Faculty and staff in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering are comprehensive engineers and researchers who combine the spirit of invention and innovation to strengthen our community and advance our education and research nationally and internationally. This collection provides a sampling of their research.

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Submissions from 2016

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Development of a Hydroxyapatite-Poly (d, l-lactide-co-glycolide) Infiltrated Carbon Foam for Orthopedic Applications, Douglas E. Rodriguez, Viviana Guiza-Arguello, Ozden O. Ochoa, Tanmay Gharat, Hung-Jue Sue, Khalid Lafdi, and Mariah S. Hahn

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Bioluminescent Magnetic Nanoparticles as Potential Imaging Agents for Mammalian Spermatozoa, Erick Salvador Vasquez, Jean M. Feugang, Scott T. Willard, Peter L. Ryan, and Keisha B. Walters

Submissions from 2015

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Mechanical Strain Dependence of Thermal Transport in Amorphous Silicon Thin Films, Tarekul Alam, Raghu Pulavarthy, Christopher Muratore, and M. Amanul Haque

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Modeling of an Embedded Carbon Nanotube Based Composite Strain Sensor, Matthew Boehle, Paul-Benoit Pianca, Khalid Lafdi, and Francisco Chinesta

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The Role of Biological Fluid and Dynamic Flow in the Behavior and Cellular Interactions of Gold Nanoparticles, Emily K. Breitner, Saber M. Hussain, and Kristen K. Comfort

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Fluorescent Composite Scaffolds Made of Nanodiamonds/Polycaprolactone, Li Cao, Yanwen Hou, Khalid Lafdi, and Kirk Urmey

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The Future of Carbon-Based Scaffolds in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Jarema S. Czarnecki, Khalid Lafdi, and Panagiotis A. Tsonis

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Temporally and Spatially Resolved Plasma Spectroscopy in Pulsed Laser Deposition of Ultra-Thin Boron Nitride Films, Nicholas R. Glavin, Christopher Muratore, Michael L. Jespersen, Jianjun Hu, Timothy S. Fisher, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Optimization of Graphene-Based Materials Outperforming Host Epoxy Matrices, Liberata Guadagno, Marialuigia Raimondo, Luigi Vertuccio, Marco Mauro, Gaetano Guerra, Khalid Lafdi, Biagio De Vivo, Patrizia Lamberti, Giovanni Spinelli, and Vincenzo Tucci

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Viscoelastic Properties of Graphene-Based Epoxy Resins, Maria Rossella Nobile, Annalisa Fierro, Marialuigia Raimondo, Khalid Lafdi, and Liberata Guadagno

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Relationships between Nanofiller Morphology and Viscoelastic Properties in CNF/Epoxy Resins, Maria Rossella Nobile, Marialuigia Raimondo, Khalid Lafdi, Annalisa Fierro, Salvatore Rosolia, and Liberata Guadagno

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Microstructure of ZnO Thin Films Deposited by High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering, Amber N. Reed, Patrick J. Shamberger, Jianjun Hu, Christopher Muratore, John E. Bultman, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Computational Multiscale Modeling and Characterization of Piezoresistivity in Fuzzy Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Xiang Ren, Josh Burton, Gary D. Seidel, and Khalid Lafdi

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Effects of Disorder State and Interfacial Layer on Thermal Transport in Copper/Diamond System, Vikas Sinha, Jaime J. Gengler, Christopher Muratore, and Jonathan E. Spowart

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Influence of Carbon Nanofillers on the Curing Kinetics of Epoxy-Amine Resin, Luigi Vertuccio, Salvatore Russo, Marialuigia Raimondo, Khalid Lafdi, and Liberata Guadagno

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Magnetic Field Argon Ion Filtering for Pulsed Magnetron Sputtering Growth of Two-Dimensional MoS2, Andrey A. Voevodin, Adam R. Waite, John E. Bultman, Jianjun Hu, and Christopher Muratore

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Functional Holey Graphene Oxide: A New Electrochemically Transformed Substrate Material for Dopamine Sensing, A. B.M. Zakaria, Erick Salvador Vasquez, Keisha B. Walters, and Danuta Leszczynska

Submissions from 2014

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Domain Engineering of Physical Vapor Deposited Two-Dimensional Materials, Tarek Alam, Baoming Wang, Raghu Pulavarthy, M. Amanul Haque, Christopher Muratore, Nicholas R. Glavin, Ajit K. Roy, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Lubricious Oxide Coatings for Extreme Temperature Applications: A Review, Samir M. Aouadi, Hongyu Gao, Ashlie Martini, Thomas W. Scharf, and Christopher Muratore

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Less Is More: Long-Term in Vitro Exposure to Low Levels of Silver Nanoparticles Provides New Insights for Nanomaterial Evaluation, Kristen K. Comfort, Laura K. Braydich-Stolle, Elizabeth I. Maurer, and Saber M. Hussain

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Slow Release of Ions from Internalized Silver Nanoparticles Modifies the Epidermal Growth Factor Signaling Response, Kristen K. Comfort, Elizabeth I. Maurer, and Saber M. Hussain

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Bone Growth on Reticulated Vitreous Carbon Foam Scaffolds and Implementation of Cellular Automata Modeling as a Predictive Tool, Jarema S. Czarnecki, Mary Blackmore, Simon Jolivet, Khalid Lafdi, and Panagiotis A. Tsonis

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Cellular Automata Simulation of Osteoblast Growth on Microfibrous-Carbon-Based Scaffolds, Jarema S. Czarnecki, Simon Jolivet, Mary Blackmore, Khalid Lafdi, and Panagiotis A. Tsonis

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Augmented Cooling Vest System Subassembly: Design and Analysis, Maurissa D’Angelo, Joseph D’Angelo, Mohammad Almajali, Khalid Lafdi, and Antoine Delort

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Influence of Nanofiller Morphology on the Viscoelastic Properties of CNF/Epoxy Resins, Liberata Guadagno, Marialuigia Raimondo, Khalid Lafdi, Annalisa Fierro, Salvatore Rosolia, and Maria Rossella Nobile

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Growth and Properties of Carbon Microcoils and Nanocoils, Muneaki Hikita, Robyn Bradford, and Khalid Lafdi

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Optical Properties of Carbon Microcoils, Muneaki Hikita, Li Cao, and Khalid Lafdi

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Synthesis and Growth Kinetics of Carbon Nanocoils using Sn-Fe-O Xerogel Film Catalyst, Muneaki Hikita and Khalid Lafdi

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Continuous Ultra-Thin MoS2 Films Grown by Low-Temperature Physical Vapor Deposition, Christopher Muratore, Jianjun Hu, Baoming Wang, M. Amanul Haque, John E. Bultman, Michael L. Jespersen, Michael E. McConney, and R. D. Naguy

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Thermal Anisotropy in Nano-Crystalline MoS2 Thin Films, Christopher Muratore, Vikas Varshney, Jaime J. Gengler, Jianjun Hu, John E. Bultman, Ajit K. Roy, Barry L. Farmer, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Effect of Liquid Level and Agitator Pumping Direction on Turbulent Blend Times, Kevin J. Myers, Jeremy K. Jones, Eric E. Janz, and Julian B. Fasano

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Health Monitoring of Structural Composites with Embedded Carbon Nanotube Coated Glass Fiber Sensors, James Sebastian, Norman Schehl, Michael Bouchard, Matthew Boehle, Lingchuan Li, Alexandre Lagounov, and Khalid Lafdi

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Fracture Toughness of Fiber Metal Laminates: Carbon Nanotube Modified Ti–Polymer–Matrix Composite Interface, Hieu TX Truong, Dimitris C. Lagoudas, Ozden O. Ochoa, and Khalid Lafdi

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Nanofilled Epoxy Adhesive for Structural Aeronautic Materials, Umberto Vietri, Liberata Guadagno, Marialuigia Raimondo, Luigi Vertuccio, and Khalid Lafdi

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Hard Coatings with High Temperature Adaptive Lubrication and Contact Thermal Management: Review, Andrey A. Voevodin, Christopher Muratore, and Samir M. Aouadi

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Photo-Sensitivity of Large Area Physical Vapor Deposited Mono and Bilayer MoS2, Baoming Wang, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, and M. Amanul Haque

Submissions from 2013

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Structural Size and Temperature Dependence of Solid to Air Heat Transfer, Tarekul Alam, A. P. Raghu, M. Amanul Haque, Christopher Muratore, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Effect of Copper Coating on Infiltrated PCM/Foam, Mohammad Rajab Almajali, Khalid Lafdi, and P. H. Prodhomme

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Just-Suspended Agitation of Solid Mixtures, Tianxin Bao, Kevin J. Myers, Eric E. Janz, and Julian B. Fasano

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Infrared Optical Properties of Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Ta2O5 Thin Films, Trevor J. Bright, J. I. Watjen, Zhuomin Zhang, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, D. I. Koukis, David B. Tanner, and Daniel J. Arenas

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The Biological Impact of Concurrent Exposure to Metallic Nanoparticles and a Static Magnetic Field, Kristen K. Comfort, Elizabeth I. Maurer, and Saber M. Hussain

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Physiological Fluid Specific Agglomeration Patterns Diminish Gold Nanorod Photothermal Characteristics, Kristen K. Comfort, Jared W. Speltz, Bradley M. Stacy, Larry R. Dosser, and Saber M. Hussain

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Study of an Alternative Process for Oxidizing Vapor Grown Carbon Nanofibers using Electron Beam Accelerators, Maria Cecília Evora, Donald Klosterman, Khalid Lafdi, Lingchuan Li, and L.G.A. Silva

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A Simultaneous Increase in the Thermal and Electrical Transport in Carbon Nanotube Yarns Induced by Inter-Tube Metallic Welding, Sabyasachi Ganguli, Amber N. Reed, Chaminda Jayasinghe, Joe Sprengard, Ajit K. Roy, Andrey A. Voevodin, and Christopher Muratore

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The Role of Carbon Nanofiber Defects on the Electrical and Mechanical Properties of CNF-Based Resins, Liberata Guadagno, Marialuigia Raimondo, Vittoria Vittoria, Luigi Vertuccio, Khalid Lafdi, Biagio De Vivo, Patrizia Lamberti, Giovanni Spinelli, and Vincenzo Tucci

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V-alloyed ZrO2 Coatings with Temperature Homogenization Function for High-Temperature Sliding Contacts, Oliver Jantschner, C. Walter, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, and Christian Mitterer

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Nanoparticle Decoration of Carbon Nanotubes by Sputtering, Christopher Muratore, Amber N. Reed, John E. Bultman, Sabyasachi Ganguli, Baratunde A. Cola, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Cross-Plane Thermal Properties of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Christopher Muratore, Vikas Varshney, Jaime J. Gengler, Jianjun Hu, John E. Bultman, Timothy M. Smith, Patrick J. Shamberger, Bo Qiu, Xiulin Ruan, Ajit K. Roy, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Effect of Solids Loading on Agitator Just-Suspended Speed, Kevin J. Myers, Eric E. Janz, and Julian B. Fasano

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Molecular Dynamics Studies of Thermal Boundary Resistance in Carbon-Metal Interfaces, Sergei V. Shenogin, Jaime J. Gengler, Ajit K. Roy, Andrey A. Voevodin, and Christopher Muratore

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Lubricious Silver Tantalate Films for Extreme Temperature Applications, D. S. Stone, S. Harbin, Hamidreza Mohseni, Jon E. Mogonye, Thomas W. Scharf, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, Ashlie Martini, and Samir M. Aouadi

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Tannic Acid Coated Gold Nanorods Demonstrate a Distinctive Form of Endosomal Uptake and Unique Distribution within Cells, Emily A. Untener, Kristen K. Comfort, Elizabeth I. Maurer, Christin M. Grabinski, Donald A. Comfort, and Saber M. Hussain

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Spectral Radiative Properties of Tungsten Thin Films in the Infrared, J. I. Watjen, Trevor J. Bright, Zhuomin Zhang, Christopher Muratore, and Andrey A. Voevodin

Submissions from 2012

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Influence of Strain on Thermal Conductivity of Silicon Nitride Thin Films, Tarekul Alam, Mohan P. Manoharan, M. Amanul Haque, Christopher Muratore, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Glass Fiber as a Strain Sensor for Real Time Structural Health Monitoring, Matthew Boehle, Qiong Jiang, Lingchuan Li, Alexandre Lagounov, and Khalid Lafdi

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Optical Properties of HfO2 Thin Films Deposited by Magnetron Sputtering: From the Visible to the Far-Infrared, Trevor J. Bright, Jesse I. Watjen, Zhuomin Zhang, Christopher Muratore, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Biomedical Properties and Preparation of Iron Oxide-Dextran Nanostructures by MAPLE Technique, Carmen Steluta Ciobanu, Simona Liliana Iconaru, Eniko Gyorgy, Mihaela Radu, Marieta Costache, Anca Dinischiotu, Philippe Le Coustumer, Khalid Lafdi, and Daniela Predoi

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Hybrid Carbon-Based Scaffolds for Applications in Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Jarema S. Czarnecki, Khalid Lafdi, Robert M. Joseph, and Panagiotis A. Tsonis

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Design Mixers to Minimize Effects of Erosion and Corrosion Erosion, Julian B. Fasano, Eric E. Janz, and Kevin J. Myers

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Limited Thermal Conductance of Metal-Carbon Interfaces, Jaime J. Gengler, Sergei V. Shenogin, John E. Bultman, Ajit K. Roy, Andrey A. Voevodin, and Christopher Muratore

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Novel Platform Development Using an Assembly of Carbon Nanotube, Nanogold and Immobilized RNA Capture Element towards Rapid, Selective Sensing of Bacteria, Elizabeth I. Maurer, Kristen K. Comfort, Saber M. Hussain, John J. Schlager, and Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay

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Use of Carbon Nanostructures in Transient Spike Power Applications, Muhammad Omar Memon and Khalid Lafdi

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Embedded Phase Change Material Microinclusions for Thermal Control of Surfaces, Christopher Muratore, Samir M. Aouadi, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Influence of Nanomaterials in Polymer Composites on Thermal Conductivity, Wonchang Park, Kyungwho Choi, Khalid Lafdi, and Choongho Yu

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Pressure Effects on HiPIMS Deposition of Hafnium Films, Amber N. Reed, Matthew A. Lange, Christopher Muratore, John E. Bultman, John G. Jones, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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A Carbon Nanotube-Based Composite for the Thermal Control of Heat Loads, Shadab Shaikh and Khalid Lafdi

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Adaptive NbN/Ag Coatings for High Temperature Tribological Applications, D'Arcy S. Stone, Jeremiah Migas, Ashlie Martini, Timothy M. Smith, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, and Samir M. Aouadi

Submissions from 2011

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Effect of Geometric Variations on the Performance of Gas Dispersion Impellers with Semicircular Blades, Julian B. Fasano, Kevin J. Myers, and Eric E. Janz

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In situ Transmission Electron Microscopy of Solid–Liquid Phase Transition of Silica Encapsulated Bismuth Nanoparticles, Jianjun Hu, Yan Hong, Christopher Muratore, Ming Su, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Composite Films Prepared by Immersion Deposition of Manganese Oxide in Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Graphite for Supercapacitors, Lingchuan Li and Khalid Lafdi

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Carbon Nanofiber Based Buckypaper used as a Thermal Interface Material, Muhammad Omar Memon, Sylvain Haillot, and Khalid Lafdi

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In situ Raman Spectroscopy for Examination of High Temperature Tribological Processes, Christopher Muratore, John E. Bultman, Samir M. Aouadi, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Solids Suspension with Angle-Mounted Agitators in Unbaffled Vessels, Kevin J. Myers, Jonathan P. Herr, and Eric E. Janz

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Catalyst Poisoning by Amorphous Carbon during Carbon Nanotube Growth: Fact or Fiction?, Christoph Schünemann, Franziska Schäffel, Alicja Bachmatiuk, Ute Queitsch, Maria Sparing, Bernd Rellinghaus, Khalid Lafdi, Ludwig Schultz, Bernd Büchner, and Mark H. Rümmeli

Submissions from 2010

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Assessment of Carbon Foam Geometry during Copper Coating, Mohammad Rajab Almajali and Khalid Lafdi

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Mechanical Properties of Copper-Coated Carbon Foams, Mohammad Rajab Almajali, Khalid Lafdi, P. H. Prodhomme, and Ozden O. Ochoa

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Adaptive VN/Ag Nanocomposite Coatings with Lubricious Behavior from 25 to 1000 °C, Samir M. Aouadi, Dinesh P. Singh, D'Arcy S. Stone, Kyriaki Polychronopoulou, Farwah Nahif, Claus Rebholz, Christopher Muratore, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Functionalization of Carbon Nanofibers through Electron Beam Irradiation, Maria Cecília Evora, Donald Klosterman, Khalid Lafdi, Lingchuan Li, and Jandro L. Abot

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Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia-Based Composites with Adaptive Thermal Conductivity, Jaime J. Gengler, Christopher Muratore, Ajit K. Roy, Jianjun Hu, Andrey A. Voevodin, Sukesh Roy, and James R. Gord

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The Mechanisms of Gross Slip Fretting Wear on Nickel Oxide/Ti6Al4V Mated Surfaces, Carl H. Heger, Jianjun Hu, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, and Ramana V. Grandhi

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Electrostatic Quadrupole Plasma Mass Spectrometer Measurements during Thin Film Depositions using Simultaneous Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation and Magnetron Sputtering, Chad N. Hunter, Michael H. Check, Christopher Muratore, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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In Situ Studies of TiC1−x N x Hard Coating Tribology, Marisa Rebelo de Figueiredo, Christopher Muratore, Robert Franz, Richard R. Chromik, Kathryn J. Wahl, Andrey A. Voevodin, Michel O'Sullivan, Markus Lechthaler, and Christian Mitterer

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Multifunctional Hybrid Carbon Foams: Integrating Processing and Performance, Melanie D. Sarzynski, Khalid Lafdi, and Ozden O. Ochoa

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C/C Composite, Carbon Nanotube and Paraffin Wax Hybrid Systems for the Thermal Control of Pulsed Power in Electronics, Shadab Shaikh and Khalid Lafdi

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Layered Atomic Structures of Double Oxides for Low Shear Strength at High Temperatures, D'Arcy S. Stone, Jia Liu, Dinesh P. Singh, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, Sanjay Mishra, Claus Rebholz, Qingfeng Ge, and Samir M. Aouadi

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MD Simulations of Molybdenum Disulphide (MoS2): Force-Field Parameterization and Thermal Transport Behavior, Vikas Varshney, Soumya S. Patnaik, Christopher Muratore, Ajit K. Roy, Andrey A. Voevodin, and Barry L. Farmer

Submissions from 2009

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Progress in the Development of Adaptive Nitride-Based Coatings for High Temperature Tribological Applications, Samir M. Aouadi, Brandon Luster, Punit Kohli, Christopher Muratore, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Tribological Investigation of Adaptive Mo2N/MoS2/Ag Coatings with High Sulfur Content, Samir M. Aouadi, Yadab Paudel, William J. Simonson, Qingfeng Ge, Punit Kohli, Christopher Muratore, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Tribological Properties of Pulsed Laser Deposited Mo–S–Te Composite Films at Moderate High Temperatures, Jianjun Hu, John E. Bultman, Christopher Muratore, Benjamin S. Phillips, Jeffrey S. Zabinski, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Thermal Properties of Copper-Coated Carbon Foams, Khalid Lafdi, Mohammad Rajab Almajali, and Omar Huzayyin

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Tribological Coatings for Lubrication over Multiple Thermal Cycles, Christopher Muratore, Jianjun Hu, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Chameleon Coatings: Adaptive Surfaces to Reduce Friction and Wear in Extreme Environments, Christopher Muratore and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Control of Molybdenum Disulfide Basal Plane Orientation during Coating Growth in Pulsed Magnetron Sputtering Discharges, Christopher Muratore and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Carbon Nanotube−MoS2 Composites as Solid Lubricants, Xianfeng Zhang, Brandon Luster, Amelia Church, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, Punit Kohli, Samir M. Aouadi, and Saikat Talapatra

Submissions from 2008

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Adaptive Mo2N/MoS2/Ag Tribological Nanocomposite Coatings for Aerospace Applications, Samir M. Aouadi, Yadab Paudel, Brandon Luster, Shane Stadler, Punit Kohli, Christopher Muratore, Carl Hager, and Andrey A. Voevodin

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Surface Texturing for Adaptive Solid Lubrication, Prakash Basnyat, Brandon Luster, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, Richard T. Haasch, Rashid Zakeri, Punit Kohli, and Samir M. Aouadi

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A Novel Approach to Control Growth, Orientation, and Shape of Human Osteoblasts, Jarema S. Czarnecki, Khalid Lafdi, and Panagiotis A. Tsonis

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Deposition and Characterization of Hybrid Filtered Arc/Magnetron Multilayer Nanocomposite Cermet Coatings for Advanced Tribological Applications, Vladimir I. Gorokovsky, Chris Bowman, Paul E. Gannon, David VanVorous, Andrey A. Voevodin, Christopher Muratore, Young Sup Kang, and Jianjun Hu

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A Possible Link Between Macroscopic Wear and Temperature Dependent Friction Behaviors of MoS2 Coatings, Matthew A. Hamilton, Luis A. Alvarez, Nathan A. Mauntler, Nicolas Argibay, Rachel Colbert, David L. Burris, Christopher Muratore, Andrey A. Voevodin, Scott S. Perry, and W. Gregory Sawyer

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Nitrogen and Hydrogen Plasma Treatments of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes, John G. Jones, A. R. Waite, Christopher Muratore, and Andrey A. Voevodin