### Recent Submissions

• #### Structural-material-operational performance relationship for pool boiling on enhanced surfaces using deep neural network model ﻿

(Elsevier Ltd, 2022-12-01)
An accurate predictive model of the enhanced pool boiling heat transfer on various surface modifications is essential to operate the pool boiling and design the optimal surface designs. However, the existing predictive ...
• #### The effect of lower limb exoskeleton alignment on knee rehabilitation efficacy ﻿

(MDPI, 2022-07-12)
This study focuses on a musculoskeletal analysis of human lower extremity and associated muscle forces during different rehabilitative tasks and exoskeleton alignment models. By changing the size and orientation of the ...
• #### Investigating Tungsten Sulfide as a Counter Electrode Material in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells ﻿

(MDPI, 2022-08-01)
With the recent interest in renewable energy sources, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have received a great deal of attention as a cheaper and more sustainable alternative to silicon-based solar cells. In a DSSC, the ...
• #### Synthesis and evaluation of electrospun PCL-plasmid DNA nanofibers for post cancer treatments ﻿

(Elsevier, 2022-08-12)
Poly-?-caprolactone (PCL) incorporated with plasmid DNA was electrospun, and the resultant nanofibers were used to observe DNA release from the nanofibers. The plasmid DNA enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) with ...
• #### Recycling and reusing of engineering materials: Recycling for sustainable developments ﻿

(Elsevier, 1905-07-14)
Recycling and Reusing of Engineering Materials: Recycling for Sustainable Developments covers the latest research and developments in recycling and reusing processes, including new fundamental concepts, techniques, methods ...
• #### Fiber reinforced carbon-carbon composites for enhanced fire retardancy and electrical and thermal conductivities ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-07)
The aim of this study is to manufacture carbon-carbon composites in desired shapes (2D or 3D) for lightning strike, EMI shielding, and other high temperature and space applications. Carbon - carbon composites are being ...
• #### Salt hydrates as phase change materials for photovoltaics thermal management ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-07)
As of late, phase change materials (PCMs) are acquiring much attention for the overall enhancement of PV systems' performance efficiency, because of their extraordinary property in temperature management. Many researchers ...
• #### Investigation on the electroreduction of nitrate in alkaline media for value-added products ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-07)
As a harmful chemical, nitrate has been increasingly found in agricultural runoff and industrial wastes. The pollution of nitrate is directly responsible for rampant eutrophication in natural waters as well as other ...
• #### Human-exoskeleton joint coordination assessment: A case study on the shoulder and elbow joints ﻿

(Springer, 2022-07-12)
This study is aimed at developing a methodology to assess and quantify the human limb motions and interactions with the exoskeleton in relation to alignment. Three different basic and common upper arm joint movements and ...
• #### Synthesis and properties of magnetic Fe$_3$O$_4$/PCL porous biocomposite scaffolds with different sizes and quantities of Fe$_3$O$_4$ particles ﻿

(MDPI, 2022-06-26)
In clinical practice, to treat diseases such as osteosarcoma or chondrosarcoma with broad surgical ostectomy, it would be ideal to have scaffolds that not only fill up the bone void but also possess the ability to regulate ...
• #### Carbon nanomaterials-polymer composites for perovskite solar cells: preparation, properties and applications ﻿

(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022-05-17)
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are a rising star in the photovoltaic industry, which achieved an enormous breakthrough in terms of efficiency from an initial 3.8% in 2009 to 25.7% in 2021. The major challenge to bring ...
• #### Polymeric biomaterials for wound healing applications: a comprehensive review ﻿

(Taylor and Francis Ltd., 2022-06-19)
Chronic wounds have been a global health threat over the past few decades, requiring urgent medical and research attention. The factors delaying the wound-healing process include obesity, stress, microbial infection, aging, ...
• #### Technological innovation and diffusion: Exploring AM adoption from a collaboration perspective ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-04-29)
INTRODUCTION: Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D-printing, is a key technology to achieve innovation in Industry 4.0. This technology has not been widely adopted by industry, government, and the larger public. Understanding ...
• #### Material properties improvement of laminated composites using nanoscale reinforcements ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-04-29)
Fiber-reinforced composite materials are widely used in many industries. They are predominantly used in the aerospace industry to make aircraft structural components and renewable energy industry to make wind turbine blades. ...
• #### Identifying motivational factors in robot-based assist-as-needed rehabilitation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-04-29)
INTRODUCTION: Globally, 2.41 billion people can benefit from rehabilitation due to various injuries or diseases (WHO, 2019). Traditional rehabilitation relies on techniques that are physiological in nature (e.g., assisted ...
• #### Design, fabrication, and characterization of dielectric elastomer actuator enabled cuff compression device ﻿

(SPIE, 2022-04-11)
Wearable dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) have been greatly considered for development of biomedical devices. In particular, a DEA cuff device has the capability of minimizing venous system disorders that occur in the ...
• #### Corrosion mitigation of metals and alloys via superhydrophobic coatings with plasma surface and heat treatment processes ﻿

(Elsevier Ltd, 2022-05-28)
Many industries utilize metals and alloys because of their exceptional properties, including high strength, conductivity, load-bearing capability, ductility, creep, and fatigue resistance. Among the metals and alloys, ...
• #### Additive manufacturing of functionally-graded copper/aluminum wick structures by hot-pressing for enhanced thermal performance ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Two-phase passive cooling systems such as heat pipes and vapor chambers (also known as flat heat pipes) are widely used for its reliable high heat flux cooling capacity and its ability to transfer heat over large distances ...
• #### Description of snap-through instability in curved beams for millimeter scale actuation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
In microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), engineers must accurately predict the nonlinear response of thin post-buckling beams, especially the nonlinear transverse stiffness. The bistability of post-buckling beams can ...
• #### Design and synthesis of bismuth sulfide and exploration of it’s application as a photo-electrode material in third generation solar cells ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Since energy production for day to day use is moving towards renewable energy sources as these sources become more economically viable, while being less polluting to operate. Solar energy has become one of the major ...