### Recent Submissions

• #### Microstructure, tribology, and corrosion characteristics of hot-rolled AZ31 magnesium alloy ﻿

(Springer Nature Singapore, 2022-11-19)
Magnesium alloy AZ31 is one of the suitable lightweight alloys with good strength-to-weight ratio for automotive, aerospace, and aircraft applications. The as-cast AZ31 has a lesser hardness, corrosion, and wear resistance. ...
• #### Hybrid distractor for continuous mandibular distraction osteogenesis ﻿

(MDPI, 2022-11-28)
Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a reconstruction method for repairing bone deficiencies in the oral and maxillofacial area. Manual DO techniques have shown the functionality of the DO method for bone tissue reconstruction. ...
• #### Fabrication of spirulina based activated carbons for wastewater treatment ﻿

(Taylor & Francis, 2022-10-20)
The lack of safe drinking water is among the main problems to be faced by many areas of the world due to climate change, unrestrained population increases, and unsustainable usage of water sources. Therefore, research ...
• #### Thermodynamic modeling of in-situ rocket propellant fabrication on Mars ﻿

(Elsevier, 2022-05-20)
Summary In-situ resource utilization (ISRU) to refuel rockets on Mars will become critical in the future. The current effort presents a thorough feasibility analysis of a scalable, Matlab-based, integrated ISRU framework ...
• #### Nano-capillary bridges control the adhesion of ice: Implications for anti-icing via superhydrophobic coatings ﻿

(American Chemical Society, 2022-12-13)
Understanding the ice adhesion mechanism is vital for efficient anti-icing. However, previous studies focused on the adhesion of already sintered ice-solid contacts. Here, we study the adhesion mechanism between preformed ...
• #### CUDA-based very fast analysis of sacrificial nanomaterials for epoxy coatings ﻿

(Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2022-11-22)
A coating is an interface between a product and the environment primarily to protect the product. Nanomaterials-based coatings are becoming more demanding to build the best interfaces for a wide range of products including ...
• #### Investigating the effects of salt spray corrosion on mechanical properties of steel sheets of HVAC heat pumps coated with zinc and polymeric substances ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
Steel sheets are extensively used in various industrial applications because of their high mechanical properties, costs, and availability. However, in some applications such as gas, oil, and solar water heaters and heating, ...
• #### Designing, fabricating, and testing of portable electrospun nanofilter systems for domestic water purification ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
Membrane technology has been playing a vital role in water filtration and purification. Various technologies such as sand filtration, reverse osmosis, treatment with chemical disinfectants, and distillation have been used ...
• #### Integration of instance-based learning and computed torque control for an effective assist-as-needed support in human-exoskeleton interaction ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
The physiological responses that arise from human-robot interaction may vary across subjects in magnitude and rate. Such individual variations may require instance-based learning over model-based learning algorithms. For ...
• #### Touch detection in augmented Omni-surface for human-robot teaming ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
This paper proposes an architecture that augments arbitrary surfaces into an interactive touching interface. The proposed architecture can detect the number of touching fingertips of human operators by detecting and ...
• #### Effects of functional nanomaterials for reduction of carbon monoxide levels in the workplace and homes ﻿

(Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS), 2022-12)
Carbon monoxide (CO) at high concentrations is extremely poisonous to humans and other invertebrates. It is one of the leading causes of unintentional deaths in the United States. Furthermore, people with heart diseases ...
• #### Chitosan and fullerene hybrid hydrogel for drug delivery system with enhanced antitumor cell effects ﻿

(Elsevier Ltd, 2022-12-01)
Fullerene is a spherical hollow structure composed of carbon atoms. It has emerged in the new development of numerous fullerene-based compounds with a variety of biological targets such as anticancer, cytoprotection, tissue ...
• #### Integration of EMG-based learning and sliding mode control for an exoskeleton assist-as-needed support system ﻿

(ASME, 2022-08-14)
In this study, an electromyography (EMG) signal-based learning is integrated with a Sliding-Mode Control (SMC) law for an effective human-exoskeleton synergy. A modified Recursive Newton-Euler Algorithm (RNEA) with SMC was ...
• #### Energy storage using phase change materials - challenges and opportunities for power savings in residential buildings ﻿

(American Institute of Physics, 2022-11-17)
The energy consumption in residential buildings is mainly combined with the interior environment's heating and cooling energy demand. One solution is to reduce these energy consumptions by implementing a phase change ...
• #### Ammonia-mediated CO$_2$ capture and direct electroreduction to formate ﻿

(American Chemical Society, 2022-11-14)
Direct electrochemical conversion of CO$_2$ capture solutions (instead of gaseous CO$_2$) to valuable chemicals can circumvent the energy-intensive CO$_2$ regeneration and pressurization steps, but the performance ...
• #### Ti$_3$C$_2$T$_x$ MXene framework materials: Preparation, properties and applications in energy and environment ﻿

(Elsevier Inc., 2022-11-05)
Solar energy as a clean energy plays an important role in producing sufficient energy for both home and industry usage. It’s an alternative for fossil fuels which is damaging the environment by emission of lots of greenhouse ...
• #### Technoeconomic analysis of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) with WS$_2$/Carbon composite as counter electrode material ﻿

(MDPI, 2022-10-29)
Exploration of clean and renewable energy materials is necessary due to the coming energy crisis and environmental problems. Solar energy is one of the favorable energy sources because of the continuous energy reservoir ...
• #### Nanostructured hybrid hydrogels for solar-driven clean water harvesting from the atmosphere ﻿

(MDPI, 2022-10-27)
The scarcity of useable water is severe and increasing in several regions of the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, and Northern Africa. However, the earth’s atmosphere contains 37.5 million billion gallons of water ...
• #### Fabrication of spirulina based activated carbons for wastewater treatment ﻿

(Taylor & Francis, 2022-10-20)
The lack of safe drinking water is among the main problems to be faced by many areas of the world due to climate change, unrestrained population increases, and unsustainable usage of water sources. Therefore, research ...
• #### Thermal/photo/electrochemical catalytic process for clean energy ﻿

(Elsevier Ltd, 2022-11-05)
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