Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mechanical Engineering Department faculty.


Submissions from 2022

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


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

Submissions from 2021

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

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

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


Morphology Control Of One-Dimensional Gallium Nitride Nanostructures by Modulating the Crystallinity of Sacrificial Gallium Oxide Templates, Yun Taek Ko, Mijeong Park, Jingyeong Park, Jaeyun Moon, Yong Ho Choa, and Young In Lee


Silk Fibroin Supraparticles Created by the Evaporation of Colloidal Ouzo Droplets, Ashley Lamb, Fengjie He, Shengjie Zhai, and Hui Zhao


Under Pressure: Hydrogel Swelling in a Granular Medium, Jean François Louf, Nancy B. Lu, Margaret G. O'Connell, H. Jeremy Cho, and Sujit S. Datta

AC Insulator-Based Dielectrophoretic Focusing of Particles and Cells in an "infinite" Microchannel, Amirreza Malekanfard, Shayesteh Beladi-Behbahani, Tzuen Rong Tzeng, Hui Zhao, and Xiangchun Xuan

Heat and Mass Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control in a Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition, Ting Ma, Yitung Chen, Aleksandr N. Pavlenko, and Qiuwang Wang

Finite Element Investigation of Thermal-kinetic-mechanical Evolutions during Laser Powder Deposition as an Innovative Technique for Rail Repair, Ershad Mortazavian, Zhiyong Wang, and Hualiang Teng

Tailored Synthesis of Molybdenum-Selenide/Selenium/Sodium-Molybdate Hybrid Composites as a Promising Anode for Lithium-Ion and Sodium-Ion Batteries, Tuan Loi Nguyen, Viet Duc Phung, Kaleab Ayalew, Dongwon Chun, Il Tae Kim, Kwang J. Kim, and Jaeyun Moon

A Hyperelastic Porous Media Framework for Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators and Sensors: Thermodynamically Consistent Formulation and Nondimensionalization of the Field Equations, Zakai J. Olsen and Kwang J. Kim


Direct Energy Deposition of Mo Powder Prepared by Electrode Induction Melting Gas Atomization, Goo Won Roh, Eun Soo Park, Jaeyun Moon, Hojun Lee, and Jongmin Byun

Effects of Alkali and Oxidation Treatments on Efficiency and Stability of CdS/CIGS Solar Cells, Curtis Walkons, Theresa M. Friedlmeier, Stefan Paetel, Wolfram Hempel, Marco Nardone, Edward Barnard, Kyoung E. Kweon, Vincenzo Lordi, and Shubhra Bansal

Evaluation of Different Krylov Subspace Methods for Simulation of the Water Faucet Problem, Hong-Yang Wei, Kevin Briggs, Victor Quintanilla, and Yi-Tung Chen

The Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Turbulent Flow Behavior in 5 × 5 Fuel Rod Bundle With Split-Type Mixing Vane, Hongyang Wei, Victor Quintanilla, Yi-Tung Chen, Peiyao Qi, Xing Li, Shouxu Qiao, and Sichao Tan

Multiplexed Colorimetric Detection of SARS-CoV-2 and Other Pathogens in Wastewater on a 3D Printed Integrated Microfluidic Chip, Kun Yin, Xiong Ding, Zhiheng Xu, Ziyue Li, Xingyu Wang, Hui Zhao, Clifford Otis, Baikun Li, and Changchun Liu

Submissions from 2020

Unmanned Aerial System Integrated Sensor for Remote Gamma and Neutron Monitoring, Alexander Barzilov and Monia Kazemeini

Large Scale Solar Power, Hydrogen Development, and Building Applications, Robert F. Boehm

Thermoelectric Performance of N-Type Polycrystalline SnSe With Surface Depletion by Pressureless Sintering, Jongmin Byun, Hyeunhwan An, Jaeyoung Hong, Dong W. Chun, and Jaeyun Moon

Discrete Vortex Modeling of Inviscid Flow in Aerodynamic Flutter, Emma Chao and William G. Culbreth

Experimental Study on Heat Transfer Performance of Gallium Heat Sink, Yi-Tung Chen, Zirui Xu, Xinyi Li, Ziliang Zhu, Qiuwang Wang, and Ting Ma

Experimental Study on Small Scale Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger with Zigzag Channels, Wenxiao Chu, Xionghui Li, Yitung Chen, Qiuwang Wang, and Ting Ma

Numerical Study on Performance of a Pcm-Based Solar Thermoelectric Energy-Harvesting Device in Alpine Region, Fuqing Cui, Na Li, Peiqin Wu, Xing Lu, Yitung Chen, Qiuwang Wang, and Ting Ma

Solar Still Distillate Enhancement Techniques and Recent Developments, Dudul Das, Urbashi Bordoloi, Pankaj Kalita, Robert F. Boehm, and Akash Dilip Kamble

Towards Smart Classroom: Affordable and Simple Approach to Dynamic Projection Mapping for Education, Arkshay Dave, Mirue Kang, Jihyun Hwang, Mia Lorenzo, and Paul Oh

Exploring the Correlation Between Students Reported Self-Efficacy and Retention, Joseph Dygert, Melissa L. Morris, and Robin A.M. Hensel

Experimental Study on Laminar Flow Resistance Characteristics of Flat Tube and Microfinned Flat Tube, Guangming Fan, Luchao She, Jie Cheng, Zhongning Sun, and Yi-Tung Chen

The Future of Work: Towards Service Robot Control through Brain-Computer Interface, Leonardo Georgescu, Dylan Wallace, Daniel Kyong, Alex Chung, Kathy Chun, and Paul Oh

Understanding Student Retention in Engineering, Robin A. Hensel, Joseph Dygert, and Melissa Lynn Morris

Remote Sensing of Radiological Materials in a Wide Area Using Unmanned Aerial Systems, Monia Kazemeini, Alexander Barzilov, and Woosoon Yim

Theoretical Analysis of Filmwise Condensation in Inclined Tubes with Nondivergent and Irrotational Flow Components, Kaipo Kekaula and Yi-Tung Chen

MRT-lattice Boltzmann Simulation of High Schmidt and Low Prandtl Number Fluids with Heterogeneous Reaction on Surfaces, Emad Pouryazdanpanah Kermani and Yi-Tung Chen

Testing-and-Evaluation Platform for Haptics-Based Aerial Manipulation With Drones, Dongbin Kim and Paul Y. Oh

Testing-and-Evaluation Platform for Haptics-based Aerial Manipulation with Drones, Dongbin Kim and Paul Y. Oh

Implementing ROS Communications for Sensor Integration with the RB5 Collaborative Robot, Jason Kreitz, Moonyoung Lee, Hyun SubPark, Paul Y. Oh, and Jun Ho Oh

Influence of Particle Shape on Polarization Characteristics of Backscattering Light in Turbid Media, Ye Kuntao, Ji'e Musha, and Shengjie Zhai


Multidirectional Cylindrical Piezoelectric Force Sensor: Design and Experimental Validation, Ye Rim Lee, Justin Neubauer, Kwang Jin Kim, and Youngsu Cha

MCNP Simulation Study of the Dual Radiation Rotating Scattering Mask for Localization of Gamma and Neutron Sources, Devon Loomis, Ivan Novikov, and Alex Barzilov

Sulfur‐ and Nitrogen‐Rich Porous π‐Conjugated COFs as Stable Electrode Materials for Electro‐Ionic Soft Actuators, Manmatha Mahato, Rassoul Tabassian, Van Hiep Nguyen, Saewoong Oh, Sanghee Nam, Kwang Jin Kim, and Il-Kwon Oh

Prediction of Flow Maldistribution in Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger, Ting Ma, Pan Zhang, Haoning Shi, Yi-tung Chen, and Qiuwang Wang

Identification of the Mechanical Characteristics of 3D Printed Ninjaflex, Patrick Messimer, Brendan O’Toole, and Mohamed Trabia

How Do Student Perceptions of Engineers and Engineering as a Career Relate to Their Self-Efficacy, Career Expectations, and Grittiness?, Melissa Lynn Morris, Joseph Dygert, and Robin A. Hensel

Repair of Light Rail Track Through Restoration of the Worn Part of the Railhead Using Submerged Arc Welding Process, Ershad Mortazavian, Zhiyong Wang, and Hualiang Teng

Thermal-Kinetic-Mechanical Modeling of Laser Powder Deposition Process for Rail Repair, Ershad Mortazavian, Zhiyong Wang, and Hualiang Teng

Repair of Light Rail Track Through Restoration of the Worn Part of the Railhead Using Submerged Arc Welding Process, Ershad Mortazavian, Zhiyoung Wang, and Hualiang Teng

Quantifying Large Lattice Relaxations in Photovoltaic Devices, Marco Nardone, Yasas Patikiridge, Kyoung E. Kweon, Curtis Walkons, Theresa Magorian Friedlmeier, Joel B. Varley, Vincenzo Lordi, and Shubhra Bansal

CIGS Device Models with Variations of Buffer Layer, Alkali Content, and Oxidation, Marco Nardone, Curtis Walkons, Stefan Paetel, Theresa M. Friedlmeier, Kyoung E. Kweon, Vincenzo Lordi, and Shubhra Bansal

Design, Fabrication, and Partial Characterization of a Solar Receiver and Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger for a Concentrated Solar Power Supercritical CO2 Testbed, Danielle Nobles-Lookingbill, Aaron Sahm, Rick Hurt, and Robert Boehm

Developing Next Generation Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Materials: Perspectives For Enabling Robotics and Biomimetics, Zakai J. Olsen, Kwang J. Kim, and Il-Kwon Oh

Partnership for Equity: Engaging with Faculty to Cultivate Inclusive Professional Identities for Engineers and Computer Scientists, Seoyeon Park, Rebecca A. Atadero, Anne Marie Aramati Casper, Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez, Jody Paul, Melissa Lynn Morris, Christopher Douglas Griffin, Ronald R. DeLyser, Christina Paguyo, and Scott T. Leutenegger

A Comparison Between FEM and FVM via the Method of Weighted Residuals, Darrell W. Pepper, S. Pirbastami, and David B. Carrington

A Two-Dimensional Finite Element Recursion Relation for the Transport Equation Using Nine-Diagonal Solvers, Sogol Pirbastami and Darrell W. Pepper


Fabrication of Hard–Soft Microfluidic Devices Using Hybrid 3D Printing, Carlos Ruiz, Karteek Kadimisetty, Kun Yin, Michael G. Mauk, Hui Zhao, and Changchun Liu

The Effects of Exhaust Air Vent Location on Thermal Comfort Inside a Residential Building Equipped With an Evaporative Cooling System, Armin Saraei and Samir Farid Moujaes

Air Stable, High‐Efficiency, Pt‐Based Halide Perovskite Solar Cells with Long Carrier Lifetimes, Dakota Schwartz, Rubaiya Murshed, Harry Larson, Benedikt Usprung, Sina Soltanmohamad, Ramesh Pandey, Edward S. Barnard, Angus Rockett, Thomas Hartmann, Ivano E. Castelli, and Shubhra Bansal

Basic Design of a Biomimetic Underwater Soft Robot With Switchable Swimming Modes and Programmable Artificial Muscles, Qi Shen, Zakai Olsen, Tyler Stalbaum, Sarah Trabia, Jameson Lee, Robert Hunt, Kwang Kim, Jaehwan Kim, and Il-Kwon Oh


Material Model Characterization of a Ti/SiC Metal Matrix Nanocomposite Coating Subjected to Hypervelocity Impact, Pouya Shojaei, Riccardo Scazzosi, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan Otoole, Marco Giglio, Xing Zhang, Yiliang Liao, and Andrea Manes

Effect of Bolted Joints on Shock Propagation Across Structures Under Medium Impact Loading, Pouya Shojaei, Mohamed Trabia, and Brendan O'Toole

An Approach for Modeling Shock Propagation through a Bolted Joint Structure, Pouya Shojaei, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan Otoole, and Jed Higdon

Enhancing Hypervelocity Impact Resistance of Titanium Substrate Using Ti/SiC Metal Matrix Nanocomposite Coating, Pouya Shojaei, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O'Toole, Richard Jennings, Xing Zhang, and Yiliang Liao

Material Handling by Humanoid Robot while Pushing Carts Using a Walking Pattern Based on Capture Point, Jean Chagas Vaz and Paul Oh

Model-Based Suppression Control for Liquid Vessels Carried by a Humanoid Robot while Stair-Climbing, Jean Chagas Vaz and Paul Oh

Expanding Humanoid's Material-Handling Capabilities using Capture Point Walking, Jean Chagas Vaz and Paul Y. Oh

Service Robot Navigation and Computer Vision Application in a Banquet Hall Setting, Fausto Vega, Eric Hwang, Luke Park, Brandon Chan, and Paul Oh

Behavior of Na and RbF-Treated CdS/Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells with Stress Testing under Heat, Light, and Junction Bias, Curtis Walkons, Mohsen Jahandardoost, Theresa M. Friedlmeier, Wolfram Hempel, Stefan Paetel, Marco Nardone, Benedikt Ursprung, Edward S. Barnard, Kyoung E. Kweon, Vincenzo Lordi, and Shubhra Bansal

Behavior of Na and RbF‐Treated CdS/Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells with Stress Testing under Heat, Light, and Junction Bias, Curtis Walkons, Mohsen Jahandardoost, Theresa M. Friedlmeir, Wolfram Hempel, Stefan Paetel, Marco Nardone, Benedikt Ursprung, Edward S. Barnard, Kyoung E. Kweon, Vincenzo Lordi, and Shubhra Bansal

Numerical Analysis of Pb‐Free Perovskite Absorber Materials: Prospects and Challenges, Curtis Walkons, Rubaiya Murshed, and Shubhra Bansal

Numerical Investigation of the Internally Heated Melt Pool Natural Convection Behavior With the Consideration of Different High Internal Rayleigh Numbers, Hongyang Wei and Yi-Tung Chen

Experimental Study on the Heat Transfer Performance of a Gallium Heat Sink, Zirui Xu, Xinyi Li, Qiuwang Wang, Yitung Chen, and Ting Ma

Dynamic Aqueous Multiphase Reaction System for One-Pot CRISPR-Cas12a-Based Ultrasensitive and Quantitative Molecular Diagnosis, Kun Yin, Xiong Ding, Ziyun Li, Hui Zhao, Kumarasen Cooper, and Changchun Liu

A Novel Route to Visualize the Hot Electron Transfer Process in AG@sio2-tio2 for Solar-Hydrogen Conversion, Zexin Yu, Lixia Sang, and Yi-Tung Chen

Removal of Antibiotics in Aqueous Phase Using Silica-Based Immobilized Nanomaterials: A Review, Ahdee B. Zeidman, Oscar M. Rodriguez-Narvaez, Jaeyun Moon, and Erick R. Bandala

Submissions from 2019

Time Encoded Imaging of Neutrons and Photons Using CLYC Detector Equipped with a Dual Mode Collimator, Alexander Barzilov and Amber Guckes

Dual Mode Radiation Sensor for UAS Platforms, Alexander Barzilov and Monia Kazemeini

Gamma Ray Measurements Using Unmanned Aerial Systems, Alexander Barzilov, Monia Kazemeini, John Vargas, and Woosoon Yim

Gamma Ray and Neutron Sensors for Remote Monitoring Using Aerial Robotic Platforms, Alexander Barzilov, Monia Kazemeini, Woosoon Yim, and Joon Lee

One-Way Coupled Three-Dimensional Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Zigzag-Channel Supercritical CO2 Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers, Katrine Bennett and Yi-tung Chen

Thermal-Hydraulic Correlations for Zigzag-Channel Pches Covering a Broad Range of Design Parameters for Estimating Performance Prior to Modeling, Katrine Bennett and Yi-tung Chen

Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger Performance Analysis Using Non-Uniform Segmental Design Method, Katrine Bennett and Yitung Chen


3D-Printing and Machine Learning Control of Soft Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators, James D. Carrico, Tucker Hermans, Kwang J. Kim, and Kam K. Leang

Scaling Law for Cracking in Shrinkable Granular Packings, Han-Jae Cho and Sujit S. Datta

Bubble Nucleation, Growth, and Departure: A New, Dynamic Understanding, H. Jeremy Cho and Evelyn N. Wang

Thermo-Hydraulic Performance of Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger With Different Cambered Airfoil Fins, Wen-Xiao Chu, Katrine Bennett, Jie Cheng, Yi-Tung Chen, and Qiu-Wang Wang

Low-Altitude Contour Mapping of Radiation Fields using UAS Swarm, Zachary Cook, Monia Kazemeini, Alexander Barzilov, and Woosoon Yim

Transient Flux Neutron Activation Detector, William G. Culbreth

Capture of Decay Heat to Produce Thrust in a Nuclear Propulsion Rocket, William G. Culbreth and Kimberly Gonzalez

Modelling and Experimental Study for PVC Gel Actuators, Zachary Frank, Zakai Olsen, Taeseon Hwang, and Kwang J. Kim

Directional Detection of Neutrons and Photons Using Elpasolites: Computational Study, A. Guckes, Alex Barzilov, and P. Guss

Considerations for Hose Wielding UAV for Civil Infrastructure Cleaning, Blake Hament and Paul Oh


Design and Preliminary Testing of Demand-Responsive Transverse Rumble Strips, Md Shakhawat Hossen, Christopher Kappes, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan Morris, JeeWoong Park, and Alexander Paz


High-Performance Polyvinyl Chloride Gel Artificial Muscle Actuator with Graphene Oxide and Plasticizer, Taeseon Hwang, Zachary Frank, Justin Neubauer, and Kwang Jin Kim

Integration of CZT and CLYC Radiation Detectors into Robotic Platforms using ROS, Monia Kazemeini, Alexander Barzilov, Joon Lee, and Woosoon Yim

Study of Radiation Effects in Electronics of a Hexapod Robotic Platform, Monia Kazemeini, Jean Chagas Vaz, and Alexander Barzilov

Synchronous Polymerization of 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene and Pyrrole by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) for Conductive Thin Film with Tunable Energy Bandgap, Sanghoon Kim, Joon Suk Oh, Taeseon Hwang, Hee Won Seo, Dong-Cheol Jeong, Jun-Ho Lee, Long Wen, Changsik Song, Jeon Geon Han, and Jae-Do Nam


Non-Einstein Viscosity Phenomenon of Acrylonitrile–Butadiene–Styrene Composites Containing Lignin–Polycaprolactone Particulates Highly Dispersed by High-Shear Stress, Sing-Hoon Kim, Kisuk Choi, Kyouk Ryeol Choi, Taesung Kim, Jonghwan Suhr, Kwang Jin Kim, Hyoung Jin Choi, and Jae-Do Nam


Fabrication of Biased-Magnetorheological Elastomers (B-MRE) based on Magnetized Ferromagnetic Particles, Choonghan Lee and Woosoon Yim