Faculty research from the Mechanical Engineering department.


Submissions from 2022

Modulating Thermal Transport in a Porous Carbon Honeycomb Using Cutting and Deformation Techniques, Yang Han, Chaoxiang Zhao, Hao Bai, Yanjun Li, Jiayue Yang, Yi-Tung Chen, Guo Hong, David Lacroix, and Mykola Isaiev

Heat- And Light-Soaking Behavior of Rbf-Treated CU(In,GA)se2 Solar Cells With Two Different Buffer Layers, Mohsen Jahandardoost, Marco Nardone, Theresa Magorian Friedlmeier, Curtis Walkons, and Shubhra Bansal

Energy Dissipation Capacity of Cementitious Nanocomposite Reinforced by Hybrid Carbon Nanotubes, Robabeh Jazaei, Moses Karakouzian, Brendan O'Toole, Jaeyun Moon, and Samad Gharehdaghi

Effect of Ambient Temperature Variation on Pressure Drop during Condensation in Long Inclined Tubes, Kaipo Kekaula and Yi-Tung Chen


How Dynamic Adsorption Controls Surfactant‑enhanced Boiling, Mario R. Mata, Brandon Ortiz, Dhruv Luhar, Vesper Evereux, and H. Jeremy Cho

Photon Doppler Velocimetry Measurements of Impact-Induced Surface Waves in Glass and Their Role in Fracture Initiation and Damage Evolution, Jason McDonald, Michael Pena, Sikhanda Satapathy, Brendan O'Toole, Mohamed Trabia, and Richard Jennings


Additive-Assisted Optimization in Morphology and Optoelectronic Properties of Inorganic Mixed Sn-Pb Halide Perovskites, Rubaiya Murshed and Shubhra Bansal

A Study of Mechanoelectrical Transduction Behavior in Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc) Gel as Smart Sensors, Justin Neubauer, Zakai J. Olsen, Zachary Frank, Taeseon Hwang, and Kwang J. Kim

Approximate Field Measures for Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Materials and a Simplified Order-Of-Magnitude Actuator Model, Zakai J. Olsen and Kwang J. Kim

Characterizing the Transduction Behavior of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators and Sensors via Dimensional Analysis, Zakai J. Olsen and Kwang J. Kim

A World’s Dilemma ‘Upon Which the Sun Never Sets’: The Nuclear Waste Management Strategy (Part IV): Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates, Mark Callis Sanders and Charlotta E. Sanders


An Approach for Material Model Identification of a Composite Coating Using Micro-Indentation and Multi-Scale Simulations, Pouya Shojaei, Riccardo Scazzosi, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O’toole, Marco Giglio, Xing Zhang, Yiliang Liao, and Andrea Manes

Application of Different Krylov Subspace Methods in Subcooled Flow Boiling Simulation, Hongyang Wei and Yi-Tung Chen

Study on Mechanical Stress of Semicircular and Rectangular Channels in Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers, Zirui Xu, Wangnan Chen, Jie Lian, Xiongwei Yang, Qiuwang Wang, Yi-Tung Chen, and Ting Ma

The Influence of Four-Wire Structure on the Flow and Heat Transfer Process in Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactor Fuel Assembly, Zhirui Zhao, Jianxin Shi, Baozhi Sun, Yi-tung Chen, Wanze Wu, and Huidan Fu

Submissions from 2021


Control-Oriented Nonlinear Modeling of Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc) Gel Actuators, Mohammed Al-Rubaiai, Xinda Qi, Zachary Frank, Ryohei Tsuruta, Umesh Gandhi, Kwang J. Kim, and Xiaobo Tan

Toward Understanding Large Deflection Bending of 3d Printed Ninjaflex®, Lucas K. Gallup, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O’Toole, and Youssef Fahmy

Thermal-Fluid Analysis of a Parabolic Trough Solar Collector of a Direct Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Brayton Cycle: A Numerical Study, Samad Gharehdaghi, Samir F. Moujaes, and Alireza Mahdavi Nejad

Experimental Study of Directional Detection of Neutrons and Gamma Rays Using an Elpasolite Scintillator Array, A. Guckes, Alex Barzilov, and P. Guss

Robotic System for Plant Tending in Remote Habitat, Blake Hament, Paul Oh, Danielle Carr, Carl Moore, Satyanarayan Dev, Ian Ferguson, Pedro Pena, and Josh W. Ehrlich

Academic Success and Retention of Underprepared Students, Robin A.M. Hensel, Joseph Dygert, and Melissa Lynn Morris

Thermo-Mechanical Response of the Twisted and Coiled Polymer Actuator (TCPA): A Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Robert Hunt, Zakai Olsen, and Kwang Kim


Use of Pressure-Measuring Insoles to Characterize Gait Parameters in Simulated Reduced-Gravity Conditions, Christian Ison, Connor Neilsen, Jessica DeBerardinis, Mohamed B. Trabia, and Janet S. Dufek

Potential Induced Degradation and Recovery Effects in CdS/CIGS Solar Cells with Na and RbF Treatments, Mohsen Jahandardoost, Theresa M. Friedlmeier, Marco Nardone, and Shubhra Bansal

Toward Avatar-Drone: A Human-Embodied Drone for Aerial Manipulation, Dongbin Kim and Paul Y. Oh