Faculty Research Projects/Publications

Materials Engineering


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  • Y. Feng, K. Yazawa, N. Lu. "High Performance Conformal Thermoelectric Generator for Environmental Monitoring", ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 4, 1, 197-205, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.1c00922
  • K. Yazawa, Y. Feng, N. Lu. "Conformal Heat Energy Harvester on Steam Pipelines for Powering IoT Sensors", Energy Conversion and Management, 244, 114487, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2021.114487
  • Y. Feng, YF. Su, N. Lu, and S. Shah. "Meta Concrete: Exploring Novel Functionality of Concrete Using Nanotechnology", Engineered Science, 8, 01-10, 2019. DOI:10.30919/es8d816
  • Y. Feng, V. Saravade, T. Chung, Y. Dong, H. Zhou, B. Kucukgok, I.T. Ferguson, and N. Lu, "Strain-Stress Study of AlxGa1-xN/AlN Heterostructures on c-Plane Sapphire and Related Optical Properties", Scientific Reports, 9, 10172, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46628-4
  • Y. Feng, A. Elquist, Y. Zhang, K. Gao, I. Ferguson, A. Tzempelikos, and N. Lu, "Temperature Dependent Thermoelectric Properties of Cuprous Delafossite Oxides", Composites Part B: Engineering, 156, 108-112, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.08.070
  • Y. Feng, X. Jiang, E. Ghafari, B. Kucukgok, C. Zhang, I. Ferguson, and N. Lu, "Metal Oxides for Thermoelectric Power Generation and Beyond", Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, 1 (1), 114-126, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42114-017-0011-4
      • Vivar, E., and Haddock, J.E., (2007), "Hot-Mix Asphalt Permeability and Porosity", Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, in press.
      • Fang, H., Hand, A.J., Haddock, J.E., and White, T.D., (2007), "An Object-Oriented Framework for Finite Element Pavement Analysis", Advanced in Engineering Software, in press.
      • Kestler, M.A., Berg, R.L., and Haddock, J.E., (2005), "Can Spring Load Restrictions on Low-Volume Roads Be Shortened Without Increasing Road Damage?" Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1913, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, pp. 126-136.
      • Haddock, J.E., Hand, A.J., Fang, H., and White, T.D., (2005), "Determining Layer Contributions to Rutting by Surface Profile Analysis", Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 131 (2), pp. 131-139.
      • Sivasubramaniam, S., Galal, K., Noureldin, A.S., White, T.D., and Haddock, J.E., (2004), "Laboratory,Proto-type, and In-Service Accelerated Pavement Testing to Model Permanent Deformation", Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1896, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, pp. 189-198.
      • Fang, H., Haddock, J.E., White, T.D., Hand, A.J., (2004), "On the Characterization of Flexible Pavements Rutting Using Creep Model Based Finite Element Analysis", Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Vol. 41 (1), pp. 49-73.
      • M. Mirzahosseini, J. Jeon, J. Lee., J. Olek, and T. E. Nantung, "Predicting Fatigue Service Life Reductions (FSLR) of Asphalt Pavements Due to Deficiency in Design-Level Values of Effective Binder Content (∆Vbe)", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 49, No. 8, pp. 1340-1350, August 2022.
      • M. Mirzahosseini, J. Lee., J. Olek, J. Jeon, and T. E. Nantung, "Analysis of the Effects of Deficiencies of Voids in Mineral Aggregate on Pavement Fatigue Performance using AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design and FlexPAVE", Materials Performance and Characterization, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 700-717, September 2021.
      • M. Mirzahosseini, P. Jiao, K. Barri., K.A. Riding, and A. Alavi, "New machine learning prediction models for compressive strength of concrete modified with glass cullet", Engineering Computations, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 876-898, April 2019.
      • E. J. Gardoczi, K. A. Riding, and M.R. Mirzahosseini, "Particle Shape Effects on Particle Size Measurement for Crushed Waste Glass" Elsevier - Advanced Powder Technology, Vol. 28(2), pp. 648-657, February 2017.
      • Complete list of publications available here
      • Santhanam, M., Cohen, M.D., and Olek, J., (2006), "Differentiating Seawater and Groundwater Sulfate Attack in Portland Cement Mortars", Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 36, No. 12, pp. 2132-2137.
      • Neithalath, N., Weiss, W.J., and Olek, J., (2006), "Characterizing Enhanced Porosity Concrete using Electrical Impedance to Predict Electrical and Hydraulic Performance", Cement and Concrete Research, 36(11), pp. 2074-2085.
      • Yang, Z., Weiss, W.J., and Olek, J., (2006), "Water Transport in Concrete Damaged by Tensile Loading and Freeze-Thaw Cycling", ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 18(3), pp. 424-434.
      • Peethamparan, S., Olek, J., and Helfrich, K.E., (2006), "Evaluation of the Engineering Properties of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) Modified Kaolinite Clay", Proceedings, the Twenty-First International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, March 26-29, Philadelphia, Widener University, PA, pp. 997-1006.
      • Qi, C., Weiss, W.J., Wang, H., and Olek, J., (2006), "Quantifying the Impact of Plastic Shrinkage Cracking in the Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete to Improve Service Life Prediction", Proceedings of the 6th ISCC and CANMET ACI International Symposium on Concrete Technology for Sustainable Development, September 19-22, Xi'an China, pp. 1325-1335.
      • Deshpande, Y.S., and Olek, J., (2006), "Development of Rapid-Setting Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Small Size Aggregate", Proceedings of the 2nd International RILEM Symposium on Advances in Concrete through Science and Engineering, Sept. 11-13, Quebec, Canada.
      M. Velay-Lizancos, I. Martinez-Lage, P. Vazquez-Burgo. "Influence of recycled aggregates on the accuracy of maturity method on vibrated and self-compacting concretes". Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 19 (2019) 311-321. M. Velay-Lizancos, I. Martinez-Lage, M. Azenha, J. Granja, P. Vazquez-Burgo. "Concrete with fine and coarse recycled aggregates: E-modulus evolution, compressive strength and non-destructive testing at early ages" Construction and Building Materials, 193 (2018) 323-331. M. Velay-Lizancos, P. Vazquez-Burgo, D. Restrepo, I. Martinez-Lage, "Effect of fine and coarse recycled concrete aggregate on flexural and shear strength of precast reinforced beams: comparison of FEM and experimental results on real scale beams", Construction & Building Materials, 191 (2018) 1109-1119. M. Velay-Lizancos, M. Azenha, I. Martínez-Lage, and P. Vázquez-Burgo, "Addition of biomass ash in concrete: Effects on E-Modulus, electrical conductivity at early ages and their correlation", Construction & Building Materials, 157 (2017) pp. 1126-1132. M. Velay-Lizancos, J.L. Perez-Ordoñez, I. Martínez-Lage. P. Vázquez-Burgo, "Analytical and genetic programming model of compressive strength of eco-concretes by NDT according to curing temperature", Construction & Building Materials, 144 (2017) 195-206. M. Velay-Lizancos, I. Martínez-Lage, M. Azenha, P. Vázquez-Burgo, "Influence of temperature in the evolution of compressive strength and in its correlations with UPV in eco-concretes with recycled materials", Construction & Building Materials, 124 (2016) 276-286. I. Martínez-Lage, M. Velay-Lizancos, P. Vázquez-Burgo. M. Rivas, C. Vázquez-Herrero, A. Ramírez-Rodríguez, M. Martín-Cano, "Mortars and concretes with waste paper industry: biomass ash and dregs", Journal of Environmental Management, 181 (2016) 863-873.
      Biological and Biomimetic Materials
      • Escobar de Obaldia, E., Herrera, S., Grunenfelder, L.K., Kisailus, D., Zavattieri, P.D., "Competing mechanism in the wear resistance behavior of biomineralized rod-like microstructures," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 96, pp. 511-534, 2016.
      • Yaraghi, N.A., Guarin-Zapata, N., Grunenfelder, L.K., Hintsala, E., Bhowmick, S., Hiller, J.M., Betts, M., Principe, E.L., Jung, J.-Y., Sheppard, L., Wuhrer, R., McKittrick, J., Zavattieri, P.D., and Kisailus, D., (2016), "A Sinusoidally Architected Helicoidal Biocomposite." Advanced Materials, 28(32), pp. 6835-6844, 2016.
      • Guarin-Zapata, N., Gomez, J.D., Yaraghi, N., Kisailus, D., Zavattieri, P.D., "Shear Wave Filtering in Naturally-Occurring Bouligand Structures," Acta Biomaterialia, 23, pp. 11-20, 2015.23, pp. 11-20, 2015.
      • Barthelat, F., Tang, H., Zavattieri, P.D., Li, C.-M., and Espinosa, H.D., "On the mechanics of mother-of-pearl: A key feature in the material hierarchical structure," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 55(2), pp. 306-337, 2007.
      • Rim, J.E., Zavattieri, P.D., Juster, A., Espinosa, H.D., "Dimensional analysis and parametric studies for designing artificial nacre," Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 4(2), pp. 190-211, 2011.
      • Espinosa, H.D., Juster, A., Latourte, F., Gregoire, D., Loh, O., Zavattieri, P.D., "Tablet-Level Origin of Toughening in Abalone Shells and Translation to Synthetic Composite Materials," Nature Communications, 2, 173,2011.
      • Weaver, J.C., Milliron, G.W., Miserez, A., Evans-Lutterodt, K., Herrera, S., Gallana, W.I., Mershon, J., Swanson, B., Zavattieri, P.D., DiMasi, E., and Kisailus, D., "The Stomatopod Dactyl Club: A Formidable Damage-Tolerant Biological Hammer," Science, 336 (no. 6086), pp. 1275-1280, 2012.
      Architectured cellular materials
      • Restrepo, D., Mankame, N.D., Zavattieri, P.D., "Phase Transforming Cellular Materials," Extreme Mechanics Letters,4,pp. 52-60, 2015.
      • Restrepo, D., Mankame, N.D., Zavattieri, P.D., "Programmable materials based on periodic cellular solids. Part I," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 100-101, pp. 485-504, 2016, 2016.
      • Restrepo, D., Mankame, N.D., Zavattieri, P.D., "Programmable materials based on periodic cellular solids. Part II," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 100-101, pp. 505-522, 2016.
      • Suzuki, Y., Cardone, G., Restrepo, D., Zavattieri, P.D., Baker, T., and Tezcan, F.A., "Self-assembly of coherently dynamic, auxetic, two-dimensional protein crystals," Nature, 533, 369-373, 2016.
      Patterned interfaces
      • Cordisco, F.A., Zavattieri, P.D., Hector Jr., L.H., Bower, A.F., "Toughness of a patterned interface between two elastically dissimilar solids," Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 96, pp. 192-208, 2012.
      • Cordisco, F.A., Zavattieri, P.D., Hector Jr., L.H., Bower, A.F., "On the mechanics of sinusoidal interfaces between dissimilar elastic-plastic solids subject to dominant mode I," Engineering Fracture Mechanics , 131, pp. 38-57, 2014.
      • Cordisco, F.A., Zavattieri, P.D., Hector Jr., L.H., Carlson, B.E., "Mode I Fracture Along Bonded Sinusoidal Interfaces," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 83, pp. 45-64 2016.
      • Dri, F.L., Hector Jr., L.H., Moon, R.J., Zavattieri, P.D., "Anisotropy of the Elastic Properties of Crystalline Cellulose I from First Principles Density Functional Theory with Van der Waals Interactions," Cellulose, 20(6), pp. 2703-2718, 2013.
      • Dri, F.L., Shang, S., Hector Jr, L.H., Saxe, P., Liu, Z.-K., Moon, R.J., and Zavattieri, P.D., "Anisotropy and temperature dependence of structural, thermodynamic, and elastic properties of crystalline cellulose I: a first-principles investigation", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 22 085012, 2014.
      • Dri, F.L., Wu, X., Moon, R.J., Martini, A., Zavattieri, P.D., "Evaluation of reactive force fields for prediction of the thermo-mechanical properties of cellulose I," Computational Materials Science, 109, pp. 330-340, 2015.
      • Cao, Y., Zavattieri, P.D., Youngblood, J., Moon, R.J., Weiss, J., "The influence of cellulose nanocrystal additions on the performance of cement paste," Cement and Concrete Composites, 56, pp. 73-83, 2014.
      • Cao, Y., Zavattieri, P.D., Youngblood, J., Moon, R.J., Weiss, J., "The relationship between cellulose nanocrystal dispersion and strength," Construction and Building Materials, 119, pp. 71-79, 2016.
      • Cao, Y., Tian, N., Bahr, D., Zavattieri, P.D., Youngblood, J., Moon, R.J., Weiss, J., "The influence of cellulose nanocrystals on the microstructure of cement paste," Cement and Concrete Composites, 74, pp. 164-173, 2016.
      Mechanics of conventional Materials
      • Zavattieri, P.D., Hector Jr., L.H., Savic, V., Fekete, J., Tong, W., "Spatio-temporal characteristics of the Portevin-Le Chatelier effect in austenitic steel with twinning induced plasticity," International Journal of Plasticity, 25,pp. 2298-2330, 2009.
      • Esmaeeli, H.S., Farnam, Y., Bentz, D.P., Zavattieri, P.D., and Weiss, J., "Numerical Simulation of the Freeze-Thaw Behavior of Mortar Containing Deicing Salt Solution," Materials and Structures, 2016.
      • Zavattieri, P.D., "Modeling of crack propagation in thin-walled structures with a cohesive model for shell elements," special issue on Computational Mechanics of Journal of Applied Mechanics, 73(6), pp. 948-958, 2006.
      • Yan, J.-H., Sutton, M.A., Deng, X., Wei, Z., and Zavattieri, P.D., "Mixed-mode Crack Growth in Ductile Thin-sheet Materials under Combined In-plane and Out-of-plane Loading," International Journal of Fracture, 160(2), pp. 169-188 2009.
      • Yan, J.-H., Sutton, M.A., Deng, X., Wei, Z., and Zavattieri, P.D., "Hybrid Experimental and Computational Studies: Combined Compression-Bending Fracture of Edge-Cracked Polypropylene Specimens," Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures,33(12), pp. 791-808, 2010.
      • Li, S., Thouless, M.D., Waas, A.M., Schroeder, J.A., Zavattieri, P.D., "Use of a cohesive-zone model to analyze the fracture of a fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix composite," Composites Science and Technology, 65(3-4), pp. 537-549, 2005.
      • Li, S., Thouless, M.D., Waas, A.M., Schroeder, J.A., Zavattieri, P.D., "Use of Mode-I cohesive-zone models to describe the fracture of an adhesively-bonded polymer-matrix composite," Composites Science and Technology, 65(2), pp. 281-293, 2005.
      • Sun, C., Thouless, M.D., Waas, A.M., Schroeder, J.A, Zavattieri, P.D., "Ductile-brittle transition in the fracture of plastically-deforming adhesively-bonded structures. Part II: Numerical studies," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45 (17), pp. 4725-4738, 2008.
      • Sun, C., Thouless, M.D., Waas, A.M., Schroeder, J.A, Zavattieri, P.D., "Ductile-brittle transition in the fracture of plastically-deforming adhesively-bonded structures. Part I: Experimental studies," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45 (10), pp. 3059-3073, 2008.

      Current Research Projects

      • Convergent Evolution To Engineering: Multiscale Structures And Mechanics In Damage Tolerant Functional Bio-Composite And Biomimetic Materials - DoD/MURI 2015-2018.
      • CAREER: "Multiscale Investigation and Mimicry of Naturally-Occurring Ultra-High Performance Composite Materials," NSF Faculty Early Career Development 2013-2018.
      • Phase Transforming Cellular Materials, NSF-Goali, 2015-2018.
      • A Multiscale Strategy for the Modeling of the mechanical performance of hoop and loop fasteners based on a detachment zone model (DZM). Velcro Co. 2013-2016.
      • Collaborative Research: 3D Printing of Civil Infrastructure Material with Controlled Microstructural Architectures, NSF, 2016-2019.
      • Scalable Nanomanufacturing. SNM: Roll-To-Roll Manufacturing Of Films And Laminates Based On Cellulose Nanomaterials, NSF, 2014-2018.
      • Concrete Patching Materials And Techniques An Guidelines For Hot Weather Concreting INDOT/JTRP, 2014-2016.
      • Investigating The Need For Hma Drainage Layers INDOT/JTRP2015-2016.
      • Toward Performance Related Specifications for Concrete Pavements INDOT/JTRP, 2014-2016.
      • Damage-tolerant Biological Composites Derived from the Teeth of a Giant Chiton AFOSR 2012-2017.
      • Uncovering and Validating Toughening Mechanisms in High Performance Composites, AFOSR 2012-2016.
      • Performance Acceptance and Performance Monitoring of Pavement Using Falling Weight Deflectormer (FWD) and International Roughness Index (IRI) - Phase II, SPR-3902, Jun. 2023 - present (Serving as Co-PI)
      • Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) Overlay Performance Evaluation, SPR-4728, Jan. 23 - present. (Serving as Co-PI)
      • Performance Related Specification for Pavement Milling, SPR-4332, Jan. 19 - present. (Serving as Project Manager)
      • Remaining Service Life Prediction of Indiana Pavements Using Mechanistic, SPR-4443, Feb. 20 - present. (Serving as Project Manager)
      • Complete list of research projects available here
      • JTRP/INDOT: Investigation of Anti-Icing Chemicals and Interactions (January 2007 - December 2009)
      • JTRP/INDOT: Performance Evaluation of Ultra-Thin Whitetopping Using Large-Scale APT Facility (August 2006 - March 2007)
      • National Center for Asphalt Technology/FHWA (May 2006 - December 2007)
      • Northwestern University/ACBM Center: Rapid-Setting, Self-Compacting Concrete (October 2006 - October 2007)
      • JTRP/INDOT: Specifications for Flowable Fill (April 2006 - June 2006)
      • FHWA/INDOT/JTRP: Continued Monitoring of Indiana’s SPS-9A site (October ’05 - October ’09)
      • Validation of Superpave Mixture Design and Analysis Procedures Using the NCAT Test Track, JTRP (1998-Present), PI
      • Investigation of the Performance of Neat and Modified Asphalt Binders, JTRP (2001-Present), PI
      • Frictional Resistance of Aggregates for Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavements, JTRP (2002-Present), PI
      • HMA Pavement Performance and Durability, JTRP (2002-Present), PI
      • Investigation of Coarse Aggregate Strength for Use in Stone Matrix Asphalt, JTRP (2004-2005), PI
      • Validation of Performance-Related Test of Aggregates for Use in Hot-Mix Asphalt, NCHRP (2000-2005), Co-PI
      • Frictional Resistance of Aggregates for Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavements, JTRP, (John E. Haddock, P.I.).