Access by Exergy Analysis of Solar Thermal, Photovotaic, and Hybrid Thermal Systems, M. Pathak, P. G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Microwave permittivity, permeability, and penetration depth of pyrite, Zhiwei Peng, Jiann Yang Hwang, Byoung Gon Kim, Jeong Yun Kim, and Xinli Wang

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The Effects of Dispatch Strategy on Electrical Performance of Amorphous Silicon-based Solar Photovoltaic-thermal Systems, Joseph Rozario, A. H. Vora, S. K. Debnath, M. Pathak, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Mechanical Properties of Components Fabricated with Open-Source 3-D Printers Under Realistic Environmental Conditions, B. M. Tymrak, M Kreiger, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Exchanging Ohmic Losses in Metamaterial Absorbers with Useful Optical Absorption for Photovoltaics, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Nezih Pala, Anand Kulkarni, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdu Ö. Güney

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Multi-resonant Silver Nano-disk Patterned Thin Film Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells for Staebler-Wronski Effect Compensation, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Joshua M. Pearce, Paul L. Bergstrom, and Durdu Ö. Güney

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NiO as an efficient counter electrode catalyst for dye-sensitized solar cells, Hui Wang, Wei Wei, and Yun Hang Hu

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Austempered ductile iron performance at rail wheel operating conditions, Karl C. Warsinski, Pasi T. Lautala, and Paul G. Sanders

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Synthesis of 3D cauliflower-fungus-like graphene from CO2 as a highly efficient counter electrode material for dye-sensitized solar cells, Wei Wei, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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A review on PEDOT-based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Wei Wei, Hui Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Open-Source Syringe Pump Library, Bas Wijnen, Emily J. Hunt, Gerald C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Design of Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells Optimized for Varied Atmospheric Conditions, Chenlong Zhang, Jephias Gwamuri, Rob Andrews, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Computational study of texture development during templated grain growth, Jie E. Zhou and Yu U. Wang

Submissions from 2013

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The Effect of Spectral Albedo on Amorphous Silicon and Crystalline Silicon Solar Photovoltaic Device Performance, Rob W. Andrews and Joshua M. Pearce

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A New Method to Determine the Effects of Hydrodynamic Surface Coatings on the Snow Shedding Effectiveness of Solar Photovoltaic Modules, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Effects of Snowfall on Solar Photovoltaic Performance, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Chemical enrichment of precious metals in iron sulfides using microwave energy, Matthew D. Andriese, Jiann Yang Hwang, Zhiwei Peng, and Bowen Li

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Open-Source Colorimeter, Gerald C. Anzalone, Alexandra G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A low-cost open-source metal 3-D printer, Gerald C. Anzalone, Chenlong Zhang, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A new in vitro–in vivo correlation for bioabsorbable magnesium stents from mechanical behavior, Patrick Bowen, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Jeremy Goldman

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Zinc exhibits physiological corrosion behavior for bioabsorbable stents, Patrick Bowen, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Jeremy Goldman

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High-temperature fatigue of a hybrid aluminum metal matrix composite, J. T. Clark and Paul G. Sanders

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Simple and Low-Cost Method of Planning for Tree Growth and Lifetime Effects on Solar Photovoltaic Systems Performance, C. Dereli, C. Yücedağ, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Guidelines to measurements of reproducible contact angles using a sessile-drop technique, Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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Advances in Plasmonic Light Trapping in Thin-Film Solar Photovoltaic Devices, J. Gwamuri, D. O. Guney, and J. M. Pearce

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Novel hydrogen storage systems and materials, Yun Hang Hu

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Preface: Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy, Yun Hang Hu, Uwe Burghaus, and Shizhang Qiao

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Electric charge and hydrogen storage, Jiann Yang Hwang, Shangzhao Shi, Xiang Sun, Zheng Zhang, and Chienyu Wen

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Phase field modeling of current density distribution and effective electrical conductivity in complex microstructures, Yongmei M. Jin

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Distributed Recycling of Post-Consumer Plastic Waste in Rural Areas, M. Kreiger, Gerald C. Anzalone, M. L. Mulder, A. G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Environmental Impacts of Distributed Manufacturing from 3-D Printing of Polymer Components and Products, Megan Kreiger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Processing and pore growth mechanisms in aluminum gasarites produced by thermal decomposition, Joseph J. Licavoli and Paul G. Sanders

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Modification and Refinement of Cast Al-Si Alloys, Shu Zu Lu and A. Hellawell

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Progress in Indium Gallium Nitride Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Dirk V. P. McLaughlin and Joshua M. Pearce

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Installation of a Variable-angle Spectrometer System for Monitoring Diffuse and Global Solar Radiation, O. Ormachea, A. Abrahamse, N. Tolavi, O. Urquidi, Joshua M. Pearce, and R. Andrews

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Free and open source appropriate technology, Joshua M. Pearce

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Microwave dielectric characterization of silicon dioxide, Zhiwei Peng, Jiann Yang Hwang, Byoung Gon Kim, Matthew Andriese, and Xinli Wang

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Microwave reflection loss of ferric oxide, Zhiwei Peng, Jiann Yang Hwang, Byoung Gon Kim, Matthew Andriese, and Xinli Wang

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

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Electrolyte-induced precipitation of graphene oxide in its aqueous solution, Hui Wang and Yun Hang Hu

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3D honeycomb-like structured graphene and its high efficiency as a counter-electrode catalyst for dye-sensitized solar cells, Hui Wang, Kai Sun, Franklin Tao, Dario J. Stacchiola, and Yun Hang Hu

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Efficient ZnO-based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Hui Wang, Wei Wei, and Yun Hang Hu

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Unusual particle-size-induced promoter-to-poison transition of ZrN in counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Wei Wei, Hui Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Life-Cycle Economic Analysis of Distributed Manufacturing with Open-Source 3-D Printers, Ben T. Wittbrodt, A. G. Glover, J. Laureto, G. C. Anzalone, D. Oppliger, J. L. Irwin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Life-cycle economic analysis of distributed manufacturing with open-source 3-D printers, B. T. Wittbrodt, A. G. Glover, J. Laureto, G. C. Anzalone, D. Oppliger, J. L. Irwin, and J. M. Pearce

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Open-Source 3D-Printable Optics Equipment, Chenlong Zhang, Nicholas C. Anzalone, Rodrigo P. Faria, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2012

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Improved Parametric Empirical Determination of Module Short Circuit Current for Modelling and Optimization of Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Liberation of metallic-bearing minerals from host rock using microwave energy, Matthew D. Andriese, Jiann Yang Hwang, and Zhiwei Peng

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Distributed Recycling Waste Polymer into RepRap Feedstock, Christopher Baechler, Matthew DeVuono, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Service Learning in Engineering, Angela R. Bielefeldt and Joshua M. Pearce

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New approaches in evaluating metallic candidates for bioabsorbable stents, Patrick Bowen, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, Robert E. Buxmaum, Rupak Rajachar, and Jeremy Goldman

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Tensile testing as a novel method for quantitatively evaluating bioabsorbable material degradation, Patrick Bowen, Jesse Gelbaugh, Phillip J. Mercier, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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Hybridizing Virtual- and Field-Based Service-Learning in Green IT, K. Branker and J. M. Pearce

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Open-source Development of Solar Photovoltaic Technology, A. J. Buitenhuis and Joshua M. Pearce

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Toward Renewable Eenergy Geo-information Infrastructures: Applications of GIScience and Remote Sensing that Build Institutional Capacity, K. Calvert, Joshua M. Pearce, and W. E. Mabee

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In situ three-dimensional reciprocal-space mapping of diffuse scattering intensity distribution and data analysis for precursor phenomenon in shape-memory alloy, Tian Le Cheng, Fengde D. Ma, Jie E. Zhou, Guy Jennings, Yang Ren, Yongmei M. Jin, and Yu U. Wang

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Expanded Microchannel Heat Exchanger: Design, Fabrication and Preliminary Experimental Test, David C. Denkenberger, Michael J. Brandemuehl, Joshua M. Pearce, and John Zhai

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Effect of particle size and temperature on the sintering behaviour of glass compacts, Adele Dzikwi Garkida, Jiann Yang Hwang, Xiaodi Huang, and Allison Hein

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Generation and storage of 360° domain walls in planar magnetic nanowires, Liwei D. Geng and Yongmei M. Jin

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Robust aqueous–nonaqueous hybrid process for bitumen extraction from mineable athabasca oil sands, Sanjay Kumar Harjai, Chris Flury, Jacob Masliyah, Jaroslaw Drelich, and Zhenghe Xu

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Design and Implementation of Mobile Educational Games: Networks for Innovation, Rob Harrap, Sylvie Daniel, Michael Power, Joshua M. Pearce, and Nicholas Hedley

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Temperature-induced irreversible change of ZnO optical energy gap, Yan Huo and Yun Hang Hu

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UV-visible absorption spectrum determination of optical energy gaps of α and β lithium nitrides, Yan Huo and Yun Hang Hu

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A highly efficient photocatalyst-hydrogenated black TiO2 for the photocatalytic splitting of water, Yun Hang Hu

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Control, conversion, and utilization of greenhouse gases for fuels and energy, Yun Hang Hu, Praveen K. Thallapally, and Honglai Liu

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Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials, Jiann Yang Hwang, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Chen Guang Bai, John Carpenter, Mingdong Cai, Donato Firrao, and Byoung Gon Kim

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Preface: Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials, Jiann Yang Hwang, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Chen Guang Bai, John Carpenter, Mingdong Cai, Donato Firrao, and Byoung Gon Kim

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Phase-field microelastic modeling of microstructure evolutions in free-standing thin films, Yongmei M. Jin

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Diffuse scattering intensity distribution associated with static and dynamic atomic position fluctuations, Yongmei M. Jin and Yu U. Wang

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High strength low alloy (HSLA) aluminum, N. Johnson and P. Sanders

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Life Cycle Analysis of Silane Recycling in Amorphous Silicon-based Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing, M. A. Kreiger, D. R. Shonnard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Community Voices: Perspectives on Renewable Energy in Nunavut, Nicole C. McDonald and Joshua M. Pearce

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Renewable Energy Policies and Programs in Nunavut: Perspectives from the Federal and Territorial Governments, Nicole C. McDonald and Joshua M. Pearce

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Incorporating Shading Losses in Solar Photovoltaic Potential Assessment at the Municipal Scale, Ha T. Nguyen and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Application of LiDAR to Assessment of Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Deployment Potential in a Municipal District Unit, Ha T. Nguyen, Joshua M. Pearce, Rob Harrap, and Gerald Barber

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Improved Performance of Hydbrid Photovoltaic-trigeneration Systems Over Photovoltaic-cogen Systems Including Effects of Battery Storage, Amir H. Nosrat, Lukas G. Swan, and Joshua M. Pearce