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Submissions from 2022

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Development of Color Tunable Piezoelectric Nanogenerators using CsPbX3 Perovskite Nanocrystals Embedded in Poly(D,L-lactide) Membranes, Sk Shamim Hasan Abir, Julio E. Trevino, Bhupendra B. Srivastava, Muhtasim Ul Karim Sadaf, Julia I. Salas, Karen Lozano, and Mohammed Jasim Uddin

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Conductive Polymer Pad for Use in Freight Railcar Bearing Adapters, Jesse Aguilera, Constantine Tarawneh, Harry Siegel, Robert Jones, and Santana Gutierrez

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Transient Thermal Analysis of a Railroad Bearing Adapter for Optimal Placement of Onboard Sensors, Javier E. Arroyo, Constantine Tarawneh, Arturo Fuentes, Roberto A. Garcia, and Jose G. Gallegos

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Model-assisted deep learning of rare extreme events from partial observations, Anna Asch, Ethan Brady, Hugo Gallardo, John Hood, Bryan Chu, and Mohammad Farazmanda

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Lubrication Performance of Sunflower Oil Reinforced with Halloysite Clay Nanotubes (HNT) as Lubricant Additives, Md Abu Sayeed Biswas, Md Mashfiqur Rahman, Javier A. Ortega, Laura Peña-Parás, Demófilo Maldonado-Cortés, José A. González, Ricardo Cantú, Adrián Campos, and Eugenio Flores

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Hierarchical Design Strategies to Produce Internally Structured Nanofibers, Saptasree Bose, Victoria Padilla, Alexandra Salinas, Fariha Ahmad, Timothy P. Lodge, Christopher J. Ellison, and Karen Lozano

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Quantum dynamics effects on amplitude-frequency response of Superharmonic resonance of second-order of electrostatically actuated NEMS circular plates, Dumitru Caruntu and Julio S. Beatriz

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Spatters and Spills: Spreading Dynamics for Partially Wetting Droplets, Sylvia C. L. Durian, Sam Dillavou, Kwame Markin, Adrian Portales, Bryan O. Torres Maldonado, William T. M. Irvine, Paulo E. Arratia, and Douglas J. Durian

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Matrix Acidizing in Carbonate Formations, Ofelia Gomez Chacon and Maysam Pournik

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Development of an Improved Mathematical Representation which Captures the Nonlinear Dynamic Behavior of a Drill-string Assembly, Eleazar Marquez

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Estimation of the Response, Power Spectra, and Whirling Patterns Generated from Mud Circulating Along the Annulus During Drilling Procedures: An Alternative Mathematical Representation via Finite Element Modelling, Eleazar Marquez

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A Probabilistic Analysis in Vibration-assisted Drilling to Measure Dynamic Behavior During Drilling and Understand Risk Factors, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Innovations in Engineering Education for Fast-paced Virtual Summer Courses, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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In-Person Instruction or Remote Learning?: Understanding Students' Learning Experiences during COVID-19, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Navigating the Virtual Landscape: Implementing a Pedagogical Framework in a Virtual Summer Engineering Course to Enhance Students' Academic Development, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Development of A Bootcamp for Freshman Student Success During COVID-19 Transition, Eleazar Marquez, Noe Vargas Hernandez, and Arturo Fuentes

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Non-Destructive Infrared Thermographic Curing Analysis of Polymer Composites, Md Ashiqur Rahman, Javier Becerril, Dipannita Ghosh, and Nazmul Islam

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Automatic Dispersion, Defect, Curing, and Thermal Characteristics Determination of Polymer Composites using Micro-Scale Infrared Thermography and Machine Learning Algorithm, Md Ashiqur Rahman, Mirza Masfiqur Rahman, and Ali Ashraf

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Electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of compression molded carbon nanofiber-reinforced polyvinylidene difluoride film, Veronica M. Serrato, Victoria Padilla, Daniel Jones, Sergio Herrera, Luis Campos, Ignacio Serrato III, Heinrich D. Foltz, and Karen Lozano

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Color tunable aerogels/sponge-like structures developed from fine fiber membranes, Alexa Villarreal, Raul Barbosa, Saptasree Bose, Bhupendra B. Srivastava, Victoria Padilla-Gainza, and Karen Lozano

Submissions from 2021

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Tunable CsPb(Br/Cl)3 perovskite nanocrystals and further advancement in designing light emitting fiber membranes, Sk Shamim Hasan Abir, Santosh K. Gupta, A. Ibrahim, Bhupendra B. Srivastava, and Karen Lozano

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The Effect of Solvent and Molecular Weight on the Morphology of Centrifugally Spun Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) Nanofibers, Sk Shamim Hasan Abir, Md Toukir Hasan, Mataz Alcoutlabi, and Karen Lozano

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Energy Harvesting Device for Powering Onboard Condition Monitoring Modules in Rail Service, Martin Amaro Jr., Constantine Tarawneh, Heinrich D. Foltz, and Roberto A. Garcia

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Performance and morphology of centrifugally spun Co3O4/C composite fibers for anode materials in lithium-ion batteries, Jonathan Ayala, Daniel Ramirez, Jason C. Myers, Timothy P. Lodge, Jason Parsons, and Mataz Alcoutlabi

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Subharmonic Resonance of One Fourth Order of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Circular Plates: Amplitude-Frequency Response, Dumitru Caruntu, Julio Beatriz, and Miguel Martinez

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Two-Dimensional Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamics of Forcespinning Jet Formation, Dumitru I. Caruntu, Simon Padron, and Karen Lozano

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Two-Dimensional Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamics of Forcespinning Jet Formation, Dumitru Caruntu, Simon Padron, and Karen Lozano

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Thermal conductivity of hybrid multilayer graphene-fiber carbon membranes, Jazael Gómez, Arturo Estrada, Argelia Balbuena Ortega, Oscar Arredondo, Rocío Nava, Raul Barbosa, Dulce Capitanachi, and Karen Lozano

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Antibacterial activities of centrifugally spun polyethylene oxide/silver composite nanofibers, Md Toukir Hasan, Ramiro Gonzalez, Mircea Chipara, Luis Materon, Jason Parsons, and Mataz Alcoutlabi

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Forcespun polyvinylpyrrolidone/copper and polyethylene oxide/copper composite fibers and their use as antibacterial agents, Md Toukir Hasan, Ramiro Gonzalez, Ari Alexis Munoz, Luis Materon, Jason Parsons, and Mataz Alcoutlabi

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Centrifugally spun TiO2/C composite fibers prepared from TiS2/PAN precursor fibers as binder-free anodes for LIBS, Jorge Lopez, Ramiro Gonzalez, Jonathan Ayala, Jesus Cantu, Alexandria Castillo, Jason Parsons, Timothy P. Lodge, and Mataz Alcoutlabi

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Incorporating a Mid-semester Project to Evaluate Communication, and Leadership Skills for Undergraduate Engineering Students in the Statics/Strength of Materials Course: A Comparative Assessment Before and During COVID-19, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Quality Mentorship Matters: An Innovative Approach to Supporting Student Success in Engineering Undergraduate Research, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Scaffolding Student Success: Developing a Culturally Responsive Approach to Support Underrepresented Minorities in Engineering Undergraduate Research, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Teaching Engineering Virtually: A Rapid Response to Address the Academic Challenges Generated by COVID-19, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Numerical Study of Fully Coupled Fluid-Structure Interaction of Stented Ureter by Varying the Stent Side-Holes, Erick Martinez, Ben Xu, Jianzhi Li, and Yingchen Yang

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On the thermogravimetric analysis of polymers: Polyethylene oxide powder and nanofibers, Oriretan Omosola, Dorina M. Chipara, Mohammed Jasim Uddin, Karen Lozano, Mataz Alcoutlabi, Victoria Padilla-Gainza, and Mircea Chipara

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Improvement of Printing Quality for Laser-induced Forward Transfer based Laser-Assisted Bioprinting Process using a CFD-based numerical model, Jie Qu, Chaoran Dou, Ben Xu, Jianzhi Li, Zhonghao Rao, and Andrew Tsin

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Piezoelectric Properties of PVDF-Zn2GeO4 Fine Fiber Mats, Fariha Rubaiya, Swati Mohan, Bhupendra B. Srivastava, Horacio Vasquez, and Karen Lozano

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Optimal Tracking in Switched Systems With Free Final Time and Fixed Mode Sequence Using Approximate Dynamic Programming, Tohid Sardarmehni and Xingyong Song

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Sub-optimal tracking in switched systems with fixed final time and fixed mode sequence using reinforcement learning, Tohid Sardarmehni and Xingyong Song

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Defect detection in freight railcar tapered-roller bearings using vibration techniques, Constantine Tarawneh, Joseph Montalvo, and Brent Wilson

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Piezoelectric properties of PVDF-conjugated polymer nanofibers, Julio E. Trevino, Swati Mohan, Alexandra Salinas, Emilia Cueva, and Karen Lozano

Submissions from 2020

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Casimir Effect on Amplitude-Frequency Response of Parametric Resonance of Electrostatically Actuated NEMS Cantilever Resonators, Dumitru Caruntu and Christian A. Reyes

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Spectroscopic investigations on PVDF-Fe2O3 nanocomposites, Dorina M. Chipara, Victor Kuncser, Karen Lozano, Mataz Alcoutlabi, Elamin Ibrahim, and Mircea Chipara

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The Performance of SiO2 and TiO2 Nanoparticles as Lubricant Additives in Sunflower Oil, Vicente Cortes, Karen Sanchez, Mataz Alcoutlabi, and Javier A. Ortega

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Optimization of Railroad Bearing Health Monitoring System for Wireless Utilization, Jonas Cuanang, Constantine Tarawneh, Martin Amaro Jr., Jennifer Lima, and Heinrich D. Foltz

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Effect of Additional Weight on Human Squat Exercise Stability: Ground Reaction Forces and Centers of Pressure, Jose Galarza and Dumitru Carantu

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Luminescent PVDF nanocomposite films and fibers encapsulated with La2Hf2O7:Eu3+ nanoparticles, Santosh K. Gupta, Carlos Hernandez, Jose P. Zuniga, Karen Lozano, and Yuanbing Mao

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Estimating the Inner Ring Defect Size and Residual Service Life of Freight Railcar Bearings Using Vibration Signatures, Jennifer Lima, Constantine Tarawneh, Jesse Aguilera, and Jonas Cuanang

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Optimizing Power Consumption of Freight Railroad Bearings Using Laboratory Experimental Data, Carlos E. Lopez III, Constantine Tarawneh, Arturo A. Fuentes, and Harry Siegal

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Finding Balance: Examining the Impact of Grades on Engineering Students' Well-being, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Privileging Learning Over Numbers: Developing an Alternative Student Assessment in Engineering, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Structuring Student Success: Incorporating a Genre-based Pedagogical Method to Improve a Strength of Materials Laboratory Manual, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Centrifugally spun carbon fibers prepared from aqueous poly(vinylpyrrolidone) solutions as binder-free anodes in lithium-ion batteries, Roberto Orrostieta Chavez, Timothy P. Lodge, Juan Huitron, Mircea Chipara, and Mataz Alcoutlabi

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Processing-structure-property relationships of biopolyester/zinc oxide fibrous scaffolds engineered by centrifugal spinning, Victoria Padilla-Gainza, Heriberto Rodríguez-Tobías, Graciela Morales, Antonio Ledezma-Pérez, Carmen Alvarado-Canché, Cristobal Rodriguez, Robert Gilkerson, and Karen Lozano

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Centrifugally spun mats based on biopolyesters/hydroxyapatite and their potential as bone scaffolds, Victoria Padilla-Gainza; Heriberto Rodríguez-Tobías; Graciela Morales; Eduardo Saucedo; Karen Lozano; Vanessa Montaño-Machado,; and Diego Mantovani

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Design and Validation of a Portable Handheld Device to Produce Fine Fibers Using Centrifugal Forces, Gregory Potter, Raul Barbosa, Alexa Villarreal, Alexandra Salinas, Hector Guzman, Heriberto De Leon, Javier A. Ortega, and Karen Lozano

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The Use of Succinonitrile as an Electrolyte Additive for Composite-Fiber Membranes in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Jahaziel Villarreal, Roberto Orrostieta Chavez, Sujay A. Chopade, Timothy P. Lodge, and Mataz Alcoutlabi

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Experimental Study on Plugging Behavior of Degradable Fibers and Particulates within Acid-etched Fracture, Lufeng Zhang, Fujian Zhou, Wei Feng, Maysam Pournik, Zhun Li, and Xiuhui Li

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Hybrid phase-change Lattice Boltzmann simulation of vapor condensation on vertical subcooled walls, Wandong Zhao, Yuan Gao, Ruijie Li, Songgang Qiu, Yin Zhang, and Ben Xu

Submissions from 2019

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In situ synthesis of Fe3O4-reinforced carbon fiber composites as anodes in lithium-ion batteries, Mandana Akia, Nataly Salinas, Salomon Luna, Elizabeth Medina, Alejandra Valdez, Jorge Lopez, Jonathan Ayala, Mataz Alcoutlabi, and Karen Lozano

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Experimental study of condensation in a thermoacoustic cooler with various 3D printed regenerators using water vapor as the working fluid, Aibek Bekkulov, Andrew Luthen, and Ben Xu

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Investigation into the thermodynamics and kinetics of the binding of Cu2+ and Pb2+ to TiS2 nanoparticles synthesized using a solvothermal process, Jesus Cantu, John Valle, Kenneth Flores, Diego Gonzalez, Carolina Valdes, Jorge Lopez, Victoria Padilla, Mataz Alcoutlabi, and Jason Parsons

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Voltage–Amplitude Response of Superharmonic Resonance of Second Order of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Cantilever Resonators, Dumitru I. Caruntu, Martin A. Botello, Christian A. Reyes, and Julio S. Beatriz

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Voltage effect on amplitude–frequency response of parametric resonance of electrostatically actuated double-walled carbon nanotube resonators, Dumitru Caruntu and Ezequiel Juarez

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Human Knee Inverse Dynamics Model of Vertical Jump Exercise, Dumitru Caruntu and Ricardo Moreno

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Evaluating the Rheological and Tribological Behaviors of Coconut Oil Modified with Nanoparticles as Lubricant Additives, Vicente Cortes and Javier A. Ortega

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Multidirectional Pin-on-Disk Testing Device to Evaluate the Cross-shear Effect on the Wear of Biocompatible Materials, Vicente Cortes, Carlos A. Rodriguez Betancourth, Javier A. Ortega, and Hasina Huq

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The Educational Value of Modelling Complex Thermodynamic Systems with System Dynamics Software, Stephen Crown and Constantine Tarawneh

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Design and Validation of A Modular Instrument to Measure Torque and Energy Consumption in Industrial Operations, Mary De La Cruz, Ramiro Gonzalez, Jesus A. Gomez, Atilano Mendoza, and Javier A. Ortega

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Fabrication and Characterization of Centrifugally Spun Poly(acrylic acid) Nanofibers, David De la Garza, Francisco De Santiago, Luis Materon, Mircea Chipara, and Mataz Alcoutlabi

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Novel Silica Filled Deep Eutectic Solvent Based Nanofluids for Energy Transportation, Changhui Liu, Hui Fang, Xinjian Liu, Ben Xu, and Zhonghao Rao

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Creating a Learning Environment that Engages Engineering Students in the Classroom via Communication Strategies, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Nurturing Brilliance in Engineering: Creating Research Venues for Undergraduate Underrepresented Minorites in Engineering as an Initiative from Faculty Members that Foster Academic Inclusion, Development, and Postgraduation Instruction, Eleazar Marquez and Samuel Garcia

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Implementation of Visual Supplements to Strengthen Pedagogical Practices and Enhance the Physical Understanding of Fundamental Concepts in Engineering Mechanics, Eleazar Marquez, Samuel Garcia, and Samuel Molina

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Estimating the Outer Ring Defect Size and Remaining Service Life of Freight Railcar Bearings Using Vibration Signatures, Joseph Montalvo, Constantine Tarawneh, Jennifer Lima, Jonas Cuanang, and Nancy De Los Santos

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Forcespinning technique for the production of poly(d,l-lactic acid) submicrometer fibers: Process–morphology–properties relationship, Victoria Padilla-Gainza, Graciela Morales, Heriberto Rodríguez-Tobías, and Karen Lozano

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Electrical Properties and Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Effectiveness of Interlayered Systems Composed by Carbon Nanotube Filled Carbon Nanofiber Mats and Polymer Composites, Claudia A. Ramirez-Herrera, Homero Gonzalez, Felipe de la Torre, Laura Benitez, Jose G. Cabanas-Moreno, and Karen Lozano

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Sub-Optimal Tracking in Switched Systems With Controlled Subsystems and Fixed-Mode Sequence Using Approximate Dynamic Programming, Tohid Sardarmehni and Xingyong Song

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Energy and exergy analysis of a novel multiple-effect vapor chamber distillation system for high-salinity wastewater treatment, Hamidreza Shabgard, Ramkumar Parthasarathy, and Ben Xu

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An investigation into wayside hot-box detector efficacy and optimization, Constantine Tarawneh, James Aranda, Veronica Hernandez, Stephen Crown, and Joseph Montalvo

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Prognostics Models for Railroad Tapered Roller Bearings with Spall Defects on Inner or Outer Rings, Constantine Tarawneh, Jennifer Lima, Nancy De Los Santos, and Robert Jones

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Prototyping a Conductive Polymer Steering Pad for Rail Freight Service, Anthony A. Villarreal, Constantine Tarawneh, Miguel Ontiveros, James Aranda, and Robert Jones

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Pressure effect on an ocean-based humidification-dehumidification desalination process, Yingchen Yang

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Simulation of droplet impacting a square solid obstacle in microchannel with different wettability by using high density ratio pseudopotential multiplerelaxation- time (MRT) lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM), Wandong Zhao, Ying Zhang, Wenqiang Shang, Zhaotai Wang, Ben Xu, and Shuisheng Jiang

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Centrifugally Spun α-Fe2O3/TiO2/Carbon Composite Fibers as Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Luis Zuniga, Gabriel Gonzalez, Roberto Orrostieta Chavez, Jason C. Myers, Timothy P. Lodge, and Mataz Alcoutlabi

Submissions from 2018

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High-Throughput Production With Improved Functionality and Graphitization of Carbon Fine Fibers Developed from Sodium Chloride-Polyacrylonitrile Precursors, Mandana Akia, Lee Cremar, Manuel Seas, Jahaziel Villarreal, Mataz Alcoutlabi, and Karen Lozano

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High-throughput production with improved functionality and graphitization of carbon fine fibers developed from sodium chloride-polyacrylonitrile precursors, Mandana Akia, Lee Cremar, Manuel Seas, Jahaziel Villarreal, Alejandra Valdez, Mataz Alcoutlabi, and Karen Lozano

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Texas Sour Orange Juice Used in Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, Mandana Akia, Nataly Salinas, Cristobal Rodriguez, Robert Gilkerson, Luis A. Materon, and Karen Lozano

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The use of Fe3O4/Carbon composite fibers as anode materials in lithium ion batteries, Howard Campos, Jonathan Ayala, Carolina Valdes, Jason Parsons, and Mataz Alcoutlabi

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Use of the Wilshire Equations to Correlate and Extrapolate Creep Data of HR6W and Sanicro 25, Vito Cedro III, Christian Garcia, and Mark Render

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Use of the Wilshire Equations to Correlate and Extrapolate Creep Data of Inconel 617 and Nimonic 105, Vito Cedro III, Christian Garcia, and Mark Render

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Development of antimicrobial chitosan based nanofiber dressings for wound healing applications, Lee Cremar, Jorge Gutierrez, Jennifer Martinez, Luis A. Materon, Robert Gilkerson, Fenghua Xu, and Karen Lozano

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Developing and Testing an Electronic Homework System to Improve Student Engagement and Learning in Engineering Thermodynamics, Stephen Crown, Constantine Tarawneh, and Jazmin Ley

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Vibration-Based Defect Detection for Freight Railcar Tapered-Roller Bearings, Joseph Montalvo, Constantine Tarawneh, and Arturo A. Fuentes

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Fabrication and Characterization of Poly(L-lactic Acid) Fiber Mats Using Centrifugal Spinning, Richard Patlan, Joscelyn Mejias, Zachary McEachin, Alfonso Salinas, and Karen Lozano

Submissions from 2017

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Isotactic polypropylene–vapor grown carbon nanofibers composites: Electrical properties, Gheorghe Virgil Aldica, Magdalena Lidia Ciurea, Dorina M. Chipara, Ana Maria Lepadatu, Karen Lozano, Ionel Stavarache, Stelian Popa, and Mircea Chipara

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Onboard Load Sensor for Use in Freight Railcar Applications, Constantine Tarawneh, Jazmin Ley, D. Blackwell, Stephen Crown, and Brent Wilson

Submissions from 2016

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Knee Internal Forces in Moderate Squat Exercise, Dumitru I. Caruntu and Jose Mario Salinas